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Namco Bandai announces they will open studio at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver! http://bit.ly/YaDzub
NAMCO BANDAI Studios Inc. announced today from Japan that its new subsidiary, NAMCO BANDAI Studios Vancouver Inc., will start operations in June. The new company will be established within The Centre for Digital Media (CDM), a post-graduate school supported by four universities in the region that are focusing on training personnel for digital media. NAMCO BANDAI Studios Vancouver Inc. will develop game content for North American and European customers as well as next-generation entertainment.
“As we build our global development network, we are very honoured and excited to have found Canada as our partner. British Columbia has demonstrated a deep understanding of the digital media and game industries, especially in Vancouver, which has a long history as a pioneer in game development. This makes it a perfect choice for our first step forward in establishing our global network. I am confident that we will be able to achieve new and amazing feats in Canada, thanks to its great talent pool, leading edge academic and research institutions and pro-business federal and provincial governments.” said Hajime Nakatani, CEO, NAMCO BANDAI Studios Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Studios Vancouver Inc. will work in close collaboration with local government and educational institutions to develop and secure talent, enhance quality of their game content and energize the game industry cluster. Company officials said their goal is to develop content that delivers on their mission of providing “Dreams, Fun and Inspiration” worldwide.
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