Namco Bandai Expands Digital Presence

December 24, 2009 Written by Dan Massi

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO EXPAND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PRESENCE
Renowned Publisher to Make Back-Catalog and Future Releases Available via Download

Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today their intent to increase its digital distribution presence. This overall strategy will ensure consumers have access to hard-to-find gems and the latest best-selling content available at their fingertips. Expanding its presence on Xbox LIVE® Games on Demand, additional NAMCO BANDAI titles will soon be available and present a value offering of the company’s hit titles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Also, PS One™ catalog classics and current PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system content will further enhance its already robust library of games on the PlayStation®Network,

“Expanding our digital distribution presence across all major platforms is an essential part of our worldwide corporate strategy,” said Robert Stevenson, vice president of online development at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Through this initiative, our consumers will have access to our latest releases, bestsellers and hard to find classics with the press of a button.”

Titles currently available and upcoming include:

Xbox LIVE Games on Demand
• Ridge Racer® 6, E for everyone, now available for 1600 Microsoft Points
• Beautiful Katamari™, E for everyone, available Q1 2010

PlayStation Network for the PSP system
• SOULCALIBUR®: Broken Destiny, T for teen, now available for $39.99
• TEKKEN® 6, T for teen, now available for $39.99
• Ridge Racer®, E for everyone, now available for $14.99
• Me & My Katamari™, E for everyone, available today for $19.99

More titles to be announced in the coming months.