Trademark filed in Europe
As spotted by Gematsu, Bandai Namco filed a European trademark for Tales of Link last week.
The free-to-play role-playing game launched on iOS and Android devices in early 2014, but only in the Japanese market. Given the publ...
Namco not using Pac-Man inappropriately?
Namco has finally managed to do something with Pac-Man that is not hopelessly sad.
Here's an extended look at Hipster Whale's (Crossy Road) Pac-Man 256 out of gamescom. It's coming this summer to iPhone, iPad, Google Play a...
When I wrote about why Souls games are not that hard earlier this year, I told you all that I was neither expert (under 30 series hours total) nor savant (not skilled at anything).
And yet, this lumbering galoot, after quite ...
I also see a few problem areas
It's crazy to think that we're on the verge of yet another Souls game right after Bloodborne and Scholar of the First Sin. From Software doesn't seem to rest, and as soon as the studio has wrapped up one project, it's on...
Good gift-giving potential
Humble Bundle and Bandai Namco have partnered for a sale on some older games that are still well worth playing. If nothing else, I'd say this is a great way to give the gift of Pac-Man CE.
Name your price: Pac-Man Championsh...
Yep, that's some Dark Souls right there
At today's Microsoft gamescom press conference, the general public finally got its first look at Dark Souls III, and it certainly looks like a new-gen Dark Souls game.
The trailer showed off several new bosses, multiple larg...
In Japan and North America
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was supposed to be released later this year worldwide, but Bandai Namco has just confirmed that it will be delayed into 2016.
At first, the company just noted a delay in Japan to Febru...
I've been seeing this (above) and similar images all over the 'net and I am stunned that Namco would choose to redesign an iconic character like Pac-Man so dramatically. I mean, the arms and legs in all those earlier 3D Pac-M...
No matter the length of race chosen, F1 2015 mandates at least one pit stop per outing. When pulling into the pits, control of the car is seized from the player and the steering wheel displays the words "pit limiter." Th...
You can also buy me a beer
Namco Bandai announced Dark Souls III at E3 this year, just a few months after the release of Bloodborne exclusively to PS4. It's coming early 2016.
And any of you planning on attending gamescom in Germany in a couple of week...
Did not finish
While Slightly Mad Studios' Project CARS has been zooming past one million sales on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, it won't get off the starting line on Wii U. That had been the murmured whisper around town, but the studio has n...
Namco is celebrating 10 years of Idolmaster by way of costume cross over with Tekken 7. Unfortunately, Japanese pop idol Paul coming to Idolmaster is just a joke and it seems only Tekken's women get pop idol attire.
In the s...
One week to vote for your favorites
Brutal Blaziken was introduced yesterday to the Namco-developed fighter Pokkén Tournament, so the weed-loving fan favorite is in, but perhaps some 'mons less suited for 1-on-1 combat can still make an appearance?
New Pokken Tournament trailer
Oh my god, that poor Pikachu!
Following word of Blaziken's upcoming arrival in Pokken Tournament in Japanese arcades, Bandai Namco has a trailer of the fiery bipedal chicken kicking the crap out of its fellow Pokémon.
I feel bad for them, which has traditionally not been the case for any of the core series games.
Don't Google Image Search 'Blaziken'
As we await the full lineup for Pokken Tournament, I can rest easy knowing that my boy Gengar is in. Gardevoir, too. The latest character announcement isn't so much a reveal as a reiteration.
Long before we knew the Pok&eacut...
Better luck next time
This was supposed to be the game for Godzilla fans -- an authentic adaptation that captured the look and feel of the films. In some ways, it is. There's a satisfying cast of playable characters including Mothra, Destroyah, an...
Namco's supermoba Supernova is getting a closed beta this month. Alpha testers are automagically entered into the beta; all else can sign up here to join the space robot wars.
Supernova's closed beta also includes new comman...
Has Harada forgotten about it?
It's been five years since Tekken X Street Fighter was announced at SDCC in 2010, but panic not, the game is still in development.
Famitsu (as translated by Siliconera) asked producer Katsuhiro Harada if he'd forgot...
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is looking pretty sharp, and will arrive overseas this year from Arc System Works. We finally have some concrete information on pre-order bonuses as it applies to the US (the UK gets a limi...
More info revealed for Japan Expo
Saint Seiya is making a comeback with an all-new anime series and a fighting game, and I'm pretty excited for the future of the franchise. Although I didn't get a hands-on session with Soldier's Soul back when I at...
Are you good at Tekken?
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series and the upcoming Tekken 7, Bandai Namco is hosting the "King of the Iron Fist 2015" Tekken 7 tournament. There's a 10 million yen cash grand prize ($81,463) for the winner, so ...
Once you finish 'getting hype'
Tekken 7 will be at EVO this month despite not having made it out of Japanese arcades. Tournament participants will have to use a DualShock 4, too.
Perhaps a little too late, the Tekken Facebook page announced North American ...
Based off the manga
Bandai Namco has revealed an unlikely project, titled Crows: Burning Edge, set to debut on the PS4 and Vita at some point in the future. It's based off of the Japanese manga series, which features delinquents in high school ...
Note: I do really, really love Pokemon
Oh lordy I can feel something growing inside of me. An urge, buried deep for over ten years now that must spring forth: Digimon was way better than Pokemon. Sure, the Pokemon games were great and I love them dearly, but when...
Have a new trailer to pass the time
Project X Zone 2 has been pushed back to early 2016.
The upcoming tactical role-playing game, which features a myriad of iconic characters from Bandai Namco, Capcom, and Sega, was previously announced for an autumn release i...
Also known as 'Magical Castle'
Disney Magical World was released in the west last year, and it was a decent entry-level Animal Crossing game that resonated with a younger audience. Bandai Namco has just announced a full sequel, which is titled Disney Magical Castle 2: My Happy Life in the east.
Evidently the full unveiling will happen on July 6, at which point we'll get more information on some updated features.
Just think of all those deaths
The Dark Souls franchise has sold over eight million copies worldwide, with more than 3.25 million copies sold on PC alone.
Famitsu - reporting from a From Software presentation - confirmed the original Dark Souls game s...
Get your own back with this new mod
Dark Souls modder White Lord of DaTeHaCKs has created a mod that'll put you squarely in the shoes/hooves/claws/whatever of your favourite worst nightmare.
The Darks Souls Boss Arena Mod "enhances the Debug Mode opt...
Tekken 7 still hasn't been announced for consoles. It's assumed to be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One, and hell, it even listed those platforms in a console sizzle reel trailer a while back, but Namco Bandai hasn't confirmed a...
Mash, mash, mash, mash, mash, mash......
J-Stars Victory VS+ is a game that's mechanically light, heavy on fanservice volume but that only ever skims the surface of the characters it includes. If you want an anime brawler that focuses on the sheer volume of anime ch...