Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bandai Namco Games

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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Time to purify some Spiria Cores, Tales of Hearts R out for PS Vita

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The Tales series is returning to handhelds today with the release of Tales of Hearts R. The PS Vita exclusive follows Soma-wielder Kor Meteor and siblings Kohaku Hearts and Hisui Hearts on their adventure to rid the lands of the despir epidemic. In order to heal those inflicted, the trio must venture into their Spiria Nexus and purify the Spiria Core. To defeat those behind the disease, players will be able to utilize a new Aerial Chase maneuver to land lengthy combos in the Linear Motion Battle System.

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New Tales of Hearts R screenshots reveal the Xerom, Spiria Nexus

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Tales of Hearts R is fast approaching for PS Vita owners. As its release closes in—just one week to go—Bandai Namco has released a new batch of screenshots. Additional details were also revealed about the story, which will have players take on the role of Kor Meteor in a battle against the Despir epidemic. Kor must purify the Spiria Core of those affected by venturing into their Spiria Nexus and defeating the feasting Xerom. The new images reveal what these Spira Nexus environs look like as well the invading Xerom.

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Action-RPG Lords of the Fallen launches for PS4, Xbox One

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Bandai Namco has released CI Games’ new action role-playing game Lords of the Fallen for PS4 and Xbox One. As a cleric, rogue, or warrior, players will guide the battle-hardened and marked sinner Harkyn in his battle against a demonic army and their powerful lords. His adventures will take players through a world dotted with dangerous catacombs, dilapidated monasteries, and abandoned villages, ravaged by a god imprisoned for his cruelty and greed.

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die to migrate from GFWL to Steam in Nov.

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition (PC) Steam Migration Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced that they are working with FromSoftware to allow gamers to migrate Dark Souls: Prepare to Die, along with its saves and achievements, from Games for Windows Live to Steam. The process has already begun, but the migration period will not being until November. Full details are below, but gamers can start by heading to Xbox Support to learn about how they can get the Token that is required to activate their copy on Steam. Save data and Achievements will be transferable during a specific period, but tokens can still be redeemed after the period ends.

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Tales of Hearts R gets bonus pre-order costumes, to support PS TV

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Some new Tales info today from Bandai Namco. Pre-orders for the upcoming Tales of Hearts R will come with access to six extra costumes, each taken from a different entry in the series: Tales of the Tempest, Symphonia, Dawn of the New World, Graces f, and Vesperia. The physical copy, which will only be available at GameStop, will come with a voucher to download the costumes, while the downloadable version, the Digital Limited Edition, will be bundled with them. The Digital Limited Edition will be available to purchase on release day, November 11, until the end of the month.

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Beware Vilius! Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle deploys for 3DS

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The Tenkai Knights are making their 3DS debut today in Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle. Based off the anime currently airing on Cartoon Network, players will be able to harness Tenkai Energy to transform into one of the Tenkai Knights and battle against Vilius and The Corrupted. Missions are based off the series’ first season, and they can be tackled solo or in a co-op mode with a friend. Multiplayer versus modes are also included, allowing players to test their customized robots against their friends’. For fans of the show wanting to spruce up their collection, Target is selling a special bundle for the same price as the standard edition ($29.99) that includes a red metallic Bravenwolf mini-figure.

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