Namco Enters PC Publishing

“Flagship Studios is a top notch development group in its talent and industry wisdom,” said Nobuhiro Kasahara, president and chief executive officer of Namco Hometek Inc. “We look forward tobeginning a strong, long-term relationship with Flagship so that we can make great games together.”

“This very exciting deal with Flagship Studios marks Namco’s official entry into the PC games publishing business,” said Robert Ennis, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of NamcoHometek Inc. “Flagship shares our vision in bringing to market the most innovative and exciting games. We are thrilled to be working with such a talented development team.”

“When looking for a publishing partner, it was critical for us to find a company that shares our passion for making great games,” said Bill Roper, CEO and co-founder of Flagship Studios. “Namco hasfifty years of experience in creating top-quality products and has created some of the most compelling video game franchises in the industry. We look forward to working with them to set new standardsin the arena of PC games.”

The Flagship title (which has been in development since last year) still does not have a title and no gameplay specifics have been revealed. However, Flagship confirmed that it was committed to theonline gaming community and some concept artwork was recently posted on their website. More details are sure to emerge as E3 draws closer.