Namco Ships ACE COMBAT 5 The Unsung War

CLEARED FOR DEPARTURE: NAMCO SHIPS ACE COMBAT
5 THE UNSUNG WAR


Next Installment of Million-Unit Selling ACE COMBAT
Franchise Soars To North American Retail Shelves

San Jose, Ca., (October 25, 2004)
– Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today
the next installment in its premier aerial combat franchise, ACE COMBAT 5
The Unsung War
, has shipped to North American retail outlets.
 Developed by Namco Ltd. in Japan, ACE COMBAT 5 is
available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

“Prepare to take flight – ACE COMBAT 5 is finally here,” said
Garry Cole, executive vice president at Namco Hometek Inc.  “With a diverse
offering of missions and fast-paced action spread across spectacular landscapes,
ACE COMBAT 5 is destined to fly into the hearts of
newcomers and long-time franchise fans this fall.”

ACE COMBAT 5 engages players in detailed dog fighting missions and
intense squadron command to deliver the most invigorating experience to date in
the renowned ACE COMBAT franchise of games.  Players will find themselves
entrenched in an unforgettable aerial experience as they aim to complete more
than 30 missions ranging from air-to-air combat, air-to-ground fighting,
air-to-sea assaults, rescue, recon and more.  Impressive graphics created with
satellite imagery and 3D models heighten the action in ACE COMBAT 5,
as players travel over breathtaking environments inspired by recognizable
real-world landscapes in more than 50 authentic licensed planes.

With its inclusion of Wingman Command, players of ACE COMBAT 5
can issue mid-mission directives to three wingmen and carry out coordinated
group attacks.  Players can also experience the game’s addictive Arcade Mode,
which puts reflexes to the test through fast-paced missions measuring speed and
accuracy.  In addition, in-game radio communications lend depth, strategy and
realism to the game’s dynamic battle sequences.
 
For more information about ACE COMBAT 5, please visit

acecombat5.namco.com
.

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 San Jose, 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®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man World , Ridge
Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBAT.  For more information about Namco and its
products log onto
www.namco.com

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