Namco Bandai Games America Inc. Announces .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce

Jan 31st 2007
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES �.hack(R)//G.U.(TM) Vol. 2:
REMINISCE(TM)�

Second Installment of the Epic Action-RPG Trilogy Hacks onto the
PlayStation (R) 2 system This Summer

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 31, 2007) � Leading video game
publisher and developer Namco Bandai Games America Inc. announced today that
�.hack(R)//G.U.(TM)Vol. 2: Reminisce(TM),� the second installment in
the exciting �.hack� trilogy, will be available in North America
this Summer 2007, exclusively for the PlayStation (R) 2 computer
entertainment system. Taking place after the critically acclaimed
�.hack(R)//G.U.(TM) Vol. 1: Rebirth(TM),� available now at retail stores,
�.hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce� has players returning to the fictitious
Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) setting called �The World� to
continue Haseo�s journey as he and his friends look to escape from what
has become a digital trap.

�The second chapter of the .hack series continues the story of Haseo
and expands upon the unique action-RPG elements that made the first
game so popular,� said Naruo Uchida, Vice President of Localization at
Namco Bandai Games America Inc. �A compelling story, as well as an
upgraded battle system will have players delving deeper into �The
World�, where many questions will be answered.�

After the massive battle with Tri-Edge at the conclusion of
�.hack(R)//G.U.(TM) Vol. 1: Rebirth(TM),� Haseo and friends learn they are
incapable of logging out of �The World�. As the life of one of their
own hangs in the balance, Haseo�s party begins a race against time to
purge game servers of corrupted data. Players will enjoy a fully
upgraded battle system including new fighting styles and in-depth party and
steam bike customization. Unique to �.hack//G.U.Vol. 2: Reminisce,�
a new mini card game called Crimson VS will provide players with the
opportunity to collect cards, compile the ultimate deck and compete
against others in Crimson VS tournaments throughout �The World�.
Breathtaking cinematics reveal dramatic interweaving plot lines and gorgeous
new environments that will keep players enthralled for hours. With an
exciting storyline and lots of action set within a MMO setting,
�.hack//G.U.Vol. 2: Reminisce� will have players reminiscing over the
�.hack//G.U.� series for ages.

** To download screens please visit:
www.kohnkecomm.com/dl/bandai/hackvol2.zip **

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About Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc. is an interactive entertainment
software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a
subsidiary of the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. based in
Cypress, CA.

On September 29, 2005, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a
management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. This step was
taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the
fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth.

The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment group
involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities, video
game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and network
content.

As previous separate entities (Namco Hometek Inc. and Bandai Games
Inc.) the companies were each known for creating some of the industry�s
top video game franchises including: Tamagotchi!(R), Tekken(R),
SOULCALIBUR(R), Dead to Rights(R), Pac-Man(R) World(TM), Digimon(R), Ridge
Racer(R), Time Crisis(R) and ACECOMBAT (R). For more information about
Namco Bandai Games America Inc. and its products log onto
www.namcobandaigames.com.

Press Release � 2007 Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

.hack(R)//G.U.(TM)&(c) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI (c) 2006 Namco Bandai Games
Vol. 2: Reminisce is a trademark of Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

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