Category Archives: Namco Bandai
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 08:24 BST
Armored Core: Verdict Day seems to be something of a stompy, giant robot fan’s dream. From Software has released a new ‘Siege’ trailer that shows off some of the MMO’s cinematics in action, as well as a fresh batch of screens delivered piping hot to your eyes.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 06:37 BST
Namco Bandai hasn’t made any noises about bringing the DS version of Ni No Kuni west, but according to PocketGamer, one representative said a 3DS release of the Level-5 adventure is possible. The unnamed spokesperson said there’s no official plan in place, but the publisher might look into the matter if it garners enough fan demand. Ni No Kuni is quite a different game on DS; it released in Japan in 2010 with the subtitle The Jet-black Mage.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 23:28 BST
Namco Bandai has signed on to help indiePub extend the reach of three downloadable titles as distributor. Storm, in which players take on the role of the titular weather to solve puzzles and help a seed grow, is headed to PSn and Xbox Live. Capsized, a 2D action platformer with physics puzzles and shooting, is also coming to both platforms. Vessel is an Xbox Live exclusive for now and features liquid-based physics puzzles.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 22:25 BST
Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura has promised the team will “put more priority” on the PC version of the game, admitting that its last PC outing was “sort of half-assed.”
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 20:53 BST
From Software had discussed bringing Dark Souls 2 to next-gen platforms, but decided current-gen had a larger demand for it.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 22:04 BST
Ridge Racer: Driftopia has been announced by Namco Bandai, and is a downloadable free-to-play title slated for release later in 2013 for PC and PS3. More details are to be announced soon, but to tide you over until then, a video for it is posted below.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 20:26 BST
Tales of Xillia will be available in an exclusive Day One Edition and Special Collector’s Edition when it lands in Australia and Europe in August. Namco has also released two new battle videos, and it’s all below.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 13:23 BST
Dark Souls 2 developer From Software has released a batch of screens into the wilds, showing off the game’s bonfire system, dragon enemies, locations and combat. It all looks very depressing and difficult, but would you want it any other way?
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 03:05 BST
Namco Bandai is expanding with two new international offices. A press release by the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training notes that Namco Bandai Vancouver will begin operation in june, while an unnamed Singapore office will also open sometime this year. The former will developer social games, while the latter’s role is unknown. The BC government seems pretty chuffed to have secured a new source of jobs – especially among recent reports of games industry companies packing up and heading east.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 21:28 BST
Star Trek: The Video Game will hit stores two week’s before the film, featuring an evil Benedict Cumberbatch. A video preview to keep you in check until then is below.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 14:37 BST
Dark Souls 2 has received a pair of gameplay screens that can be viewed with your eyes now.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 08:32 BST
J-Stars Victory VS is the cross-over fighting games from Namco Bandai, pulling together a roster of Shonen Jump regulars and locking them into deadly anime combat. The first teaser trailer is out now ahead of the game’s PS3 and PS Vita release in Japan later this year.
Sun, Apr 07, 2013 | 23:53 BST
Namco Bandai hasat last confirmed a US release date for Tales of Xillia, the anticipated latest English entry in the long-running RPG series.
Sun, Apr 07, 2013 | 23:08 BST
Remember that poll asking you about various potential taglines for Dark Souls 2? An update to the official Dark Souls 2 website suggests one has been chosen: Go Beyond Death. Seems pretty appropriate. The hardcore RPG sequel is expected on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late 2013 or early 2014.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 20:33 BST
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 08:21 BST
Tekken Card Tournament is the new fighting game from Namco. It sees players collecting up to 191 cards and then using them to apply fists to face, feet to groins – and if you’re Kuma – arse to mouth. It’s out now on various devices and browsers.
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 | 23:43 BST
William Shatner, the original face of James T Kirk, returns to facedown an old foe in this new trailer for Digital Extremes’ Star Trek, a tie in to the rebooted film series. This is pretty much the best thing. Star Trek is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 23 in the US and April 26 in Europe.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 00:35 GMT
God Eater 2 will allow you to import items from your Gods Eater Burst save file, although not your character. Siliconera reports the amount of items you’ll be able to import will vary depending on your completion and play time, so if you’re hanging out for the follow-up it’s probably a good idea to invest some more time in the original. God Eater 2 is the sequel to the game released in the west as Gods Eater Burst; it has not been confirmed for localisation, but hits Japan sometime later this year, on PSP and Vita.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 05:31 GMT
Namco Banfai has released a huge pile of localised screens for From Software’s latest, Armored Core: Verdict Day. A few of these you will have seen before, but the English translations give a much better idea of what to expect from the mech battler’s faction-based multiplayer mode. Verdict Day is heading to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan in September, and will also arrive in the west sometime this year.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 01:11 GMT
Here’s a little blip we missed from today’s Tales of Graces f release date announcement; on the PlayStation Blog Tales series producer Hideo Baba said we can expect “a Tales of filled year” and that he has “a lot of surprise announcements lined up”. The next announced western release for the series is Tales of Xillia, which already has a sequel in Japan.