A mysterious Bandai Namco teaser site has popped up online. There’s a clock, some flames, and small text at the bottom that says PC and mobile content. Hrm.
Kuma is a veteran fighter in the King of the Iron Fist Tournament. For six official tournaments, two non-canon tag tournaments, and one crossover tournament, he’s been an aggressive force. But now, it seems that Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada is hesitant to let the bear compete in Tekken 7.
Over the decades, Japanese developers have churned out a mind-boggling number of video games. Some are good, and some are bad. These are the thirty-one most important ones.
Here’s a look at upcoming TV anime Tales of Zestiria the X. It begins broadcasting next month in Japan.
Upcoming RPG Dragon Ball Fusions will be out in Japan on August 4, Famitsu reports. To mark that, Bandai Namco is also putting out a 3DS bundle, complete with Dragon Ball faceplates. No word yet on a Western release.
Street Fighter X Tekken came out in 2012. But Tekken X Street Fighter, which was announced at the same time, is still M.I.A. In a recent interview, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada tells GameSpot that the game has been iced for the time being.
This is a real product. It’s in Japan. And it sounds nasty.
And like that, Pokkén Tournament is suddenly that much cooler.
The studio behind the Disaster Report games, Granzella, is teaming up with Namco Bandai for a unique spin on the series: Surviving Ultraman and kaiju fights. It’s called City Shrouded in Shadow, and I think it’s a brilliant idea. No word yet about a Japanese release date or if this will get a Western release.
It seems Yo-Kai Watch mania is cooling down in Japan. The latest forecasts predict slowing toy and hobby sales for the popular franchise: 30 billion yen (US$263 million) total sales for this fiscal year compared to 55.2 billion yen (US$484) total sales for fiscal 2015.
I’m fairly certain nobody asked for this, but here we are: Luffy from One Piece gets turned into a lady for upcoming merch.
Don’t think of how VR headsets could change the way esport games are played, but rather, imagine how they could change they’re viewed—in particular, fighting games. Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono explains how.
Thanks, Namco! I guess...
For twenty years, Namco Bandai has held patent US 5718632 A, which has given them ownership of the idea of a loading screen minigame. On November 27 (this Friday), that patent expires.
Don’t you miss instruction manuals? Or even just paper? I know I do. And these photos make me miss them even more.
This isn’t the first comparison I would make, but it looks like enough other people are doing so. On Twitter in Japan, people are comparing similar poses in Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls and Magic the Gathering.
In Summer Lesson, there’s studying, singing, and head shaking. Lots of head shaking.
An ex-Bandai employee’s lawsuit alleges discrimination and racism in the work place.