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"MS Saga(TM): A New Dawn(TM)" Turns Gold

Futuristic Role-Playing Game with Customizable Mobile Suits Prepares for Launch into Retail Stores
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (February 9, 2006) - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that "MS SagaTM: A New DawnTM" for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system has gone gold. This riveting role-playing game introduces Tristan, the sixteen year old hero who swears revenge when mysterious black mobile suits raze his orphanage. With the help of his friends, Tristan must create the perfect mobile suit to stop an ambitious captain with plans of amassing a deadly mechanized army.

"MS Saga: A New Dawn" features an original storyline, characters and a world with dozens of mobile suits that can be customized with 60 optional parts, 200 interchangeable parts and weaponry for a unique RPG experience. These high-tech weapons can be specialized for ranged attacks or transformed into agile melee combat machines. It's up to the gamer to determine the right balance for the beautifully-detailed characters designed by Akira Yasuda, best known for his work with the Street Fighter series.

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.

1979-2006 SOTSU AGENCY, SUNRISE. TM SOTSU. 2006 Bandai. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, G GUNDAM, GUNDAM WING, ZETA GUNDAM, MOBILE SUIT, and all related characters, names, logos, distinctive likenesses, drawings and other images contained in this product are the exclusive property of Sotsu Agency and Sunrise Inc. Published and distributed by Bandai Games Inc. Used under license by Bandai Games Inc. MS SAGA and A NEW DAWN are trademarks of Bandai. BANDAI logo is a registered trademark of Bandai. All Rights Reserved.

"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Contacts for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

Rannie Yoo

Kohnke Communications

415-777-4000

[email protected]

-OR-

Robert Cogburn

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

480-235-2138

[email protected]

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