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Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch coming in October

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Jason Nason

Bandai Namco has announced today that Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch and the Solaire of Astora amiibo will launch on October 19th.

Journey to Lordran and experience the groundbreaking action-RPG on the go. The game was released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this year but the Switch version was delayed.

An online Network Test will be scheduled prior to release. Stay tuned for more info.


Dark Souls: Remastered for Switch and amiibo delayed until Summer

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Jason Nason

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announced that the release date of Dark Souls: Remastered for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed until the summer. The game had originally been planned for a May 25th release on all platforms.

Additionally, the Solaire of Astora amiibo has also been postponed with the same timeframe, which makes sense as many would likely purchase the amiibo and game together.

Dark Souls: Remastered will still be available May 25th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Dark Souls: Remastered hits the Switch on May 25th

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Jason Nason

The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Dark Souls: Remastered includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original DARK SOULS game for an exhilarating return to Lordran.

This marks the franchise’s debut on a Nintendo platform, and now for the first time ever, this revered (and challenging) game can be played on the go.

Dark Souls: Remastered launches on Nintendo Switch May 25.


The Next ‘Tales of’ Title Will Be An F2P iOS Game

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Tales of the Rays, the next entry in the storied action RPG franchise will launch on iOS devices & Google Android later this summer Bandai Namco announced today. Like last year’s Tales of Link, Rays will be a free to play title with multiple currencies but it is not yet known how these currencies will be used and if the content will be gated behind a paywall.

With the monetization details out of the way – what does Tales of the Rays have to offer that would put it on par with the regular console releases? Thanks to the increasing power of mobile phones, Bandai Namco says it is poised to offer console quality 3D graphics and the full Linear Motion Battle System to a Mobile title for the first time. Players will tap on the screen to do basic attacks and swipe in different directions to pull off their artes special moves. Special attacks called “Mirage Artes” can be upgraded to unleash devastating hidden moves that can be woven into your existing combos.  Overall it sounds like the devs have made a serious effort to adapt the series combat system to the limitations of touch screens.

Like 2007’s PSP exclusive Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, Tales of Ray will see multiple characters across a number of titles interact with one another. Quests will be divided amongst various chapters – each containing highlights and callbacks to specific Tales of entries. Completing a quest line can provide unlocks such as the battle music and overworld themes from a number of titles.

No solid release date other than “summer 2017” and the fact that one of the screenshots on the official website clearly shows five different currencies does have me a bit concerned. Here’s hoping that Tales of Rays will be a solid mobile entry in the franchise and will provide hours of entertaining content for series veterans and newcomers alike – regardless if we fork over realm money for imaginary gems or not.

Update: Here is the official trailer.


Name the new ghost contest in Pac-Man Pop!

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Jason Nason

Bandai Namco Entertainment is planning to add a new ghost character to the PAC-MAN family, which will be made available exclusively for the company’s Pac-Man game PAC-MAN Pop! The game is a free-to-play arcade mobile game available on the App Store and Google Play.

With the addition of the new ghost comes a naming contest whereby fans will be able to vote for their favourite name for the new ghost. The character is described as smart, stylish, playful and brings tons of fun puzzles with her all-new Challenge Mode and mega rewards.

There are four options to choose from in the fan vote, which are:

  • Winky
  • Bonnie
  • Violet
  • Dot

Voting closes on February 22nd, 2017, at 11:59PM PST. The winning name will be revealed soon along with fun features and new challenging puzzles to kickoff her inclusion in the game. You can click here to vote.

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Dragon Ball Fusions released moved up to November 22nd

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Jason Nason

Bandai Namco announced today that they are moving up the release date for their upcoming game based on the Dragon Ball franchise up. Dragon Ball Fusions, which was supposed to be released in mid-December, will not arrive in stores and the Nintendo 3DS eShop on November 22nd, 2016.

Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience to appear on the Nintendo 3DS, with the game an action-RPG game that combines fighting, customization, and item collection elements to bring the Dragon Ball world to life. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across Dragon Ball through Dragon Ball Super.

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Dragon Ball Fusions announced for Nintendo 3DS

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jason Nason

Bandai Namco has announced announces Dragon Ball Fusions, a new portable Dragon Ball Action-RPG experience, is coming for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. Dragon Ball Fusions is planned for a release in North America on December 13th.

Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball game for the Nintendo 3DS. Dragon Ball Fusions is an Action-RPG game that combines fighting, customization, and collecting elements to bring the Dragon Ball world to life. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super.

Players will have the opportunity to enter an all new original story in Dragon Ball Fusions‘ Adventure mode or prove their fighting prowess in Multiplayer Battle mode. Dragon Ball Fusions also enables players to combine the powers between characters to create endless combinations of powerful characters.

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Sherlock Holmes comes to the Americas in October

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Jason Nason

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced today that they are partnering with Bigben Interactive to publish Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter in North America. The game will be released for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is scheduled to launch in the Americas in October 2016.

Developed by Frogwares Games, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is a unique single-player adventure game where players take the role of Sherlock Holmes. Using Holmes’ superior powers of observation, deduction, and his uncanny photographic memory, players will explore the streets of London to chase and interrogate subjects in order to unravel five different mysteries ranging from a series of disappearances in the heart of Whitechapel to uncovering a mysterious Mayan treasure.

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Digimon Heroes! updated to include PVP

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Jason Nason

Bandai Namco announced a monstrous update to Digimon Heroes! that adds new player-vs-player (PvP) gameplay to the card battle game that features over 1,000 Digimon. Starting today, players can jump into weekly PvP arena events, where they can battle against all the best players to win special prizes, rewards, and arena points.

During each PvP arena event, players will compete in the Global, Daily and Friends Leaderboards to win prizes and increase their rankings. The top players can collect rewards in a variety of ways if they dare enter the PvP Arena. First, they’ll find a list of five opponents and be awarded a random gift for defeating them all. They can also win prizes for reaching arena point thresholds. Lastly, the top-ranked players on the leaderboard will get even more rewards at the end of each event.

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Digimon Heroes! update brings a new storyline and Digimon

Posted on April 16, 2016 by Jason Nason

Bandai Namco has released an new update for their mobile game Digimon Heroes! which brings a new storyline and Digimon characters. Digimon Heroes!, which has reached almost two million downloads since the game’s launch, is available to download for free from the App Store and the Google Play store.

In the latest update, players will have access to the new Aegiomon and the Olympos XII storyline. As gamers embark on their journey, they will unlock new episodes of the storyline, as well as powerful new Digimon. The story of Aegiomon and the Olympos XII immerses players into an ancient tale about a peace-loving Digimon forced to fight against invaders, pushing Aegiomon to unleash his own hidden power. Each episode unravels a new cut scene, immersing players deeper into Aegiomon’s story.

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Pokkén Tournament Launches this Friday

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Jason Nason

The release of Pokkén Tournament is nearly here, with the game hitting store shelves in North America this Friday. This finally brings the high-definition game play and over-the-top action to never-before-seen battles between some of the most recognizable Pokémon characters.

Pokkén Tournament is of course a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and BANDAI Namco Entertainment Inc. The game is a new fighting game for Wii U that lets players use their favorite Pokémon characters to battle it out in fighting arenas. This looks and feels like a combination of the turn-based battles fans will recognize from the role-playing series with what can be typically seen from the anime series.

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Tales of Berseria Announced For PS4 and PC North American Release

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

In news that is sure to delight fans of the long running Tales of series, such as myself, Bandai Namco has confirmed via a brand new trailer that the latest entry Tales of Berseria will be releasing sometime in the west for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

In their announcement blog post the publisher briefly described the game like this:

The next game in the long running “Tales of” series is Tales of Berseria, a tale of emotion versus reason! Coming on PlayStation 4 and PC Digital including Steam, the story will focus on Velvet, the first female solo main character. You will embark on a journey and assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once gentle nature has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within TALES OF BERSERIA imbued her left hand with a special ability.

Berseria like other modern entries, like this year’s Tales of Zestiria, will bring some changes to the established combat formula. Here’s what the development team is trying with Berseria:

  1. The player’s default control is free run
  2. The player can rotate the camera freely
  3. The player can assign multiple artes to any of the four buttons: ○, ×, △ and □, allowing different artes to be linked together in attack combinations.

Are you excited for the newly announced western release of Tales of Berseria? The game was originally announced this past April for a 2016 release in Japan but it looks like it’ll be more of a worldwide affair!

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God Eater 2: Rage Burst & God Eater: Resurrection Confirmed for NA In New Trailer

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

A brand new title in the God Eater franchise – God Eater 2: Rage Burst – alongside an enhanced remake of the original have been announced for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC to be published by the folks at Bandai Namco Games.

In a brief announcement trailer we see cuts of garbled, possibly corrupted text, interspersed with anime cut scenes that tell a quite confusing tale about some type of infection that has ravaged the world.

The God Eater franchise is an action role-playing franchise that sees the player take the role of an unemployed warrior who decides to take on larger than life creatures. Originally debuting on the PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2010 an enhanced port of the original God Eater made its way to North American PSPs in 2011.

What do you think of this announcement? Let us know in the comments or watch the reveal trailer below.

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Upcoming Free / Paid Tales of Zestiria DLC Detailed

Posted on October 11, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Namco Bandai Games will be releasing the next entry in the Tales of series in Europe and North America later this month and to celebrate the upcoming western release the publisher has detailed some of the first downloadable content coming for Tales of Zestiria, and hey some of it is totally free!

Fans who purchase the game and register on either Bandai Namco’s VIP Corner in Europe or North America will gain access to an additional chapter titled Alisha’s Story which will expand the game’s single player story. The VIP Corner will play host to some free Mystic Artes as well, so make sure to grab those! There’s also a free theme avToZ_Preorder_DLC_Mockup_Vertical_V2bailable for PS3 players as well, sadly no such bonus for PlayStation 4 players.

In terms of paid downloadable content Namco Bandai will release several licensed cross-over costumes for your party members. The first of which is none other costumed inspired by the 1990s classic anime (and one of my personal favorites) Neon Genesis Evangelion. There will also be an Idolmaster cross-over costume pack available as well – complete with accompanying background music!

Here’s the full run-down from Namco Bandai Europe:

  • Additional Chapter: Alisha’s Story ( An additional quest available for free until 18/11/2015, available on the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment VIP Corner)
  • Exclusive Mystic Artes for Mikleo, Lailah and Alisha available for free for all Tales of Zestiria buyers on the VIP Corner
  • When buying the game on PlayStation®3, players will unlock the same free theme offered to Japanese players for the Tales of 20th Anniversary. Meanwhile, PlayStation®4 owners will get an exclusive dynamic theme featuring Sorey, Rose, Mikleo and Lailah.
  • The legendary mecha license created by Hideaki Anno, Evangelion, will be represented through costumes for Sorey, Alisha, Lailah, Edna and Rose for the delight of European fans!
  • Idolmaster Costume Set: Dedicated outfits, attachments, unique battle voices and BGM for Alisha, Rose, Lailah and Edna!
  • More costumes will also be available from launch: including the Seaside Resort Costume Set & School Costume set.

We’ll have more on Tales of Zestiria as it approaches release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC (via Steam).



Power Rangers Super MegaForce | Review

Posted on November 15, 2014 by Jason Nason

Power Rangers Super MegaForce on the Nintendo 3DS is an average beat ’em up action game, which does what it needs to do but is nothing spectacular. It will surely satisfy the younger fans of the series, but if you’re looking for a fast paced action game you’ll need to look elsewhere.

The game reminds me of the Double Dragon games from the NES days where you play through levels with a pair of fighters. The similarity ends there however as the levels are much more basic, the action slower paced and it’s very repetitive.

Ruthless Prince Vekar has arrived with his massive alien Armada to conquer the Earth. To face this new evil threat, the MegaForce Rangers utilize special Morphers and Keys, which allow them to morph into the Super MegaForce Rangers! That’s the setup of the game, though there is very limited story in the game.

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