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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - Every year during IAAPA, dozens of new games are introduced to the amusement industry. Out of those dozens of games, one leaves IAAPA crowned the "best." The 2012 Brass Ring Award for Best New Product in the Arcade Video Game category goes to one game that exemplifies creativity and originality. This year the award went to NAMCO's new two-player shooter, Dark Escape 4D. Its unique and thrilling features have instantly created a buzz around the amusement industry. This is much more than a video game; it is an entertainment experience that bombards your senses. It has re-paved the path and created a new standard for video arcade games.

The NAMCO booth at IAAPA consistently saw lines of people waiting to play the new Dark Escape attraction. Booth personnel had to impose time limits for players to ensure that all attendees were able to play the extremely popular game. During the game-play, there are many unique features that make Dark Escape so memorable and frightening. Front and rear air blasters create a full body experience from the breath of a lunging zombie to the "chill" down the back of a player's neck from a pursuing enemy. Rumble seats and heavy recoil guns add to the full physical experience the game offers. The stunning 3D HD graphics will heighten the excitement to a point where it truly feels like monsters are leaping out of the screen. Player specific 5.1 surround sound audio puts the action all around. Players hear the excitement in 3D as well as see it. This experience is so heart pounding that NAMCO has
included heart rate sensors on the gun grips. A player's heart rate is constantly being monitored throughout the game with "panic attacks" being recorded. At the completion of each stage, the number of panic attacks recorded will be displayed for each player.

Orders for Dark Escape 4D were overwhelming during IAAPA and the first production run is completely sold out. The next limited run will begin shipping in March of 2013. Don't miss out, Pre-order yours today!

For more information about Dark Escape 4D and all of their products shown at IAAPA, please visit as well as NAMCO’s YouTube channel or call (847) 264-5610. NAMCO's YouTube channel features a trailer for Dark Escape 4D as well as a video showing the reactions of people playing Dark Escape at IAAPA Attractions Expo.

About NAMCO America, Inc.

NAMCO America, Inc. (NAI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. NAI uses cutting-edge technology and advanced electronics to take their coin-operated video games far beyond traditional entertainment. NAI is the premier manufacturer of coin-operated arcade games & attractions ranging from the hottest video games like Dead Heat, Deadstorm Pirates, and Pac-Man Battle Royale to popular redemption games like BarBerCut Lite, Jumpin' Jackpot and Dunk Tank Prize. Re-live the glory days of the arcade with Pac-Man's Arcade Party: a collection of the greatest classic games from NAMCO. For the greatest arcade gaming fun, NAMCO America is your answer!

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