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News: One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wii U And 3DS In Europe And Australia

One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wii U And 3DS In Europe And Australia

Prepare to shiver those timbers

Namco Bandai Games has revealed that it is bringing One Piece Unlimited World Red to Wii U and 3DS consoles in Europe and Australia. Based on the massively popular manga and anime series created by Eiichiiro Oda, Unlimited World Red will showcase all the usual nautical action and adventure, fused with co-op play and...

News: Namco Bandai Will Now Be Known As Bandai Namco Around The World

Namco Bandai Will Now Be Known As Bandai Namco Around The World

Don't forget

While we may know it as Namco Bandai, in its Japanese homeland the famous developer is known as Bandai Namco. In a bid to boost the brand around the world, the company has now decided to unify the name, so from 1st April we will have to revert to the Japanese convention. Bandai Namco it is, then, with its subsidiaries and regional...

News: Namco Bandai Appears Impressed By Demand For Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode

Namco Bandai Appears Impressed By Demand For Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode

Petition for western release now at over 16,000 signatures

Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode — a 3DS update of the PSP title Digimon World Re:Digitize — launched in Japan earlier this year. Since then, there have been calls from western fans of the series to localise the game for North America and Europe, but thus far Namco Bandai has remained...

News: SoulCalibur II HD On Wii U "Isn't Out Of The Question", Says Series Producer

SoulCalibur II HD On Wii U "Isn't Out Of The Question", Says Series Producer

Could Link cross swords once more?

Namco Bandai's weapons-based brawler SoulCalibur II may be getting a HD remaster for the PS3 and 360, but the game still has a chance of coming to Wii U, according to series producer Masaaki Hoshino. When asked if there was any chance of the title hitting Nintendo's machine, Hoshino replied that it "wasn't out of...

News: Here's What The Next Mario Kart Looks Like

Here's What The Next Mario Kart Looks Like

Just one catch - it's the arcade version

Screenshots of the next entry in the popular Mario Kart series have hit the web - but before you get too excited about laying your eyes on the recently-announced Wii U sequel, we should point out that we're talking about Mario Kart: Arcade GP DX, developed by Namco Bandai. It's the third game in the coin-op...

News: Project X Zone Suffers Massive Price Drop In Japan

Project X Zone Suffers Massive Price Drop In Japan

3DS tactical role-player discounted by 85%

Namco Bandai's cross-over RPG Project X Zone has seen its price slashed by an incredible 85% by one Japanese retailer in what appears to be an effort to shift unsold stock. To make matters even more embarrassing, it would appear that the version of the game being discounted is the first-print limited...

News: Namco Bandai Impressed By Western Interest In Project X Zone

Namco Bandai Impressed By Western Interest In Project X Zone

Chance for an English-language version yet?

Cross-over RPG Project X Zone launched on the 3DS in Japan earlier this year but hasn't been granted a western release as yet - despite the efforts of Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada. However, some people at Namco Bandai are at least aware of the demand for this game in this part of the world -...

News: Petition Started To Get Dark Souls II On The Wii U

Petition Started To Get Dark Souls II On The Wii U

Prepare to die, possibly?

Namco Bandai recently announced Dark Souls II, the sequel to one of 2011's surprise critical hits. Only the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions have been confirmed so far - there's no love for Nintendo players, sadly. However, a group of fans is hoping to change that by petitioning Namco Bandai - and developer From Software -...

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Trailer Brings the Madness

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Trailer Brings the Madness

Includes a panda dressed as Princess Peach

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition will be available on launch day, and will include a number of features and modes exclusive to Nintendo's console. As you'd expect, adding Nintendo into a Tekken title promises to bring bizarre and humorous results, while the GamePad itself will allow control options...

News: More Nintendo Costumes For Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition

More Nintendo Costumes For Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition

Dress up as Sheik, Captain Falcon and Toad

Last month, Namco Bandai announced that gamers would be able to dress up as certain Nintendo characters in Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition; including big N's mascot Mario. New outfits have been added to the wardrobe, with players be able to dress characters up as Sheik (Zelda), Captain Falcon...

News: Tekken Boss Thinks Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Should Get Cosy

Tekken Boss Thinks Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Should Get Cosy

Tri-Force?

It's nice to want things. For example, I'm sure many people reading this would love to have a Wii U console sitting under their TV set right now. Or perhaps a brand-new Ferrari on the driveway. Heck, why not wish for your own personal tropical island paradise while you're at it? Go crazy. It's tempting to surmise that Tekken producer...

News: Namco Bandai Hooks a Trophy for Family Fishing Sales

Namco Bandai Hooks a Trophy for Family Fishing Sales

Prize catch

Namco Bandai's Family Fishing — known in North America as Fishing Resort — has proven itself a keeper. The Wii game has surpassed 200,000 shipped units in Japan during its first year, and as a reward Nintendo has sent the team a snazzy trophy. Developed by Yuji Naka's Prope and published by XSEED in North America, Fishing Resort...

News: New Tekken Trailer Tags In

New Tekken Trailer Tags In

Team spirit

Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for its upcoming Wii U fighter Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Featuring over 50 fighters, including punchy Panda, wooden man Mokujin and dozens of slightly less absurd characters, it boasts brawling a-plenty and a Snoop Dogg collaboration. At E3 we saw that Mario power-ups are in the Wii U version too...

E3 2012: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Stands Alone on Wii U

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Stands Alone on Wii U

Waiting for a new challenger

When 3DS was announced, it seemed like publishers rushed to announce their fighting games for the system, but Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is something of a lone wolf on Wii U. While Warner Bros.' Injustice: Gods Among Us takes a serious look at DC Comics characters, TTT2 went a bit tongue-in-cheek with its trailer, showing...

News: Frank West and Hsien-Ko Join Project X Zone

Frank West and Hsien-Ko Join Project X Zone

Say 'cheese'

Namco Bandai-SEGA-Capcom crossover Project X Zone already has a pretty sturdy line-up of characters, but it just got bigger with new faces coming in from Dead Rising, Darkstalkers, Resonance of Fate and more. Here's who's who out of the new faces: Gods Eater Burst: Alisa, SomaResonance of Fate: Leanne, ZephyrDarkstalkers: Hsien-KoDead...