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GUNDAM Battle, an officially licensed Gundam action battle mobile game co-developed by Bandai Namco Shanghai and games developer and publisher KingNet, has completed Closed Beta testing in China. GUNDAM Battle will launch in China later this year for iOS and Android devices, with plans for release to western markets in 2018.

The highly successful Closed Beta attracted numerous Gundam fans who had been eagerly anticipating a real 3D action mobile game based on the beloved anime franchise. The second- and seven-day retention rates for GUNDAM Battle were 72.5-percent and 47-percent, respectively; impressive numbers that gained industry recognition for being notably higher than other similar games.
KingNet is a prominent Chinese games developer and publisher known for its extensive line-up of successful web and mobile games. The company is particularly adept at creating high-quality game products based on popular foreign and domestic IPs.
GUNDAM Battle Closed Beta Version Details
The Closed Beta version includes a selection of 21 Mobile Suits (MS) with matching pilot audio packs. The MS lineup includes popular suits from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, but also includes MS from the extended UC Gundam universe including the famous Z Gundam from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Gundam Ez8 from Gundam: The 08th MS Team.
  • MSZ-006 Z Gundam: The main fighting MS from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, GUNDAM Battle basically recreates every feature of this fan favorite. Classic weapons such as Beam Rifle, Beam Saber, and Hyper Mega Launcher are all included, but the in-game MS has been upgraded for more impact and to add diversity to the gameplay.
  • XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam ZERO: The Wing Gundam ZERO MS from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing features strong firepower and is exquisitely modeling with gorgeous smooth attack animation. This MS recreation is a real killer that perfectly combines art and power of Gundam.
  • ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos (4th Form): The Gundam Barbatos (4th Form) is from the recently completed anime, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. This MS utilizes a variety of martial arts attack styles in combination with physical weapons to deliver punishing damage. It’s the perfect MS for players who like to employ powerful melee attacks during battlefield combat.
The GUNDAM Battle beta version includes a Team Battle mode, in addition to its Story mode and Arena mode. Team Battle mode supports up to three players as they team up to challenge big bosses like BYG-ZAM or PSYCO GUNDAM. Different from the bosses from Story mode, the bosses in Team Battle mode possess much more powerful skills. Players can only challenge one boss each day in Team Battle mode.
Gundam is a truly beloved franchise that has endured for so long. Will any of you be checking this out?
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Sep, 2017 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here is some good news. There had been concern over how well Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 would do on Switch due to it being a late port, but it seems to not be the case.

The game came out on Switch in Japan this week on Thursday, and based on Bandai Namco’s reports, it’s off to a strong start. Specifically.  Bandai Namco published a tweet saying that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a big hit on Switch. They then sent out another message earlier today stating that there is a shortage for the physical version, with more shipments planned towards the end of this month.

It is possible that Bandai Namco had planned a conservative shipment for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. That being said, the high sell rate most certainly impressed them.

The game launches in the west on September 22.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Aug, 2017 At 06:26 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has released a new trailer showing off the first round of DLC for Tekken 7.

 

 

 

The return of Ultimate TEKKEN Bowl is finally upon us, so shine up your virtual bowling balls and get ready for one of the zaniest bonus games in TEKKEN history. TEKKEN 7’s DLC #1 launches on August 31st and also includes these new costumes:

Blood Vengeance School Uniforms (for Xiaoyu & Alisa)
Swimsuits (All female fighters)
Vintage 1920’s bathing suits
Idol Master themed outfits (All female fighters)
Traditional Japanese Fundoshi (All male fighters)

 

This is an interesting looking DLC, although most fans will probably be more interested in the upcoming Geese Howard DLC. Still, this is a good start and Bandai Namco no doubt has a lot planned.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 08:43 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ. This new trailer shows off new characters such as the androids, Krillin and Piccolo, as well as showing off SSJB Goku and Vegeta as preorders. Take a look below.

 

This game looks absolutely amazing, and developer Arc System Works is doing an amazing job with this game. We will continue covering this game as more information comes out.

 

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Bandai Namco has brought their first game to the Switch, and what better way to start than with a collection of their classics. Namco Museum brings classics like Pac-Man, The Tower of Druaga, Splatterhouse, Rolling Thunder and more, along with Pac-Man VS as well. This is not just another collection however, as numerous additions have been made to enhance the experience.

The games included in this collection are:

  • Pac-Man (1980)
  • Galaga (1981)
  • Dig Dug (1982)
  • The Tower of Druaga (1984)
  • Sky Kid (1985)
  • Rolling Thunder (1986)
  • Galaga ’88 (1987)
  • Splatterhouse (1988)
  • Rolling Thunder 2 (1990)
  • Tank Force (1991)
  • Pac-Man Vs. (2003)

 

Among the changes made to the games in this collection, include a challenge mode for the games that help provide additional replay value and help give more fun to the experience. In addition, Namco Museum on Switch takes full advantage of the system’s HD rumble. This is excellent with games like Splatterhouse, with the HD Rumble giving more of a sense of immersion to the game. This is not always for the best though, as some games like The Tower of Druaga do not really need HD rumble and it ends up taking away from the experience.

But aside from these additions, is the game worth getting? Well that depends on how much you like retro games. If you do not like the older era which could be more simplistic, then you will not like this collection all that much. That said, these are excellent games, and the addition of Pac-Man VS. is a great one, even with the need for multiple systems to use the multiplayer to its full effect.  With the games included, it comes out to a reasonably priced package and could be a great introduction to the retro scene. HD Rumble and challenge mode may not appeal much to some, but if you are curious about the older games but need just a little more to push you into buying them, you could do a lot worse.

For retro fans, I would definitely recommend this collection. For fans of modern gaming, I would say take a look before you buy. These aren’t the 90’s era bombastic arcade games but a more simplistic style. That said, I think I for my money’s worth with games like Splatterhouse, Sky Kid, The Tower of Druaga, and Rolling Thunder. It is worth checking out, but be aware it may not be to your liking.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Jul, 2017 At 08:21 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed some multiplayer options for Pac-Man VS. in Namco Museum for Switch.

 

You can play with 1 to 3 people on 1 Nintendo Switch but only as Ghosts.
Multiplayer will require each player to have a controller.
With 2 Nintendo Switches you can play as Pac-Man (1 person) and as a Ghost (1 to 3 people) by local communication by downloading a free App on the eShop enabling Download Play (as long as one person has purchased the full game).

 

This is some cool news. Although online multiplayer may not be possible for this ( at least right now), but this is a great alternative. Hopefully the set up works and fans can appreciate this classic.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 27 Jun, 2017 At 07:12 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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It was recently announced that Namco Museum will be coming to Nintendo Switch, and now we know of another title being added to the collection. The latest issue of Famitsu reveals that Pac Man VS, will be coming to the collection as well. The game was developed by Nintendo with Bandai Namco publishing the game on GameCube.

Here’s the current list of titles featured in Namco Museum:

Dig-Dug
Galaga
Galaga ’88
Pac-Man
Pac-Man Vs.
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder 2
SkyKid
Splatterhouse
Tank Force
The Tower of Druaga

This is a pretty big addition to the collection, and raises the possibilities for more games being added and more multiplayer options.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jun, 2017 At 08:42 AM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Here is some surprising news. Bandai Namco and Capcom have entered into a cross-licensing agreement for online matching for games like Street Fighter.

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The purpose of this agreement is to improve the user experience while accelerating the production of titles and reducing development costs for both parties. Further, with this cross-license for online matching, Capcom aims to effectively utilize the patents it has been granted in game series such as Street Fighter in order to deliver even more exciting content to game players.

With this agreement as a starting point, Capcom will continue to explore cross-licensing opportunities in order to safeguard its patents while improving the user experience and contributing to a healthier game industry.

This is really exciting news, as the two companies working together to use their patents to better online gaming could be a (no pun intended) game changer for the industry. This could usher in a new era for online gaming, for Street Fighter and Tekken and other such games.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jun, 2017 At 02:11 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Dragon Ball Fighter Z is coming for PS4, Xbox One and PC next year, but Switch owners are not down for the count yet.

In an interview with Gamesblog, the developers revealed they may bring the game to Switch still, but there would need to be a large amount of demand for it.

Well, if that is the case, then fans should show demand and let Arc System Works and Bandai Namco know they want it on Switch,

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 May, 2017 At 06:25 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has released a new story trailer for Tekken 7. The trailer discuses more of what is to come and helps stoke the fires of anticipation. The game is coming out in a few weeks and we will have a review up shortly after.

 

Have a look at the trailer below.