BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. AND WEBZEN ONNET ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW GOLFING EXPERIENCE, WINNING PUTT

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BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. AND WEBZEN ONNET ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW GOLFING EXPERIENCE, WINNING PUTT

Free-To-Play Multiplayer Golf Game Goes into Open Beta; Set To Launch Later This Year

SANTA CLARA, Calif., – Jan. 14, 2016 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. (BNEA) and Webzen Onnet today announced Winning Putt, a free-to-play, multiplayer PC title now available in Open Beta and launching later this year. Winning Putt is the ultimate multiplayer sport game that is ideal for both PC gamers and golf enthusiasts looking for a sporting experience that goes beyond the typical round of golf.

Winning Putt rewards players who think outside the green, bringing fun and innovative gameplay elements to the sport. Clubs can be enchanted to hit farther! Players can create guilds to unlock perks such as special golfer’s lounge! Winning Putt allows players to drive their own experience with their friends or for solo play.

“BANDAI NAMCO is invested in continuing to broaden our catalogue of games, and want to create gaming experiences for players of all types,” said In Joon Hwang, Director, Digital Games at BNEA. “Winning Putt is a totally different type of game for us, and we are honored to work together with Webzen Onnet, who has over a decade’s worth of experience in creating fun and realistic golfing experiences. Together we are developing a game that pushes the boundaries of a typical golf game and gives the player more control than ever.”

Winning Putt delivers immersive gameplay only imaginable in a virtual world. Every rewarding moment of the sport can be experienced as players begin as a novice golfer and build their skill and level up as they continue to advance their golfing career. As players work their way through a variety of courses, their game improves with every stroke, unlocking new skills and earning resources that make it possible to acquire new gear.

With upgraded gear, characters gain new abilities, such as the capability to see the wind, sense the slope of a green and add boosts to their swing to overcome obstacles on the course. Gamers can further their career by competing in tournaments and even qualify for the annual grand championship for the ultimate bragging rights.

Customization is key in Winning Putt, and players have access to a number of ways to personalize and change the looks and playstyles of their golfer. Choose Power or Accuracy classes to learn unique skills and gain stats to best compliment a player’s gameplay style. Characters can also be outfitted with clubs, accessories and clothing items integrated to improve their game. Clubs can be customized even further through enchantments and fitting for longer drives or more accurate shots.

Open beta for Winning Putt begins with a number of fun features already included in the game. Seven courses are available to choose from with more coming at launch and beyond. Players have a number of ways to interact with their friends and other gamers. Players can set up their own foursome match or challenge other golfers in betting rounds and wager in-game currency. Golfers can even compete against another player’s data in a challenge round to receive rewards.

Winning Putt goes into Open Beta today and launches later this year. To sign up for Open Beta and learn more about Winning Putt, visit www.winningputtgame.com. To join the conversation about Winning Putt, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and register for our email newsletter on our website. For more information about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment  America Inc.’s other products, go to:  http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html

 

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO 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.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

 

About WEBZEN ONNET Co., Ltd.

WEBZEN ONNET Co., Ltd. is the company that has been developing and publishing network based entertainment contents on worldwide basis. The company has its expertise in developing PC and mobile golf games. One of the well-known titles is Shot Online which has been loved by millions of golf fans and gamers over the world since it was first published in 2004. WEBZEN ONNET has jumped into the limelight once again with the next title, Winning Putt, developed based on one of the finest game engines, CryEngine 3 in combination of the upgraded physics engine with its know-how accumulated over 10 years. This new title will take your game experience to the next level. For more information, please visit our homepage at www.onnet.com.

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