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Bandai Namco’s bonanza year

Think of Bandai Namco a few years back, and it’s likely that Pac-Man and Dragon Ball Z would come to mind. In 2015, however, it’s titles like The Witcher and Project CARS that have helped to redefine the publisher. The firm had its first monthly UK publisher No.1 in May …

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Pac-Mac 256 arrives on smartphones, along with an interesting IAP system

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale have finally released the long-awaited Pac-Man 256 on smartphones. The game, from the studio behind the extremely popular Crossy Road, is named after the infamous level 256 glitch in the original Pac-Man. Due to some technical peculiarities of that title, the 8-bit level …

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Bandai Namco announces publishing partnership with The Farm 51 for Get Even

Bandai Namco has announced that it is partnering up with Polish developer The Farm 51 to publish its upcoming game, Get Even. The psychological thriller is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2016. We are very proud to be collaborating with The Farm 51 on …

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There’s a Dragon Ball Z 3DS hardware bundle on the way

Bandai Namco has revealed a Dragon Ball Z hardware bundle for Nintendo’s New 3DS for the upcoming Extreme Butoden title. The package provides consumers with a black New 3DS, a copy of the game and a code for a downloadable version of the SNES title Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden …

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Dark Souls sales top 8 million worldwide

From Software’s Dark Souls franchise has passed the eight million global sales mark. As reported by Famitsu (via NeoGaf), these sales were achieved by the four core Dark Souls SKUs – Dark Souls, Dark Souls with the Artorias of the Abyss expansion, Dark Souls II and the remastered Dark Souls …

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The perfect Storm: why you shouldn’t pass over this year’s Naruto game

When you peruse the list of games coming out this year, it’s fair to say that a title based on a Japanese comic series probably isn’t the first thing you jump to. Launching in the same Autumn period as FIFA, Pro Evo, Skylanders, LEGO Dimensions, Metal Gear Solid, Forza, Mad …

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J-Stars in their eyes

I know what you’re probably thinking – what the devil is J-Stars Victory Vs+? Bandai Namco’s fighting title gathers characters from the long-running and hugely popular Japanese manga comic anthology Shonen Jump to celebrate the publication’s 45th anniversary. Think Super Smash Bros, but featuring a roster of Japanese comic book …

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VIDEO: Dark Souls III confirmed, is the series’ ‘final’ episode

Bandai Namco has finally confirmed the recent leaks – Dark Sous III is on the way and will be with us in early” 2016. Despite previous rumours, it will be making its way to PC – as well as PS4 and Xbox One. It is also described by the publisher …

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MICROSOFT: Dark Souls III confirmed for spring 2016

Many had expected it to be revealed at Sony’s conference later tonight, but Microsoft has played host to official confirmation of Dark Souls III. No details about the game were confirmed, although the trailer seemed to directly reference things from 2014’s Dark Souls II. That in itself would mark a …

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Bandai Namco accidentally confirms Dark Souls 3 is real

An automated YouTube tweet from publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed the existence of Dark Souls 3. The swiftly deleted tweet – spotted by Push Square, and captured by Twitter user Sayem Ahmed – reads that ‘Only embers remain’, with a link to a trailer, presumably to go out during E3, …

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