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Hachiemon is not nearly as weird as it looks. Natsume and Namco unleashed this GBA game onto the people of Japan back in 2003, perhaps as their response to Kirby. The character, however, was created in 1995 as the mascot for ...


This year is the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man, a fact that will surely make your dad feel old. At a recent event in Las Vegas, Bandai Namco Entertainment said to look for Pac-Man to "show up in unexpected places this year." I've thought long and hard about where those places could be and compiled my best guesses below. Feel free to post yours in the comments!


Four days, 19 hours, 52 minutes, and 37 seconds. That's how long it'll be until Namco does something. Well, it'll probably be less for you, barring the possibility you possess the time-traveling capabilities to go to the imme...


You can play Supernova today. The MOBA from developer Primal Game Studios is publisher Bandai Namco's next push into the realm of free-to-play (you'll remember the Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates). Nam...




Yesterday, Tekken 7 revealed a new character with cat ears and a Japanese pop idol aesthetic designed by Fire Emblem: Awakening and No More Heroes character artist Yusuke Kozaki. Our own Destructoid's...


I have a strong urge to get very, very good at Tekken 7 and just piss off (mostly western) players by beating them endlessly with this stupid cat girl. 


Namco Bandai announced a touched up God Eater 2, God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan.  God Eater 2 came to PSP and Vita last year in Japan. Yes, PSP. It was also insinuated that the franchise would continue, perhaps with a proper God Eater 3 down the line. 


In sunny Chiba, Japan, a woman purchased a building that actually ended up encasing a time capsule of arcade goodness straight out of the late '80s through '90s. Among the relics were almost fifty Sega Aero and Astro City cab...


Coming to PS3, 360, Wii U, and 3DS this fall, a sequel to "an emotionless venture that's devoid of any soul or effort." I guess Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which is based on the new Pac-Man television series, did well enough to warrant a sequel.


On paper, the thought of participating in an eight-player Dragon Ball Z battle sounds like the stuff of fanboy dreams. Blasting Kamehamehas across the chasms of Namek while fighting alongside your favorite Saiyans could be as...


If it's one thing An American Tale taught me, it's to "never say never." But come on, what really are the chances of Super Heroine Chronicle landing on North American shores? It takes the mash-up wackiness of the Super Robot...


I like Soulcalibur II HD Online, but boy oh boy is the online a nightmare. Because of this, I'm holding my breath with the free-to-play offering Namco is whipping up for the next installment of their fabled fighter: Soulcalib...


I’ve never seen as much tragedy in a fighting game before I played Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers. Maybe I should have been more prepared with a fighting game based on the lore of the classic anime, but as a casual partake...


If you haven't had your fill of Black Friday deals, then Namco Bandai might just have a few more to keep you busy over the long winter drought. Over at their CLUB NAMCO store, a few deals are currently running and are good th...


Transcending more than just history, Soulcalibur II was the envy of every arcade-to-home conversion back in 2003. A feature-rich fighter, Namco’s weapon-based brawler exemplified perfection with deep mechanics, memorabl...


Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers' destiny clashes this Tuesday, November 26, when it smashes its way onto North American PlayStation 3's. Released last week in Europe, both at retail and on PSN, the NA version of the game is fore...


Here's a nice, long trailer for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, the upcoming PS3 game, set to launch next year in both North America and Europe. It's in Japanese with subtitles, and contains a lot of hugging, yelling, and swo...


Namco seems to be lovingly embracing the free-to-play model. The free Tekken Revolution is doing well enough that it added new, original characters. The free-to-play PC and PS3 racer Ridge Racer Driftopia just went up on Stea...


It only took two years for the thirteenth flagship title in the Tales series to reach western shores, but now that Tales of Xillia has finally arrived what better way to celebrate than with a collection of some fantastic cosp...


Remember that poll that would decide the next brand new character in the Tekken franchise? Well it looks like we have a winner -- the Female Vampire. Right behind her were the "Female Tekken Force" character, and Shin Kamiya,...


Katamari Damacy is coming to PlayStation Network! Announced during this week's PlayStation Blogcast, the first entry in Namco Bandai's acid trip of a series is set to arrive as a part of next Tuesday's PlayStation Store ...


After a long wait, Project X Zone is nearly here. Set to launch on June 25, this Namco Bandai, Capcom, and Sega crossover will feature characters from Mega Man to Bruce Willis. Namco Bandai has just announced today that "for...


At long last, Tales of Xillia has a North American release date! Namco Bandai has announced the highly-anticipated role-playing game will finally make its way to western shores starting August 6. Initially released ...


Let's face it, the Vita is struggling. But that doesn't mean one of Sony's handhelds isn't doing well. Despite the presence of sexy new technology, the PlayStation Portable is still enjoying quite a bit of success&...


Every Viking burial needs some sacrificial offerings to help fuel the funeral pyre. As luck would have it, Namco Bandai has at least one more parting gift to present before the Wii begins its journey into the afterlife. ...


Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is almost finally here. The long-awaited game may be arriving exclusively on PlayStation 3 next week, but that doesn't mean players won't have a choice of where to grab it. The PlaySt...


Polygon has learned of the existence of a restaurant/gaming fusion project that may interest those of you in the US. The project, initially titled "Level 256" (the final levels of Pac-Man and Dig Dug), will deliver high-end f...


[Dtoid community blogger Cutie Honey shares his concerns about the upcoming game from Monolith Soft, Project X Zone. For an opposing viewpoint, see our own Dale North's thoughts on the game. (Let it never be said that Dt...


Although Namco's involvement with the new Wii U Smash Bros. game was namedropped in the last Nintendo Direct stream, we weren't really sure of the magnitude of their involvement -- until today that is. In an inteview with Now...


The news that Namco Bandai would be teaming up with Project Sora to develop the next game in the beloved Smash Bros. series was unexpected, but very exciting. Namco Bandai is a talented developer responsible for some pretty m...


Inversion is one of those games with the unfortunate distinction of launching during the week of E3. Namco's forthcoming third-person shooter looks like it could be surprisingly good, but that's unlikely to matter what ...


If there's one thing next month's Street Fighter X Tekken is trying to be, it's accessible. Besides combining one of the deepest fighting game casts -- since Capcom dabbled with the SNK crew -- the dream fighter is throwing ...


Namco has announced their DLC plans for the Playstation Vita, and they involve launch titles Ridge Racer, Shinobido 2, and Touch My Katamari. Ridge Racer will be getting a ton of content, including a gold pass program (secret...


On Saturday, December 3rd at the Namco Station in London, Capcom and Namco are teaming up for an extra special UK Christmas Fight Club, featuring an extra special guest: producer of the Tekken series, Harada-san!! He will be there throughout the day to watch over the glorious fighting not only from some of the best in the UK but from you guys as well, if you think you can handle it that is...


So we know the date, the special guest character, and the pre-order incentive, but what about the uber-fancy collector's edition? Well thanks to Namco, we know that too. Coming in a delectable, collectable book box case, the ...


  If you played Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny then you may already be familiar with this quirky jack-of-all-trades and self proclaimed master assassin. Luckily for those of you who missed out on the PSP-only offering, Namc...


Well here's a nice surprise! While I was looking for assets for Street Fighter X Tekken I came across a folder full of delicious artwork based on each character that's been revealed so far in the upcoming fighter. Even art for Rolento, Lili, Zangief and Heihachi, who were all revealed as playable characters at Tokyo Game Show this week. Enjoy!






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