Bandai Namco announced BXD, a company that specializes in online games and smartphone compatible browser games. Three titles are slated for 2018 in Japan: a new Dragon Ball Z, a new Family Stadium, and a new Idolmaster. No word about international releases.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been delayed. The game was originally slated for a 2017, but Namco Bandai has pushed it back to 2018, citing the need for extra time to finish the game. Better late than not ready!
Namco Bandai announced a new virtual reality experience called Evangelion VR: The Soul Seat.
Namco Bandai is turning its idol simulator franchise The Idolmaster into a South Korean TV drama.
In Namco Bandai’s VR game Summer Lesson, players are the tutor of schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. But that’s the virtual world! Now, they can have a real, life-sized Hikari statue to...put in their living room?
In many places, arcades seem to have nearly, if not completely, vanished. Yet, in Japan, they continue to hang on.
One of the individuals who built the Japanese gaming industry has passed away.
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.
Taking a page from the Konami playbook, Namco has announced a 20th anniversary SoulCalibur release for pachinko parlors across Japan.
A trailer marking twenty years of SoulCalibur just hit Namco Bandai’s Japanese YouTube channel. Wonder if that means a new title is around the corner. Who knows? Namco Bandai does, that’s who.
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.
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.