SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 2, 2014) – Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. today announced an agreement with UK developer Slightly Mad Studios to distribute the highly anticipated Project CARS worldwide starting November 2014 on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Wii U™ system and PC.  BANDAI NAMCO Nordics & Netherlands will be distributing the title across The Netherlands. Vertigo 6 will assist on marketing and PR.

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.  Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process throughout to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS allows you to create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events – sometimes for real-world prizes.

Featuring the largest track roster of any recent racing game with a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, world-class graphics and handling, deep tuning & pit stop functionality, and support for Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Slightly Mad Studios for Project CARS,” said Chris Gilbert Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.  “Combining the passion of an involved racing community with the talents of an extremely talented development team with pro-racing expertise creates an unprecedented collaborative effort to develop a true next-gen racing experience.”

“With a portfolio of prestigious, popular and iconic titles under their wing, BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. are the perfect partners to bring our pioneering community-driven game to players around the world,” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio, Slightly Mad Studios.

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About BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO 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

About Slightly Mad Studios
Slightly Mad Studios is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR® series, Need For Speed® Shift™ & Shift 2 Unleashed®.  It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage.

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Press Release © 2014 BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.

Nick O’Leary
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.