Atari, Namco Bandai set up publishing deal

The European and Japanese publishers have gone into partnership to release handheld games in Europe.


Popeye: Rush for Spinach
Ace Combat Advance
Sigma Star Saga

Atari has announced that it is partnering with Japanese publisher Namco Bandai to bring a range of handheld games to Europe.

The first six titles, which have been released in the US and/or Japan, will be launched in Europe in the summer. Five GBA games have so far been announced: Ace Combat Advance, Atomic Betty, Popeye: Rush for Spinach, Sigma Star Saga, and Rebelstar: Tactical Command. One DS title has also been announced--Dig Dug Digging Strike.

"Thanks to our extensive European distribution network, European gamers will be able to discover and play these games for the first time this summer," said Jean-Michel Perbet, president of Atari Europe.

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