Articles about Bandai Namco

Jump Force Open Beta Will Be Available 18-20 January, 2019
Anime fans are no doubt very excited to check out Bandai Namco’s Jump Force. For those unfamiliar, Jump Force is an upcoming fighting game by Bandai Namco that brings together several big names in anime, such as Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Death Note, Dragon Ball, and so on.

Tekken 7 For Nintendo Switch Will Depend On Fan Demand
Tekken 7 was initially released back in 2015. The game eventually made its way onto the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. However last year some were wondering about whether or not the game could eventually make its way onto the Nintendo Switch, in which the game’s director Katsuhiro Harada said that we shouldn’t expect it anytime soon.

Tekken X Street Fighter Is 30% Done, Still ‘Pending’
Back in 2010, Bandai Namco announced Tekken X Street Fighter, but fast forward to today, the game has yet to be launched. However over the years, Bandai Namco has reassured gamers that the game hadn’t been cancelled, and last we heard which was back in 2017, apparently they felt that it wasn’t the right time to launch it.

Bandai Namco Adds More Characters To Its ‘Jump Force’ Lineup
If you love arcade fighting games and anime, then you might have heard of Bandai Namco’s Jump Force game. For those who are unfamiliar, Jump Force is an upcoming fighting game that will feature a roster of some of the biggest names from anime, such as Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball, and One Piece, just to name a few.

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The Walking Dead’s Negan Tekken 7 Gameplay Trailer Revealed
The Walking Dead’s Negan is one of the more sinister villains we’ve seen in modern times. While the character has been around in the comics for a while, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan certainly breathed new life into him, giving him a voice and a certain level of swagger that the comics didn’t quite capture.

Soulcalibur VI Players Could Be Banned For Inappropriate Characters
Most arcade style fighting games are pretty standard where you pick a character and fight against another player who has chosen their own character. In some instances you get to customize your character with different costumes and skins, but with Soulcalibur VI, Bandai Namco has allowed players to create custom characters.

Bandai Namco’s ‘Jump Force’ Set For February 15, 2019 Release
Earlier this year during E3 2018, Bandai Namco took the wraps off a brand new fighting game called Jump Force. While the company is no stranger to fighting games, what caught the attention of many was that Jump Force will basically be a fighting game that features some of the biggest names and characters from anime.

Mario Kart VR Is Headed To The U.S.
The Mario Kart Arcade GP VR has had a successful launch in Japan and the United Kingdom. It has now been confirmed that Mario Kart VR is headed to the United States. This has been made possible by Bandai Namco and HTC. The former has officially licensed the game for virtual reality and it confirms that the experience will be made available in the United States next month, albeit not […]

No, Goku Won’t Be Appearing In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
As far as anime characters are concerned, it’s safe to say that Dragon Ball’s Son Goku is probably one of the more recognized characters in anime history thus far. Now given that Dragon Ball’s popularity doesn’t seem to be waning anytime soon, there are some who no doubt think that it’s a great idea if Goku were to appear in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Bandai Namco Wants To Release More Games On The Nintendo Switch
During the Wii U era, it seemed like many developers and publishers avoided it like the plague (customers included). While the console generated a fair amount of interest at the start as it was piggybacking off the success of the Wii, it was soon quickly abandoned. The Nintendo Switch on the other hand tells a very different story.

The Walking Dead’s Negan Coming To Tekken 7
From time to time we see crossovers from movies to video games. For those who are fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead (or the comics), you might be very interested to learn that The Walking Dead’s most famous (and deadly) antagonist Negan will actually be smashing his way into Tekken 7.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Launches August 9
A couple of months ago, Bandai Namco announced Dragon Ball FighterZ would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The game is scheduled for a release on the 28th of September, but the good news is that if you wanted to be able to check out the game ahead of its release, an open beta has been announced.

Taiko Drum Controllers Will Be Skipping The Western Market
Earlier this year Bandai Namco announced a new Taiko Drum Master game, and for a while fans in western markets were disappointed to learn that the game would only be released in Japan. However just last week Bandai Namco announced that the game would be released in the west for both the PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session & Drum ‘N’ Fun Announced For PS4, Nintendo Switch
Earlier this year the folks at Bandai Namco announced Taiko Drum Master. This was a new rhythm game designed for the Nintendo Switch, but unfortunately the game seemed to be limited to Japan which meant that unless you knew how to read Japanese, you might have a hard time trying to enjoy the game.

‘Go Vacation’ Brings Wii Sports-Like Games To The Nintendo Switch
When the Nintendo Switch launched, we’re sure that there were some who were surprised that Nintendo did not launch some sports-like game with it unlike what they did with the Wii and Wii U. Instead Nintendo chose to launch 1-2 Switch as a way of showcasing what the console could do.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Will Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch
Dragon Ball is probably one of the greatest animes of all time because fast forward to today, it still has a massive and loyal fan base and is also gaining new fans everyday. It is also one of the more recognizable animes around where you don’t need to be familiar with many animes to recognize it.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! Set For July 19 Launch
Earlier this year the folks at Bandai Namco announced that Taiko Drum Master would be launching on the Nintendo Switch. For those unfamiliar, Taiko Drum Master is a rhythmic game where players will attempt to follow the beat of the drum. The game is a pretty popular arcade game even today and has launched on multiple platforms.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Release Confirmed For PS4 And Xbox One
The popular fantasy role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin 2 from Larian Studios is finally going to make its way to consoles. The developer has confirmed the Divinity: Original Sin 2 release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One which will take place later this year. Originally released for PC, Bandai Namco is going to publish the ports for the aforementioned consoles.

Taiko Drum Master For Nintendo Switch Announced
If you’re a fan of rhythm games, chances are you might be familiar with Bandai Namco’s Taiko Drum Master. The good news is that it looks like it will be arriving on the Switch, as announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation where it will be known as Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version.

Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis Will Be Playable In Tekken 7
Seeing crossovers in movies, TV shows, anime, comics, and video games are always fun. This is because it is always interesting to see how character(s) might act in a completely different setting, and how their abilities/powers work in a different universe. For fans of Final Fantasy, that crossover is happening with Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis and Tekken 7.