Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bandai Namco Games

Bandai Namco released opening cinematic from Dark Souls III

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Opening Cinema Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls III’s intro has been released by Bandai Namco. FromSoftware’s upcoming action role-playing game will once again pit players against streams of diabolical traps and deadly, though quite nice-looking, enemies. The video highlights the characters that players will run across as they fight their way throughout the land of Lothric.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth now available for PS4 and PS Vita

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth (PS4, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for PS4 and PS Vita. After strange portals open on Earth, the digital realm begins to merge with the real world. During the process, dangerous Digimon cross over on a mission to destroy our world. To stop them, players become cyber detectives to investigate and close the rifts. Over 200 Digimon can be raise, trained, and evolved, with players taking on the AI as well as each other online in turn-based combat.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Deus Ex, Fable III, Halo: Reach, more now compatible with Xbox One

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PC, PS3) Gold Announcement - Header

Microsoft has rolled out the next batch of Xbox 360 titles for Xbox One. The backward compatibility list grows by 16 today, with Braid, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Halo: Reach, Iron Brigade, and Portal: Still Alive joining the library. The full list is below. To let Microsoft know which titles you would like to be added to future updates, head over to Xbox.UserVoice.com.

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Xbox One News

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom announced for PS4

Ni no Kuni II Revenant Kingdom (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ni no Kuni will be returning with a new entry for PS4, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Revealed at PlayStation Experience 2015, the upcoming adventure from Level-5 will feature an entirely new cast of characters and storyline. The story follows Roland, a man who finds himself in another world and amidst the chaos of rebellion. He joins the young king in regaining the throne from the usurpers. An announcement trailer and a few screenshots were also released.

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PlayStation 4 News

Tales of Zestiria now available in stores, online for PC, PS3 and PS4

Tales of Zestiria (PC, PS3, PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Tales series continues its run today with Tales of Zestiria for PC, PS3, and PS4. The latest installment features Sorey, a young adventurer who is attempting to become The Shepherd in an effort to rid the land of a corrupting force. Additions to the series include the ability to side dash in combat, as well as new combos accessible by fusing with Seraphim spirits for powerful elemental artes. Early buyers who purchase the game within the first 30 days will also get the epilogue chapter, Alisha’s Conviction, for free ($9.99 afterwards).

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

New story trailer released for Sword Art Online: Lost Song

Sword Art Online Lost Song (PS4, PS Vita) Media Announcement - Screenshot 4

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Sword Art Online: Lost Song. The latest video offers a quick look at the story and premiered at New York Comic Con 2015. The follow-up to last year’s Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for PS Vita will feature an original storyline set within the follow-up VRMMORPG, ALfheim Online.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dark Souls III multiplayer screenshots, character art released

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Multiplayer Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released a new set of screenshots of the multiplayer component from Dark Souls III. The 10 shots highlight the staples of the series, including dark spirit invasions, co-op summoning, bloodstains that replay a player’s death, messages left by others, and phantoms of others running through the same area. Several art pieces were also released for a number of builds: Academy Assassin, Herald of White, Northern Warrior, and Wandering Knight.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Sword Art Online: Lost Song multiplayer highlighted in trailer, shots

Sword Art Online Lost Song (PS4, PS Vita) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new trailer and batch of screenshots have been released for Sword Art Online: Lost Song. The media set focuses on the game’s online multiplayer mode and showcases character customization, four-player co-op, and four-on-four team Battle Arena.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dark Souls III to launch next April, new gameplay video, screens up

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

FromSoftware’s next entry in the Souls line will launch next April, according to Bandai Namco. Dark Souls III, scheduled to ship for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, will task players with trekking through a new realm to learn its mysteries as they battle the Lords of Cinder. Skills will also be introduced, which will add attack modifiers to each weapon type that can result in anything from enemies being knocked out of guard to more powerful swings. A new gameplay trailer and screenshots were also released, check them out below.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Project X Zone 2 dated for Feb. 16, new characters, screens released

Project X Zone 2 (3DS) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced that Project X Zone 2 will be launching on February 16. Alongside the release date, several characters were also revealed. Joining the roster of the crossover turn-based strategy game are June Milliam from Star Gladiator and Captain Commando, courtesy of Capcom; Leanne, Vashyron, and Zephyr from Resonance of Fate and the one and only Segata Sanshiro, courtesy of Sega; and Heihachi Mishima from Tekken. New screenshots for the latest additions can be found below.

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