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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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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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Splatterhouse set for 2010

Namco Bandai has announced that Splatterhouse will arrive on Xbox 360 and PS3 in Europe in 2010. The game is a re-boot of the classic 1988 beat ’em up Arvade game, which was originally being worked on by BottleRocket Entertainment before being taken in-house. Today’s console technology is literally decades …

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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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