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E3 2010: Namco Bandai Games Announces its Initial 3DS Line-Up

Posted by Trevor Chan

Pixel chomping, rubber burning, super saiyan, metal-suited.... er...super robot goodness.

Of the many peaks at this year's E3 event, the unveiling of the 3DS and the wave of game announcements that came with it were certainly up there. Namco Bandai Games is carrying on that momentum by announcing the five games it is currently working on for the new system.

The following games all carry working titles that are subject to change:

RIDGE RACER
The unstoppable hit series is back with all its trademark exhilaration and brand new stereogram features.

PAC-MAN & GALAGA
Two timeless gaming icons return, totally reworked for the Nintendo 3DS and including all the classic game modes.

Gundam Franchise
All new title in the Gundam series with new gameplay systems designed for the stereogram technology.

Dragon Ball Franchise
Dragon Ball kicks into 3D with all new features and gameplay designed for the Nintendo 3DS hardware.

Super Robot Franchise
Brand new title in the series with new game systems and gameplay designed to exploit the stereogram technology.

Of all the genres, a racing game might be a surprise success for the handheld's 3D technology. The depth that will accompany the tracks that you're burning through could be the much-needed shake-up to the generic 'static car, moving environments' status quo. Okay, so it might not be drastically different, but the added sense of depth could work out nicely.

The Dragon Ball release will do well if the 3D emphasis is put on special effects and destructible environmental object. Imagine watching Gokou charging up and unleashing his trademark Kame-hame-ha; producing beams of light that look so solid, you'll be ducking your head to avoid getting it in the face. Or hurling one of the androids into the side of a cliff and watching the shattered crumbles of rock spewing everywhere.

Not a bad bunch there, just enough for you to pick at least one that catches your attention. Stay tuned to Nintendo Life as we learn more about these titles.

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User Comments (21)

MasterGraveheart

#3

MasterGraveheart said:

I was kind of hoping for a true sequel to Tales of Symphonia, something that shows Lloyd and Sheena's exsphere journey together (the only ending I accept, =P ), but apparently, not so so far... maybe I need the Planet Namek Dragon Balls?

Still, I'm always up for something Pac-Man & Galaga...

LEGEND_MARIOID

#5

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I think its Dragonball not Dragonball Z. There were androids in both serieses I think? no.8 in the original and 16,17 and 18 in Z.

Anyway, Pac man and Galaga.....:-)

Maybe, Ridge Racer.....

jackaroo

#15

jackaroo said:

@Atomic Wii Man - Thats actually how goku is spelt in japan. So its right...in a way.
Anyway a DB (Possibly Z) game, Pacman & Galaga and Ridge Racer. Sweet. These should be pretty good in 3D.

RyuZebian

#16

RyuZebian said:

Hopefully this will be a good DBZ game... I have Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for my Wii, and I've had a lot of fun with that! Seeing the trademark attacks in 3D and some light (not much, if you see what I means) motion controling would certainly be awesome! :)

JGMR

#20

JGMR said:

Galaga, Pac-man and.....Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Raaaaacerrrrrrrrrr! Hopefully this time with a NICE commentary like the ones in Rage Racer and Ridge Racer Revolution...

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