June2013

  • News Pac-Man Museum Announced For Wii U And 3DS eShops

    Downloadable title coming this Winter

    Those who can’t get enough power pellets in their gaming diets may want to keep an eye toward the end of the year. Namco Bandai Games Europe has announced that Pac-Man Museum, a collection of the iconic yellow puck’s games from the original 1980s classic to more recent titles including Pac-Man Championship...

May2013

  • News Namco Bandai Is Bringing Barbie And Monster High To Wii U, Wii, 3DS And DS

    Thank goodness for that

    While other publishers and developers fall over themselves to find excuses not to produce software for the Wii U, Namco Bandai is making a little bit of effort — although we're not entirely sure that Barbie Life and Monster High: 13 Wishes are the kind of games that dedicated Nintendo fans are waiting for. Both titles are...

  • News Namco Bandai Developing Devils and Realist Game For 3DS

    Upcoming manga series will have its own game in Japan

    Namco Bandai has announced it is developing a 3DS title based on the upcoming manga series Devils and Realist, which is due to air in Japan this Summer. The anime centres around a young fellow called William Twining who is in fact the reincarnation of King Solomon and has accidentally summoned...

  • News Second Project X Zone Demo Hitting 3DS eShop On June 27th

    Lucky, lucky Europe

    European 3DS owners are currently getting their hands on the recently-released Lethal Surprise demo for Project X Zone, which showcases characters from Sakura Wars, Cyberbots, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles and offers a glimpse of what the final game will look like when it launches in the region on July 5th (the North...

  • News Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

    Rhythm games aren't fully dead just yet

    While the manic clacking of plastic guitars has largely fallen quiet across the world, Japan still has a place in its rhythm gaming heart for a different instrument: the humble-yet-iconic taiko drum. According to Siliconera, Namco Bandai has announced more than 500,000 combined units shipped for two titles in...

  • News Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures Chomping Its Way To Wii U And 3DS This Year

    Waka Waka

    Pac Man is one of the stalwarts of the video game industry and has been chomping his way through pellets and fruit since the 1980s. In modern gaming terms, he's featured in several games such as Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions on the 3DS, Pac-Man World on the GBA, Pac-Man World Rally on the GameCube and he was even playable on Mario Kart...

April2013

  • News Rating Emerges For The Previously Unannounced Tekken Revolution

    Could Namco Bandai's brawler be fighting to the Wii U or 3DS?

    The Australian Classification Board has rated Tekken Revolution, a hitherto unheard of entry in the long-running fighting game franchise. This follows the news that Namco Bandai has also rated Tekken Arena in Europe — could we be looking at two entirely new instalments, or is this a...

  • News Power Rangers Megaforce Fighting Its Way Onto 3DS

    It's morphin' time!

    Can you believe Power Rangers is 20 years old? Well it is, and as part of the anniversary celebrations there's a new show on Nickelodeon called Power Rangers Megaforce, which is now being morphed into a video game for the 3DS. Namco Bandai has revealed Power Rangers Megaforce will be available in North and Latin America this...

  • News Project X Zone European Release Date Confirmed

    It'll be available in July

    Last week Namco Bandai revealed Project X Zone would be coming to North America on 25th June, but Europe was left with its original vague release date of Summer 2013. This lead people to believe European 3DS owners would be getting the game much later than their American counterparts, however, this is not the case at all...

  • News Tales Producer Has No Immediate Plans To Bring The Series To Wii U

    He's impressed with the system, though

    The long running Tales series has proven popular with gamers over the years. It's found itself on several Nintendo systems in the past, with the likes of Tales of Symphonia on the GameCube, Tales of the Abyss on the 3DS and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World on Wii. Tales of Xillia will be the next game...

  • News Project X Zone Release Date Confirmed in North America

    Europe still down for Summer 2013

    Back in January Namco Bandai confirmed the brilliant-looking tactical-RPG Project X Zone would be coming to North America and PAL regions this Summer, despite sales being relatively poor in Japan. The 3DS title is a crossover that sees characters from the SEGA, Capcom and Namco Bandai universes battle it out for...

February2013

  • News Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode Coming To 3DS in Japan

    Going head to head with Pokémon X & Y

    Last year Digimon World Re:Digitize was released on the PSP in Japan, but it never made it to the 3DS — or to the West for that matter. Well, Namco Bandai has now revealed that an updated version of the game called Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode is on its way to the 3DS in Japan. Digimon World Re:Digitize...

  • News Tank! Tank! Tank! Available Now in European Wii U eShop

    KABOOM

    As some no doubt saw in our weekly Nintendo Download update for Europe, Namco Bandai's Tank! Tank! Tank! is bringing the retail title onto the Wii U eShop with a free-to-play model. The good news is that Europeans don't need to wait for the rest of the updates on Valentines Day — this one's available right now. To start with, you'll need...

  • News 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...

January2013

  • News Project X Zone Localisation Will Keep The Japanese Voice Track

    Dig out your reading glasses

    After a full-on day of Wii U focus thanks the Wii U Direct, let's give some love to 3DS and one of its hottest games due to arrive this summer. With Namco Bandai recently confirming its localisation, there are certainly a number of gamers looking forward to some RPG mash-up action in the upcoming Project X Zone; based on...

  • News Project X Zone Fighting To a Worldwide Release This Summer

    Crossing over from Japan

    Project X Zone, the rather fabulous-looking crossover strategy-RPG featuring characters from SEGA, Capcom and Namco Bandai franchises, looked destined to be a Japan-only release, especially after underwhelming sales prompted a hefty price-cut. In surprising news, Namco Bandai has confirmed that the title is being localised...

  • News Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Gets North American Release Date

    Anime fans - mark 5th March in your diaries

    A few weeks ago Namco Bandai revealed that Naruto: Powerful Shippuden would be coming to the 3DS in March. The game is a side-scrolling fighter based on the Naruto spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. Europe was given a concrete release of 8th March but North America’s date was slightly more...

  • News 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...

December2012

  • News Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Confirmed For Western Release

    Naruto and Rock Lee coming to 3DS in March

    Fans of the popular anime series Naruto will be pleased to hear that the latest game, Naruto: Powerful Shippunden, released this year in Japan, will be on its way to Europe and North America very soon. The 3DS title is based on the spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals and is a sidescrolling...

  • News Wii U Title Tank! Tank! Tank! Reduces Small Child To Tears

    Tears of joy, in case you assumed otherwise

    In a neat follow-up to the most famous Nintendo-related Christmas unboxing of all time, a 7-year-old child by the name of Reese has delivered a performance which is very nearly as memorable. As you can see in the video below, Reece bursts into tears when he opens a copy of Namco Bandai's Wii U game Tank!...

  • News 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 - including...

November2012

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Does Not Require Online Pass

    Good news for second-hand buyers

    Pre-owned titles are, of course, cheaper than buying a new copy of a game, so it’s easy to see why consumers sometimes decide to choose them instead of paying full-whack price. Of course the publishers of these games aren’t exactly jumping for joy about this, as they receive diddly-squat from the transaction of a...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition Coming To European eShop

    Just not right away

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition will be available to download via the eShop on the same day the Wii U launches over in Japan and it has now been confirmed that European Wii U owners will be getting the same treatment, albeit not straight away. European Wii U owners will be able to download a copy of the game at some point...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Looked Set To Be "Simplified"

    Nintendo wanted it to stay "hardcore"

    As we all know, Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition will be on the shelves on the same day as Wii U launches. The game is not only a true rendition of the version found on other consoles but also has new exclusive elements, such as extra Nintendo themed character costumes and the return of Tekken Ball. It...

  • News 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...