Namco Bandai Games' Shiftylook Makes Namco High Premium and Merchandise Available Through WeLoveFine

Nov 16th 2013
Holiday season's most anticipated dating sim to offer premium datelines, apparel and more; exclusive pre-order items available now including limited edition class ring

TOKYO, JAPAN – November 15, 2013 – Namco Bandai Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today a partnership with WeLoveFine to release premium digital content and physical merchandise for its upcoming browser-based dating sim NAMCO™ HIGH through WeLoveFine.com. Developed by What Pumpkin Studios and Date Nighto LLC under the creative direction of Homestuck creator Andrew Hussie, NAMCO™ HIGH assembles characters from across the Namco Bandai Games universe and brings them together at a high school just for video game characters. For the latest information, visit NamcoHigh.com.

“Since WeLoveFine has a strong community of video game fans, anime lovers and pop culture maniacs, it's the perfect place to offer premium Namco High content and merchandise,” said Rob Pereyda, Namco Bandai Games' ShiftyLook Producer and Editor-in-Chief. “We hope WeLoveFine users will enjoy the intense, wrenching experience that is Namco High, and the intense, wrenching experience that is Namco High merchandise, especially the limited edition class ring.”

“Namco High is exactly the kind of heart-pounding, massive content that WeLoveFine looks for,” said Guy Brand, Owner of WeLoveFine. “There is nobody more in tune with this audience on the creative side right now than the folks at ShiftyLook, What Pumpkin Studios and the creative genius Andrew Hussie himself.”

“We love the WeLoveFine audience and know there is a huge crossover with Andrew, both in terms of fanbase and creative tastes,” said George Rohac, Director of Business Development at What Pumpkin Studios. “Fans of WeLoveFine, ShiftyLook, What Pumpkin Studios and Andrew will find in Namco High a gaming experience that meshes their shared tastes, further linking fanbases and making this partnering feel nothing short of natural.”

NAMCO™ HIGH Key Information:

Overview: As a cousin to the Prince from the Katamari series you will meet total strangers with nothing in common, but before it is all over you'll break rules, bare your soul, and touch each other in ways you never dreamed.

Platform: Modern HTML5-capable web browsers on ShiftyLook.com using BANDAI NAMCO ID (also free to register)

Cost: Free (there are premium datelines in addition to the free ones)

Free Datelines: Galaga (from Galaga), Lolo (from Klonoa), Valkyrie (from Legend of the Valkyrie), Anti-Bravoman (from Bravoman), Meowkie (from Mappy), Albatross (from Rolling Thunder)

Premium Datelines: Donko (from Taiko Drum Master), eight to-be-announced additional characters from the Namco Bandai Games universe, Terezi Pyrope (from Homestuck), and two additional to-be-announced characters from Homestuck

PAKs Available Now For Pre-Order:

DELUXE PAK:
Description: All the dateable Namco Bandai Games characters, all three of the Homestuck characters, plus digital soundtrack, wallpapers, and avatar set
Price: $14.95

SWAG PAK:
Description: DELUXE PAK plus an exclusive pre-order Cousin T-shirt, sticker and pin
Disclaimer: Pre-order only
Price: $49.95

MESSENGER PAK:
Description: SWAG PAK plus an exclusive messenger bag
Disclaimer: Pre-order only
Price: $99.95

CLASSMATE PAK:
Description: MESSENGER PAK plus an exclusive diploma and class ring
Disclaimer: Pre-order only
Price: $249.95

COOL KID PAK:
Description: CLASSMATE PAK plus an exclusive letterman jacket
Disclaimer: Pre-order only
Price: $499.95

Individual datelines will be available for purchase after launch date, except for Homestuck characters, which may only be purchased in a premium PAK.

Once users have purchased a PAK on WeLoveFine, they will get a unique code they can redeem to unlock NAMCO™ HIGH premium content upon its release. Additional merchandise will also be available at WeLoveFine.com.

NAMCO™ HIGH releases onto ShiftyLook.com Holiday 2013.

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/.

About ShiftyLook

Part of the Namco label at Namco Bandai Games Inc., ShiftyLook is all about bringing arcade classics back to life with webcomics, cartoons, games and more! With some of the coolest creators in the business, ShiftyLook publishes webcomics for classic games like KATAMARI, GALAGA™ and DIG DUG™, and introduces retro Japanese titles like BRAVOMAN™, WONDER MOMO, VALKYRIE and KLONOA™ to fans both old and new. ShiftyLook's animated series include BRAVOMAN™ and MAPPY™. More information on ShiftyLook can be found at http://shiftylook.com.

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