Namco Bandai in talks to distribute games on Ouya

Wednesday, 8th August 2012 15:13 GMT By Dave Cook

Namco Bandai could be the next big publisher to sign up to distribute on Ouya, the Android-powered console that smashed its funding target on Kickstarter recently.

Speaking with Develop, Namco Marketing VP Carlson Choi revealed the compay’s interest, “Namco Bandai Games and Ouya are currently in active discussions to bring some of the world’s biggest gaming properties to the exciting new open gaming platform.”

“Namco Bandai brings with it a rich history of iconic gaming franchises, from classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, to seminal franchises like Tekken and Ridge Racer, and we’re excited to explore how we can work with Ouya to bring some great titles to the forthcoming console.”

What Namco Bandai games would you like to see on Ouya? Let us know below.



  1. OlderGamer

    Nice. Now if commentment turns into actual games that is even better. When a system creeps up on the horizen it is common place to see several pubs verbily commet to putting their games on it. Sometimes it ends up being lesser then steller. If namco brings their old classics AND their new games, then that is really something. But putting Namco Museum coleection out isn’t that big of a deal.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    I’d like to see the Ouya first, to be honest.

    Given that it’s not even a prototype yet, I’m amazed how many companies are jumping on the badwagon* for some easy PR.

    *Freudian slip.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Or maybe those companies are just trying to make a statement regaurding their unhappiness towards the current console bizz model. You can bet that MS, Sony, and Nintendo are watching.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TheBlackHole

    @3 Maybe. I don’t think they’re unhappy with the business model, I just think they need an angle to drive interest into gaming again. People are ready for the next gen and have been for several years now.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight


    And that is why people are buying in to this because this console is selling a dream without any proof of games, a system and photoshopped images of the controller.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Fin


    Yup. I wonder how many people even realise what it does – remember the ridiculous list of games they published.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Da Man

    Amazing value. For $100 you can play Pac-Man on your TV navigating to it using Android interface. Day one buy now, definetely.

    #7 2 years ago

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