Namco Bandai News


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.


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.


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

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Soulcalibur 2 HD Online announced

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 19, 2013 3:15pm PDT

Namco Bandai has announced Soulcalibur 2 HD Online, an HD remake of the classic fighter.


"im gussing free to play with characters that you can buy for "soul bux" "

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Ace Combat Infinity coming to PS3 via PlayStation Network

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2013 10:50am PDT

Namco Bandai has announced Ace Combat Infinity, coming to PlayStation 3 as a download-only title in September.


Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers coming to PS3 via PlayStation Network

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 18, 2013 11:30am PDT

Namco Bandai is releasing yet another anime brawler digitally. Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers is coming to PS3 via PlayStation Network.


Tekken Revolution considering salmon and giant praying mantis for roster

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 15, 2013 5:30am PDT

With kangaroos, pandas, and Bob making part of the Tekken roster, it's clear that Namco Bandai doesn't take themselves too seriously when making new characters for the series. For their latest release, fans will get to choose between a salmon, Female Paul, a giant praying ma...


"Oh, just checked the link for the original spelling, which is "syake" (which would be pronounced ..."

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Ace Combat: Infinity registered, teaser site opens

By Steve Watts, Jul 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Namco Bandai has started teasing another Ace Combat game, and a leaked trademark seems to give the name "Ace Combat: Infinity."


"It won't be Ace Combat without flying carriers, massive beam sattelites and battleship subs. I ..."

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Tales of Xillia 2 coming to PS3 in 2014

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 08, 2013 11:00am PDT

Although Tales of Xillia has yet to reach American shores, Namco Bandai has announced the sequel is also US-bound.


"The Xillia games are arguably the best Tales games so far. The biggest complaint of the first ..."

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z coming to PS3, Xbox 360, and Vita

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Yep, it's time for yet another Dragon Ball game: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z


"fuck this shit why is wii u left out??? its the only god damn console i own!!!"

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Smash Bros director apologizes in advance for cut characters

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 22, 2013 1:30pm PDT

"We don't have the time to fully recreate every single character who's been in Smash Bros at this point."


"Actually I'd prefer Wolf to stay in the game. I wish it featured more Nemesis type match ups as ..."

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Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS: the roster so far

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 15, 2013 11:00am PDT

Here's all the characters we know about from the upcoming Smash Bros game.


"those are my top two picks as well... bowser and fox are great also, even though i dont play fox ..."

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Why Smash Bros for Wii U won't support GamePad features

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 14, 2013 5:15pm PDT

While Nintendo is wont to add arbitrary features to its games to showcase its unique hardware, that won't be the case with its upcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U. Why? Because it could potentially give a player an advantage over another.


"why bother nitpicking over which game was more geared for casual gamers? The entire Super Smash ..."

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