Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bandai Namco Games

J-Stars Victory VS+ in stores for PS3, PS4, on PSN for PS Vita

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced the release of J-Stars Victory VS+. The Spike Chunsoft-developed brawler features 32 characters from across the Shonen Jump and V-Jump lines, including Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, Fist of the North Star, and Naruto. A Story mode, featuring levels from a variety of the included properties, is joined by a two-versus-two Online Battle mode and, exclusive to this version, a team-versus-team Arcade mode.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dark Souls III announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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

Bandai Namco has officially revealed FromSoftware’s next title, Dark Souls III. The “dark and brooding fantasy adventure” is scheduled to launch in early 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Not much else was revealed about the upcoming journey, other than it will be similar to the previous games, with players traveling throughout an interconnected world, avoiding traps, searching out secrets, and battlings monsters and beasts. Though there is a bit of a twist this time around, as players are trying to avoid a looming apocalypse.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

PC and PS4 versions of Tales of Zestiria to launch alongside PS3

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

The Tales series will be expanding its reach into new territories when Tales of Zestiria is released later this year. Ahead of E3, Bandai Namco has sent word that the previously announced PS3 version will be released alongside two others, one for PC and the other for PS4. In Zestiria, players take control of Sorey, a young adventurer ordained to become The Shepard, who must save the land from becoming corrupt by stopping an evil force called Malevolence. New combat mechanics are also being introduced with the new cast, including side dashes and a fusing ability that allows for the creation new elemental artes.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Lost Song coming to US

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

Bandai Namco is revisiting Sword Art Online later this year with two different releases. Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will launch on PSN for PS4 this summer, and Sword Art Online: Lost Song is slated to hit PSN and store shelves for PS4 and PS Vita this fall. Both titles will follow original stories based on the anime and manga. Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will include the original PS Vita version as well as all downloadable content (at a later date) and the ability to carry over some items from the PS Vita version for those who still have their save files. No word on whether the translation will be improved, though. Sword Art Online: Lost Song is the third game adaption and will feature an original storyline set within the follow-up VRMMORPG, ALfheim Online.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Ten Project X Zone 2 characters revealed, new screenshots up

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

Bandai Namco has release new screenshots from the upcoming tactical-RPG Project X Zone 2. The images reveal 10 of the characters to make up the latest cast, which will include many returning from the original as well as some new faces. Those featured are Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter, Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney, Gemini Sunrise and Sakura Shinguji from Sakura Wars, Axel Stone from Streets of Rage, Ciel Alencon and Nana Kazuki from God Eater 2, and Aty from Summon Night 3. Over a dozen shots in all have been posted, covering combat and dialog sequences.

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3DS

Saint Seiya Soldiers adds Taurus’ Aldebaran and Leo’s Aiolia

Saint Super Seiya Soldiers Soul (PC, PS3, PS4) Character Announcement - Screenshot 1

Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul’s roster is expanding with news that Taurus’ Aldebaran and Leo’s Aiolia will be joining the fight. The announcement was accompanied by new character art and screenshots, over a dozen of which have been posted below.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Bandai Namco reveals Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul, Project X Zone 2

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

Bandai Namco has officially revealed Project X Zone 2 and Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul. Saint Seiya is heading to PC, PS3, and PS4, while Project X Zone will follows its predecessor to 3DS. While we don’t have a lot of details, we do have plenty of screenshots and two new trailers posted below.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Ride given new release date, now launching June 23

Ride (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) June Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced that the Milestone Milestone s.r.l.-developed racer Ride will now be released on June 23. Originally scheduled to launch on May 19, the new date is listed for all versions of the game. Ride is set to offer players four different racing categories, over 100 bikes across several build types (Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical), and extensive customization options.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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DLC, PC News