Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bandai Namco Games

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 crushes mobs in new trailer, screenshots

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer and a handful of new screenshots for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. The media is pretty much all action, not surprising given it’s from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, with the screenshots offering stills of the mob-bashing moves showcased in the trailer. At a little over four minutes long, the video features more characters than the shots in addition to some rocking tunes.

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Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth out now for console, PC

Lords of the Fallen (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Ancient Labyrinth Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lords of the Fallen’s first downloadable content add-on, Ancient Labyrinth, is now available on PSN, Live, and Steam. The $7.99 expansion adds new enemies, armor, and shields, as well as a new storyline that follows the criminal Harkyn in his quest of redemption. He must defeat demons residing in an abandoned library situated in a nether realm, the Ancient Labyrinth, which will need to be explored and its guard The Keeper defeated several times for everything to be found.

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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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(3DS Review) Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+

(3DS Review) Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+

“… not an essential upgrade for owners of the original, but it is nevertheless a good game.”

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3DS Reviews

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ now available for 3DS

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Bandai Namco has released Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ for 3DS and New 3DS XL. The new version of Assault Horizon Legacy features support for several of the new system’s added features, including amiibos, 3D face-tracking technology, the c-stick, and expanded controls for the ZL and ZR buttons. New Nintendo-themed skins can also be unlocked by collecting Super Stars, including Bowser, Donkey Kong, Mario, Luigi, and Peach. Additional skins are accessible by using compatible amiibo characters, such as Captain Falcon, Samus, Star Fox, and Zelda.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin patch, media released

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, the box art, and 10 new screenshots for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. A new patch has also gone live, which adds the new non-playable character The Scholar, who offers additional insight into the story, plus improvements to online matchmaking, expanded item descriptions, the Agape Ring, and other adjustments and changes to solo as well as online play.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

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

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ announced for New 3DS XL

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A previous Ace Combat entry will be returning to join the New 3DS XL’s launch library with the reveal that Bandai Namco has Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ prepped for a day-one release. Both a 3DS version and another for New 3DS XL will be available on February 13. The re-release will feature all of the content from the 2012 original plus reworked controls for New 3DS XL to utilize the C-stick and ZL/ZR buttons. A new batch of screens was also released, one of which features a ship sporting a rather nice Luigi-themed paint job.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin announced for console and PC

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

From Software has more Dark Souls II in store for 2015. Bandai Namco has announced that the studio is currently working on Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on April 7, Scholar of the First Sin will include the original game along with all three downloadable chapters (The Lost Crowns Trilogy) and brand-new content. New enemies, in-game events, and an extra non-playable character are being added for all versions, which will be included in the free ver. 1.10 patch for current owners. The versions for the newer consoles and DirectX11 PCs will also sport enhanced graphics.

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Tales of Hearts R

(PlayStation Vita Review) Tales of Hearts R

” … the game’s brisk pace, funny cast, and engaging combat system make this one for role-playing fans to check out.”

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