Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Namco Bandai Games

Versus, co-op multiplayer showcased in new Dark Souls II screens

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) November Screens - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai has released new screenshots from FromSoftware’s upcoming action RPG, Dark Souls II. The latest crop of a dozen-plus shots show more of the mulitplayer action, both player-versus-player and co-op, that’s in store for those brave—and/or masochistic—enough to venture back into the Souls series.

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First screenshots released from Soulcalibur Lost Swords

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Namco Bandia has released the first round of screenshots from their upcoming free-to-play fighter Soulcalibur Lost Swords. The singleplayer-only download will feature a handful of new abilities, and the shots show a few of these in action: the Soul Break moves that can break armor, the powerful Weapon Arts attacks, and the Character Support system, which allows players to call in friends’ characters to give them a hand.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

(Xbox 360 Review) Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

“… a run-of-the-mill platformer that starts off perfect for its intended audience but eventually ends up being for a far more experienced crowd.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Soulcalibur II HD Online to reignite souls on November 19 and 20

Namco Bandai has announced that Soulcalibur II HD Online will be launching on November 19 for PS3 and on November 20 for 360. The $19.99 release will not only include updated visuals and support for online play, but it will also feature two of the three characters that were console exclusives when the game originally launched in 2003: Heihachi and Spawn. Several new gameplay trailers were also released and are available below.

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Dark Souls II PSN October beta rescheduled for November 9

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Namco Bandai has announced that the Dark Souls II beta that was scheduled for October 26 has been rescheduled for November 9. Those who have already downloaded the client will be able to play in the next round, which will run from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (PST). According to Namco Bandai, they have “worked with all parties concerned in the beta staging process to ensure that the November 9th beta round will commence on schedule and as promised.” New screenshots were released with the announcement and over a dozen posted, so be sure not to miss them below, PC and Xbox 360 gamers.

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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition now on PSN, Steam

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Ninja Theory’s post-apocalyptic action-adventure title Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition is now available online for PC and PS3. Available on PSN and Steam, Premium Edition includes the base game along with Pigsy’s Perfect 10 DLC and several extra skins (Classic Monkey, Ninja Monkey, and Sexy Trip). The PC debut also features support for Big Picture Mode, Cloud Saves, and Steam Achievements.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst(s) onto 360, PS3

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Naruto returns to gaming today with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst for 360 and PS3. This is an expanded version of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, released earlier this year, and includes a new chapter, featuring Sasuke and Itachi; a new playable character (Kabuto in Sage mode in Free Play Mode off and online); revamped cutscenes; and 100 new missions. The standalone version runs $39.99, while owners of the original release can access the new content by purchasing a $9.99 upgrade pack on Live Marketplace and PSN.

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector’s Edition revealed

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Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, a two-for-one single-disc release that will include updated versions of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, will also be coming out as a limited premium release. The Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector’s Edition will include five Chibi Kyun Chara figurines of characters from both games, a paperback novel that bridges the gap between the titles, a multi-disc sountrack, and special packaging with artwork from ufotable. The CE will be limited to 15,000 copies and cost $99.95. In addition, new screenshots were also released from both games.

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Operation is a go! Armored Core: Verdict Day launches for 360, PS3

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FromSoftware’s latest mecha action title Armored Core: Verdict Day is now available for 360 and PS3. In Verdict Day, players will find the world on the brink of collapse as a handful of factions fight over the remaining natural resources with giant weaponized robots. As a squad commander, they are able to enlist up to 20 members and join one of the factions to battle over territory and resources in a persistent multiplayer mode with friends or AI-controlled Armored Core units. Operator Mode also returns to allow for greater control, with its top-down tactical view offering players the ability to set rally points, mark targets, and receive intel from other soldiers on the field as they take and hold key areas.

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Free-to-play fighter Soulcalibur Lost Swords announced for PS3

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Namco Bandai is expanding their line of free-to-play titles later this year with Soulcalibur Lost Swords. Lost Swords, along with Ace Combat Infinity, Ridge Racer Driftopia, and Tekken Revolution, will be a free download via PSN for PlayStation 3. In Lost Swords, players will be able to utilize a new forging system to craft elemental-based weapons from discovered items as well as those scavenged from defeated opponents. Unlike most free-to-play titles, Lost Swords will be single-player only.

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