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Test Your Survival Skills With The Worst-Case Scenario® iPhone/iPod touch Game

Hit survival trivia book series Worst-Case Scenario® launches on Apple’s App Store

The hit survival trivia book series, Worst-Case Scenario®, is launching on Apple’s App Store to test users’ survival knowledge and powers of observation. Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile, iPhone and PC games for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the release of Worst-Case Scenario for 99 cents. Worst-Case Scenario is an entertaining and informative trivia game based on the popular handbook series created by Quirk Productions and published by Chronicle Books which has sold more than 10 million copies and been translated into 26 languages.

The game gives players access to more than 300 trivia questions, providing hours of unique game play. Additionally, Namco Networks utilizes the in-app purchasing feature to provide three additional 300 question downloadable content packs, each priced at 99 cents.

“Players can see if their survival instincts are spot on for everything from crossing piranha-infested waters to wedding disasters,” said Jonathan Kromrey, general manager of Apple Games for Namco Networks. “This is just another example of a great 99 cent title that provides quick and satisfying entertainment. Once done playing, there are three additional question packs available for download for even more challenge and fun.”

Consumers can test their survival skills and prepare themselves for almost any disaster while on the go with this new iPhone game. Worst-Case Scenario features rapid-fire trivia questions covering 11 different categories from the best-selling books, including dating, outdoor survival and politics. Players can test their skills with questions ranging from surviving the direst of dating disasters to avoiding an angry alligator attack.

Worst-Case Scenario also features Facebook Connect, allowing users to post their rankings on Facebook and share achievements with their friends.

For more information on Worst-Case Scenario or other games by Namco, please visit www.namcogames.com or NAMCO NETWORKS on Facebook.

About Namco Networks

Namco Networks America, Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., is a worldwide leader in cutting-edge, digitally distributed casual entertainment including mobile, iPhone and casual PC games. More information about Namco Networks products can be found at www.namcogames.com or at www.twitter.com/namconetworks.

©2008 WORST-CASE SCENARIO by Namco. Based on THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK series Copyright ©1999-2008 by Quirk Productions. First published and under license from Chronicle Books LLC and Quirk Productions, Inc. Worst-Case Scenario® is a registered trademark of Quirk Productions, Inc. ©2008 Namco Networks America, Inc.

About Quirk Books

Quirk Books (www.quirkbooks.com) is the foremost publisher of "irreference" books--entertaining, informative, and irreverent reference and crossover nonfiction for adults. Quirk is based in Philadelphia, PA, and was founded by David Borgenicht, creator of the WORST CASE SCENARIO brand.

About Chronicle Books

One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative, distinctive books and gifts. For more information, please visit www.chroniclebooks.com.


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