CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 6 August 2012 – NAMCO BANDAI Games today unveiled the exciting and varied line up of titles that it will showcase at GamesCom 2012 in Cologne, Germany from August 15 th to 19 th. Bringing some of the year's most anticipated titles to the hands of the biggest audience of video game fans in the world, NAMCO BANDAI Games’ stand, located in Hall 9, Stand C11, will feature public hands-on gaming stations and a seated theatre where the highly anticipated new STAR TREK™ adventure will be demoed exclusively for visitors to the show.
Titles available for fans to play include the eagerly awaited fighting game TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 anime-based title ONE PIECE PIRATE WARRIORS , acclaimed role playing adventures DARK SOULS™: PREPARE TO DIE EDITION™ , TALES OF GRACES™ f and NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH™ and for the first time on Nintendo’s Wii U™, TANK! TANK! TANK! ™
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 ( Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3)
Release date: 14 th September 2012
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 improves upon the tag based combat of the original, with the latest installment introducing one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. tag-team battles. These new modes introduce a new style of play in the TEKKEN series and provide an easier point of access to new players, while keeping the game fresh for long time fans of the franchise. In Pair Play mode, up to four players can each control a character in the ultimate team battle, while in the all new Fight Lab mode, players can customize their moves and the appearance of their training partner known as Combot. Players that clear the Fight Lab mode will have mastered the complexities of TEKKEN and will gain access to their own customizable Combot.
ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS (PLAYSTATION®3)
Release date: 21 st September 2012
Featuring the best-loved characters and the vast majority of adversaries from the ONE PIECE universe, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will invite players to do battle with a massive amount of opponents. The story mode will drop players right into the heart of the rich ONE PIECE universe filled with beloved characters, powerful enemies, touching moments and memorable scenes.
DARK SOULS™: PREPARE TO DIE™ EDITION (PC, Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3)
Release date: 24 th August 2012 for PC / this Winter for Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3
With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls TM : Prepare to die™ edition is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ ( PLAYSTATION®3)
Release date: 25 th January 2013
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into another world to become a wizard in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way Oliver makes new friends and tames many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies.
Tales of Graces™ f ( PLAYSTATION®3)
Release date: 31 st August 2012
Tales of Graces f is the latest episode in the renowned Tales of series on the current generation of consoles on the Western market, and the first European appearance of the franchise on PlayStation®3. The story is set against the backdrop of three kingdoms – Windor, Strata and Fendel – all struggling for dominance of the world and follows Asbel Lhant as he sets off on a journey with his comrades, protecting the bonds of friendship and fighting for his ideals.
TANK! TANK! TANK! ™ (Nintendo’s Wii U™)
Release date: Winter season 2012
Get ready for one of the most bombastic battle-party-games ever with TANK! TANK! TANK! Players will find a fantastic armament of tanks and weapons at their disposal to dispatch the enemy threat, including mechanical insects, gigantic dragons and even other players. Team up with three other friends to battle with or against each other in fully destructible environments in a variety of action-packed story and multiplayer modes where weapons are never in short supply and threats are hiding behind every corner. Players will be able to arm their tanks with lasers, machine guns, missile pods, the dreaded Colossus Missile along with power-ups scattered throughout each map.
STAR TREK™ ( Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, PC)
Release date: Spring 2013
With a storyline occurring after the events of J.J. Abram’s 2009 Star Trek reboot, the Star Trek video game puts players in the shoes of seminal heroes Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, inviting them to work together to take on the ferocious Gorn in this epic action adventure. Built from the ground up as the ultimate co-op experience, players are set on a journey of immense proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. Kirk and Spock’s complementary personalities result in the most fully realized and varied co-op experience for this console generation.
With production overseen by Paramount Pictures, the game is being developed by Ontario-based developer Digital Extremes ( Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II) under a license from CBS Consumer Products and is scheduled to release in early 2013 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
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