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Namco Outlines Tales of Zesteria Tech Specs

Tales of Zesteria the next entry in Bandai Namco’s Tales Of series is set to launch late next month and the publisher has updated their official blog with some PS3/PS4 /PC technical specifications. If you’ve been wondering how these three different versions may differ and are concerned about things like resolution, draw distance and frame-rate then this may be of interest. In terms of resolution Bandai Namco confirmed that both the PS4 and PC version of Zesteria...

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Tales of Zestiria Heading To North America This October

Fans of Bandai Namco’s Tales of series don’t have to wait much longer for a new entry to make its way to North American shores.  Tales of Zestiria will be coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC this October in Europe and North America the publisher detailed on their official blog today. In addition to the confirmation of an October 16th release for Europe (and October 20th in North America) we also learned what will...

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Bandai Namco Celebrates 35 Years of Pac-Man

Bandai Namco’s flagship mascot Pac-Man celebrates his 35th anniversary this month and Bandai is celebrating with the release of an updated version of the original PAC-MAN on compatible IOS devices. The developers behind this 35th anniversary have recreated the original arcade hit pixel by pixel while adding in some additional levels and challenges to keep things fresh for long time players. Alongside of the updated PAC-MAN for IOS Bandai Namco will also be holding PAC-MAN’s 35th birthday...

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Join The Battle With Your Own Character In Dragon Ball XenoVerse

With just over two weeks away, it’s almost time for Namco Bandai’s North American release of Dragon Ball XenoVerse. In this title, Time Patrol Trunks uses the power of Shenron to summon a new hero into the world of Dragon Ball. The awesome thing about this game is, that hero is one you create! Your mission is to restore the Dragon Ball timeline to it’s original state. Let alone the idea of fans being able to craft...

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Project X Zone | Review

Namco Bandai × Capcom × Sega. No, you’re not reading this wrong, Banpresto and Monolith Soft have joined together to co-develop Project X Zone. This is not a fighting game (sorry versus fans). Project X Zone is a tactical role-playing game featuring characters across popular series such as Street Fighter, Megaman, Sakura Wars, Resonance of Fate, Xenosaga,and Tales of Vesperia, among others. For the very, very few of you who played Namco × Capcom (not to be confused with Street...

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Mario Kart Races Into Japanese Aracades

Released just a couple days ago in Japan, Mario Kart fans can get behind the wheel of Mario Kart Arcade Gran Prix DX. There’s even a trailer released for the game and the folks over at Arcade Heroes shared a video of the arcade unit as well. Check out all the action after the break, and discuss what you think of this new addition to the series. This is a different title, not to be confused with...

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Hands On With Time And Eternity

The fine folks at NIS America are letting us take a look at their upcoming Imageepoch release Time And Eternity to review it. However the best news is we don’t even have to wait to tell you about this title that is still quite a ways from it’s release date of July 16th! So how have the first couple hours of the game been? I’m glad you asked.

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Time and Eternity Animation Looks Beautiful!

Coming on July 16th, the latest NIS America import by Namco Bandai and Imageepoch features some beautiful animation for 2D characters. The battle scenes, featured in the video after the break, really show just how smooth the flow is. Imageepoch, who made Black ★ Rock Shooter PSP Game, are also behind Time and Eternity. Both games have over the shoulder style combat, so it should be interesting to see if T&E plays similar.

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The 2012 Top Five

Editor’s note: Staff at Broken Joysticks will be sharing their top five games, or game related stories, from 2012 throughout the week. We’re starting the feature with the top five from our contributing reviewer, Jason Fayta. It’s hard to believe 2012 is over, and it’s equally hard to believe we’re already two weeks into 2013. Overall, I found 2012 to be a solid year for releases, but I can’t say there was a title I was completely enamored...

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VGA 2012: Dark Souls II Announced

Probably one of the most brutal games you can find out there is Dark Souls. It is punishing and it makes you learn from your mistakes. It’s truly amazing and I’m so happy to announce that at this years VGA’s on Spike that Dark Souls II has been announced! Currently there is not a release date, but we have a sweet announcement trailer for you! [youtube id=”rPJaJ5ys_G0″ width=”600″ height=”350″] Here is what a few of the people...

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Tales of Xillia Launches In Japan Next Week

Tales of Xillia 2, Namco Bandai’s next game ( also first direct sequel  in sometime ) in the long running Tales of  series is almost ready for release in Japan. Xillia 2 will be released on November 1st, just one week from now the company has announced via webcast. Pre-ordering the game gives you exclusive goodies including a novel that bridges the storylines of both games, costume DLC (which Namco will probably release as paid DLC later...

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 | Review

Version tested:  PlayStation 3 Tekken returns to tag after a 12 year hiatus from consoles with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (hereafter TTT2), the sequel to, that’s right, Tekken Tag Tournament. 12 years is a long time to wait for a proper follow-up to one of the more popular entries in the venerable Tekken series; does Namco Bandai drop the Tekken Ball or is TTT2 the new King of the Iron Fist? TTT2 is the eighth main installment in the...

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ESRB Outs Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection

The ESRB has become famous/infamous for revealing new titles. Appearing today on the ESRB site is the Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collectionfor Xbox 360 & Playstation 3. It is rated T for Teen for Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Mild Blood, Use of Tobacco. Here is the sypnosis as posted on ESRB.com This is a fighting game in which players engage in one-on-one battles against characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe. Players frequently punch, kick, and...

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Namco Bandai And Sega Team Up For.. Drumming In Yakuza 5?

The Yakuza games have always had a plethora of minigames to lure players away from their main objectives, and it looks like that’ll also be the case in the fifth main installment of the series. Now, I haven’t played all of the Yakuza games, but I do remember there being a rhythm game of sorts in 3. There’s no info yet on what exactly all of the minigames will be in Yakuza 5, but we now know...

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