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NARUTO, DRAGON BALL Z, FAMILY TRAINER ON SHOW AT JAPAN EXPO 2008 IN PARIS

- NAMCO BANDAI Games and Atari to Showcase Original Japanese Video Game Titles, Including World Exclusive First Play -

LYON, FRANCE– 16 June 2007– NAMCO BANDAI and Atari today announced their line-up of titles to be showcased at the ninth Japan Expo taking place at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte from 3 to 6 July 2008. NAMCO BANDAI Games will be present once again to showcase an array of video game titles displaying the publisher’s breadth of gameplay variety with entertainment for everyone from ninja fighting to physical family fun.

Fans of the cult Naruto and Dragon Ball Z anime series will be given first-hand experience on three brand new Naruto titles, including one worldwide exclusive, alongside Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit launching on 6 June for Xbox 360 and PS3, while visitors wanting a light-hearted workout can get physical with friends and family on the hilarious Family Trainer for Wii.

Naruto fans will be particularly well served with playable versions of three new titles all out later in 2008, namely Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress. The highly anticipated Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm for PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system will be present at Japan Expo as a world exclusive first ever playable version.

Also as an exclusive for Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, an official presentation of the game will be given by Mr Hitoshi Matsuyama, the director of CyberConnect 2, giving fans the chance to meet one of the key people behind the game. Visitors will also see a brand new exclusive trailer for the game, and be able to showcase their best ninja moves during an onsite tournament for a chance to win cool prizes. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 for PlayStation?2 and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress for PSP (PlayStation? Portable) will also be playable at the event.

The recently released Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, the first ever next-gen Dragon Ball Z game boasting superior HD graphics and a highly anticipated global online feature, will also be on show for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. An explosive tournament is planned with an array of goodies to give away to the ultimate Dragon Ball Z champion fighter.

Family Trainer exclusively for Wii lets all the family and friends get physical by engaging the whole body in a variety of easy-to-understand, fast-paced and wildly entertaining activities based on outdoor themes. The game includes the specially designed Family Trainer mat controller which, when combined with the Wii Remote, lets players work themselves into a physical frenzy in a series of crazed challenges. More goodies will be given away throughout the event to visitors who clock up the highest scores. All visitors to the stand will have a chance to get their hands on an array of fantastic NAMCO BANDAI Games goodies for featuring a host of their favourite games and anime characters.

Japan Expo is a colourful and multifaceted four day celebration of Japanese entertainment, arts and culture taking place in the heart of France, a country which embraces Japanese culture as its own. For details about Japan Expo visit www.japanexpo.fr.

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