Atari Australia have long stood as more than just the local distributor for the old Atari name, they've also built a large portfolio of worldwide publishers to add to their distribution lane, helping bring titles from the likes of Eidos, Konami and Namco Bandai to Aussie shores, among many more.
Today they've announced that Namco Bandai have purchased this distribution channel to maximise growth for Namco Bandai in PAL territories, meaning Atari Australia is now known as "Namco Bandai Partners". However, we've been assured nothing has ultimately changed and it's "business as usual" from the fine folk at Atari, err... I mean Namco Bandai Partners
Operating in 50 countries with 17 dedicated offices including UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Nordic, Benelux, Greece, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, NAMCO BANDAI Partners is one of the world's strongest and most comprehensive video game retail distribution networks.
In Australia the company will operate as NAMCO BANDAI Partners Australia, working with its partners in publishing, media and retail to bring a wide range of original, entertaining and high quality video games to market for all audiences from hardcore gamers to families and casual gamers.