Namco Announces Atomic Betty


Cartoon Hero Saves the Galaxy
with Help from Her Friends on the Game Boy(R) Advance

SANTA CLARA, Ca. (April 27, 2005) – Global video games publisher, Namco
Hometek Inc. today announced "Atomic Betty(TM)" for the Game Boy(R) Advance. A
mission-based game with puzzle solving elements, "Atomic Betty" features a three
character control scheme that allows players to enjoy all of their favorite
characters at once, utilizing their individual skills to save the universe.
Developed by Breakthrough New Media/Big Blue Bubble, "Atomic Betty" is scheduled
for release in November 2005 with an anticipated “E” rating.

Betty has a lot more to handle than
most little girls. To her friends and family, she is your average,
girl-next-door, but when the galaxy beckons, she becomes Atomic Betty, Galactic
Guardian and Defender of the Cosmos. With the help of her trusty sidekicks,
Sparky and X-5, Betty must save the galaxy from the evil Maximus I.Q., while at
the same time saving her reputation on Earth from the scheming of her archrival,
Penelope. "Atomic Betty’s" five playable characters, rocket ship travel,
selectable gadgets and weapons, and fast-paced story bring the cartoon hit to

“’Atomic Betty’ rockets kids into
the action-packed world from the hit cartoon series and lets them be the hero,”
said Jeff Lujan, Business Director, Namco Hometek. “Young players will be able
to experience a new style of game play with ‘Atomic Betty’s’ easy-to-use three
character control scheme. Playing as a team adds strategic depth to the game
that kids will love, and allows fans to take control of all their favorite

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(R)" "SOULCALIBUR(R)," "Dead to Rights(R)," "Pac-Man World(TM),"
"Ridge Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)." For more information
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"PAC-MAN WORLD(TM)," "Ridge Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)" are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or
other countries. "Dead to Rights(TM)" is a trademark or registered trademark of
Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.