Namco Bandai News


Princess Peach joins Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 12, 2013 7:15am PDT

Let's just get the Mario characters out of the way.


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.


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.


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

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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.


"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.


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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.


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

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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.


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.


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

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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.


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.


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.