NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. AND CODEMASTERS® ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR 2014 LINE UP

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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. AND CODEMASTERS® ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR 2014 LINE UP 

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. to Distribute Codemasters 2014 Portfolio Including Pillar Brands 

SAN JOSE Calif., (March 18, 2014) – Leading publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today proudly announced a one year distribution agreement with the global video game developer and publisher Codemasters®. The agreement covers physical distribution of the entire Codemasters 2014 portfolio across the Americas, plus select digital distribution channels.

The partnership is an extension of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.’s relationship with Codemasters, established in 2010 for distribution rights throughout European territories. The new agreement will now include select digital distribution channels in addition to physical distribution throughout the Americas and Europe. All major forthcoming games will be published by Codemasters through its Codemasters Racing label, including yet to be announced titles.

“Codemasters has a long history of developing excellent racing titles; we’re excited to welcome their products to our product line-up,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Motorsports resonates with audiences in every corner of the globe, we’re ready to wave the green flag and deliver this excitement to gamers in the Americas.”

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games and its entire line up, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com. For more details on Codemasters, visit www.codemasters.com.

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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 www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco

About Codemasters

Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including the DiRT, GRID and official FORMULA ONE series of games including the BAFTA award-winning F1 2010, F1 2011, F1 2012 and F1 2013. Codemasters employs over 500 people and operates multiple development studios from its Warwickshire HQ and Birmingham sites in the UK with a further art studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Codemasters is a winner of the coveted Grand Prix Award from the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters.

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