SOURCE: Jibo, Inc.

Jibo, Inc.

May 11, 2016 11:00 ET

Jibo, Inc. Partners With BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe to Bring a New Family Gaming Experience

Announces Creation of "Rescue PAC-MAN!™" as the First Offering in Jibo's Family Entertainment Platform

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - Jibo, Inc., creator of the world's first social robot for the home, is partnering with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S., a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content, to deliver a new gaming experience on the Jibo robot platform.

Jibo represents a new interactive media platform in the home and will redefine how families consume, and engage with, content. As an innovator in the gaming space consistently seeking new game experiences for its consumers, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. was compelled to explore Jibo as a new engagement platform for its interactive content.

"Jibo will bring content to life and offer a personalized, human experience and we believe it offers a glimpse into the future of home entertainment," said David Aubert, MIS director and project leader of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. "We aim to stay on the leading edge of platforms that engage and delight consumers. Together with Jibo we can evolve the gaming experience and bring a new level of interaction to our classic games that are beloved by generations."

The first interactive game on Jibo's entertainment platform will be a reincarnation of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment's PAC-MAN® -- known as "Rescue PAC-MAN!™." The game will bring together family members in an interactive battle of wits to free PAC-MAN from the throes of evil ghosts, by way of activating Jibo.

"Our partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. shows the promise of Jibo providing an interactivity, and personalization, like no other platform can," said Steve Chambers, CEO of Jibo, Inc. "We're thrilled to be collaborating with the innovators that made PAC-MAN a household name to herald a new era of rich, interactive gaming only possible with social robotics."

About Jibo, Inc.:
Jibo, Inc., creator of the world's first Social Robot and Developers' Platform, is a design-driven company dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences through advanced social robotics innovations. The Company was founded by Cynthia Breazeal, a pioneer of social robotics and human robot interaction from the MIT Media Lab. Jibo is a capable and engaging Family Companion. He is able to get to know his family, learn from them and adapt to their preferences overtime. With the Jibo SDK, developers have the tools to create and build a wide range of Jibo Skills (robot applications), extending Jibo's personality and capabilities in the home. Jibo was brought here to provide fun, help and companionship to everyone in the home. Get to know Jibo today at www.jibo.com.

About BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE S.A.S.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content -- including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO®, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN®, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.eu

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