Namco Bandai News


Little Mac joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 13, 2014 2:06pm PST

Today's Nintendo Direct kicked off with a new competitor for the new Super Smash Bros.: Little Mac from Punch-Out!


"Sure. Yeah. Why make an entry in an already neglected franchise when you can do this? Harumph."

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Dark Souls 2 'Black Armor Weapons Pack' gives a starter boost

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2014 1:30pm PST

The Black Armor and Collector's Editions of Dark Souls 2 will grant a voucher for the "Black Armor Weapons Pack," giving you early access to several weapons.


"They are fucking great. Of course, I'm a huge mecha fan so I may be a bit biased. Also looking ..."

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z review: sleepy fighting

By Robert Workman, Feb 10, 2014 12:00pm PST

Battle of Z offers Dragon Ball Z fans more of the same: another chance at seeing their favorite characters pummel each other. However, without a real fighting engine to support the game, hardcore fans haven't just played this before, they've probably already played something...


"Sigh, I wish they would just go back to Budokai 3, and literally update the the systems and ..."

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle getting retail version, Arcade mode

By Steve Watts, Feb 03, 2014 2:00pm PST

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is getting an Arcade mode in the western release, and Namco Bandai has announced a limited run physical edition to be offered through its own site and Amazon.


Lucario joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2014 6:00am PST

The Steel/Fighting-type Pokémon, Lucario, is bringing his unique aura back to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, making his triumphant return from 2006's Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Ace Combat Infinity's free-to-play beta launches on PS3 in February

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 30, 2014 11:40am PST

Ace Combat Infinity is free-to-play on PS3 and will go into beta next month.


Tales of Phantasia strikes iOS with aggressive in-app purchases

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 27, 2014 3:30pm PST

Tales of Phantasia is a classic RPG ruined by modern monetization schemes.


"What was terrible about the GBA release? That's the only one I've played."

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Dark Souls 2 trailer warns of a Cursed life

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 15, 2014 6:00am PST

"Your wings will burn in anguish, time after time, for that is your fate" a new Dark Souls II trailer warns, "the fate of the Cursed." Your curse is that you're an idiot, idiot. Look where you're going. Don't rush in. You haven't even seen that monster before, so don't just ...


"Still waiting for Dark Souls 1 to be non-GFWL'd soon before summer."

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King Dedede joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 09, 2014 11:35pm PST

King Dedede has joined the Super Smash Bros. roster on Wii U and 3DS, days ahead of Kirby's Triple Deluxe's release in Japan.


Dark Souls 2 'Into the Light' comic begins

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 2:15pm PST

As promised, Namco Bandai's promotional Dark Souls 2 comic Into the Light is now available to read online. Well, the beginning of it anyway. The...


Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS will have console-specific trophies

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 06, 2014 3:00pm PST

Director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that the two versions of Smash Bros will have different trophies to collect as well.


"It does sound like a pain, but I'd hope there's an option to go with the control pad."

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Princess Zelda joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 26, 2013 1:00am PST

There sure are a lot of princesses in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS. Princess Zelda has now joined the confirmed roster for the upcoming brawler.


Namco Bandai wants mobile Dark Souls game, but developer is resisting

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 24, 2013 12:30pm PST

"We'd like to bring Dark Souls to mobile," Namco Bandai director of global strategy for mobile Alex Adjaj said. However, it's not happening because the developers at From Software don't want to do it.


"Oh and don't forget - throwing the tablet really would be bad!"

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z demo available on Xbox 360 and PS3

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2013 4:00pm PST

A demo is now available for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, letting you sample single-player and multiplayer content, and transfer it to the main game launching in January.


Free-to-play Ace Combat and Soulcalibur games delayed to 2014

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2013 2:00pm PST

Namco Bandai has made delays official for Ace Combat Infinity and Soul Calibur Lost Swords, following beta testing phases for both in Japan.


"I have no idea, I wish we could. It seems like its having some problems in Japan, the November ..."

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