Namco Ships Two for the GBA

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Namco has just shipped Ace Combat and Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament to retail outlets across the nation. The GBA titles allow players to take their favorite console franchises on the road for that hot hot portable action.

Highly Anticipated Game Boy® Advance Titles Now Shipping To Stores

Santa Clara, Ca., (Feb. 22, 2005) – Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Ace Combat Advance and Klonoa®2 Dream Champ Tournament have shipped to retail outlets nationwide exclusively for the Game Boy® Advance. The titles are the first Game Boy Advance games released by the company’s newly created internal handheld games division.

“Whether it’s fast-paced air combat or mind-bending puzzle and adventure, Ace Combat Advance and Klonoa 2 Dream Champ Tournament deliver gamers’ favorite franchises on-the-go,” said Jeff Lujan, Business Director at Namco Hometek Inc. “We designed the games specifically for the Game Boy Advance, and we’re sure fans will enjoy them.”

Offering 12 brand-new missions with a choice of 10 combat planes, Ace Combat Advance showcases some of the best graphics available on Game Boy Advance and allows players to improve their skill levels from Novice to Ace Pilot. Casting players in the role of a new recruit of the United Air Defense out to destroy the Air Strike Force and bring General Resources Ltd. -- an evil worldwide economic superpower -- to its knees; Ace Combat Advance features a graphically-detailed overhead perspective. Players are set in the midst of intense high-action air combat and fly air-to-air and air-to-ground missions while advancing their skills and unlocking new planes and weapons as their reward. Ace Combat Advance is rated “E” for everyone.

Five new puzzle-packed worlds await fans of floppy-eared hero Klonoa in Klonoa 2 Dream Champ Tournament, another fast-paced, colorful side-scrolling adventure. In his latest challenge, Klonoa must race against time and other dream travelers in the Dream Champ Tournament to collect stars, sun and moon fragments to become the ultimate Dream Champion. Combining platform, puzzle and adventure elements, Klonoa 2 Dream Champ Tournament offers fiendishly-designed puzzles which players must solve using boxes, bomb boxes, switches, goomies, springs and scales in their quest for glory. Klonoa 2 Dream Champ Tournament is rated “E” for everyone.

Both Ace Combat Advance and Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament are available now exclusively for Game Boy Advance. For more information, please visit:

About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man World, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACE COMBAT. For more information about Namco and its products log on to