By Andrea Demonakos July 18, 2013
NAMCO BANDAI Games' ShiftyLook Announces NAMCO™ HIGH Browser-Based Dating Sim
Creative genius of top webcomic creator Andrew Hussie to bring new crossover title to life
TOKYO, JAPAN – July 18, 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today a partnership with What Pumpkin Studios to create a browser-based dating sim titled NAMCO™ HIGH. Produced under the supervision of NAMCO BANDAI Games' ShiftyLook project and creative direction of Homestuck creator Andrew Hussie, NAMCO™ HIGH will carefully mash up characters from across the NAMCO BANDAI Games universe and bring them together at a high school just for video game characters. NAMCO™ HIGH will utilize cutting edge HTML 5-based technology from developer Date Nighto LLC to deliver cross-platform dating sim enjoyment on top tier browsers regardless of device. For the latest information, visit ShiftyLook.com.
“There is no creator with more of a vibrant originality right now than Andrew Hussie,” said Rob Pereyda, NAMCO BANDAI Games' ShiftyLook Producer and Editor-in-Chief. “We are beyond excited to see where he takes these characters and the unique relationships that will literally unfold between them.”
“As What Pumpkin Studios and ShiftyLook are both purveyors of imagination and full of longtime gamers, NAMCO HIGH is an excellent place to commence our partnership,” said George Rohac, Director of Business Development at What Pumpkin Studios. “We are highly anticipating its release.”
NAMCO™ HIGH releases onto ShiftyLook.com pre-Holiday 2013.
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive contents – including all major video game consoles, amusement machines (arcade products) and network platforms such as 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 http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/english/.
Part of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., ShiftyLook is all about bringing arcade classics back to life with webcomics, cartoons, games and more! With some of the coolest creators in the business, ShiftyLook publishes webcomics for classic games like KATAMARI, GALAGA™ and DIG DUG™, and introduces retro Japanese titles like BRAVOMAN™, WONDER MOMO, VALKYRIE and KLONOA™ to fans both old and new. ShiftyLook's animated series include BRAVOMAN™ and MAPPY™. More information on ShiftyLook can be found at http://shiftylook.com.