Namco expanding it’s digital distribution catalog

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Ridge_Racer_6_xbox_360Announcement from Namco confirms online distribution to be expanded. You can already log into your Live! Account to browse Xbox Live Marketplace?s Games on Demand section and buy Ridge Racer 6 and boom! your online racing. I really have fond memories of all night drifting fun.

Let me get to the point of this post, Namco?s latest Press Release. Namco is going to be adding more of their titles to Xbox Live Marketplace and Playstation Network Store. To be honest these are some slim pickings to begin with, let?s just hope for a broader selection of titles in the coming months as they claim in the following presser.

Here is the complete press release, enjoy.


Renowned Publisher to Make Back-Catalog and Future Releases Available via Download

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Dec. 22, 2009) ? Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today their intent to increase its digital distribution presence. This overall strategy will ensure consumers have access to hard-to-find gems and the latest best-selling content available at their fingertips.  Expanding its presence on Xbox LIVE? Games on Demand, additional NAMCO BANDAI titles will soon be available and present a value offering of the company?s hit titles for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  Also, PS One? catalog classics and current PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system content will further enhance its already robust library of games on the PlayStation?Network, 

?Expanding our digital distribution presence across all major platforms is an essential part of our worldwide corporate strategy,? said Robert Stevenson, vice president of online development at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. ?Through this initiative, our consumers will have access to our latest releases, bestsellers and hard to find classics with the press of a button.?

Titles currently available and upcoming include:

Xbox LIVE Games on Demand

? Ridge Racer? 6, E for everyone, now available for 1600 Microsoft Points

? Beautiful Katamari?, E for everyone, available Q1 2010

PlayStation Network for the PSP system

? SOULCALIBUR?: Broken Destiny, T for teen, now available for $39.99

? TEKKEN? 6, T for teen, now available for $39.99

? Ridge Racer?, E for everyone, now available for $14.99

? Me & My Katamari?, E for everyone, available Dec. 22 for $19.99

More titles to be announced in the coming months.



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