Bandai announces the release of the Resident Evil Deck Building Game: Alliance

Official Press Release

RESIDENT EVIL™ DECK BUILDING GAME: ALLIANCE

Bandai announces the release of the RESIDENT EVIL™ Deck Building Game: Alliance on April 22, 2011

Cypress, CA – September 25, 2011 – Bandai America Inc. (Bandai) is pleased to announce the RESIDENT EVIL™ Deck Building Game (DBG): Alliance, scheduled for release on April 22, 2011.

In Capcom’s Resident Evil® video game series, a deadly virus has caused the dead to rise and infect any living thing they encounter!  Fleeing to a mysterious mansion, you must gather any materials you can find to protect yourself and fight for your survival against a legion of infected beings!

The RESIDENT EVIL DBG brings the story to life in a game of strategy where players construct their card decks while they play.  Choose one of your favorite characters from RESIDENT EVIL and start with only the most basic of items and weapons. As the game progresses, players build their arsenal with additional Weapons, Ammunition, Action or Item cards to customize their deck and improve their ability in defeating “the Infected”! Your deck will be your lifeline to survival.  How will you survive the zombie outbreak?

RESIDENT EVIL DBG: ALLIANCE is a stand-alone expansion that can be played on its own or with the top selling RESIDENT EVIL DBG.  Play with new additional characters such as Hunk, Carlos Oliveira, Steve Burnside, Josh Stone or Billy Coen.  New weapons, actions and infected have been added to this set to create even more powerful combinations and dangers.  ALLIANCE also introduces the new PARTNER Mode of play where you take on the Mansion with not just one character but two!

RESIDENT EVIL DBG: ALLIANCE will consist of 250 playing cards and a game manual for MSRP $29.99.

Bandai ’s promotional plans are to release a set of Resident Evil 15th anniversary promo cards for fans to collect throughout 2011.  Each card will be released to coincide with various events such as the release of ALLIANCE and future sets, Origins Game Fair, San Diego Comic Con, Gen Con, etc.  For the most up to date information on the RESIDENT EVIL DBG and other promotions or Bandai America Inc., please visit www.bandaicg.com/residentevil.

The RESIDENT EVIL video game series by Capcom debuted in 1996 and has sold more than 40 million games worldwide.  It has since turned into a media franchise with major motion pictures, games, comic books, novels and other collectibles.

For more information on RESIDENT EVIL and Capcom Entertainment, Inc. please visit www.RESIDENTEVIL.com or www.capcom.com.

About Bandai America Incorporated

A leader in introducing Japanese toy trends to the United States, Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan.  Global interests encompass four strategic business units: toys and hobby, amusement facilities, game contents & visual and music content.  Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and licensee of some of the most popular brands in entertainment today, including Naruto, Ben 10, and Dragon Ball Z®. The company is headquartered in Cypress, California and information is available at www.Bandaicg.com.

About Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.

Capcom, Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd.  Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.   All other marks are the property of their respective owners.”