Namco Bandai Is Home Bound

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Playstation Home is about to receive another place to virtually hangout in, this time it comes in the form of  a Namco Bandai Home space. The special thing about this Home space is that they will have arcades set up demoing Namco’s Museum Essentials which is launching simultaneously on psn with the Home space. Expect these goods to come to fruition sometime in July. With more here is the full press release.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (JUNE 16, 2009) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today NAMCO MUSEUM™ ESSENTIALS, a must-have nostalgic compilation for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system$B!G(Bs PlayStation®Network. Arcade enthusiasts can digitally download their favorite NAMCO BANDAI Games$B!G(B arcade classics when NAMCO MUSEUM ESSENTIALS is released in July 2009.

Representing the core of NAMCO BANDAI Games$B!G(B timeless heritage, the NAMCO MUSEUM ESSENTIALS collection will keep players entertained for hours in nostalgic glory with Pac-man™, Galaga™, DIG DUG™, DRAGON SPIRIT™, XEVIOUS™, and the brand new re-envisioned XEVIOUS™: RESURRECTION. The re-imagined XEVIOUS game takes the classic 1982 vertical scrolling arcade shooter and injects visually stunning 1080p graphics and enhanced gameplay for today$B!G(Bs refined shoot $B!F(Bem up audience.

Featuring the full complement of PlayStation Network trophy support and online leaderboards, players will also be able to earn PlayStation®Home rewards to show off their classic game devotion and compete in the worldwide leaderboards for a top spot on the planet.

Launching simultaneously with NAMCO MUSEUM ESSENTIALS, a dedicated NAMCO BANDAI Games PlayStation Home Destination section will be available to serve as the hub for all the company$B!G(Bs latest and greatest downloadable media. Featuring a virtual arcade where players can access a trial version of NAMCO MUSEUM ESSENTIALS, collect 50 PlayStation Home classic NAMCO and The Idolm@ster™ items, as well as view the latest media and trailers, the site will contain content that guarantees to keep fans returning for more.

NAMCO MUSEUM ESSENTIALS for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system$B!G(Bs PlayStation Network will be available this July. For more information about the game, please visit

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