Free-to-Play Ridge Racer Driftopia Coming to PlayStation 3 and PC in 2013

NAMCO BANDAI Games America to Bring New Title Based on One of its Most Successful Franchises to Market for Free with In-game Transactions

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 11, 2013 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced a new downloadable free-to-play title based on the smash hit RIDGE RACER™ franchise, RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia. The game is scheduled for release later in 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PCs.

“The free-to-play and digital gaming space presents an incredible opportunity for NAMCO BANDAI Games to offer its illustrious roster of titles to a new and ever expanding audience,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing and Digital Sales at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “We're excited to have Ridge Racer Driftopia take NAMCO BANDAI into this constantly growing sector.”

RIDGE RACER Driftopia will put the series' irresistible signature drifting right at the heart of the free-to-play gaming experience, with more details to be announced soon.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, 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 or

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