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RIDGE RACER™ SLIPSTREAM SPEEDS ONTO THE APP STORE

Newest Title in Long Running Ridge Racer Franchise Now Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2013)  Leading video game developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc ., creator of PAC-MAN™, Tekken™ and SoulCalibur™, today announced that its latest mobile title  Ridge Racer™ Slipstream  is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPad touch - just in time for the Ridge Racer 20 th anniversary!

Showcasing a brand new racing engine specifically designed for mobile and tablet devices,  Ridge Racer Slipstream  features several gameplay modes, challenging races and tracks, revved-up music and customization options to build the perfect racing vehicle. In addition to 20 unique racing tracks (10 tracks driven forward and backward), the title also incorporates tons of vehicle mods allowing players to create their own dream machine. To amp up competition, NAMCO BANDAI Games America will also be introducing new content in future updates, including a real-time online multiplayer mode that will host up to eight players. 

"With console-quality graphics,  Ridge Racer Slipstream  features a fast-paced arcade racing experience with stunning visuals and high-end vehicles," said James Kucera, Head of Mobile, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. "Our multiplayer experience, which we will introduce soon, creates a unique competitive environment and is definitely something players can look forward to in 2014."

"A frenetic arcade racing game with next-gen technology under its hood is the best way for us to celebrate the illustrious franchise's 20 th anniversary ," said Alex Adjadj, Director, Strategic Development, Mobile Sales & Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America.

Other highlights include:

  • Over 300 customization possibilities to enhance the performance and the look of your machines, across a variety of colors, rims, body kits and vinyls.
  • 12 unique vehicles at launch, and more to come in future free updates.
  • A full-featured Career Mode and three different race types in Arcade Mode (Regular / Quick / Knockout Races).
  • 108 different racing competitions across 6 Grand Prix Series - all in beautiful, high definition locations.

Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games America,  Ridge Racer Slipstream  is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/RidgeRacerSlipstream. It will be available on Google Play in early 2014. 

To view the latest trailer, please visit:  http://youtu.be/9bk10oV9lpc

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For more information about  Ridge Racer Slipstream , visit:

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https://twitter.com/RR_Slipstream

For more about Namco Bandai Games America, visit:

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https://twitter.com/#!/namcobandai

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content - including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at  http://www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.

Press Release © 2013 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

RIDGE RACER™ SLIPSTREAM & © 1993-2013 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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