Hello Kitty Roller Rescue Ships to Stores


Hello Kitty and Friends Embark on First 3D Action Adventure, Exclusively for Nintendo GameCube(TM)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 16, 2005) – Global video games publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that "Hello Kitty(R) Roller Rescue" has shipped to North American retail stores. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube(TM) entertainment system, "Hello Kitty Roller Rescue" follows the famously cute icon through her first 3D adventure – filled with action and puzzle solving elements.

“'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' brings the world of Hello Kitty to life in 3D for the first time, and fans will love exploring the colorful and interactive environments,” said Jeff Lujan, Business Director of Namco Hometek Inc. “The large cast of lovable Sanrio characters adds richness to the game and will entertain players of all ages and skill levels.”

In "Hello Kitty Roller Rescue," Hello Kitty is tasked with saving Sanriotown from evil Block-O, the king of Block Planet. Aided by her friends – more than 20 cute Sanrio characters in all – Hello Kitty must complete missions to defeat Block-O and his clumsy minions. Set in a completely interactive 3D world populated with colorful characters and sophisticated AI, "Hello Kitty Roller Rescue" will entertain and challenge Sanrio fans.

To download new "Hello Kitty Roller Rescue" screenshots, please visit www.kohnkecomm.com/dl/namco/hkscreens8.16.zip

"Hello Kitty Roller Rescue" is rated E for Everyone. For more information about "Hello Kitty Roller Rescue," please visit http://www.namco.com/games/hellokitty.

About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: Tekken(R), SOULCALIBUR(R), Dead to Rights(R), Pac-Man World(TM), Ridge Racer(R), Time Crisis(R) and ACECOMBAT(TM). For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.

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