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Namco backs Ubisofts DRM

Having staved off some pretty fierce criticism of its controversial online-required DRM in some of its PC titles, Ubisoft has at last received a welcome spot of corporate backing from fellow publisher Namco Bandai. Speaking to CVG, Namco Bandai VP Olivier Comte says that Ubisoft’s method is not without merit. …

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Splatterhouse to launch at rock awards

The remake of cult ‘80s arcade brawler Splatterhouse will launch at Metal Hammer magazine’s 2010 Golden Gods awards at London’s Indig02 venue. Rock stars, publishers and fans will attend the eighth annual event on June 14th with Namco Bandai sponsoring the ‘Metal As Fuck’ award – handed to the winner …

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Namco Bandai posts $312m loss

Publisher Namco Bandai has reported a $312m loss for the fiscal year ending March 31st 2010, a sharp dip from the $126m profit reported in the year before. Revenues hit $4.1bn, down 11 per cent year-on-year. Its video games operations saw revenues of $1.5bn but suffered an operating loss of …

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Namco sets low price for Titans

Namco Bandai has set the RRP of upcoming action adventure game Clash of the Titans at just 29.99, ahead of the game’s May 28th launch. The movie tie-in is a third cheaper than most PS3 and Xbox 360 multiformat titles which usually have an RRP of 44.99 or 49.99. UK product …

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Ben 10 will set sales records

Namco Bandai expects that Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks will be the most successful game in the multi-million selling franchise when it hits shelves next month. Ben 10 has become a major video game property over recent years, with the previous two games – Protector of Earth and Alien …

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Namco: 09 was an uphill battle

Japanese publisher Namco Bandai has reported a loss of 81.3m for the nine months ending December 31st 2009 – a sharp drop from the 62.3m profit it saw in the same period the year before. So bad were the results that Namco Bandai has confirmed that it is to shed …

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630 jobs to go at Namco Bandai

Namco Bandai will cut around ten per cent of its workforce in a bid to save the company $38m. Some 630 of its workers will be made redundant, the Tokyo-headquartered group said, as part of a wider measure to save the company an annual $88 million. To read the publisher’s …

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Namco confirms Fallout: New Vegas deal

Following on from the European distribution agreement signed between Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda and long-lived games firm Namco Bandai last year, the latter firm has confirmed its Euro plans for the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas. Namco Bandai will distribute the game in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, …

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New Ace Combat targeting PSP

Publisher Namco Bandai has revealed that a brand new entry in its flight sim series, Ace Combat Joint Assault, will touch down on the PSP runway in the spring. Following on from the series’ 2006 PSP debut Ace Combat X, Joint Assault promises the most accomplished visuals yet seen on …

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Management reshuffle at Namco Bandai

In a move designed to strengthen the Japanese firm’s European standing, Namco Bandai has announced a number of top-end management appointments within the business development, international marketing and sales team. VP of marketing, sales and publishing Olivier Comte will head up the new team whilst Alberto Gonzalez Lorca becomes the …

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