Namco Bandai Announces Digimon World Championship For NDS

April 16, 2008


Crown a new Digimon Champion with
the latest addition to the Digimon Franchise

Leading video games publisher and
developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today Digimon World®
Championship for Nintendo DS™. Based on the hit Digimon Data Squad animated
series, players will be ensnared in gripping gameplay as they capture and train
the strongest Digimon to compete in a legendary tournament. Players will be able
to experience the thrill of the hunt for over 200 different Digimon, which, once
captured, can be trained and assembled into the ultimate squad to compete for
the Digimon World Championship.

“Digimon has proven to be as notable
a franchise in the gaming community as it has with anime enthusiasts,” said Todd
Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for NAMCO BANDAI Games
America Inc. “We are thrilled to be developing the newest chapter in the dynamic
Digimon universe and are sure that Digimon World Championship will appeal to all
aspects of the series’ enormous fan base when it is released this summer.”

As a new Digimon Tamer in Digimon
World: Championship, players must explore the Digital World to hunt and capture
the strongest Digimon in the wild. Utilize a variety of hunting gear and traps
to catch the most elusive Digimon in the wild. Once captured, players can train
their Digimon in different skills in preparation for over 50 intense
competitions. Creativity and cleverness are crucial to raise the most successful
Digimon squad as battle results will depend on your Tamer skills. On the road to
victory, players will face adversaries who will stop at nothing to claim

Digimon World Championship boasts
the following features:

  • A new kind of Digimon game:
    Experience the thrill of the hunt as you pursue Digimon all over the Digital
    World. Capture and tame wild Digimon with a variety of unique hunting gear,
    and raise them any way you like in your unique training facilities. Enter them
    into over 50 Title Matches and Battles, and watch the battles unfold in real
    time, complete with special moves and more!

  • Over 200 Digimon: Digimon World
    Championship features over 200 Digimon, including returning favorites like
    Agumon and Gaomon. With so many Digimon to choose from, the possibilities are

  • Remember your training: Since your
    training skills are the most important part of being a Tamer, be sure to
    diversify and utilize the unique Digimon growth system to buy different
    "Cages" to individually adjust Digimon attributes for battle. The way you
    train your Digimon will prepare them to be the best fighters they can be.

  • Explore the massive Digital World:
    With the ability to explore the entire Digital World, Tamers can find some
    wild Digimon only in certain environments. Snowy mountains, sandy deserts, and
    lush jungles abound. As the day changes to night, different Digimon appear.
    Check back throughout the day to hunt the most elusive Digimon!

  • Take on your rival Tamers over
    Wi-Fi: Challenge friends to battle via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and DS
    Wireless Communications.