Saban's Power Rangers Samurai™ Storms into Stores for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™
NAMCO BANDAI Brings Hit Power Rangers Show to Gaming SystemsSAN JOSE, Calif., (November 22, 2011) - Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is proud to announce Saban's Power Rangers Samurai™ is now available in stores across North America exclusively for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Based on Saban Brands' incredibly popular Power Rangers Samurai TV show on Nickelodeon, the game brings the positive values of team work, leadership and physical fitness to the entire family, putting players in control of a new generation of Rangers as they master the ancient Samurai Symbols of Power!
"NAMCO BANDAI Games America is thrilled to partner with Saban Brands this holiday season," said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. "Power Rangers Samurai is the perfect title for players of all ages who want to become the Power Rangers they admire, as well as parents looking for high quality entertainment with a positive message for kids. We're incredibly excited to bring this franchise to a new generation of players in a way that truly allows everyone to experience what it means to be a Ranger."
Saban's Power Rangers Samurai will allow fans to feel as if they are wielding the Samuraizer to master the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth as they morph into Red, Blue, Pink, Green, or Yellow Rangers. Martial arts training and fitness combined with team based battles that teach the importance of team work, friendship, and responsibility ready players to battle hordes of Nighlok monsters. Players can also access hidden areas within levels and get hints on how to defeat the armies of evil while unlocking new Megazord combinations needed to take down the MegaMonsters once and for all.
Saban's Power Rangers Samurai is available now in stores nationwide for the suggested retail price of $39.99 on Wii™, $29.99 on Nintendo DS™and is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information on the game and where you can purchase the game, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com or www.namcobandaigames.com/powerrangers/. The Power Rangers Samurai live action series is currently airing on Nickelodeon (rated TV-Y7). For more information, please visit www.powerrangers.com or www.nickelodeon.com.
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 Saban's Power Rangers SamuraiCombining comedy with action-filled storylines, the all-new half-hour series Power Rangers Samurai features a new cast of Rangers and never-before-seen villains, as well as high-octane action, martial arts and advanced special effects. From SCG Power Rangers LLC, an affiliate of Saban Brands, the long-running hit kids' TV phenomenon, now heading into its 19th season, is helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" series in 1993. New episodes premiere Saturdays at noon (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Following its introduction in 1993, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children's television program in the United States. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes, the series was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children's programming blocks. Visit www.powerrangers.com.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in licensing, marketing and finance. Visit www.sabanbrands.com.