SURGE is working for NAMCO BANDAI

Video-game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced the formation of SURGE, a new studio and publishing label dedicated to cutting-edge games for western gamers. The first title to be released under the SURGE banner will be an interactive adaptation of the Spike TV animated series Afro Samurai.

‘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,’ says Andrew Lelchuk, exec VP of sales and marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America. ‘Through passion and innovation, SURGE will complement our portfolio of established franchises and intellectual property while positioning the company as a creative force.’

The Afro Samurai game will be released on Jan. 27. Additional intellectual properties currently in development and slated for 2009 will also be published under the SURGE label. For more information on Afro Samurai and other NAMCO BANDAI games, go to www.namcobandaigames.com.