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SANTA CLARA, Calif., (March 8, 2006) - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that "One PieceTM: Pirates' CarnivalTM," an over-the-top party game for PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, is scheduled to ship this Spring. Featuring over 30 swash-buckling mini-games and up to four-player mayhem, "One Piece: Pirates' Carnival" promises pie-eating contests, teeth-gritting battles on stilts, pirate basketball, and other shenanigans that only Luffy and the One Piece crew can dream up.
Based on the tremendously popular graphic novels published by VIZ Media and the TV series airing on Cartoon Network, "One Piece: Pirates' Carnival" brings the crazy pirate party without having to hit the ocean. Players can dominate the game board by defeating up to three friends in a series of zany games guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of the surliest of pirates. Gamers must evade bombs in a dodge ball field, locate the Pandaman, out-maneuver giant feet and more to become King of the Pirates.
More information about "One Piece: Pirates' Carnival" is available at www.namcobandaigames.com.
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 franchises including: Tamagotchi, Tekken, Power Rangers, SOULCALIBUR, Teen Titans, Dead to Rights, Pac-Man WorldTM, Inuyasha, Digimon, Ridge Racer, Time Crisis and ACECOMBAT. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI America Inc. and its products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.
About Toei Animation(JASDAQ -code 4816) Toei Animation Co., Ltd. (http://www.toei-anim.co.jp or http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/english/index.html) is the largest animation production company in Japan since 1956, and have produced many celebrated works ranging from feature films such as "The White Snake" and "Puss 'N Boots", to TV series staring from "Ken, the Wild Boy" on to "Dragon Ball," "Sailor Moon," "Digimon Adventure" and "One Piece." The content in its possession come to a total of approximately 8,500 episodes, which accounts for about 4,200 hours. Consolidated billings (gross sales for fiscal terms 02/03 were recorded at Yen 18,429 million. Toei Animation is publicly quoted on JASDAQ (code 4816). Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and its affiliate company registered as "Toei Animation Inc." in Century City, California.
One Piece 2006 Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation 2006 Bandai.
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