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Reminder: PAC-MAN 99 Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch
Reminder: PAC-MAN 99 Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch
Another Switch Online exclusive has arrived. WAKA, WAKA, WAKA - the moment has arrived! You can now download Bandai Namco's new battle royale game, PAC-MAN 99. Although this is labelled a Switch Online exclusive, there's also some DLC content, allowing you to purchase a bunch of offline modes in a bundle for for $14.99 USD.
25th anniversary trailer for Ace Combat 7 highlights new experimental aircraft DLC
25th anniversary trailer for Ace Combat 7 highlights new experimental aircraft DLC
Bandai Namco Entertainment continues to celebrate 25 years of Ace Combat with a new Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown DLC, featuring experimental aircraft.
Nexon Is Investing $1.5 Billion In Konami, Sega, Namco Bandai, And More
Nexon Is Investing $1.5 Billion In Konami, Sega, Namco Bandai, And More
This week, Nexon announced that last year the company greenlit up to $1.5 billion worth of investments in Konami Holdings, Bandai Namco Holdings, Sega Sammy Holdings, and Hasbro. Read more...
Nexon invests $874m in Bandai Namco, Konami, Sega and Hasbro
Nexon invests $874m in Bandai Namco, Konami, Sega and Hasbro
More investments to come as part of $1.5 billion initiative to support "overlooked and undervalued" entertainment firms
Feature: Subnautica Switch Dev -
Feature: Subnautica Switch Dev - "It Wasn’t Always Our Intention To Release Them Together"
Unknown Worlds on its upcoming simultaneous Switch launch. First announced for Switch in a bumper Indie World Showcase from Nintendo back in August 2020, we were delighted to hear that developer Unknown Worlds and Bandai Namco are bringing not only the original Subnautica to Switch this year, but also its sequel, Subnautica: Below Zero.
Bandai Namco shares sales for top three Tales games
Bandai Namco shares sales for top three Tales games
Tales of Symphonia tops list with 2.4m sales, Vesperia trails with 2.37m, and Destiny hits 1.72m
Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subs get three new games to play until the end of the week
Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subs get three new games to play until the end of the week
Tekken 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered and Civilization 6 are available to play for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers until the end of the week. They're live now until 8am UK time on Monday, 29th March as part of a Free Play Days weekend. Tekken 7 is the latest entry in Bandai Namco's long-running fighting game series.
Scarlet Nexus Gameplay Showcases New Himuka and Boss Battle
Scarlet Nexus Gameplay Showcases New Himuka and Boss Battle
The Struggle Arms System and its combo potential is also shown.
Tekken 7 Has Sold 7 Million Copies
Tekken 7 Has Sold 7 Million Copies
Series producer and director Katsuhiro Harada revealed the same on Twitter.
Tekken 7’s Newest Fighter Is The Fictional Prime Minister Of Poland
Tekken 7’s Newest Fighter Is The Fictional Prime Minister Of Poland
The real prime minister of Poland, 53-year-old Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki, does not look like much of a fighter.
Scarlet Nexus: Futuristic Tech and Psychic Abilities Stylishly Unite on June 25
Scarlet Nexus: Futuristic Tech and Psychic Abilities Stylishly Unite on June 25
Scarlet Nexus is the upcoming Japanese Action RPG from Bandai Namco Studios, led by two members of the Tales of Vesperia team: Kenji Anabuki, and Keita Iizuka.
Scarlet Nexus Gets June Release Date, and a Tie-In Anime Series
Scarlet Nexus Gets June Release Date, and a Tie-In Anime Series
Alongside announcing the release date for Scarlet Nexus, Bandai Namco has revealed that there will also be a tie-in anime series arriving this summer.
Scarlet Nexus Out June 25, Anime To Follow
Scarlet Nexus Out June 25, Anime To Follow
Scarlet Nexus, the “brain punk” action role-playing game from Bandai Namco, will come out on June 25.
Head into battle with high-tech style in Scarlet Nexus
Head into battle with high-tech style in Scarlet Nexus
Led by Kenji Anabuki and Keita Iizuka of the Tales of Vesperia team, Scarlet Nexus is an intense, story-driven action RPG from Bandai Namco Studios releasing on June 25.
Bandai Namco Speaks Out Against Anti-Asian Racism In America
Bandai Namco Speaks Out Against Anti-Asian Racism In America
In an official statement released on Twitter this morning, Bandai Namco took a public stance against the spike of anti-Asian racism in the United States in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. Read more...
Switch Logo In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC Trailer Was A Mistake, According To Bandai Namco
Switch Logo In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC Trailer Was A Mistake, According To Bandai Namco
Grant us our wish, Shenron. Earlier this week, Bandai Namco announced its third DLC pack for its open-world action RPG Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Little Nightmare 2 has sold more than 1m units
Little Nightmare 2 has sold more than 1m units
Franchise now has five million players, sequel is fastest-selling Europe-led Bandai Namco title to date
Little Nightmares II Has Just Become Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe's Fastest-Selling Game
Little Nightmares II Has Just Become Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe's Fastest-Selling Game
One million sales in a single month. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has announced that Little Nightmares II has surpassed one million units sold in its first month on sale, earning the company a brand new record. As noted in a press release, Little Nightmares II's impressive launch makes it "the first title developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe to in this timeframe." The game launched on 11th February, releasing across Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Elden Ring Reveal May Have Been Delayed Due to Recent Leak, Could Still Happen at E3
Elden Ring Reveal May Have Been Delayed Due to Recent Leak, Could Still Happen at E3
Journalist Jeff Grubb believes the recent Elden Ring leak has led to a change in plans for Bandai Namco.
Gogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week
Gogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week
Gogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week. Though we knew the fighter - a fusion of both Goku and Vegeta - was on the way to the third DLC pass, his release date was only confirmed during last night's Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour stream. Gogeta SS4 will drop for FighterZ Pass 3 holders on 10th March, and be available for everyone else on 12th March.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Version 11.0.0 is Now Live
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Version 11.0.0 is Now Live
Nintendo has released the full patch notes for the latest update.
Bandai Namco Files Trademark For “Bandai Namco Next”
Bandai Namco Files Trademark For “Bandai Namco Next”
A possible Direct-like video could be coming from the Japanese publisher.
Bandai Namco Sparks Rumours Of Nintendo Direct-Style Presentation With New Trademark
Bandai Namco Sparks Rumours Of Nintendo Direct-Style Presentation With New Trademark
"Bandai Namco Next". Nintendo found a winner when it started its Nintendo Direct broadcasts nearly 10 years ago.
Scarlet Nexus Highlights The Others Suppression Force In Latest Video
Scarlet Nexus Highlights The Others Suppression Force In Latest Video
The game's Director highlights the fictional agency in latest dev diary
More Rumors Point To Elden Ring News Coming Soon, Possibly By March’s End
More Rumors Point To Elden Ring News Coming Soon, Possibly By March’s End
Could this be the month we finally see Elden Ring's official re-reveal?
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Got Bandai Namco
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Got Bandai Namco "Angry" During Development
"The result, nevertheless, was still a pretty good game". It's been over five years since Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 first released.
Little Nightmares 2 | Critical Consensus
Little Nightmares 2 | Critical Consensus
Tarsier Studios' grimly atmospheric sequel is Bandai Namco's biggest critical hit in three years
Bandai Namco take minority stake in Might & Magic dev Limbic Entertainment
Bandai Namco take minority stake in Might & Magic dev Limbic Entertainment
German studio will now work on two new franchises for the Japanese publisher
Little Nightmares creators are moving onto something new, though this might not be the end
Little Nightmares creators are moving onto something new, though this might not be the end
Now that Little Nightmares 2 is out, developers Tarsier Studios are moving onto something new.
Little Nightmares 2 developer moving to new IP, Bandai Namco “energised” to continue
Little Nightmares 2 developer moving to new IP, Bandai Namco “energised” to continue
Fresh from the release of Little Nightmares 2, developer Tarsier Studios has decided to move onto other things.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has sold 1m units worldwide
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has sold 1m units worldwide
Bandai Namco remaster reaches sales milestone more than two years after launch
Microsoft announces new February games coming to Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft announces new February games coming to Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft has announced new games coming to Xbox Game Pass during the remainder of February. On 18th February, Bandai Namco's action role-playing game Code Vein hits Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Bandai Namco Switch Sale Discounts Anime And Arcade Games, JRPGs And More (North America)
Bandai Namco Switch Sale Discounts Anime And Arcade Games, JRPGs And More (North America)
Up to 84% off! Once again, Bandai Namco has kicked off a tasty sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop in North America. With discounts reaching as high as 84%, there's hopefully something for everyone in the full list of discounted titles below.
Little Nightmares II: A child’s guide to escapism
Little Nightmares II: A child’s guide to escapism
Ah, hello again. It’s good to see you.
Little Nightmares 2 Review – Glued to the Screen
Little Nightmares 2 Review – Glued to the Screen
Little Nightmares 2 is bigger and better than its predecessor in every way imaginable.
Bandai Namco reports rising profits amid restructure
Bandai Namco reports rising profits amid restructure
Japanese publisher has increased its full-year forecast after a solid Q3
Bandai Namco switches management amid business unit shake-up
Bandai Namco switches management amid business unit shake-up
Japanese publisher will streamline five divisions into three, appoints Masaru Kawaguchi as new president
Bandai Namco Appoints New President, Will Begin Division Restructure This April
Bandai Namco Appoints New President, Will Begin Division Restructure This April
Toy and game divisions are being merged into one unit. We're witnessing some significant changes across existing publishers lately.
The Bernie Sanders meme is now a playable Soulcalibur 6 character
The Bernie Sanders meme is now a playable Soulcalibur 6 character
It's over. Bernie Sanders once again became a meme last week just by sitting cross-armed at the presidential inauguration while wearing a pair of mittens, and now the meme has already peaked.
The best fighting games on PC
The best fighting games on PC
What are the best fighting games on PC? When the fighting game boom first took hold in the 90s, the genre was largely the domain of arcades.
Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 launches on PS5 January 28
Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 launches on PS5 January 28
Pilots, we are so excited to announce that Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 is coming to PlayStation 5 in just a few short days, on January 28! With the power of PS5, pilots can experience improved load times, framerate, and outstanding DualSense wireless controller features.
Elden Ring release date: the latest details on Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin’s game
Elden Ring release date: the latest details on Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin’s game
Announced at the Microsoft E3 conference, Elden Ring has been confirmed for Xbox One and Windows PC and will be produced by Bandai Namco, and developed by Hidetaka Miyazaki’s studio, FromSoftware. With the Dark Souls and Sekiro director at the helm, we already know we’re in for mystery, nightmarish boss designs, and a whole lot of dying.
Pokken Tournament Producer Says He Would Like to Make a Sequel
Pokken Tournament Producer Says He Would Like to Make a Sequel
But the final decision lies with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company.
Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make
Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make
It rests with "Nintendo and Pokémon Co., Ltd.". One game that deserves some more love is the Bandai Namco developed Switch, Wii U and arcade title, Pokkén Tournament. It was well-received on all three occasions but since then fans of this unique fighter have been wondering if there'll be any future follow-ups.
Valve and five publishers fined €7.8 million for geo-blocking Steam keys
Valve and five publishers fined €7.8 million for geo-blocking Steam keys
Valve and a handful of game publishers have landed themselves in hot water with the European Commision for geo-blocking Steam keys in certain regions in Europe.
European Commission fines Valve and five publishers €7.8m for geo-blocking Steam games
European Commission fines Valve and five publishers €7.8m for geo-blocking Steam games
The European Commission has fined Valve and five publishers €7.8m for geo-blocking PC games. Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax (Bethesda) were all fined for breaching EU antitrust rules. The European Commission said the companies restricted cross-border sales of certain PC games on the basis of the geographical location of users within the European Economic Area (EEA), violating EU antitrust rules. Read more
Ace Combat 7 gets a free birthday update (and we miss you, JPEG Dog)
Ace Combat 7 gets a free birthday update (and we miss you, JPEG Dog)
Time sure… flies, huh? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is now two years old, and to celebrate, publisher Bandai Namco has a free update on the way that adds a selection of free new content to the arcade-style flight simulation game. What Ace Combat 7 pilots will be seeing when the update drops January 19 is a bundle of new skins and emblems for their aircraft.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown 2nd Anniversary Update Out Tomorrow
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown 2nd Anniversary Update Out Tomorrow
The arcade flight combat title has sold over 2.5 million units since release.
Switch eShop Demo Now Available For
Switch eShop Demo Now Available For "Charming" Horror Game Little Nightmares II
Try before you buy. Update : With less than 30 days until the game's release official release, Bandai Namco and Tarsier Studios have now released the demo for Little Nightmares II.
Little Nightmares for the PC is free for a limited time
Little Nightmares for the PC is free for a limited time
Those who enjoy PC gaming, a macabre take on storybook narratives and platforming puzzles interspersed with stealth should take note: Bandai Namco are giving away free Steam codes for Little Nightmares right now (though they haven't made it clear for how long). A heads up on the details though: you will have to make an account on the Bandai Namco online store, which was a little trickier for us than it seemed.
Bandai Namco Releases Gameplay Video Of Super Baby 2, The Next DLC Character For Dragon Ball FighterZ
Bandai Namco Releases Gameplay Video Of Super Baby 2, The Next DLC Character For Dragon Ball FighterZ
Out later this week. Update : Bandai Namco has now shared the first-look gameplay of the next DLC fighter, Super Baby 2.
Bandai Namco Releases Gameplay Video Of Super Baby 2, The Next DLC Character Joining Dragon Ball FighterZ
Bandai Namco Releases Gameplay Video Of Super Baby 2, The Next DLC Character Joining Dragon Ball FighterZ
Arrives on 15th January. Update : Bandai Namco has now shared the first-look gameplay of the next DLC fighter, Super Baby 2.
Bandai Namco Airing Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Gameplay Showcase This Sunday
Bandai Namco Airing Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Gameplay Showcase This Sunday
Learn more about Super Baby 2. One of the last reveals of 2020 within the fighting game community, was Super Baby 2 for Bamco's Dragon Ball FighterZ. This next DLC fighter is due out on 15th January (that's next week), and ahead of the release, Bandai Namco has announced it'll be hosting a special live stream on Twitch this Sunday, to share new details about this latest addition to the roster. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Bandai Namco Announces Platinum Edition Of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays For Switch
Bandai Namco Announces Platinum Edition Of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays For Switch
Mecha my day. Bandai Namco will be releasing a "Platinum Edition" of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays for Switch on 25th March in Japan.
Bandai Namco Announces A Platinum Edition Of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays For Switch
Bandai Namco Announces A Platinum Edition Of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays For Switch
Mecha my day. Bandai Namco will be releasing a "Platinum Edition" of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays for Switch on 25th March in Japan.
Random: Tekken Director Thinks His New Game Might Be Bandai Namco's Most Expensive Project Ever
Random: Tekken Director Thinks His New Game Might Be Bandai Namco's Most Expensive Project Ever
And it may not even be a fighter. During a New Year live stream, Bandai Namco Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada mentioned how he was quite possibly working on the Japanese company's "most costly development project" ever. Harada himself can't even believe the higher-ups within the company gave it the green light.
Reminder: Bandai Namco 'Winter Meltdown' Sale Ends Today, 25 Switch Games Discounted
Reminder: Bandai Namco 'Winter Meltdown' Sale Ends Today, 25 Switch Games Discounted
Get 'em cheap while you can! Update: Just like Nintendo's huge 900+ game sale, Bandai Namco's current Winter Meltdown sale is ending today.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sephiroth DLC, Update 10.1 Now Available
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sephiroth DLC, Update 10.1 Now Available
The iconic villain is now available as part of Challenger Pack 8.
Bandai Namco 'Winter Meltdown' Sale Discounts 25 Switch Games, Up To 84% Off
Bandai Namco 'Winter Meltdown' Sale Discounts 25 Switch Games, Up To 84% Off
Get 'em cheap while you can! Following on from the Ubisoft sale we highlighted earlier today, Bandai Namco is also getting in on the act with a very welcome sale on Nintendo Switch. 25 games have been discounted in total, including titles from series like Digimon, Naruto, Dragon Ball and more.
Dragon Ball FighterZ gets Super Baby 2 in Jan 2021, Gogeta (SS4) soon
Dragon Ball FighterZ gets Super Baby 2 in Jan 2021, Gogeta (SS4) soon
Dragon Ball FighterZ gets Super Baby 2 as a DLC character on 15th January 2021, Bandai Namco has announced. Meanwhile, the final FighterZ Pass 3 character for Arc System Works' super fighting game is Gogeta (SS4). The new trailer below shows off Super Baby 2 in action. Read more
Super Baby 2 And Gogeta [SS4] Are Joining Dragon Ball FighterZ
Super Baby 2 And Gogeta [SS4] Are Joining Dragon Ball FighterZ
"Coming soon" to the third DLC pass. After some leaks earlier this week, Bandai Namco has now officially confirmed Super Baby 2 and Gogeta SS4 from GT will be joining Dragon Ball FighterZ's third DLC pass.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sephiroth Out on December 22nd
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sephiroth Out on December 22nd
Those who pre-order and complete the Sephiroth challenge can unlock him early.
Tales Of Arise Said To Be In Final Stages Of Development
Tales Of Arise Said To Be In Final Stages Of Development
It seems the studio has recovered well from COVID setbacks.
Tales of Arise Info Coming in 2021, Development Progressing Well
Tales of Arise Info Coming in 2021, Development Progressing Well
Series producer Yusuke Tomizawa gives assurances that development on the upcoming RPG is going well.
Elden Ring Could be Shown off in “A Month or Two” – Rumour
Elden Ring Could be Shown off in “A Month or Two” – Rumour
Journalist Jeff Grubb says it's not going to be "months and months and months" before we see the game.
Little Nightmares II free PC demo is live, pre-order info detailed
Little Nightmares II free PC demo is live, pre-order info detailed
Little Nightmares II doesn’t drop until next year, but Bandai Namco is starting to reveal some more pre-release info.
Little Nightmares 2 gets a creepy demo ahead of next year's launch
Little Nightmares 2 gets a creepy demo ahead of next year's launch
Fancy a go at brutally morbid platforming spooker Little Nightmares 2 ahead of next February’s release? Developers Tarsier Studios today released a short, free demo of the delightfully unsettling sequel’s opening act on Steam.