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E3 2011: Namco bringing a heavy dose of Galaga this summer

Posted by: Jeremy at 6/6/2011 1:27 PM
Namco Bandai Games is going to spend this summer celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of its truly classic titles, Galaga. In order to mark the occasion, they have 4 new Galaga titles heading to a variety of platforms. The list includes:
  • Galaga Legions DX for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3: the follow up to PAC_MAN Championship Edition DX, bringing fast-paced gameplay and a slew of new features and modes to the Galaga universe
  • PAC-MAN & Galaga DIMENSIONS for Nintendo 3DS: a new compilation title which includes Galaga 3D IMPACT and PAC-MAN Tilt which both make use of the various gameplay technologies offered by Nintendo’s new handheld
  • Galaga 30th Collection for the iOS: a universal application which brings the Galaga world to the fingertips of Apple iOS users, will launch on June 9 and includes a complimentary copy of Galaxian, additional in-app purchases will be made available later this year
  • Galaga Special Edition for Java / BREW / Blackberry: a remixed version of the classic game exclusively for the current mobile platforms
You can read the full press release regarding the new Galaga titles on the next page.



NAMCO BANDAI GAMES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF GALAGA®



New Galaga Titles Arrive This Summer to Commemorate 30th Anniversary



SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 6, 2011) – NAMCO BANDAI Games is proud to announce that 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of its celebrated space arcade shooter, Galaga®. Released for North America in 1981, Galaga left an indelible mark across arcades throughout the 80’s and has been loved by gamers ever since. To commemorate this historic milestone, a number of exciting new Galaga games are planned to be released this summer for Xbox™ 360 video game entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo 3DS™ system, iOS devices from Apple® and feature phones.



NAMCO BANDAI Games’ exciting Galaga product lineup for 2011 includes:



· Galaga® Legions DX (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) – Get ready for the anticipated follow-up title from the team behind PAC-MAN® Championship Edition DX. The Namco Generations team will make you rethink everything you know about Galaga with Galaga Legions DX. Fast-paced gameplay along with fantastic new features, modes, and graphics await those ready to embark on the most destructive and chaotic space war ever encountered.



· PAC-MAN® & Galaga® DIMENSIONS (Nintendo 3DS) – Featuring Galaga 3D IMPACT, experience the invading Galaga alien armada like never before. Players will use the gyro sensor in the Nintendo 3DS system to take the role of a space ship pilot. Maneuver the Nintendo 3DS system in real-time to blast away the Galaga threat. PAC-MAN & Galaga DIMENSIONS also features PAC-MAN Tilt, a brand new side-scrolling PAC-MAN adventure. Players use the 3DS system’s motion sensor to tilt PAC-MAN’s world and use the surrounding environment to help him escape puzzles and defeat enemies.



· Galaga® 30th Collection (iOS) – The Galaga 30th Collection universal app will act as a hub for the Galaga universe across all iOS devices. iPhone®, iPod® touch and iPad® owners will be able to experience the celebrated Galaga franchise at the tips of their fingers. Galaga 30th Collection will be available June 9 for free bundled with a copy of Galaxian®. Future in-app purchases will be available through the year.



· Galaga® Special Edition (Java/BREW/Blackberry) – Galaga shoots its way to feature phones this year with a remixed version of the classic space shooter.



For the most up-to-date information regarding the 30th anniversary of Galaga, please visit, http://www.facebook.com/galaga or http://www.namcobandaigames.com



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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namcobandai.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Kinect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. iPod touch, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple.



PAC-MAN® Championship Edition DX& © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

GALAGA® Legions DX & ©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

“PAC-MAN® & GALAGA® DIMENSIONS & ©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

GALAXIAN® & ©1979 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Galaga® Special Edition & ©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Galaga® 30th Collection & ©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.



Press Release © 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.