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Enslaved gets Euro date

Publisher Namco Bandai has slapped an October 8th European release date for upcoming action title Enslaved. The game, which will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360, is being developed by Ninja Theory – the studio behind PS3 launch title Heavenly Sword. It’s is being co-directed by Lord of the …

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Splatterhouse rocks Metal Hammer awards

Metal fans and celebrities are championing Namco Bandai’s Splatterhouse after last month’s 2010 Kawasaki Hammer Golden Gods awards. The game was a key sponsor at the event, which was held at London’s IndigO2 on June 14th. The resultant exposure to the game’s target demographic has led to a boost in …

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Namco restructures marketing team

Publisher Namco Bandai has made some changes to its European marketing team. Marketing director David Miller has left the firm. He had worked at the company for over 18 months. His replacement is former head of PR Lee Kirton, who has been promoted to marketing and PR manager. We have …

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Namco convinced of 3D potential

Namco Bandai has five games in development for 3DS and is convinced that 2010 will be the year of 3D, according to a statement form the publisher. Handheld 3D versions of Ridge Racer, Pac-Man & Galaga, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam and Super Robot are all in the works, though it …

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Games industry facing first big crisis

In a chilling warning ahead of the global games industry gathering at E3’s LA Convention Center, Namco Bandai’s VP of sales, marketing and publishing Olivier Comte has outlined what he sees as the unprecedented challenges faced by modern gaming. I think that today we are seeing the first big crisis …

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Wii and DS market has collapsed

The flood of bad games – and the damaging effects of piracy – have ruined the software market on Wii and DS according to Namco Bandai’s VP of sales, marketing and publishing Olivier Comte. It’s a tough market,” he told MCV in an exclusive interview. We had a lot of …

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Enslaved key to Namcos Top 5 plan

Action epic Enslaved is crucial to the realisation of Namco Bandai’s Western dream, the firm has told MCV. The company announced last year that it wants to become one of the top five games publisher worldwide. But its Japanese-heavy line-up has become a barrier in trying to reach US and …

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Enslaved key to Namcos Top 5 plan

Action epic Enslaved is crucial to the realisation of Namco Bandai’s Western dream, the firm has told MCV. The company announced last year that it wants to become one of the top five games publisher worldwide. But its Japanese-heavy line-up has become a barrier in trying to reach US and …

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D3P closes Cambridge office

Namco Bandai has closed the D3P office in Cambridge. The news comes after Namco Bandai acquired D3P last year. MCV understands redundancies have been made as a result. The firm has integrated all sales and marketing for titles such as Ben 10 into the main Namco Bandai European offices. D3P …

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D3P closes Cambridge office

Namco Bandai has closed the D3P office in Cambridge. The news comes after Namco Bandai acquired D3P last year. MCV understands redundancies have been made as a result. The firm has integrated all sales and marketing for titles such as Ben 10 into the main Namco Bandai European offices. D3P …

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