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NAMCO BANDAI Games Announces Eternal Sonata for the Xbox 360; With a Unique Storyline and Exciting Action-Packed Battle System, Eternal Sonata for the Xbox 360 is a Must-See at the 2006 Tokyo Game Show.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Eternal Sonata, a new RPG for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is in development and will launch in North America in 2007. An RPG for the next generation, Eternal Sonata takes full advantage of the Xbox 360, boasting gorgeous graphics, 3-D character models, and a groundbreaking battle system.

The story of Eternal Sonata begins as a famous composer, on his deathbed, drifts between this life and the next. In his reverie, a happenstance encounter of a young girl who accepts her terrible destiny and a young boy fighting to save her, changes the destiny of the world. Uncover the light that shines in each of us in this enduring tale of good and evil.

"Eternal Sonata will set a new standard in next generation RPGs as it combines an immersive, in-depth story line that will draw the player into the game," Yoshi Niki, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.'s Product Group Director, said. "With a host of impressive next generation features such as a unique monster morphing system, a hybrid of a turn-based and action battle system with a special attack feature dependent on light and shadow, Eternal Sonata will set a new standard for next-generation RPG gaming."

More information on Eternal Sonata for the Xbox 360, will be revealed in the upcoming months. To download the first-ever screens on the game go to:
IP address: ftp://65.87.26.51/

Username: general (all lowercase)

Password: press123

Folder: Eternal Sonata


About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is an interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a subsidiary of the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. based in Cypress, CA.

On September 29, 2005, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. This step was taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth.

The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment group involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities, video game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and network content.

As previous separate entities (Namco Hometek Inc. and Bandai Games Inc.) the companies were each known for creating some of the industry's top video game franchises including: Tamagotchi(R), Tekken(R), SOULCALIBUR(R), Dead to Rights(R), Pac-Man(R) World(TM), Digimon(R), Ridge Racer(R), Time Crisis(R) and ACECOMBAT(R). For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and its products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.

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