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NAMCO BANDAI’ s New Way of Virtual Cooking is about to be Served Up on Wii

Santa Clara, Calif., (Oct. 21, 2009)– NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., turns the heat up to“broil” as they announce today that Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked has gone to manufacturing for Wii™, and will hit retail shelves throughout North America on November 3, 2009. Developed in partnership with Food Network, the first cable network dedicated to the power and joy of food, the game is designed to teach players real, practical cooking skills using their Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™. From introductory lessons to more advanced challenges, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked will make everyone a star chef. Releasing just in time for the holidays, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked is an ideal, unique gift for the foodies and aspiring chefs on anyone’s list this season.

With more than 30 recipes developed by the expert chefs of the Food Network Kitchens, the game delivers a truly authentic food experience from prep to plate. Realistic and fun challenges let Food Network fans, enthusiastic chefs and even kitchen-phobes perfect their culinary techniques mess-free with the motion-based Wii Remote and Nunchuk simulating an array of kitchen tools and utensils. From cracking an egg, to oiling a pan, to seasoning the perfect steak, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked is designed to take the cooking experience from practice to practical, teaching skills which can ultimately be applied in the real kitchen, for a real-life delicious Food Network meal.

There are never too many cooks in the kitchen with this game. Players encounter Food Network’s Vice President of Marketing and The Next Food Network Star judge, Susie Fogelson, and Food Network Kitchens chef Mory Thomas along the way for tips, feedback and reviews. Friends and family can cook all recipes side-by-side in cooperative Hot Potato mode for up to four players, or have a competitive split-screen cook-off with two players.

Developed by Red Fly Studio, Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked is rated“E” for everyone by the ESRB and will carry a MSRP of $39.99. For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com or www.cookorbecooked.com.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN?, SOULCALIBUR?, and Tekken? brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com.

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About Food Network

FOOD NETWORK ( www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network and Web site that strives to be way more than cooking. The network is committed to exploring new and different ways to approach food - through pop culture, competition, adventure, and travel - while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information. Food Network is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and averages more than 9 million unique Web site users monthly. Food Network programming is available internationally in more than 150 countries. Food Network is headquartered in New York, and maintains offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville, Tenn. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV ( www.hgtv.com), DIY Network ( www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country ( www.gactv.com) and Fine Living Network ( www.fineliving.com), is the manager and general partner.

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Namco Bandai Games America

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