Nov 30, 2001
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Nov 30, 2001
Digimon Fans Rejoice
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 13, 2007) – Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that development has been completed on Digimon World® Data Squad™ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Digimon World® Dawn and Digimon World® Dusk for the Nintendo DS™. Featuring engrossing role-playing gameplay with hundreds of unique Digimon for players to collect, trade and evolve, these three games will be available in stores nationwide on September 18. For dedicated Digimon fans, the first printing of all three games will include a sheet of exclusive stickers, letting players enjoy their favorite digital monsters wherever they go.
In Digimon World Data Squad for the PlayStation 2 system, players can use and upgrade over140 different Digimon in order to defeat the Seven Demon Kings and rescue a group of kidnapped children. With the all-new “Galactic Evolution System,” digivolving Digimon is easier and more intuitive than ever before. Featuring colorful cel-shaded graphics, a distinctive emotion command system that allows players to track their Digimon’s mood and full voice acting by the original cast of the upcoming Digimon Data Squad television series, Digimon World Data Squadis sure to provide fans and newcomers alike with hours of digital monster-battling entertainment.
Digimon World Dawnand Digimon World Duskfor the Nintendo DS are parallel games with different selections of Digimon for players to collect and use. Featuring an interweaving narrative, the storyline of the games is seen from the perspective of two rival groups as they seek to uncover the culprit behind a disaster that is causing Digimon around the world to devolve into digi-eggs. Gameplay in Dawn and Dusk is highlighted by a turn-based battle system in which players strategically position the game’s 400 Digimon for maximum combat efficiency. Through a local wireless connection or online via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, players can battle against others and make trades to obtain rare Digimon that can only be found in certain versions of the game.
For more information about these upcoming Digimongames and the Digimon franchise,please visit www.namcobandaigames.com.
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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®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com. About Toei Animation Inc. Toei Animation Inc. (TAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toei Animation Co., Ltd. established in Los Angeles in 2004, looks forward to spreading the world-renowned Japanese animation studio’s extensive library and pursuing co-production projects in North and Latin America and other English-speaking territories worldwide. The main business operations of TAI include film licensing in all media and emerging platforms, merchandise licensing and co-productions with local establishments. Dream Ahead – Toei Animation. www.toei-anim.com About Digimon Data Squad Animated Series The fifth season of the hugely popular DIGIMON animated series is set to debut Fall 2007 on Toon Disney’s Jetix block. Under the title DIGIMON DATA SQUAD, Toei Animation’s mega-hit animated series follows the adventures of Marcus and Agumon as they challenge the menacing Digimon who are intruding into the human world to cause nothing but trouble. To ensure planetary safety, the pair is inducted into a special investigation unit called DATS (Data Squad). Being a reformed schoolyard punk, Marcus learns to channel his belligerence toward the evil Digimon, and to work as a team to help protect the human world from ruin. ©Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation ® & © 1997 - 2007 Bandai. DIGIMON, DIGITAL MONSTERS, DIGIMON WORLD and all related logos, names and distinctive likenesses thereof are the property of Bandai/ Toei Animation. DIGIMON DATA SQUAD and all related logos, names and distinctive likenesses thereof are the property of Toei Animation. © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. All rights reserved. Press Release © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection are trademarks of Nintendo Contacts: Kit Ellis Rannie Yoo NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. Kohnke Communications (408) 235 – 2131 (415) 777-4000 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org