Tag: Bandai Namco
Anniversary Soulcalibur II Is 20 Years Old, And So Is Nintendo's Best Cameo
A tale of souls and Master Swords, eternally retold
Bandai Namco's Soulcalibur II turns 20 in Japan today. The classic fighting game — a sequel to what many already considered one of the best fighting games ever, Soulcalibur on Dreamcast — launched on 27th March 2003 in Japan on GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. But, c'mon, we all know the...
News Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Was Developed For Switch First
Producer Ryo Ishida reveals
Last year's Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series — a remastered compilation of two classic PlayStation and PS2 platformers — was actually developed for Switch first, producer Ryo Ishida has revealed. In an interview in the newest issue of Lost In Cult (via Nintendo Everything), Ishida shares some brief insight into the...
News Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Next Free Update Announced, New DLC Character Also Revealed
It's a Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero crossover
Bandai Namco's online multiplayer title Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is still getting regular content updates, and the next one, due out 23rd March, adds new raid quests and much more. Players can look forward to a new Awoken Skill: Beast, new costumes, new CC mascot (including 7 new variants) and a...
News Soulcalibur's Classic Games Are Rumoured To Be Getting Remastered
Bandai Namco renewed the series' trademark last October
Remasters are all the rage nowadays, so what could possibly be next? Well, the latest rumour doing the rounds suggests Bandai Namco could be working on a Soulcalibur collection. This information comes from journalist Nick "Shpeshal_Nick" Baker in the latest Xbox Era podcast. Baker notes how...
News Digimon World: Next Order Patch To Add Japanese VO To Switch Version (Europe)
Update: After fan requests
Update [Fri Mar 10, 2023 11:30 GMT]: Bandai Namco has responded to fan requests to have the Japanese voiceover included in the Switch version of Digimon World: Next Order in Europe. A patch will be coming in the near future to add this option for us in Europe. Bandai Namco wasn't able to confirm when this will be dropping...
News New Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi Game Announced By Bandai Namco
"Still in the early stages of development"
If you've been wondering what's next for the Dragon Ball fighting series now that FighterZ is winding down - here it is! At the recent 'Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2023' event, Bandai Namco teased a new Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi game. In the trailer, you can see Goku is in his Super Saiyan Blue form,...
News Bandai Namco Apologises For Tales Of Symphonia Remastered Issues On Switch
Currently investigating a fix
Beloved RPG Tales of Symphonia's recent remaster should've been met with applause from Tales series fans, but instead, the Switch version in particular has drawn some criticism for the various technical issues. And Bandai Namco is aware of them (via Abyssal Chronicles). In a series of tweets, the official Japanese...
News Naruto X Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Announced For Switch
Legendary ninjas reunite in 2023
During PlayStation's 'State of Play' event today, Bandai Namco announced Naruto X Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. This next entry will be arriving across all platforms including the Nintendo Switch at some point in 2023. This also happens to mark the 20th anniversary celebrations of Naruto's anime debut...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Officially Announces "Chaos At The World Tournament" DLC
Based on the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is still going strong with regular updates and DLC. Following on from a teaser at the start of 2023, Bandai Namco has now officially announced the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament arc update. Here's a description and a few teaser screenshots: "The setting for this story is...
News Baten Kaitos Remasters Have Japanese VO Only, Frame Rate, File Size Revealed
No more tin can voices
We're still pinching ourselves that Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster is real. Revealed during the February 2023 Direct, the remaster contains both GameCube RPGs in one package. And, shortly after the collection was announced, publisher Bandai Namco published a short Q&A detailing what this remaster e
News Fan Favourite 'We Love Katamari' Returns With Remaster And New Features In June
"We're having a moment!!"
Five years after Katamari Damacy REROLL tumbled onto Switch, we're finally getting a rerelease of the second game in Bandai Namco's Katamari series. We Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie was revealed during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, and it's coming out on 2nd June! This remaster is based on the 2005 fan favourite, We...
News Surprise! Bandai Namco Is Uploading The Tales Of Symphonia Anime To YouTube
Episode one is now available
Bandai Namco is getting right behind the upcoming Tales of Symphonia Remastered release next month, and in a surprising move, the company has decided to upload Tales of Symphonia: The Animation to YouTube to help promote the game. The anime is technically three separate OVA series that retell the story of Tales of...
Soapbox Whether The Rumour Is True Or Not, Baten Kaitos Deserves A Remake
A white whale
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, rumours of a potential Baten Kaitos remake have got Alana all fired up... Of all the wild remake rumours I thought I would hear in 2023, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost...
News Digimon World: Next Order Frame Rate, Resolution And File Size For Switch Revealed
Out next month
Digimon fans will want to make some space on their Switch with the arrival of Digimon World: Next Order next month. This new version of the 2016 PlayStation Vita release comes with a brand new 'Beginner' mode on Switch and also other features like the ability to run faster. Additionally, there are improved specs. As highlighted via a...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC Trailer Teases 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament Arc
From the original Dragon Ball
On Friday, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's next DLC — Bardock: Alone Against Fate — drops for the open-world action RPG, and Bandai Namco has dropped a new trailer to celebrate its launch. The flashy trailer — which focuses on Bardock's fight against Frieza — is full of the usual action and drama you'd expect from the...
News Tales Of Symphonia Remastered Trailer Showcases Signature Action Combat
The Chosen One
Next month, Tales of Symphonia returns to a Nintendo console when Tales of Symphonia Remastered launches on Switch (and other platforms) on 17th February. Ahead of that date, Bandai Namco and Nintendo have shared a gameplay trailer to bring newcomers up to speed on what to expect, and get long-time fans excited to dive back into a...
News Bandai Namco Open To More Tales Remasters, Awaiting Fan Requests
Let them know!
In case you missed it, Bandai Namco is releasing Tales of Symphonia Remastered on the Nintendo Switch next month. This classic RPG made its original debut on the GameCube in 2003 and is now the second title to be remastered for the current generation after Tales of Vesperia. In an FAQ on the official Bandai Namco website, the...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - Bardock Alone Against Fate DLC Launching Next Month
"The time to fight for it all begins January 13th, 2023"
Back in September, Bandai Namco announced Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would be getting a fourth DLC update focused on Goku's Saiyan father Bardock. Bardock: Alone Against Fate has now officially been locked in for release on 13th January 2023. Alongside this announcement, Bandai Namco has released...
News LEGO Brawls To Receive Free Festive Update This December
New stage, Minifigures and more
LEGO Brawls released on the Switch back in September to a less than favourable reception - we gave it a 4/10 in our review. But Bandai Namco is hoping to turn this all around for the Holidays as it has today announced a festive update, 'Jingle Brawls', will be available throughout December. The update promises to add...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Scores New Gameplay Trailer For Season 2 & Bardock DLC
"Coming soon" to a Switch near you
Back in September, Bandai Namco announced Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would be receiving a fourth DLC based on Goku's Saiyan father, Bardock. In case you missed it, it's officially titled Bardock: Alone Against Fate and is the first of three DLC in a brand new Season Pass. Bandai Namco has now released some new...
News Bandai Namco Patches Pac-Man World With Original Staff Credits & More
First update also adds some paid DLC
As you might recall, there was some drama around the time of Pac-Man World Re-PAC's release, when it was discovered the original game's staff were not credited in the newer version of the title. Former Namco Hometek game designer Scott Rogers mentioned at the time how disappointed he was with this decision on...
News Bandai Namco Renews Trademarks For Pac-Man, SoulCalibur & More
Konami also filed one
Every now and then you'll hear about companies renewing trademarks and today is one of those days. As spotted by Gematsu, Bandai Namco has filed renewals for the classic and long-running series Ace Combat, Pac-Man, SoulCalibur, and Tekken. Tekken 8 was officially revealed last month. It's also mentioned how Konami has fil
News Bandai Namco Has "Multiple Digimon Game Projects In The Pipeline"
Digimon World: Next Order for Switch is just the start
It's been another exciting week for Digimon fans - with Bandai Namco confirming it would be bringing Digimon World: Next Order to the Nintendo Switch on 22nd February 2023. If this wasn't already enough, Digimon producer Kazumasu Habu has also confirmed in the original Japanese announcement...
News Digimon World: Next Order Is Coming To Switch In 2023
Update: Confirmed for worldwide release
Update [Thu 20th Oct, 2022 16:10 BST]: It's official — Bandai Namco has confirmed that Digimon World: Next Order will be releasing on Switch worldwide on 22nd February 2023, so we don't have to wait any longer than our friends over in Japan! The open-world RPG will also be coming to Steam on the same date...
Japanese Charts Dragon Ball: The Breakers Pushes Through To Top Ten
But no surprises at number one
The weekly Famitsu Japanese charts show little signs of change this week, particularly up the top. For the first time since its release, Splatoon 3 has dipped below 100k sales, selling just (big air quotes here) 97,071 units in the week of 10th to 16th October. NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition has remained...
News Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Announces Two New DLC Characters
Gohan and Gamma 1 arrive this fall
If you're a Dragon Ball fan and are still playing Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on a regular basis, you'll be pleased to know two more DLC fighters are on the way to game. It's all timed in with the recent release of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie. These latest additions include Gohan and Gamma 1 and will be...
News Pac-Man World's Original Staff Will Be Credited In The Switch Remake
An update is "currently in progress"
Last month, not long after the release of Pac-Man World Re-PAC, a story surfaced online about the original game's staff not being credited in this newer version of the game. At the time, former Namco Hometek game designer Scott Rogers mentioned how disappointed he was with this decision on social media...
News New Digimon Survive Update Resolves Chapter 10 Story Bug
Players should now be able to proceed
Digimon Survive might not be exactly what everyone was expecting it to be, but it's still one of the best-presented visual novel experiences of 2022 - and is well worth a look if you're a fan of Bandai's digital monsters series. With this in mind, Bandai Namco has now updated this latest game in the series to...
News Bandai Namco Releases Switch Demo For Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival
Don Chan is back!
Today marks the digital release of Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival on the Nintendo Switch. If you're still on the fence about this latest entry, Bandai Namco has released a demo which you can download from the Switch eShop right now. It comes with some sample songs including Donderful Everyday and Symphony No.5. It also...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Announces Season Pass 2 & Bardock DLC, Coming 2023
Discover the story of Goku's Saiyan father
Bandai Namco shared some new Dragon Ball announcements at this year's Tokyo Game Show, and apart from the update about the new survival game The Breakers, there's also been some exciting news for fans of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. The open-world action game focused on Goku and friends will be receiving a...
News Dragon Ball Z's Most-Powerful Farmer Will Be Playable In Dragon Ball: The Breakers
And Majin Buu, too!
As we approach the release date of Dragon Ball: The Breakers, the online action game where you can play as multiple Dragon Ball characters from different arcs, Bandai Namco has shared a brand new trailer for the game, showcasing a few more new characters. And it looks like Bamco is embracing the weird and wonderful world of the...
News Classic GameCube Action RPG 'Tales Of Symphonia' Getting Switch Remaster
Embark on the Journey of Regeneration again
If you had a GameCube and you loved RPGs, then you've likely played Tales of Symphonia. The first Tales of game to be released in Europe, it's arguably among the best games on the system. Now, fans who may have got into the esteemed Tales of series late will be able to try out this classic when it gets a...
News Pac-Man World Original Staff Not Credited In Switch Remake
"We are looking into it currently"
Bandai Namco's Pac-Man World: Re-Pac has been a blast from the past for those of us that had a PlayStation growing up. So imagine being one of the people who worked on the original game, seeing all of your work on-screen, prettied up and refined — it's likely exciting! But for former Namco Hometek game designer...
News Bandai Namco's Lineup For Tokyo Game Show 2022 Revealed
Anime games and lots more
The Tokyo Game Show begins in just a few weeks, and ahead of this event - the full lineup for each publisher has been revealed. Following on from Square Enix, we've now got Bandai Namco's lineup - featuring plenty of anime, Pac-Man, Klonoa and more. Fans can look forward to seeing upcoming games like Dragon Ball: The...
Japanese Charts SD Gundam Battle Alliance Is Switch's Top-Seller In Strong Week For Sony
PlayStation dominates the top ten
We have a turn-up for the books in the weekly Famitsu charts! Not only are there eight new titles in the software sales category, but Sony has taken a firm grasp of the top ten, with seven of the week's best sellers releasing on either the PlayStation 4 or 5. The best-selling Switch game of the week is SD Gundam...
News LEGO Brawls Trailer Promises 77 Trillion Character Customisation Options
"Almost anything is possible"
Minifigure brawler LEGO Brawls is coming to Switch tomorrow (September 2nd) and publisher Bandai Namco has today released a new trailer, 'Minifigure Mania', which shows off the game's expansive customisation options. Showing the Brawler Builder function in action, the new trailer shows how you will be able to customise...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Pac-Man World: Re-Pac
Out today on Switch
Bandai Namco is apparently making this summer one for PlayStation platforming remakes! Pac-Man World: Re-Pac is out today on Switch, and — following on from Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series — shows the Japanese developer is acknowledging and showing a little bit of love to some of our childhood favourites. Early reviews have...
News Doraemon Story Of Seasons: Friends Of The Great Kingdom Sprouts This November On Switch
Well here's a lovely bit of news for your Thursday morning (or whenever you're reading this) — the adorable and charming Doraemon will be returning to Switch this November in his farming sim sequel, Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom. Earlier this week, Bandai Namco released a new trailer announcing that the...
News JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Rohan And Koichi Explain Abilities In Upcoming Fighting Game's New Trailer
"Reality itself is entertainment!"
It's time for another over-the-top, explosive trailer for Bandai Namco's upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R. The beat 'em up, which is a remaster of a 2013 PS3 game, launches next month on Switch, and we're now being given lessons in preparation for the game's release. In typical Jojo style,...
News Pac-Man World: Re-Pac Frame Rate, Resolution, And File Size For Switch Seemingly Revealed
A world, reimagined
With Pac-Man World: Re-Pac out on Switch in a few weeks, Bandai Namco has shared details on how the game will look and run on the Switch! The details for the remake of the 1999 PlayStation platformer Pac-Man World have been detailed on the game's Japanese website (thanks, Nintendo Everything). It's a fairly familiar story for...
Video Bandai Namco Shares Pac-Man World Re-Pac Graphics Comparison
Update: See Areas 3 & 4 alongside the original release
Update [Sat 13th Aug, 2022 07:00 BST]: Bandai Namco has released a new comparison trailer, this time showcasing Areas 3 and 4. You can take a look above. Original article [Sun 7th Aug, 2022 17:00 BST]: One of the games you might want to be on the lookout for later this month is Pac-Man World...
News Brace Yourselves, A Pac-Man Live-Action Movie Is Currently In Development
Entering pac-nic mode
We all remember where we were when Paramount Pictures released the first look trailer of 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog and the internet was set ablaze with how uncomfortable the live-action blue blur made them feel (the horror of those teeth and eyes still keeps us up at night). Well we can brace ourselves for another trip into the...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Digimon Survive
What's the verdict?
While most of the focus last week was on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 within the Nintendo community, Bandai Namco also finally released Digimon Survive - a unique mix of strategy and visual novel gameplay. Reviews have admittedly been a tad slow to surface online, but there are now enough to share a round up. Nintendo Life has also...
Review Digimon Survive - This Champion Visual Novel Proves The Wait Has Been Worth It
DigiDestined for greatness
The long wait for Digimon Survive is finally over, with players at last able to dive into this unusual entry in the series. Fans expecting the usual fare from a Digimon game might be understandably disappointed, but for those with an appetite for visual novels and tactical RPG combat, there is plenty to get your teeth sunk...
News Digimon Survive Is Getting Review Bombed On Metacritic
But fans are answering back
Update [Tue 2nd Aug, 2022 20:30]: We've now published our own review of Digimon Survive, and we're pretty impressed with the game on the whole. In fact, we think it's "one of the best visual novels to come out this year"! However, we do acknowledge that those who are "focused on the combat will probably find that the game...
Poll Digimon Survive Is Finally Available, Will You Be Getting It?
Go on, tell us
Well, after a long wait it's finally here - no, we're not talking about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the focus here is instead on Bandai Namco's new Digimon Survive game. After a lengthy development cycle and multiple delays, the game has now been released across multiple systems including the Nintendo Switch. At this point in time, there...
News Bandai Namco Asks Digimon Survive Players To Not Spoil The Story For Others
Don't spoil "Chapter 5 onward for the first two months"
We've seen companies like Atlus and Capcom release video guidelines for new games to prevent spoilers from ruining the fun for everyone, and now it's Bandai Namco's turn. The next Digimon game, Digimon Survive, launches this week, and Bandai Namco has released a special message via social media...
News Bandai Namco Announces Switch Demo For SD Gundam Battle Alliance
English version available now in Japan
Update [Sat 23rd Jul, 2022 02:45 BST]: It seems this demo has already gone live on the Japanese Switch eShop. Provided you have access to a Nintendo account in this region, you can download it right now and play it with English subtitles. Enjoy! Original article [Fri 22nd Jul, 2022 01:55 BST]: Following on...
News Bandai Namco Confirms Ransomware Attack, Investigating "Scope Of The Damage"
Update: Publisher is "identifying the status about existence of leakage"
Update [Wed 13th Jul, 2022 13:45 BST]: Bandai Namco has confirmed reports that its servers were hacked. In a statement provided to VGC, the publisher has said it is currently assessing the scale of the attack and states that the leak of customer information is a "possibility"...
News SD Gundam Battle Alliance Locks In August Release, Here's Another Look
Update: Check out the character & mobile suit line-ups
Update [Sun 10th Jul, 2022 07:00 BST]: Bandai Namco has uploaded a few more trailers of SD Gundam Battle Alliance (above and below). It gives fans a better look at the character and mobile suit line-ups that will be on offer. Enjoy! Original article [Fri 27th May, 2022 04:55 BST]: Earlier...