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By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Dec, 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 sent out the following

 

 

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is excited for anime and video game fans to set sail in ONE PIECE®: World Seeker, an upcoming open world action-adventure game set in the popular world of the ONE PIECE anime series. The title will be available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam for PC in 2018.

 

Featuring the swashbuckling spirit of the beloved series, ONE PIECE: World Seeker lets fans explore a brand new world from the perspective of series protagonist, “Straw Hat” Luffy. In ONE PIECE: World Seeker, players experience and wage battles in an expansive and seamless world filled with castles, cities, beaches, and more exciting and diverse locations.

 

“2017 marks the 20th anniversary of ONE PIECE, one of the world’s most popular manga and anime series which has riveted millions of fans since it started. We’re proud to help usher in a new era with ONE PIECE: World Seeker, an ambitious new entry in the legendary series,” said Randy Le, Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With an expansive open world and story, Luffy will travel through a huge variety of locales in a new adventure that’s as vast as the seven seas.”

This 20th anniversary celebration game for One Piece looks amazing, and a vast open world game set in the One Piece Universe should be extremely exciting for fans.

Will you be getting this?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2017 At 08:08 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bamdai Namco sent out the following

 

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is calling all shinobi to enter the NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER closed beta from December 15-16 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Beta registration begin today, please visit, https://www.bandainamcoent.com/news/naruto-to-boruto-shinobi-striker-closed-beta-application for registration and more information regarding the closed beta.

Closed beta sessions will run from December 15-16 at the following times:

Friday, December 15

  • 12:00PM – 3:00PM PST

Saturday, December 16

  • 1:00AM – 4:00AM PST
  • 9:00AM – 12:00PM PST
  • 5:00PM – 8:00PM PST


NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER
is a high-speed four vs. four multiplayer title that encourages cooperative play through the use of character-specific roles. Characters are split up into four roles: Attack, Ranged, Defense, and Heal. Teams that utilize these four types of characters will be formidable opponents on the battlefield. Players can choose between existing characters from the NARUTO TO BORUTO universe, or create a custom character for the first time in a NARUTO title!

Will you be checking out this Beta? Let us know what you think of it!

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2017 At 12:54 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, News, News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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My Hero Acadamia fans rejoice! Weekly Shonen Jump’s  has revealed that a new battle action game from Bandai Namco titled “My Hero Academia: One’s Justice” is coming out for PS4 and Switch.

The game will feature “stage destruction through attacks”, and a debut trailer for My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is set to appear at Jump Festa 2018.

We are eagerly anticipating more news on this game, but what about you all? Are you excited, will you be playing this? Let us know!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Nov, 2017 At 08:41 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 1 Comment

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A recent interview with Mitsuaki Taguchi of Bandai Namco has revealed some interesting things.

Firstly, it seems Bandai Namco didn’t think the Switch would do as well as it did and he noted that the games put on the system already have sold well.

 “We have put 3 games on the Switch and all of them are doing well he said.” “It’s a shame, but we didn’t think the Switch [would] be accepted this fast.”

He also noted that all of Bandai’s properties could see versions made for the Switch.

What is more important however, was that Taguchi revealed Bandai Namco has 3 big exclusives coming in 2018 for the system. What could these exclusives be? We know there is a Tales game coming to Switch, so could that be one of them? We will keep you updated.

 

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

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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