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Tekken 7

Yoshimitsu is coming to Tekken 7


Wow, really? I'd never have guessed
May 08
Yoshimitsu’s turned into a weird mix of Cthulhu, a Xenomorph, NiGHTS, and Frieza from Dragonball for his appearance in Tekken 7. The video released by Namco shows him in all of his swordy, hovery, self-stabby glory; a... read
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Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Hachiemon


Put your lips together and throw.
Apr 25
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 ... read
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35th anniversary, midlife crisis
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! read feature

Namco mysteries photo
Namco mysteries

Namco's either revealing something, or it's practicing counting backward


I hope it's the latter
Apr 08
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... read
Supernova photo
Supernova

Bandai Namco is behind new space robot MOBA Supernova


With a twist of RTS
Feb 26
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... read
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Hahahahaha

Tekken 7 lead annoyed you don't like the catgirl so she's Asia/Europe-exclusive


'Hello small world. I'll make muscular & skinhead character for you'
Dec 09
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... read
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KAWAII~~~

Nya! Good god, Tekken 7's Lucky Chloe is anime as hell


Kawaii new character
Dec 08
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.  read
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God Eater

God Eater 2: Rage Burst coming to PS4 and Vita


Gussied up version of last year's release
Sep 02
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.  read
Arcades photo
Arcades

This Japanese grandma accidentally bought a derelict arcade


My grandma still calls my DS a 'Nintendo'
Jul 02
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... read
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New pac-Man

Namco has made another Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures


Pac it in, man
Apr 22
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. read
Dragon Ball Z reviewed photo
More like Battle of ZzzZzz
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... read feature

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Super Heroine Chronicle

Super Heroine Chronicle is one game NA will never see


Though stranger things have happened
Jan 25
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... read
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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

Three more enter the mix in Soulcalibur: Lost Swords


Astaroth, Pyrrha, and Nightmare oh my!
Dec 22
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... read
Saint Seiya reviewed! photo
Even the brave can fall
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... read feature

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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Deal: Ni No Kuni for $9.99


Slew of deals over at the Namco Bandai Shop
Dec 01
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... read
Soulcalibur II reviewed! photo
A soul reborn
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... read feature

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Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers hits PS3 November 26


Do not pass retail, go straight to PSN
Nov 24
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... read
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New subtitled Tales of Symphonia Chronicles trailer


Hug it out
Sep 30
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... read
F2P Soul Calibur photo
F2P Soul Calibur

Free-to-play Soul Calibur: Lost Swords announced for PS3


But how will they fight without their swords?
Sep 11
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... read
Cosplay photo
A collection of heroes from past to present
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... read feature

New Tekken character photo
New Tekken character

Female Vampire wins Tekken Revolution character poll


Muscle Pac-Man was almost a choice
Jul 22
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,... read
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Katamari Damacy

Katamari Damacy trundles to PlayStation Network next week


Roll up all the things!
Apr 26
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 ... read
Project X Zone photo
Project X Zone

Project X Zone rocks out with an English trailer


Also, Limited Edition copies are free at launch
Apr 11
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... read
Tales of Xillia photo
Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia coming to PlayStation 3 in August


Just a little bit longer
Apr 07
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 ... read
New PSP games! photo
New PSP games!

PSP RPG Sword Art Online looks surprisingly good


An RPG based on an anime about an MMO
Feb 10
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&... read
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New Wii games!

Namco Bandai reveals first footage of latest Wii project


Pretty Cure All-Stars: All Together Let's Dance video get!
Feb 09
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. ... read
Ni no Kuni photo
Ni no Kuni

Ni no Kuni arrives on PSN next week as a digital release


Level-5 on your hard drive
Jan 19
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... read
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Namco is planning a restaurant-gaming concept


Pac-Man pie?
Jan 04
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... read
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Promoted blog: Why I'm worried Project X Zone will be bad


...and how perverted devs got it right
Oct 10
[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... read
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Smash Bros. is a 'big priority' For Namco


Jul 10
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... read






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