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Ridge Racer drifting onto iOS and Android

Namco Bandai’s Ridge Racer IP is to try its hand at smartphones. The brand is to mark its 20th birthday by releasing an iOS and Android title called Ridge Racer Slipstream that will, according to the publisher, bring the series’ popular racing and drifting mechanics to a new racing engine”. …

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Namco Bandai is the European distributor for Witcher 3

The Witcher 3, like its predecessor, will be distributed by Namco Bandai in Europe. The agreement covers the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions which are all due for release this year. We’ve worked with Namco Bandai Games before, so our partners there know both The Witcher and the ideals …

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Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures set for UK debut

The latest adventures of Pacman are due to arrive in the UK next year. 41 Entertainment and UK licensing agent Lisle International has announced the UK debut of the Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures TV series. The new series will air in the UK from the beginning of 2014, following …

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Enslaved: Premium Edition heading to PC

Namco Bandai’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is finally making its way to PC. Polygon has had it confirmed that Enslaved: Premium Edition will later this month be released on PC and PS3. Presumably the game’s only DLC expansion, Pigsy’s Perfect 10, will be included as part of the release. …

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Olivier Comte joins Ankama

Namco Bandai European MD and senior VP Olivier Comte has joined Dofus and Wakfu creator Ankama. He becomes the company’s chief operating officer and group MD. Comte had spent four years at Namco, before which he enjoyed a five year stint at Atari. It has also been confirmed that Ankama …

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Namco Bandai doesn’t want to discuss Ace Combat Infinity fees

Negativity towards the free-to-play model has led Namco Bandai to opt against discussing the payment structure it will use in free-to-play title Ace Combat Infinity. Kotaku last week claimed that the game would use ‘fuel’ as currency, asking players to either pay out for more to power their craft or …

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Dark Souls II release date nailed down, collector’s editions detailed

Namco Bandai has confirmed the final release date for Dark Souls II. The From Software game will hit Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on March 14th 2014. The publisher has also detailed the two premium SKUs that will launch alongside the vanilla game on that date. The Dark Souls II …

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JJ Abrams "emotionally hurt" by quality of last Star Trek game

Hollywood director JJ Abrams believes that the poor quality of April’s Star Trek video game was detrimental to the success of movie Star Trek Into Darkness. The game has a Metacritic average of just 42 per cent on Xbox 360, receiving harsh criticism from reviewers. The last game, which was …

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Namco Bandai readies elaborate F1 campaign

A major TV campaign and an Oxford Street stunt will form part of the marketing blitz for F1 2013. The game will appear on UK sport and lifestyle channels, including Sky Sports and Dave. Namco Bandai and Codemasters have also booked video spots on IGN, Autosport and Top Gear. Meanwhile, …

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Soul Calibur also getting the free-to-play treatment

Namco Bandai’s free-to-play frenzy seems to be continuing. A translated Famitsu article from Gematsu says that a free-to-play version of Soul Calibur is currently in development for PS3. There’s no word yet on when it might be released. The release follows the release of two other free-to-play Namco titles – …

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