Thursday, November 5, 2009

Namco Bandai Announce Its American Winter Games Lineup

Namco Bandai have revealed their American winter line-up.
Dragon Ball Raging Blast is coming to the Xbox 360 and Playstation for $59.99. Katamari Forever is a Playstation 3 only game which will cost $49.99. On The PSP, Soulcalibur Broken Destiny is $39.99.
Also Coming out this winter are:

Active Life Extreme Challenge - Wii - $39.99/$59.99

Food Network: Cook Or Be Cooked - Wii - $39.99

Tekken 6 - PS3/Xbox 360 - $59.99/$149.99

We Cheer 2 - Wii - $39.99

Press Release

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Nov 05, 2009 Holiday shopping can take its toll on consumers’ schedules, pocketbooks and sanity while they seek “the perfect gift” for friends and family. With this in mind, leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., has developed a holiday line-up that includes something for everyone – from family game night enthusiasts and foodies, to life-long video gamers and adrenaline junkies. Shoppers will find games that fit any stocking and every personality on Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

“NAMCO BANDAI is all about fun and we continue to create games that entertain and engage every type of game player,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “This holiday line-up brings a great value and a lot of enjoyment to families and gamers.”

Must-have titles from NAMCO BANDAI’s holiday line-up include:
ACTIVE LIFE™: Extreme Challenge for Wii, E for Everyone - $39.99 or $59.99 with the Mat Controller – Suh-weet! Using the ACTIVE LIFE mat controller in tandem with the Wii Remote, this active game incorporates your entire body into the gameplay and gets your heart pumping as you channel your inner adrenaline junkie. The extreme sequel to the popular ACTIVE LIFE™: Outdoor Challenge of last year, this pumped-up version has more than 15 exciting new activities like rock climbing, kite-surfing and street luge to bring extreme outdoor sports into the comfort of the living room.

Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked™ for Wii, E for Everyone - $39.99 – Developed in collaboration with the Food Network Kitchens’ executive chefs, this game will turn even the most novice cook into a star chef. Utilizing the motion control capabilities of the Wii system, gameplay trains players in the proper movements and techniques to become a pro in the kitchen as they master more than 30 recipes. Food Network personalities, Vice President of Marketing and The Next Food Network Star judge Susie Fogelson, and Food Network Kitchens chef Mory Thomas, will even appear to guide players along the way, making this the perfect gift for foodies, aspiring chefs and kitchen-phobes alike.

TEKKEN® 6 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, T for Teen - $59.99 or $149.99 for the limited fight stick bundle – The world’s top-selling fighting franchise, with more than 33 million units sold worldwide, is back with its sixth installment, and hitting harder than ever. With the largest character roster in franchise history, endless customization options and new global online play capabilities, this title is a must have for any fighting game fan.

We Cheer™ 2 for Wii, E 10+ for Everyone 10 and older - $39.99 – The sequel to last year’s top-selling We Cheer™, We Cheer 2 transforms the Wii Remotes™ into pom-poms as players follow on-screen cheer squads to perform, like, totally awesome cheer routines to an all-new soundtrack of licensed hits. With various single and multiplayer modes, endless customization options, and now boys on the team, players of all ages will get their hearts pumping as they master their moves in We Cheer 2.

Dragon Ball®: Raging Blast for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, T for Teen - $59.99 – Based on the most popular anime series of all time, this ultimate action fighting game culls more than 70 characters, including transformations, to relive epic battles from the Dragon Ball Z series. Featuring the series’ trademark combat battle style, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast will deliver an array of exciting gameplay features, including powerful and customizable attacks, stunning HD graphics, and online or offline versus and tournament modes. If there’s a major Dragon Ball fan on your list, be sure to also pick up the action-adventure side-scrolling platformer Dragon Ball®: Revenge of King Piccolo (E10+ for Everyone 10 and older - $39.99) for Wii and the turn-based RPG Dragon Ball® Z: Attack of the Saiyans (E10+ for Everyone 10 and older - $29.99) for Nintendo DS.

Katamari Forever™ for PlayStation 3, E for Everyone - $49.99 – Loved by fans worldwide, the crazy, zany world of Katamari is back – complete with new stages, visual effects, and full 1080p HD resolution. This unique habit-forming game comes to PlayStation 3 for the first time and is a sure hit for the whole family.

SOULCALIBUR®: Broken Destiny for PSP system, T for Teen - $39.99 – The latest entry in the SOULCALIBUR series, the premier weapons-based one-on-one fighter, comes to the PSP system for the first time. With robust and challenging single-player modes, head-to-head multiplayer, new characters and gorgeous visuals, this title offers endless – and portable – entertainment.

The video games are available at retailers across the country. For images, video and more information on NAMCO BANDAI’s entire line-up, please visit

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto

About Food Network
FOOD NETWORK ( is a unique lifestyle network and Web site that strives to be way more than cooking. The network is committed to exploring new and different ways to approach food - through pop culture, competition, adventure, and travel - while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information. Food Network is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and averages more than 9 million unique Web site users monthly. Food Network programming is available internationally in more than 150 countries. Food Network is headquartered in New York, and maintains offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville, Tenn. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV (, DIY Network (, Great American Country ( and Fine Living Network (, is the manager and general partner.
Active Life™: Outdoor Challenge™ & © 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. "Active Life" is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. ©2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

Food Network™, the Food Network logo and Food Network: Cook or be Cooked™ are trademarks and service marks of Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved. Game ©2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

TEKKEN®6 & © 1994-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. All rights reserved.

We Cheer™ 2 & © 2008 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

© Bird Studio/SHUEISHA, TOEI Animation. License coordinated by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All rights reserved. Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and all logos, character names and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Shueisha Inc. ©2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. All rights reserved.

Katamari Forever™ & ©2003-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. All rights reserved.

SOULCALIBUR®: Broken Destiny & ©1995-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. God of War is a registered trademark and the God of War logos and characters, names and all related properties are the Trademarks & © of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo

“PlayStation”, “PS” Family logo and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Internet connection and Memory Stick® Duo may be required. Player responsible for Wi-Fi fees.

Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Press Release © 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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