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Bandai Namco and Numskull partner for Tekken merchandise range

Apparel designer Numskull has just signed a partnership with Bandai Namco to launch a new range of Tekken retro merchandise. Available for retailers to order starting today, the range (see pictures below) includes T-shirts, a hoody, mugs, a snapback, key chains, a wallet and even socks, with prices ranging from …

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Harada says Tekken sexism criticism is ‘very ill-informed’

Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada has said that criticism of the depiction of female characters in his games is unfair and does not take cultural variances into account. Harada has previously reacted angrily to unease at the sexually provocative way Tekken’s females are presented. Now the developer has told Eurogamer that …

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Ark: Survival Evolved and Tekken among over 50 titles set for PlayStation VR

If you were worried that Sony’s virtual reality headset would be launching without any games, your fears appear to be unfounded. PlayStation VR (nee Project Morpheus) will hit retail in the first half of 2016, according to the platform holder, and will have a cost comparable to that of a …

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Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U next Spring

It’s happening: Pokkn Tournament is headed to home consoles around the world in early 2016. As its name suggests, the title is a combination of The Pokmon Company’s iconic creature-catching franchise and Bandai Namco’s series of brawlers, Tekken. Pokkn adopts the 3D fighting game style of the latter games, allowing …

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E3 2015: Street Fighter Ryu joins Super Smash Bros as part of major update

UPDATE: UK and Europe Prices are here. They are as follows: Roy (Fire Emblem) 3DS: 3.59/EUR 3.99Wii U: 3.59/EUR 3.993DS and Wii U Combined: 4.49/EUR 4.99 Lucas (Mother 3) 3DS: 3.59/EUR 3.99Wii U: 3.59/EUR 3.993DS+Wii U Combined: 4.49/EUR 4.99 Mii Fighter skins (Virtua Fighter 1/Virtua Fighter 2/ Isabelle/ Zero/ Mega …

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Bandai Namco launches Galaga Tekken crossover

An unlikely union of brands has arrived on iOS to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tekken series. Available now on iOS and Android, Galaga: Tekken 20th Anniversary Edition takes the traditional shooter and replaces the ships with Tekken characters. It also offers some extra mechanics, such as the ability …

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Margin Makers: Guide to fighting game merchandise

The PS4 and Xbox One are set for a royal rumble this year, as iconic fighting game franchises make a return on the new systems. MCV prepares to do battle The next 12 months see a number of fighting game champions return to the arena – including big-hitters such as …

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Tekken creator kept job secret from his family

The man behind the Tekken series has admitted that he lied to his parents about his job for a decade. "They were both civil servants – they served their country," Katsuhiro Harada told Edge magazine, as reported by Videogamer. "I have two older sisters, but I was the only boy, …

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The shocking Pokemon announcement is Tekken team’s arcade fighter Pokken

Bandai Namco’s Tekken team is developing a Pokemon-themed fighting game. It’s called Pokken and it due for release in Japanese arcades next year. There’s so far no hint that the game will either make it to the West or onto Nintendo’s Wii U or 3DS. The game looks very much …

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Interview: The many faces of Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco is trying its hand at pretty much everything. It is launching titles for Codemasters, developing anime, kids and blockbuster next-gen games, experimenting with mobile, trialling free-to-play concepts… even building major licensing initiatives. We speak to European CEO Naoki Katashima on the many different faces of the business. You’re …

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