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Namco Bandai Group chooses Hong Kong as its hub from which to build its Asian amusement business (With photos)

ˇ@    Namco Enterprises Asia Ltd. of Namco Bandai Group from Japan today (April 17) announced the grand opening of their new flagship entertainment centre ˇ§Wonder Park Plusˇ¨ at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay.

    ˇ@This large-scale amusement facility features a wide range of popular Bandai Namco games and amusements to entertain customers of all ages. Games include 8 sets of the famous Japanese Bandai Namco game ˇ§Gundam Senjyo No Kizunaˇ¨ and a new Asian version of the game ˇ§Taiko No Tatsujin 11ˇ¨. Wonder Park Plus in Hong Kong, will be the first time some of these games have been available overseas. The total cost of the investment is approximately 130 million yen. Namco Enterprises Asia Ltd. expects one million customers to visit Wonder Park Plus in the first year generating an annual turnover of 400 million yen.

    ˇ@President of Namco Bandai Group, Mr Takeo Takasu said, ˇ§Our vision is to become the worldˇ¦s most inspiring entertainment group, by delivering dreams, fun and inspiration to the global entertainment audience. Todayˇ¦s opening of our new flagship store in Hong Kong will go a long way to helping us achieve this goal.ˇ¨

    ˇ@Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, Mr Simon Galpin, welcomed the opening of this new entertainment centre. He said, "Geographically located in the centre of Asia and at the gateway to Mainland China, Hong Kong is the most popular city destination in Asia. Last year over 28 million people visited Hong Kong, and coupled with the 6 million local residents provides a ready global market to ensure the success of Wonder Park Plus."

    ˇ@ˇ§Dreams, Fun and Inspirationˇ¨ take different shapes over time, but we believe that their central importance in our lives never changes. At Namco Bandai Group, our speed and zest for challenges allow us to stay ahead of the times and deliver entertainment unique to Namco Bandai Group. We will continue to lead the way in offering ˇ§Dreams, Fun and Inspirationˇ¨ to people all over the world.

    ˇ@Invest Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government department charged with encouraging and facilitating inward investment into the city by providing the support needed to establish or expand a business presence here. For more information, please visit

Ends/Thursday, April 17, 2008
Issued at HKT 11:00


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