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News: Tales of the Abyss Dated for Europe

Tales of the Abyss Dated for Europe

Namco Bandai RPG out this November

During the Japan Expo 12th Impact event in Paris, France this week, Namco Bandai announced the European release date of its 3DS role-playing game, Tales of the Abyss. Based on the 2006 PlayStation 2 original, Tales of the Abyss stars Luke fon Fabre, the heir to an aristocratic family who has spent too long being...

News: 3D System Update Addresses Ridge Racer Issues

3D System Update Addresses Ridge Racer Issues

No more crashes

Last week's long anticipated 3DS eShop update had its issues, causing crashes in Ridge Racer 3D. Nintendo assured customers a patch would be made available before the end of June, and lo and behold it's now available. To grab the update, simply pop open your machine and head over to System Settings, Other Settings and System Update. Alternatively, entering the eShop will prompt you..

News: Share Your Own Stages Online in Tekken Wii U

Share Your Own Stages Online in Tekken Wii U

Make your own Pac-Land

Tekken is coming to a Nintendo home console for the first time ever, and series producer Katsuhiro Harada has spoken about some of the new features made possible by the Wii U. The interview below confirms several promising features, including the ability to customise your own stages and share these online with other players. The new controller will also be used to draw on..

News: Screenshots of Ace Combat 3D Fly Overhead

Screenshots of Ace Combat 3D Fly Overhead

Bogey spotted

Namco Bandai Games is bringing its Ace Combat series to the 3DS and the publisher has now released some initial game details along with a handful of screenshots. The aerial shooter will provide gamers with real-world aircrafts to fly as they take on a wide range of missions. The touch screen is not only used to lock on to enemy planes...

News: First 3DS Screenshots Escape From The Abyss

First 3DS Screenshots Escape From The Abyss

Grand Tales

Following the good news that Tales of the Abyss is coming to 3DS, Namco Bandai has revealed the first screenshots of the game in action on the console. The stills show the full range of RPG staples, with battle sequences, anime cutscenes, grandiose cities and the world map all shown in glorious 2D-o-vision. Check out the screenshots in the gallery below and keep visiting Nintendo Life..

News: Ace Combat Flies Into the 3DS Danger Zone

Ace Combat Flies Into the 3DS Danger Zone

Top Gun high-fives all around

Namco Bandai has announced its action-packed aerial combat series Ace Combat is coming to 3DS. The news came at the same Dubai conference that confirmed Tales of The Abyss 3DS is going global. Developed by series stalwarts Project Aces, little is known about the game yet, other than that the idea of shooting down planes in three dimensions is undeniably appealing, and..

News: Tales of the Abyss 3DS Confirmed for Europe

Tales of the Abyss 3DS Confirmed for Europe

Game gets global green light

Worried about the Western release chances of the 3DS RPG Tales of the Abyss? Then worry no more friends, for Namco Bandai has confirmed the game will see a global release. The announcement came at the publisher's Level Up conference in Dubai, where VP Olivier Comte had this to say: We were there at the launch of 3DS and...

News: Gear Up for Solatorobo's Launch with New Videos

Gear Up for Solatorobo's Launch with New Videos

Publicity push planned

Namco Bandai's furry mech RPG Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is due to attack European DS consoles on 1st July, courtesy of Nintendo. The publishing team-up has just announced a plan to bring new videos and details on the game every other week as its release date approaches. For the uninitiated, Solatorobo is an action RPG title that strays ever-so-slightly from the usual genre..

News: This Solatorobo Concept Artwork is Pretty, Stunning

This Solatorobo Concept Artwork is Pretty, Stunning

Screenshots look good too

We recently brought you the good news that Nintendo will release Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in Europe, but if the first fleeting glimpses of its furry robots didn't stir your interest this motherlode of concept art from Nintendo should seal the deal. Showing floating islands, flying robots and almost everything in between, the artwork shows the attention to detail that..

News: Nintendo to Release Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in Europe

Nintendo to Release Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in Europe

Update: 1st July release confirmed

Update: Nintendo has revealed the game will launch in Europe on 1st July. It seems like only last week we asked what's going on with Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?, and now we have the answer: Nintendo will release the Namco Bandai game in Europe later this year. As in similar deals for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Nintendo will..

News: What's Going On With Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?

What's Going On With Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?

Trademarks and ratings emerge

As if screaming "don't forget about me!", the humble Nintendo DS has given gamers a glimmer of hope that at least one more intriguing title will make it to the handheld; in Europe, at least. Namco Bandai recently trademarked Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, presumably a localised version of its currently Japan-only adventure game Solatorobo. Don't go getting too..

News: Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions Includes Modern Remakes

Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions Includes Modern Remakes

Including Championship Edition

The new motion-controlled games in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions aren't the only versions of the Namco classics you'll be able to play when the compilation launches in May, as Famitsu (via Andriasang) has revealed there are a further four games included on the cartridge. As well as the original arcade versions of Pac-Man and Galaga, the game will also come with the..

News: Ono: "Street Fighter x Tekken on 3DS Should Happen"

Ono: "Street Fighter x Tekken on 3DS Should Happen"

Wants more noise made

It's wall-to-wall fighting game news on 3DS at the moment: Nintendo will publish Dead or Alive Dimensions in May, and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition producer Yoshinori Ono is in London for the console's launch. If Ono gets his own way, the onslaught of fighting games won't peter out in May, as he wants to bring upcoming crossover match-up Street Fighter X Tekken to the..

News: Pac-Man & Galaga Screens and Video Bring the 80s Back

Pac-Man & Galaga Screens and Video Bring the 80s Back

3DS goes retro

3DS's catalogue contains an array of games released on past consoles, particularly the Nintendo 64, with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 3D being just two. It doesn't stop there though, as Namco Bandai is preparing to go back even further – to the 1980s, in fact – for the inspiration for its 3DS title Pac-Man & Galaga. As the title suggests it's a combination..

News: Smell the Burning Rubber in this Ridge Racer 3DS Trailer

Smell the Burning Rubber in this Ridge Racer 3DS Trailer

Looking tyred?

Namco Bandai's flagship racing franchise is pulling donuts in the car park as it waits for the release of 3DS in March, but rather than show you that the publisher wants you to see this new trailer instead. Unfortunately it contains no gameplay footage whatsoever, so you can't appreciate the game's graphical style, nor can you get a feel for its use of the 3D effect. It's just a..

News: See Yourself in Ridge Racer on the 3DS

See Yourself in Ridge Racer on the 3DS

Reiko Nagase won't be the only pretty face in-game

Last October, we brought you the list of launch window titles for the Japanese release of the 3DS sytem, and although not every title will have a guaranteed spot next to the handheld when it launches on 26th February, racing fans will be greeted at some point with Namco Bandai Games' Ridge Racer, of...

News: Namco and Rising Star Team Up to Bring More Harvest Moons to Europe

Namco and Rising Star Team Up to Bring More Harvest Moons to Europe

Animal Parade and Sunshine Islands, to be precise

You wait six months for a Harvest Moon game to reach Europe, and then three come along at once. Rune Factory 2 sprouted across Europe today, and now publisher Rising Star Games has teamed up with Namco Bandai Partners to distribute two more titles before the end of November. Harvest Moon: Animal...