"Galaga," "Pac-Man," "Dig Dug" and Other Arcade Classics are Coming to the PSP(TM) Portable Entertainment System
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 19, 2005) - Global video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. today announced "Namco Museum(TM) Battle Collection" for the PSP(TM) portable entertainment system. Offering new and original versions of some of Namco's most beloved arcade classics including "Galaga," "Pac-Man" and "Dig Dug," the game will be released with U.S. exclusive titles this summer for the ultimate handheld arcade experience.
Originally released earlier this year in Japan , the U.S. version will be graced with 10 exclusive classics. "Xevious," "Bosconian," "Mappy," " Tower of Druaga ," "Dragon Buster," "Grobda," "Dig Dug 2," "King & Balloon" and others bring the total to more than 20 titles.
"Millions of people around the world have played Namco's arcade classics, and now we're able to offer new versions of these timeless games to a whole new generation of gamers with 'Namco Museum Battle Collection,'" said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. "'Namco Museum Battle Collection' is a must-have title for anyone that enjoys classic gameplay on an innovative new platform."
An all-new treatment of its classics for Sony's new portable platform, "Namco Museum Battle Collection" brings together many of Namco's most beloved arcade franchises. Taking full advantage of the PSP system's wireless connectivity, the game allows up to four gamers to battle it out or play together on these updated classics. Players will also be able to share the great nostalgic gameplay of the original titles with their friends in the Game Sharing Mode by transferring wirelessly to another PSP system.