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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is a free-to-play fighter for PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 11, 2013 7:30am PDT

Namco Bandai has announced Soulcalibur: Lost Souls. As we suspected, it's a free-to-play game for PS3.

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Soulcalibur 2 HD Online includes both Heihachi and Spawn

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2013 11:15am PDT

The upcoming HD remake of Soulcalibur 2 will include both Heihachi and Spawn--regardless of what platform you play on.

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"What would be ideal would be to add in a "create a soul" addition. Not only is this currently ..."

- asianwaste see all 4 comments

Dark Souls 2 closed beta coming to PS3 this October

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 10:45am PDT

Dark Souls 2 isn't due until March 2014. But you'll be able to get an early hands-on with the game with a new beta coming to PS3 this fall.

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"I'd be okay with an early access pass spoiling me on the main game. I'm going to have more free ..."

- David Craddock see all 13 comments

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 22, PC later

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst will be hitting PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 22, Namco Bandai announced today.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ adds four new courses, coming September

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 12, 2013 7:30am PDT

You may have missed it during the hubbub of E3, but Namco Bandai announced a "Plus" version of its excellent arcade revamp, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. It's coming to PC, and it'll include all this stuff for free.

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"nice, played championship, but skipped DX. looking forward to this!"

- waxthirteen see all 4 comments

Namco Bandai opens Vancouver studio for mobile and online games

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 07, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Vancouver's been home to some bad news for the gaming world, but Namco Bandai sees opportunity in the province and will open a new studio for mobile and online games.

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Luigi joins Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2013 7:30am PDT

Here's the least shocking character reveal for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS so far. Luigi.

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"Maybe we'll get an X alternate costume scheme or costume altogether? A nice big FU from Capcom."

- DandySlayer see all 12 comments

Tekken x Street Fighter silence due to Street Fighter x Tekken

By Steve Watts, Aug 05, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Tekken X Street Fighter, Namco Bandai's half of the crossover with Capcom, is still in development. Producer Katsuhiro Harada says they're waiting for the right time to give more details.

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"hopefully this does better. itll be interesting to control ryu and ken like law"

- Chandler55 see all 2 comments

Ace Combat Infinity for PS3 is free-to-play

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2013 7:15am PDT

Namco Bandai's announcement of Ace Combat Infinity last month was pretty light on details, basically saying only that it's a downloadable PS3-exclusive shooty plane game. Well gosh golly, the publisher today announced it's actually free-to-play, and dropped a new trailer.

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"They wouldn't have waning sales if they didn't totally fuck up the winning formula with that ..."

- ninjase see all 15 comments

Ridge Racer Driftopia PC beta sign-ups begin

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 01, 2013 4:15pm PDT

If you want early access to Namco Bandai's free-to-play racer, here's an easy way to get beta keys.

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Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS won't include a story mode

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 25, 2013 10:00am PDT

Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai told Japanese magazine Famitsu that the upcoming game will not include a story mode or cutscenes. And the reason? The internet, of course.

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"Masahiro Sakurai has to be the biggest "Take my ball and go" person ever conceived. People ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 23 comments

Tekken Revolution allows Namco to 'try new things,' says producer

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2013 9:00am PDT

Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada says that Tekken Revolution allows them to be a little more experimental and wacky with its characters.

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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords trademarked

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Namco Bandai has registered a trademark for Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, implying another installment of the fighting series is on the way.

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Tekken Revolution update to add new characters, free Practice mode

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2013 8:00am PDT

An upcoming Tekken Revolution update adds two new characters, customization options, a level cap increase, and new game modes, among a host of balance changes.

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Tekken Revolution fans choose 'female vampire' as next character

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 19, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Fans were tasked with choosing the next character for the free-to-play PS3 fighter Tekken Revolution. And they've chosen incorrectly.

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"What about a sexy vampire salmon. With gills and scales so hot it'll boil your water, or ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 8 comments