Bravoman® Returns in Brand-New Game for 25th Anniversary This Summer

Apr 1st 2013
Side-scroller based on Namco Bandai Games' ShiftyLook webcomics to feature collecting, crafting, unlockable characters and more

TOKYO, JAPAN – March 30, 2013 – Namco Bandai Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today at its WonderCon Anaheim panel that it will release BRAVOMAN®: SUPER-UNEQUALED HERO OF EXCELLENCE!, a follow-up to its 1988 arcade platformer, for smartphones and tablets Summer 2013. The new title will continue to re-imagine BRAVOMAN® under the supervision of Namco Bandai Games' ShiftyLook project, which currently produces webcomics and animation for the franchise. For the latest information, visit ShiftyLook.com.

“We've been honored to present our vision of Bravoman to fans for the past year as a ShiftyLook webcomic, and been extremely humbled by the outstanding reception to the title,” said Rob Pereyda, Namco Bandai Games' ShiftyLook Producer and Editor-in-Chief. “It's only fitting that now, as he turns 25 years old, our favorite stretchy hero gets his own game.”

BRAVOMAN®: SUPER-UNEQUALED HERO OF EXCELLENCE! puts players in control of Bravoman, a hero who was once a normal “salary man,” now given mystic powers by the alien Alpha Man from the planet Alpha in the form of stretchy limbs and a submarine attack mode. Follow Bravoman's misadventures as he tries to stop the evil Doctor Bomb and Benjamin from unleashing 99 varieties of Benjamin-cloned binjas on Neo Kyoto, using stretchy punches, jumps and even aquatic attacks to defeat your enemies. Assemble parts from defeated binjas to collect them all, and combine rare parts to unlock characters like Alpha Man, Waya Hime, Anti-Bravo and more.

BRAVOMAN®: SUPER-UNEQUALED HERO OF EXCELLENCE! quick facts:

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: HipTic Games
Story & Art Supervision: Udon Entertainment
Platform: Smartphone and tablet
Category: Side-scrolling action comedy
Game Release Date: Summer 2013

Part of Namco Bandai Games' ShiftyLook project to re-imagine classic game characters with new media, BRAVOMAN® is the first such ShiftyLook-managed franchise to be developed into webcomics, cartoons and a new game. In addition to the Summer 2013 game release, webcomics featuring Bravoman are available now on ShiftyLook.com. Episodes of the cartoon will become available in May at ShiftyLook.com and thereafter through the BRAVOMAN®: SUPER-UNEQUALED HERO OF EXCELLENCE! game application.

For additional updates and exclusive information, follow ShiftyLook on Twitter (@ShiftyLook), Facebook (fb.com/ShiftyLook) and YouTube (http://youtube.com/user/shiftylooknbgi).


About Namco Bandai Games
Namco Bandai Games Inc., a part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive contents – including all major video game consoles, amusement machines (arcade products) and network platforms such as 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.bandainamcogames.co.jp/english/.

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