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News: Tears Of Joy: Tekken Hybrid Confirmed For PlayStation 3 In Europe

Tears Of Joy: Tekken Hybrid Confirmed For PlayStation 3 In Europe

Ask and ye shall receive -- Sony has announced that it will be handling publishing duties on the hotly anticipated Tekken Hybrid in Europe

The brilliant teaser-movie-nostalgia package includes an HD version of the original Tekken Tag Tournament, the CG movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance and a special preview for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Basically, this is fan-service at its very best. The..

News: Tekken Hybrid Continues To Grow Into The Most Tempting Package Of The Year

Tekken Hybrid Continues To Grow Into The Most Tempting Package Of The Year

Tekken Hybrid is already confirmed to include a Blu-ray version of the upcoming CGI Tekken movie and an HD remake of the brilliant Tekken Tag Tournament

That alone is one hell of a bundle. But Namco's not done with adding value yet, as it's also confirmed that the package will include a playable prologue for the unreleased Tekken Tag Tournament 2, err, too. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has not yet been..

News: Joint Sony/Namco Bandai Studio Handling Development Of Ridge Racer Vita

Joint Sony/Namco Bandai Studio Handling Development Of Ridge Racer Vita

A studio originally founded by Sony and Namco Bandai to work on R&D for the cell processor is developing Ridge Racer for the PlayStation Vita

Namco Bandai gaffer, Hideo Teramoto, revealed that Cellius was developing the Vita-bound racer in an interview with Gamasutra, and gave a bit of background on the studio. “Ken Kutaragi — who was running SCE at the time — was in talks with Shukuo..

News: Microsoft Blocked PlayStation 3 Version Of Tales Of Vesperia In The West

Microsoft Blocked PlayStation 3 Version Of Tales Of Vesperia In The West

Tales Of Vesperia has never launched outside of Japan on PlayStation 3

That's because Microsoft paid to keep the game exclusive in Europe and North America, according to a Facebook post made by a Namco Bandai community manager. "Microsoft paid for the exclusivity the same way Sony paid for having Heavy Rain only on PS3," said Namco Bandai community manager Charlotte Toci in a Facebook..

News: PlayStation 3 Version Of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 'Probably Not This Year'

PlayStation 3 Version Of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 'Probably Not This Year'

Boo

Tekken overlord Katsuhiro Harada has cast doubt over the possibility of Tekken Tag Tournment 2 launching on PlayStation 3 this year. The game's due to release in Japanese arcades this Autumn. Speaking of the game's console version, Harada told Eurogamer: "It's really hard to say. I can't say even that'll it'll be this year. We can't really have a console version right after the arcade..

News: Could Tekken Come To The PlayStation Vita?

Could Tekken Come To The PlayStation Vita?

There was a time when the Tekken franchise was very closely associated with the PlayStation brand

That feels like decades ago now. Namco Bandai announced new Tekken games for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U platforms during this year's E3, but what about the PlayStation Vita? "It is something I'm interested in," said series producer Katsuhiro Harada told Eurogamer. "It's just that we..

News: Admission: We Will Buy Tekken Hybrid

Admission: We Will Buy Tekken Hybrid

We're starting to see a lot more of the PlayStation 3/Blu-ray movie combos

Namco Bandai's announced a new package today, including an updated version of Tekken Tag Tournament alongside the new Tekken Blood Vengeance movie. The content will be available on one Blu-ray disc entitled Tekken Hybrid. We will buy this bundle. Sane people: there's no news on whether Tekken Tag Tournament will be available..

E3 2011: Ridge Racer Announced For PlayStation Vita

Ridge Racer Announced For PlayStation Vita

A PlayStation platform has never launched without a Ridge Racer title

It's a trend we hoped would continue with the PlayStation Vita, but Namco representatives shattered our dreams earlier in the year stating that there were "no plans" for a title on Sony's new system. That's changed this morning. Presumably prompted after watching this video, Namco Bandai has confirmed that a new Ridge..

News: The Tales Of Xillia PlayStation 3 Bundle Is A Thing Of Glorious Beauty

The Tales Of Xillia PlayStation 3 Bundle Is A Thing Of Glorious Beauty

There's been some amazing limited edition PlayStation 3s

The Tales Of Xillia hardware bundle shown off in Japan this afternoon is one of the better ones, though. The limited edition hardware was announced in Japan as part of Namco Bandai's "Tales Of Festival 2011". The themed 160GB console comes with a copy of Tales Of Xillia and a DualShock controller for 37,980 Yen ($470). It's due for..

News: Namco's Committed To Pushing The Enslaved Series

Namco's Committed To Pushing The Enslaved Series

Sometimes it feels like you could be sentenced to death-row for publicly acknowledging your enjoyment of Ninja Theory's Enslaved

People really hate that game. It's probably because it was developed by the same team that stole the dude out of Devil May Cry's hair bleach, but whatever — we liked it. May as well cart us away now, huh? At last count the game was nearing a million sales worldwide, a..

News: We're All For Something New But This Isn't Really Ridge Racer, Is It?

We're All For Something New But This Isn't Really Ridge Racer, Is It?

Amongst the seductive narrative, wobbly bass-lines and crunching metal, there's the shocking realisation that Ridge Racer: Unbounded is a game with "Ridge Racer" in the title

While we applaud the attempt at trying something new, we can't help but feel this isn't the series Kaz Hirai went gaga for at E3 all those years ago. </em>

News: Dark Souls Collector's Edition Is Your Incentive For Preordering

Dark Souls Collector's Edition Is Your Incentive For Preordering

Hats off to Namco Bandai for doing this whole "we'll-reward-you-for-preordering-our-game" malarkey right

Instead of offloading GameStop with a bunch of download codes for a new piece of ankle armour, Namco Bandai's upgrading all preorders for the upcoming Dark Souls to the collector's edition. Indeed, instead of charging $100 for additional crap no-one wants, they're giving it away for free —..

News: Confirmed: Soul Calibur V Is A Video Game, Coming To PlayStation 3 Next Year

Confirmed: Soul Calibur V Is A Video Game, Coming To PlayStation 3 Next Year

Namco Bandai's premium weapons-based brawler will return next year with Soul Calibur V, the publisher has announced

As closet Soul Calibur fanboys — still itching for the franchise to return to form — we're a little bit giddy over the announcement. Even if we did totally anticipate it. The game will release on PlayStation 3 next year. It's set 17 years after the previous game if you care about..

News: Latest Dark Souls Trailer Confirms October Release Date

Latest Dark Souls Trailer Confirms October Release Date

Namco Bandai's released a new trailer for Dark Souls -- the spiritual successor to PlayStation 3 cult-hit Demon's Souls

The teaser trailer shows very much more of the same, including gigantic bosses, infuriating deaths and that horrible medieval art aesthetic that people genuinely seem to like. [Puts on flame retardant jacket - Ed]. Namco Bandai's holding a big press event in Dubai (!!!) over..

News: Enslaved's Lifetime Sales Cross A Reasonable 730,000 Units

Enslaved's Lifetime Sales Cross A Reasonable 730,000 Units

Most people were disappointed to see Ninja Theory's stunning Enslaved flop at the end of last year

The third-person action game wasn't the most polished game on the market, but had some wonderful characterisation and voice acting. As such, most people were willing it to succeed. But at last counting, Enslaved had sold just 460,000 units. That number has grown significantly over the past few months,..

News: Namco Bandai Tweak UK Release Date For Gravity Defying Inversion

Namco Bandai Tweak UK Release Date For Gravity Defying Inversion

Namco Bandai has pushed Saber Interactive's Inversion back a few days in the UK

The game will now release on February 10th 2012, a whole two days later than previously planned. The third-person shooter is a mix between Gears Of War and physics madness. Namco appear to be throwing a lot of resources at this game. For what it's worth, we're thrilled at the prospect of a new IP.