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Namco Bandai reveals new shooter

The lid has been lifted on a brand new IP from publisher Namco Bandai – third person action outing Inversion. The game, which is in development at TimeShift creators Saber Interactive, looks to differentiate itself from the many other competitors in the genre by granting players the chance to toy …

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Garland and Serkis sign up for Enslaved

In a move likely to challenge the view that games are oblivious to the power of considered narrative, UK developer Ninja Theory has tapped up acclaimed writing talent for new game Enslaved. Enslaved is the follow-up to PS3 title Heavenly Sword. It is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure title, according to the …

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£1m marketing push for Tekken 6

Namco Bandai has told MCV its will spend in excess of 1 million on marketing for its upcoming beat-‘em-up, Tekken 6. The company has prepared an extensive campaign, incorporating print, online and TV advertising, as well as the use of social media and sampling to drive sales for the game …

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Namco Bandai and Ubisoft back GMAs

Namco Bandai Partners and Ubisoft have become the latest big name publishers to get behind this year’s Games Media Awards. Ubisoft has stepped up to sponsor the Best Games Coverage in a Mainstream Magazine category – won last year by Simon Munk for FHM. Ubisoft UK marketing director Murray Pannell …

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Namco reveals ambitious Euro plans

Japanese games giant Namco Bandai wants to be one of Europe’s top five publishers within five years by releasing a string of new Western-specific IP. The firm’s ambitious plans follow the acquisition of Atari’s European distribution business in July, and a series of new game announcements at last week’s Gamescom …

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Namco Bandai signs Ninja Theory

Two high-profile studios have joined Namco Bandai’s current partnership roster, as the Japanese publisher looks to expand its global presence. UK-based Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory revealed it is working on an Xbox 360 and PS3 title for the publisher, while Tokyo-headquartered indie group Game Republic has also revealed two …

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Namco unveils DS piano peripheral

Only yesterday MCV was highlighting the rising number of accessory-based titles heading to market this Q4 – and now Namco Bandai has added to the collection with new learning title Easy Piano on DS which is due for release in PAL territories this November. Published by Game Life and distributed …

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Namco Bandai eyes Euro domination

Japanese giant Namco Bandai has its eye on a top five market share position in Europe, following the completion of its buyout of Atar’s PAL distribution business. The new company is tasked with growing Namco’s established franchises, including Tales of Symphonia, Tekken and Katamari, in Europe, and wants to be amongst …

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Namco Bandai announces new Family Trainer

Publisher Namco Bandai is to release a second instalment to its Family Trainer franchise on Wii this autumn in the UK. Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge will again utilise both the WiiMote and Namco’s own Family Trainer Mat and will boast activities such as wakeboarding, rock climbing and base jumping. The …

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Katamari Forever confirmed for European PSN

Cult favourites The Price and King of All Cosmos will be returning to Europe later this year with the confirmation of an autumn release for Namco Bandai’s PSN-only Katamari Forever. The game, which has until now been known as Katamari Damacy Tribute, will support 1080p graphics and a range of …

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