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Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV Ships Two Million Units

August 7, 2008

NAMCO BANDAI’S SOULCALIBUR IV SHIPS TWO MILLION UNITS

Souls Burn Worldwide With Celebrated Fighting Franchise

Leading video game developer and publisher, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that Soulcalibur® IV, the newest installment to the world renowned weapon-based fighting series, has shipped two million units worldwide following its July 29 launch. Now available at retailers throughout North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Soulcalibur® IV, continues the franchise’s legacy of delivering a rich gaming experience with robust features and enhancements.

Set to finally reveal the origins of this ongoing saga, Soulcalibur IV features new and familiar faces from across the galaxy who seeks the rival swords for their own goals. The line-up of weapon-wielding fighters grows as new characters add another layer of challenge and mystery, including legendary STAR WARS™ characters Jedi Master Yoda for the Xbox 360 version of the title; Darth Vader for the PLAYSTATION 3 system; and Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice from LucasArts' hotly anticipated Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed™, who will make an appearance on both platforms.

Retooled from the ground up, Soulcalibur IV provides a true next generation experience by bringing the beloved series to the HD era and presenting the game as it was meant to be enjoyed. Adding to the depth of weapon based combat players can perform Critical Finish moves to defeat opponents in one spectacular hit. Also, fighting aficionados can now battle online for the first time in franchise history using customized characters or fan favorites to challenge others for worldwide domination.

Soulcalibur IV is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and carries a suggested MSRP of $59.99. A limited Premium Edition with exclusive content will be available for $79.99, while supplies last. For more information please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com  or www.soulcalibur.com

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