Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bandai Namco Games

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King kicks off DLC trilogy

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Sunken King DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first download pack for Dark Souls II, Crown of the Sunken King, has launched today. The release marks the debut of The Lost Crowns trilogy, a download-only expansion set that adds new enemies, locations, and bosses. Crown of the Sunken King is set in an underground cavern filled with stepped pyramids, within which will be found the first of several prized crowns that were previously owned by King Vendrick.

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Bandai Namco reveals Tekken 7 at Evo 2014

Bandai Namco decided to add even more energy (some might say “hype”) to Evo 2014 by announcing Tekken 7. Details were scarce, save for that Unreal Engine 4 is being used to power the brawler. According to series executive producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada, the team went with UE4 to “focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine.” A teaser was released, however, offering a few hints at what’s in store.

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Ace Combat Infinity, Soulcalibur Lost Swords pass 1-million mark

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Ace Combat Infinity, the series’ first free-to-play entry, passed the one-million-download mark during May, according to Bandai Namco. To celebrate, Project Aces will gift every player who checks their notification about the commemoration before August 18 a free special aircraft, the Mirage 2000-5 -White Tiger-. The studio’s other free-to-play title, Soulcalibur Lost Swords, also surpassed one million downloads. A One Million Download Campaign was kicked off in honor of the milestone, and from July 9 to 23, players will be able to battle through a new campaign as well as take on special quests to unlock Ivy, Astaroth, and gift items.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

“… bursting at the seams with pilots, missions, and mobile suits, but it’s too easy for too long.”

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn out for PS3, now on PSN

Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn on PSN for PS3. The Tecmo Koei-developed entry includes over 150 scenarios, 37 areas, and 100-plus playable Mobile Suits drawn from across the franchise, including Unicorn and Seed. Units can now form up with other suits for special attacks via the Burst System, all the better for taking down thousands (and thousands) of grunts. Local and online co-op play is also supported.

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Jude and Leia return in new Tales of Xillia 2 screenshots

Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) June Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Over a dozen new screenshots from Tales of Xillia have been released by Bandai Namco. Scheduled to release this August, the sequel follows Elle and Ludger on their way to the Land of Canaan, but the screenshots feature two of their friends, original adventurers Jude and Leia. Jude is now a researcher, trying to replace spyrix with spyrite, and Leia is a reporter for a newspaper in Elympios. Both are working towards unifying the peoples of Rieze Maxia and Elympios after the worlds came into contact with each other during the events of the first Tales of Xillia.

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Dark Souls II getting three chapter packs, The Lost Crowns trilogy

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Three new chapters have been announced for Dark Souls II. Bandai Namco has announced that FromSoftware is currently developing three downloadable packs, dubbed the The Lost Crowns trilogy: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. The packs will drop on July 22, August 26, and September 24. Each will be available separately for $9.99 for console and PC and as a bundle for $24.99 as part of a Steam season pass for PC. The packs will add new areas, enemies, and bosses, with the first entry tasking players with exploring underground caverns dotted with pyramids in search of the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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Free-to-play Ace Combat Infinity takes off, now on PSN for PS3

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Combat Infinity, the first free-to-play entry in the series, has gone live for PS3. Available on PSN, the Project Ace-developed Infinity includes a single-player campaign, where players take on the role of a mercenary in the near future, and co-op missions. Alongside up to three other pilots, players will face off against another team to take down the most enemies. Progress opens up customization rewards for virtual pilots to tailor their craft in both single player and multiplayer. A series of special launch events were also announced, and details for each are available below.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution screens released

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (360, PS3) May Screenshots - Screenshot 7

Gamers looking forward to the next Naruto are getting their first look at the Hidden Leaf Village ninjas today in new screens from Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. The shots show the characters, including Iruka Umino and Konohamaru Sarutobi, showing off some of their special attacks in combat.

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn hitting PSN on July 1 for $39.99

Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3) Unit Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has revealed that Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn will be available for PS3 through PSN on July 1. In addition, they also released screenshots and names of five recently announced playable mobile suits: SCV-70 White Base, MA-08 Big Zam, CONCEPT-X 6-1-2 Turn X, GFAS-X1 Destroy, and the ZGMF-X666S Legend. These join a roster that’s said to be the largest of any Gundam game to date.

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