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NAMCO BANDAI Teams Up with UK-Based Ninja Theory on Next-Gen Project

Today at gamescom, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced its partnership with UK-based video game developer Ninja Theory Ltd. to publish a next-generation title for the PLAYSTATION 3 and the Xbox 360. The title, an original new IP, will be released in 2010 and more details on the game will be divulged in the coming months.

Ninja Theory Ltd., is a video game developer based in Cambridge, UK and creators of the visually stunning, critically acclaimed PLAYSTATION 3 system exclusive title, Heavenly Sword.

“Ninja Theory’s first title exemplified their incredible talent and ability to deliver a high-quality, cinematic and captivating gameplay experience,” said Makoto Iwai, executive vice president and chief operating officer at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “With producers from our North American office working closely with such a strong European development studio, we will be able to create a blockbuster title with strong pan-Western sensibilities and appeal for a global gaming audience.”

“This new project pushes our core strengths of rich story-telling, cutting-edge technology and exciting gameplay beyond anything we have created before,” said Nina Kristensen, co-founder and chief development ninja, Ninja Theory Ltd. “The support of NAMCO BANDAI combined with the skills and talent we have nurtured over the years means that players are going to be in for a truly deep and memorable experience.”

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