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Namco Bandai Ships Trio Of Digimon Games To Retail

September 18, 2007

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES SHIPS TRIO OF DIGIMON GAMES TO RETAIL STORES

Digimon World® Data Squad for PlayStation2 System and Digimon World Dawn & Dusk for Nintendo DS Now Available Nationwide

Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that it has shipped Digimon World® Data Squad™ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Digimon World® Dawn and Digimon World® Dusk for the Nintendo DS™ to retail stores nationwide. Featuring hundreds of Digimon to collect, train and evolve, these three games bring players closer to their favorite Digital Monsters through fun RPG gameplay, colorful graphics, and strategic turn-based battle systems.

Players guide Marcus Damon in Digimon World Data Squad, a member of the secretive DATS (Data Squad) sent to examine the mysterious disappearance of a group of children. During the course of the investigation, the Seven Demon Kings arrive, wreaking havoc across the world and putting their investigation in jeopardy. As Marcus, it is up to players to find the missing kids while defeating the deadly Seven Demon Kings and their evil minions.

Digimon World Data Squad boasts the following features:

  • Dozens of Digimon - As you travel through more than 10 unique stages, collect and evolve 140 Digimon. Each Digimon has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and upgrading your Digimon can be easily done through the intuitive Galactic Evolution System!

  • Exciting new look and feel - Digimon World Data Squad features cel-shaded artwork and emotive Digimon that are affected by the way you treat them.

  • Numerous items to wield - There are over 250 items to find and acquire during the course of the game. Some items will help solve complex puzzles, while others will provide different advantages in battle.

  • Unique storyline and characters - Digimon World Data Squad features a storyline that parallels the upcoming Digimon Data Squad cartoon premiering this fall on Toon Disney’s Jetix block as well as new characters voiced by the same actors from the animated series.

In Digimon World Dawn and Dusk, a huge earthquake has stricken the Sunshine and Dark Moon districts, damaging the access points to the Digital World and causing many Digimon to mysteriously devolve into Digi-Eggs. The two games present parallel perspectives of the catastrophe through the eyes of opposing tamers, while letting players collect and evolve more than 400 Digimon.

Digimon World Dawn and Dusk include the following features:

  • Hundreds of Digimon - As players travel throughout the land, collect, tame, train, and evolve over 400 Digimon from 8 different species. Each game contains some unique and rare Digimon that can only be obtained through wireless communication with the other version of the game.

  • New World Maps - Digimon World Dawn and Dusk both contain a new world map, which always shows where players have been and their current location. The maps also show info on each dungeon, including what items and Digimon are available.

  • New & Improved Digifarm - Raise, train, and evolve new Digimon. Different farms and goods help a Digimon learn new abilities and can boost their stats.

  • Compelling and Strategic Battle System - With intense 3-on 5 turn-based battles, manage the placement of your Digimon to gain a tactical edge over enemies.

  • Wireless Connectivity - Take your Digimon and battle or trade via the Nintendo Wi-FI Connection service. The winner of wireless battles obtains “Tamer” points which can be used to obtain unique items.

Digimon World Data Squad for the PlayStation 2 system is rated “E10+” by the ESRB and each carry a suggested retail price of $29.99. Digimon World Dawn and Dusk for the Nintendo DS are rated “E” by the ESRB and carry a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information about these new Digimon titles and the Digimon series, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com

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