Get used to it

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 company's names to formally change. It's a name we're likely to hear plenty of this year, of course, as the studio is working with Masahiro Sakurai and his team on the new Super Smash Bros. titles on the Wii U and 3DS. Those releases are due this year, while multi-platform gamers with a taste for challenge may be looking ahead to Dark Souls 2 in March.

So there you have it, as of April we'll have to remember that Bandai Namco's working on the new Smash Bros. titles, not Namco Bandai. We have no such plans here, as Life Nintendo doesn't quite work, does it?