Namco Bandai SURGEs Ahead in 2009

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Namco Bandai Games America has formed a new studio/publishing label today known as SURGE. SURGE is a Western-focused studio “dedicated to providing cutting-edge, genre-defining games” across all genres and platforms.

“SURGE presents a significant milestone for NAMCO BANDAI as it personifies our commitment to deliver compelling content for the discriminating player who is looking for games that are not only groundbreaking but also push the envelope,” said Andrew Lelchuk, executive vice president of sales and marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. “Through passion and innovation, SURGE will complement our portfolio of established franchises and intellectual property while positioning the company as a creative force.”

Hip hop anime hack-n-slash Afro Samurai will be the first title published under the new SURGE label when it ships January 27th, 2009 for PS3 and Xbox 360. More SURGE-branded titles are in development for next year, but those will be revealed at a later date.

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