There was concern that the PC release of Dark Souls II would arrive long after the game hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 11, 2014. While the PC date isn't as bad as some had feared, it's by no means right around the c... more
Early purchases of Dark Souls II will come with a voucher for the "Black Armor Weapons Pack" containing five weapons and shields (find the item descriptions below) which players can make use of at the beginning of the game. A... more
Sorry, I got a little carried away earlier today. Let's try again, shall we?
Sonic is returning to the Smash series and will be trading blows with Mario as well as the other blue boy, Mega Man. Sonic vs. Mega Man... f... more
Prepare for a new infestation this February with Earth Defense Force 2025, coming to Xbox 360 and PS3. Check out these new screenshots from Namco Bandai in our massive gallery and bug out with me.
Help me get ready to blast m... more
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z was announced earlier this summer (set to launch next year), but Namco Bandai updated us here at Tokyo Game Show with details on a bonus costume for the game.
Players that nab Dragon Ball Z: Battle ... more
I'm still extremely sore that Retro Game Challenge 2 was never localized. The original game, based off the brilliant Japanese "Let's Play before Let's Plays were a thing" TV program Game Center CX, was a retronaut's dream -- ... more
Two major things distinguish the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash 4: the levels, of which there will be a different set for each platform, and the bold outlines on the 3DS character models. The logic behind the latter design c... more
From Software has narrowed down the fan-made shields for the Dark Souls II design contest and a few of them are spectacular. The six winning artists will get their design put into the game, their name in the credits, and a si... more
I guess when the man who created the seminal Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, says, "I'd like to throw my weight behind a videogame," only good things can happen. As reported last week, Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve ... more
What makes a Pac-Man game a Pac-Man game? Perhaps I'm overthinking this. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures puts the iconic character in a story built off the animated television series of the same name, which makes a lot of... more
The currently Japan-only release of God Eater 2 has some new screens to show off today, and in usual fashion, they highlight the game's oversized set of weapons. There's some crazy stuff on offer here, like giant swords, claw... more
Remember when we briefly mentioned that non-posable Sigma figure during the announcement of Ultimate Armor X? Well we have final confirmation pictures compliments of the Tamashii Nations Facebook, and it's pretty damn badass.... more
Rockman-Unity in Japan recently revealed that X's Ultimate Armor form would be the newest star in Bandai's D-Arts Mega Man toy line. We now have pictures of the figure in the flesh -- so to speak -- and my goodness, does it l... more
Yeah, these posts are terrible. Everyone knows that. Even though readers only click to look at the images, I still have an obligation to put words in this space. These are those words.
So, the Dark Souls II box art is co... more
Namco Bandai Games of all publishers will bring three indiePub titles to additional platforms this year. The likes of Capsized (pictured above), Storm, and Vessel are headed to Xbox Live Arcade, with the former two games... more
Dark Souls II director Yui Tanimura spoke with Shack News recently and the subject of the Dark Souls PC port was brought up. You remember what happened there, right? The PC version was so poorly done that fans had to create m... more
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is getting a costume pack! You can dress up Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke in new outfits ranging from super weird to Hello Kitty. Although weirdly enough, you can't get the Hello Kitty ou... more
Back in early 2006 there was not much going for the Xbox 360 in regards to engrossing online play. There was Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, which was great, but that was it.
That is, however, until the release of From Soft... more
Compliments of NeoGAF, some amazing Dark Souls II screenshots are out in the wild, and damn do they look beautiful. The locales are fairly reminiscent of the first two games in the franchise, with the standout being this acti... more
Devil Summoner's Raidou isn't the only game star shrinking down to desktop warfare size! Also among Bandai's upcoming list of June toys is D-Arts Blastoise, ready to burst at an even lower price tag of ¥3800 (~$41).
The D... more
I'm not all too familiar with the Shin Megami Tensei series or its spinoffs. Bad me, right? What I do know is that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army is the one of the longest, most obsc... more
Fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, CyberConnect2, or crazy 3D anime fighting games can all start marking their calendars now, because Namco Bandai has confirmed an August 29th release date for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Al... more
Like that D-Arts Bass action figure I talked about the other week? Pretty sexy, ain't it? And remember how I said it was highly likely that Bandai would try to bring it to US retail?
Distributor Bluefin has got your back! Not... more
Remember that awesome D-Arts Bass figure we told you about recently? That's not confirmed yet for folks outside of Japan, but his arch nemesis is!
Starting today, you can grab the D-Arts Mega Man figure at select outlets... more
After the Uncharted card game, Namco Bandai's announcement of an impending North American release for Tekken Card Tournament seems all too normal to me. In the coming weeks, the card battle game will be out as a free-to-play ... more
Namco Bandai has announced that 3DS title Naruto Powerful Shippuden will be coming to North America in March 2013. This anime sidescroller comes from developers Inti Creates with a bit of help from Naruto game regulars Cyber... more
Some concept art for Dark Souls II has appeared online, and while some fans may be worried about the game becoming more "accessible," they can at least be assured that the beautifully bleak visual style of the series sha... more
Despite the success of its predecessor, I was not necessarily expecting a Dark Souls II so soon, and I certainly wasn't expecting to see it get announced at the 2012 Spike VGAs of all places. Amazing! I was actually convinced... more
At the recent Tamashii Nations exhibition in Japan, Bandai has been showing off a ton of sweet new game-themed figurines as part of its D-Arts and Figuarts ZERO lines.
We start with some Guilty Gear action in the form of D-Ar... more
Namco Bandai passed along some new screenshots of upcoming PS3 role-playing game Tales of Xillia that are super pretty. They're all anime-y and colorful and sparkle-y, just how I like my RPGs. You know the kind: huge eyes, wi... more
I love all the extra crazy sh*t they're throwing into Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, which will be available at launch for the Wii U on November 18. All the new costumes and modes are a nice (and weird) bonus on ... more
The PlayStation Vita's library has already seen its fair share of console ports, especially when it comes to fighting games. Mortal Kombat, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and now Street Fighter X Tekken has made the jump. Havi... more
Namco Bandai's upcoming 3DS multi-company mashup, Project X Zone, is an absolute treat, and is one of the best things I've played at Tokyo Game Show 2012. It's too bad that it has yet to be announced for North America. After ... more
I had a go at the new four-player mode for upcoming Wii U game Tank! Tank! Tank! here at TGS 2012. Namco Bandai calls it My Kong Mode, and they say it's a perfect fit for their casual party battle title. The game also include... more
You might not think of Nintendo when you think Tekken, but there is a good reason for this: The series has never appeared on a Nintendo console before. While this may be a point of concern for fighting fans who plan to adopt ... more
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is heading to the Wii U and it's going to have a bunch of extras for the Nintendo fans. You'll be able to get mushroom that make you big or small during fights, plus you can dress up as Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Fox, Zero Suit Samus, Link, Zelda, and possibly more.
Nothing weirder than seeing Heihachi in a Mario costume. It's the stuff of nightmares! more
I played and loved Dark Souls on Xbox 360 originally, so I was keen to check it out again with the new Prepare to Die Edition that's available now for PC via Steam and scheduled to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 26... more
Not unlike Battlefield Premium or Call of Duty Elite, World Tekken Federation (WTF) mode is a premium online community service that will act as a hub for a host of features including stat tracking, clans, and social networkin... more
Bandai's Tamashii Nation brand has brought many popular properties to life in high-quality action figure form. Perhaps most notable is the D-Arts Mega Man X line, which has been selling pretty well even here in the States. Ne... more
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is coming out on January 22, 2013 for the PlayStation 3. For those of you who are somehow still on the fence about picking this one up, Namco has revealed the pre-order bonuses from GameSt... more
Remember the Bandai D-Arts figure of King of Fighter's Terry Bogard that was showcased at Comic-Con a few weeks back? Someone saw fit to give the man a promotional website all of his own. It's pretty amazing.
In addition to o... more
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is getting 100 swimsuits as a special bonus if you pre-order the game from GameStop, Amazon, or Best Buy. It's not just for the girls, as EVERYONE gets bikinis. Even Kuma the bear. Yes, the bear. I ca... more
Since it launched earlier this year, Namco Bandai's ShiftyLook has aimed to keep old and forgotten Namco properties alive via free webcomics. Klonoa may not be all that forgotten in certain circles, but I doubt anyone would c... more
Bandai's D-Arts figures are the shizz, especially if you've got a thing for Mega Man X characters. At SDCC, Bandai's US distributor Bluefin has been showing off some possible new models for the X line, headlined by none other... more
I've only been half paying attention to the licensed anime titles coming out of Japan lately. I mean, after hearing about the 1000th Dragon Ball Z iteration, it's quite easy to lose interest. But this new Naruto game for 3DS... more
Damn. That's one mean stink eye.
Hot on the heels of Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works is Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks. Released in Japan this past April, the 192-page book is being published by UDON for America... more
When Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition arrives on August 24, PC players will get the same cutthroat challenge that 360 and PS3 owners have been suffering for months.
For the behind-closed-doors demo, the staff member on hand... more
It's kind of unfair to compare Star Trek to Star Wars 1313, and I know I'm only furthering the Star Wars vs. Star Trek rivalry, but there's no way I could not think about my hands-off LucasArts session.
Whereas the Star Wars ... more
Even the discerning tastes of Sanji would be excited by these new One Piece: Pirate Warrior's images. The are great shots of some of the in game environments, and thankfully the first Arlong arc looks faithfully&nbs... more
These new screenshots for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch are so pretty that they don't even look real. But, for as great as they look, they're nothing compared to seeing the game in motion. There are plenty of animated,... more