There was nothing wrong with the Wii U release of Pokémon fighting game Pokken Tournament that couldn’t be solved by Nintendo releasing an entirely new, more fully-realized platform for people to play it on. And here we are.
Mario Kart Arcade GP VR isn’t a game that you can buy, but a virtual reality installation in Bandai Namco’s VR Zone attraction in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It promises to put you in the driver’s seat for a Mario Kart race, and that it does. It’s pretty fun, but you’re not really missing out on much if you don’t play it.
This weekend I spent hours playing Dragon Ball FighterZ in a closed beta on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. The game is gorgeous, but I’m more impressed with the number of tricks and tools it gives players to turn a match around.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers might be a weird online multiplayer battle arena game instead of a traditional fighter, but it does one thing those other Naruto games don’t. It lets players make their own ninja. You can never have too many.
The publisher revealed some new information as well as some gameplay for the upcoming anime adaptation during a live stream even last night.
Unearthed Prophecy, the game’s fourth expansion, came out earlier this week and after spending several hours fiddling around with the latest cards, I’m already in love with it.
Coming next year to PS4, Xbox One and PC, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers is a team-based online battler that files the many ninja of the Naruto-verse into four categories: attack, ranged, defense and healer—AKA rogue, wizard, warrior and cleric. Don’t worry, all of them kick and punch.
What goes together better than Tekken and bowling? Nothing. Everything? I don’t know. Either way, fighting game characters bowling returns in Tekken 7's Ultimate Tekken Bowl DLC, coming in August.
Gundam Versus is an arcade fighting where giant anime mechs demolish one another with building-sized laser swords and blasters and it’s finally coming to North America for the first time on September 29 on PS4.
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time will hit the PS4 and Steam in North America early in 2018 Bandai Namco announced at this year’s Anime Expo. The game is an action RPG adaptation of the show which recently became available in the West with subtitles via Netflix.
The Switch version of Namco Museum will include Pac-Man VS. Co-developed by Nintendo and Namco for GameCube in 2003, the 4-player game has three players as ghosts and one player, on a separate screen, as Pac-Man. Two Switch consoles will be required to play this version. Namco Museum is out July 28.
While we got a glimpse of Dragon Ball FighterZ yesterday, today people are uploading full matches—and the game looks sick. Something about going 2.5D really accentuates the action while sticking true to the anime roots.
The promised connectivity patch for Tekken 7 is now live on PlayStation 4, and I’m finally getting into more matches than I’m getting disconnected from. Look for the update to hit Xbox One and PC next week.
Racing sequel Project Cars 2 will be released in North America on September 22 for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. That doesn’t leave us much time to write about how pretty it is over and over again. Here’s the game’s E3 trailer. It’s nice.
Having trouble connecting to other players online in Tekken 7? Bandai Namco is working on a patch to fix those issues. The PlayStation 4 patch should be out by the end of this week, with the Xbox One and PC versions arriving next week.
In 1994 Namco released Tekken, an outstanding 3D fighting game with a loose story based on the struggle between a father and his powerful son. In 2017 Bandai Namco gives us Tekken 7, an outstanding 3D fighting game with a loose story based on the struggle between a father and his powerful son. You know what they say:…
Tekken 7's PlayStation VR component isn’t so much a game mode as it is interactive theater. It’s got no health bars, simplified controls and a high probability of making your stomach churn.
Bandai Namco is partnering with Twitch to host the Tekken World Tour. Starting with CEO 2017 on June 16, the $200,000 prize pool tournament circuit will run through November, culminating in the 16-player world finals.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will Kamehameha its way onto the Nintendo Switch this fall publisher Bandai Namco tweeted earlier today. The game will include ad-hoc play, motion controls, and local, two-person multiplayer using the Joy-Con.