With that gaping Monster Hunter shaped hole still stinging in the PlayStation Vita's line-up, God Eater 2's announcement isn't quite the consolation we'd all hoped for
The title's been confirmed for PlayStation Portable, and is set to take place three years after the events in the original game. There'll be new weapons, new creatures and more. But it's not on Vita. Why isn't it on Vita?
Namco Bandai's released the first screenshot of Ridge Racer on PlayStation Vita
The game will be released in time for the system's launch, maintaining an age-old PlayStation tradition. The game promises a new visual style in addition to online multiplayer. The screenshot looks a bit rough, but we're looking forward to seeing the game in motion. [Thanks Andriasang]
As previously anticipated, Namco Bandai has confirmed Tales Of Innocence R for the PlayStation Vita
The title's (presumably) a sequel to Nintendo DS Tales Of Innocence title, promising full support for PlayStation Vita's multitude of input options. The game's not due out until 2012, but will be playable on Sony's booth during this weekend's Tokyo Game Show. Namco Bandai's teasing more Tales..
We're not even going to bother with whitty quips and layered comments: just hit the jump and watch the latest Ace Combat: Assault Horizon gameplay trailer after the jump
It looks amazing. The demo's out this week ahead of the game next month.
Fans of flight combat titles will get the opportunity to put their fingers on Ace Combat: Assault Horizon from tomorrow, when a demo for the title launches on the PlayStation Store in Europe
The single-player demo will put you in control of Bishop during a dogfight in Miami, and then D-Ray during a high-risk helicopter rescue mission. The game's out next month.
Street Fighter's flabbiest fighter, Rufus, will form a portion of Street Fighter X Tekken's character roster if the game's latest trailer can be treated as confirmation
The stylish short focuses on much of the cast already confirmed for the cross-over brawler. Catch it after the jump.
Namco's opened up a teaser website for the next title in the Tales series, which is almost certainly coming to the PlayStation Vita after the franchise's series producer hinted as much last week
The site mentions a "new Tales Of" title is coming soon. Japan's currently going nuts.
Maybe "next week" soon
Namco Bandai's Tales series of RPGs is beloved around the world, with outings including Tales of Symphonia on GameCube and follow-up Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World on Wii, but PlayStation gamers have had plenty to enjoy too. There may be more titles heading to Sony platforms too, as series producer Makoto Yoshizumi...
You may recall Namco Bandai and Tecmo putting up an announcement countdown website earlier in the week
The website caused huge speculation about what the duo were about to announce, but Andriasang claims to have uncovered the secret. The website has scans confirming a PS3-exclusive Dynasty Warrior game based on the One Piece manga series. The game's officially called One Piece Kaizoku Musou. No..
Arguably the most anticipated Tekken game in some time, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, will finally get its Japanese arcade debut on September 14th
This is good news because it means publisher Namco Bandai will finally be able to turn its attention to the promised PlayStation 3 port which is due out next year. And we all know, more Tekken can only be a good thing. Right?
We haven't posted a countdown teaser for a while
More's the pity. Thankfully, Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei aren't giving up hope on the much overused video game announcement tool, teasing a joint venture that's due to be announced seven days from the time of writing (so, roughly September 5th). What could it be? We'll eat our head if its Tekken X Dead Or Alive.
Whenever that is
Namco Bandai has announced Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja will accompany the PlayStation Vita when it launches in the West next year. It's the first third-party game to be officially announced as a launch title, and will join Uncharted: Golden Abyss, LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers and WipEout 2048 as games available from the...
Don't tell long-term fans of the series, but we think Ridge Racer Unbounded looks kinda cool
As we've already established, it does not look like a Ridge Racer game in the slightest, but as a Burnout-hybrid, we reckon developer BugBear's got things nailed. The gameplay crux is thus: you fill your power meter by drifting. This can then be used to open up new pathways and shortcuts, similarly to in..
We'd be excited for Dark Souls if we knew we had the patience to play it
Seriously, From Software's GamesCom trailer is super-exciting, showcasing enormous monsters and a visceral brutality that's unmatched by any other game (outside of maybe God Of War). But then we think back to our time with Demon's Souls and we totally get put off. Indeed, this is one October release that we think we'll..
CGI trailers? Pssht, who needs those? Namco Bandai's released a fresh trailer for Soul Calibur V, and it's packed with fresh gameplay footage to feast your eyes on
It's also got plenty of melodramatic commentary — a staple for the Soul Calibur series we suppose. "Those who live by the sword, must die by the sword," etc. You get the idea.
Given how hard Sony's pushed user-generated content over the past three years, it's surprising so few other publishers have followed their lead
When thinking about non-Sony games that have done user-generated content well, it's tough to come up with anything. But Namco and BugBear's upcoming Ridge Racer rethink, Unbounded, at least adopts some of the user-generated philosophy. A new create mode..
.. Albeit in shoddy low resolution, but you totally get the idea right? Tekken Hybrid is a PlayStation 3 exclusive game plus movie bundle, that features Tekken Tag Tournament HD, CG movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance and a demo for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It does that blue/red gradient thing that virtually every other boxart does these days. What's with that?</em>
The PlayStation Blog's uploaded a jumbo interview with Tekken gaffer Katsuhiro Harada regarding many phases of Tekken's upcoming line-up
The focus of the conversation was on Tekken Hybrid — a PlayStation 3 exclusive package due this holiday with an HD version of Tekken Tag Tournament and CG movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance. But what's Namco done to upgrade Tekken Tag Tournament for PS3? "We..
Namco revealed a new Soul Calibur V trailer at last week's Comic-Con
The main take-away: there's more Soul Calibur on the horizon. The action looks as fast and fluid as you'd hope from a mainline Soul Calibur game, with the outfits equally revealing. Ignore the melodrama elsewhere in this trailer. We've never been ones to follow Soul Calibur's tale of "legends" and "history". We..
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..
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..
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..
Namco's released the first developer diary for Soul Calibur V
The footage introduces a number of the main figures from the development team, as well as a few teensy nuggets of gameplay footage. The game's not out until next year. Boo!
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..
You read that right
Dancing Eyes is without a doubt the most bizarre PlayStation Move game we've ever seen, with the most bizarre trailer to accompany it too. A conversion of a 90s arcade game, you play a tiny monkey who has to strip females down to their underwear. We're really not sure why. The game is coming to PSN in Japan, but we'd be...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Rounding out a big day of announcements for Namco Bandai, the publisher announced overnight that Tales Of Graces F will launch on PlayStation 3 in Europe and North America next year
The game originally launched on Wii way back in 2009, before getting an upgraded Japanese release for PS3 in 2010.
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>
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 —..
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..
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..
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,..
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.
Hot on the heels of fresh Soul Calibur murmurs, Namco Bandai has launched a new countdown teaser hinting at a new announcement in the brawling franchise
The website teases the on-set of a new chapter. You'll have to wait another 13 days to find out exactly what that entails. Hint: it'll involve Soul Calibur.
Picture the scene: you're in a hot pursuit against an equally powered super-car
You've taken a turn into an alleyway and are still haven't managed to shake your pursuer. There's a wall dead ahead, with no other exit. Do you: a) hit the handbrake and slide into a perfect u-turn ready to boost out of the alley, or; b) drive through the wall in front of you? Yup, we'd go for option B too. Ridge Racer..
Soul Calibur gaffer Daishi Odashima has teased the announcement of a new title in the fighting game franchise
Writing on Twitter, the series stalwart noted that "hopefully" he will be able to announce something in "mid May". Aside from a respectful PSP release, Soul Calibur has been deadly quiet since SCIV released in 2008. It'd be nice to see the fast-paced 3D brawler make a..
The magic of the Katamari franchise may well have worn off long ago, but that's not going to stop Namco from churning out the series
Siliconera's picked up on two European trademarks, including Katamari amore and Katamari amore Rolling Whopper. We imagine that there will be another Katamari game in the near future.
The only notable new release last week has rushed to the top spot of the UK sales charts
Test Drive Unlimited 2 saw enough sales to beat Dead Space 2 into second position. The Eden Games developed racer mixes an unusual blend of racing with social networking. The XBOX 360 SKU saw the most sales, with the original Test Drive Unlimited being a big hit on the platform. Obviously the PS2 version wasn't..
The more we think back to Namco and Ninja Theory's Enslaved, the more we realise how much we enjoyed it
There were quirks to the visuals and gameplay, but ultimately the package was original, well told and lovingly put together. Unfortunately, the game didn't do anywhere near the numbers it deserved. Speaking frankly with Siliconera, Namco's marketing VP Carson Choi has chimed in on why, and how..
If memory serves us correctly -- and it's going to look mighty embarrassing if we're wrong -- every PlayStation platform has launched alongside a new Ridge Racer
But sadly, it looks like Namco's about to break tradition, as the publisher's told Eurogamer that there are "no plans" for a Ridge Racer game on NGP. "There is no solid plan to make anything in particular for the NGP at the..
While most publishers duke it out over their catchy November 2011 release date, Namco Bandai's jumped straight to 2012 with Saber Interactive's zero-g shooter Inversion
The game was originally due to release last year, but has been pushed back to February 7th, 2012. We don't know about you, but we hate talking about 2012 right now. It sounds so far away. There's a new trailer for the game after the..
Ridge Racer is back, but not as you know it
Announced today in San Francisco, Ridge Racer: Unbounded is an upcoming PlayStation 3 title in development at the promising Bugbear Entertainment. Racing fans will know that Finnish developer previously crafted the chaotic arcade racer FlatOut, a trait which looks to have been adopted by the new Ridge Racer title. The game's first teaser trailer, embedded..
Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey To The West was not a perfect game, but it was still a very good one
Above all, it was refreshing to play something unique. While the game clearly took a lot of inspiration from the likes of Uncharted, it was well written and lovingly put together. In short: Enslaved deserved your money. Sadly consumers disagreed. Hidden inside Namco Bandai's financial report this..
Ok, are we wrong for thinking things are getting a little shady here? Maybe the Sony Defence Force inside of us is taking over, but From Software's Dark Souls just looks
.. shady. When people said "it's the spiritual successor Demon's Souls", we were like, "alright, cool, it won't be exactly the same". But it is. In fact the only reason it isn't is because Sony owns the..
Name that film
Every year, around Oscar season, cinema goers marvel at the acting talents of big name icons whilst often thinking, "I could do better than that". Well, Yoostar2 is going to give you the chance to put your money where your popcorn-filled mouth is, with its unique take on movie karaoke. The idea is simple: using the...
Remember From Software's Project Dark announcement at last year's Tokyo Game Show? Forget the Project name, as the game is now officially called Dark Soul
From Software would also like to remind us that the game has absolutely nothing to do with Demon's Souls. We're really not sure they're kidding anyone. The name change seems to be a way for From Software to get out of PS3 exclusivity. From what..
Yoostar 2's an odd-ball title coming to the PlayStation 3 that uses the PlayStation Eye to put you into the movies
It takes a karaoke approach, tasking you to deliver lines all the while filming your progress. The end-result places you in the movies, rubbing shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest names. The game, which was originally slated for release in North America only, has been picked up..
Movie karaoke game gets distributor
We played Yoostar2 when we visited Blitz Games Studios in October and rather enjoyed its unique mixture of movies and karaoke, so it's good news all-around that the game will reach a sizeable European audience thanks to a distribution deal with Namco Bandai Partners. While the deal doesn't pin down a particular...
Pirate shooter ahoy!
It's already been first mate in the shooting compilation Time Crisis: Razing Storm and now Deadstorm Pirates is set to captain its own course towards PlayStation Store this month. Retailing at £15.99 or €19.99, the game will feature all the two-player blasting action of its Blu-ray release as well as online leaderboards...
Hear that? That's us practically having an orgasm over this Pac-Man Championship Edition DX trailer. Look at it. Look - at - it. It's so good. Urhhh. We're going gaga here. Give us this game now!
Pigsy was the worst character in Enslaved as far as we were concerned
Aside from some comical moments, he kinda broke the tone we'd grown to love about the game. That said, Enslaved was absolutely brilliant, so it's hard for us to be too down on the character's central role in the game's first slice of DLC. The DLC, entitled Pigsy's Perfect 10, will...
Enslaved and Heavenly Sword developer, Ninja Theory, has revealed on Twitter that they are staffing up for an "unannounced" title
The company detailed that they're looking for a new "lead designer" for the title. We'd like to think Enslaved did well enough to warrant a sequel. We did think it was really good to be honest. Ninja Theory are currently working on a Devil May Cry reboot for..
The European PlayStation Blog's put a date on Time Crisis: Rising Storm, pitching the PlayStation Move compatible shooter for November 5th in the UK (3rd in mainland Europe). The impressive package boasts three different titles from the Time Crisis catalogue, including the titular Razing Storm, Time Crisis 4 and Deadstorm Pirates. There's also an first-person mode alongside the usual array of..
Demo coming next Wednesday
Fortunate North Americans are likely already shooting their way through Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Namco's collection of three shooters: Razing Storm, Time Crisis 4's arcade version and Deadstorm Pirates. Europeans will get the chance to try out the title in just two weeks, as the game launches across the continent in...
Demon's Souls is widely considered one of the hardest games ever made
Ever. This guy in Japan, "alternalw", finished the game in 54 minutes and 54 seconds. He's clearly mad, insane and a little bit genius. You can watch his entire playthrough on YouTube. Beware of spoilers. Beware of the insanity. We're going to have a lie down.
We loved Ninja Theory's Enslaved a ton, but bizarrely the game shipped without 5
1 surround sound support on the PlayStation 3. Joystiq reports that the issue is soon to be fixed, so anyone holding out on picking up a copy of Enslaved due to the less than optimal sound conditions might want to reconsider now. "[The update] will be ready around the same time as the paid DLC, which will be..
Back in 1985 Namco released a futuristic platforming title called Metro-Cross
The ESRB's now revealed that a successor to the classic running platformer has been rated for release on the PlayStation 3. Aero-Cross will more than likely launch as a PlayStation Network downloadable title. No word on dates or price.
Ninja Theory's boss Tameem Antoniades has revealed that the studio's new Devil May Cry sequel would not stop the studio tackling a follow-up to next week's Enslaved
"We've been growing into two teams for the last year," he told Eurogamer ahead of the studio's presentation at this years Eurogamer Expo, "We've got capacity to do two games." Anotoniades said that there were..
Enslaved's out soon, and with many publications slaving over their reviews for the main campaign, Ninja Theory's gaffer Tameem Antoniades has turned his attention to the games DLC
It's something he describes as an "entirely new experience" in an interview with Destructoid, explaining that it is not simply a case of a "few extra...
And it all started with Ninja Theory's gaffer, Tameem Antoniades, reading a book
Years of development later - and the input of none other than Andy Serkis and Alex Garland - Enslaved's now a video game. A pretty bloody good one from what we've played too. This background videos probably interesting if you loved the demo, like we did.
Namco shooter on the way
Time Crisis: Razing Storm is packing a lot of heat into a single Blu-ray disc when it launches in North America on October 19th, as it features Time Crisis 4 (Arcade Version) and swashbuckling shooter Deadstorm Pirates. The package will naturally utilise the Move controller for precision shooting, although the Guncon 3 is...
Enslaved has literally shot to the top of our most-wanted list
The gameplay might feel a little automatic, but there's something about Ninja Theory's ability to create extremely cinematic experiences that has us hooked. We want to know what becomes of the lead characters Monkey and Trip. As such, the idea of a CGI movie accompaniment tempts us more than other franchises. Ninja Theory's boss Tameem..
Tekken's series director, Katsuhiro Harada, has confirmed Tekken Tag Tournament 2 during the Tokyo Game Show today
The game's set to hit arcades, but a console port will undoubtedly follow. The game involves Tekken and tagging. Namco's released a trailer but it seems all kinds of so-wrong-it's-right to us. Either way, we're properly stoked for this. We love ourselves some Tekken.
There's something weird about Project Dark, the next Demon's Souls-esque project coming out of From Software
Despite the game's exclusivity in Japan, it will be multiplatform in the West. As such, Sony will not be undertaking publishing duties worldwide (as it was assumed they might with Demon's Souls 2). Therefore, the game will not have the title "Demon's Souls" on it. Which is weird,..
The clock-hands are telling
It's late; we've finished writing for the day. But having tried out Enslaved: Odyssey To The West just moments ago, we had to get our thoughts down on digital paper. Ninja Theory's attempt at re-telling the classic Chinese novel "Journey To The West" has us hooked. It's been a while since we went into a game...
Gee -- Ninja Theory are taking some headlines today, aren't they? Their next title, Enslaved, will get a demo on the European PlayStation Store today
It's quite the stealth release, as we weren't expecting a demo so soon. Enslaved's been firmly on our radar for some time now, we look forward to seeing how the final game's shaped up.
Enslaved's collector's edition is fairly standard-fare stuff: you get a copy of the game, an artbook and the soundtrack
But that middle offering - the artbook - carries a little bit more weight when the source material is as pretty as Enslaved. We're stoked about the game — it honestly looks fantastic. We could have settled for an action figure of Trip in her "sexy robot" get-up though..
Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Namco's Katsuhiro Harada are at GamesCom to talk about their upcoming colloboration, Street Fighter X Tekken
While the focus of the presentation was to show European fans the same demo that was at Comic-Con, Harada also revealed some prototypes for the other cross-over game in development, Tekken X Street Fighter. Harada stressed that the 3D model of Ryu was far from..
You know how most games these days are brown and grey? Enslaved, the new action title from Ninja Theory, is totally not
It has a thing we call colours in it. Makes a world of difference. Joystiq's got a bunch of screens from GamesCom.
It's always nice to hear people talk about something with passion, and it's hard to find a team more passionate than Ninja Theory
The British developers have been beavering away on Enslaved for some time now, and it's really shaping up nicely. It's taken us a while to get excited about Enslaved, but everytime we see a new chunk of the game we get on board just a little bit more. The game has been..
Siliconera's got hold of some brand-new shots of Street Fighter X Tekken
The shots, released by Capcom, show Ryu and Chun-Li kicking lumps out of Tekken's Nina and Kazuya. Still seems weird. Looks proper awesome, though.
After yesterday's fantastic trailer, many have been wondering if Ace Combat: Assault Horizon would mark a reboot for the franchise
Namco Bandai's kinda confirmed as much in today's press release. Apparently, Team Aces wanted to create a game that not only told a compelling story but also presented the most explosive air combat possible. "For us, this is a rebirth of the Ace Combat series, and..
Good trailer? You bet. After a pretty lengthy hiatus, Namco Bandai's just confirmed the return of Ace Combat. Next year's Ace Combat: Assault Horizon will be the first game in the franchise to hit the PlayStation 3. Namco's confirmed single-player and online multiplayer modes for the game, but details are pretty tight right now. The clip's pretty intense, with a quirky Twitter message stating..
Tekken producer, Katsuhiro Harada, has dropped a bomb regarding Street Fighter X Tekken -- namely that the game will get debuted at GamesCom
After the official announcement at Comic-Con, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono informed us that it would be the last we'd hear about the game until mid-next year. But apparently, he was lying through his teeth. Sort of. Invites have been going out for the European..
The Black Phantom Edition of Demon's Souls is practically sold out everywhere in the UK
That's according to publishers Namco Bandai Partners, who are only aware of a few "dribs and drabs". "I can't give you a number, but what I mean by an 'amazing success' is that all the stock we built of the Black Phantom Edition has sold out (apart from dribs and drabs)," Lee Kirton,..
We told you about all the Tales content heading to the PlayStation last week
The information wasn't official. But following a press conference this morning in Japan, Namco's confirmed the existence of all three upcoming PlayStation titles. The first, is a new PlayStation 3 entry in the Tales franchise. There's no title for the game yet, though the company did debunk rumours that it will be called..
The latest issue of Jump has revealed a slew of new titles in the "Tales" franchise that are heading to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable
First up is a port of the Wii's Tales Of Graces, which will hit Japan later this year with some extra content added. That'll be followed up by a brand new Tales game on the PlayStation 3. There are zero details about the game as of yet, but it looks..
We love a good video game story
Story-driven single-player titles are our favourites. But as we proved this afternoon with our Getaway feature, sometimes poor gameplay can kill a good story dead. But Ninja Theory's top-man, Tameem Antoniades, disagrees. To a degree, anyway. He didn't always feel the same way, however. In an interview with Videogamer.com, Tameem reminisces developing a party game..
With all the excitement of Capcom's Comic-Con panel being attached to cross-overs, we almost forgot to mention the announcement of new DLC outfits for Super Street Fighter IV
The clothing pack is due this Fall and will feature a new alternative outfit for each character. Kotaku managed to snap a teaser of the new outfits which we've posted above. Catwoman Cammy? Sure.
As an onlooking Servbot watches Tekken's Kazuya kick the crap out of Street Fighter's Ryu, we can't help but feel that the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken cross-over heading to the PlayStation 3 is probably the best announcement since sliced bread
Sadly, the producer of Capcom's game, Yoshinori Ono, reckons the project is still some time off - citing a 2012 release date is on the cards. Ono said..
Street Fighter X Tekken
It's a God-honest video game. T'was announced yesterday. For realsies. And here's the game's debut trailer. It shows Street Fighter's Ryu facing up to Tekken's Jin Kazama. It's all inky and blotchy. It looks amazing. Can we wait to play this? No we cannot.
Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has put an end to rumours regarding a possible Namco and Capcom cross-over; by announcing Street Fighter X Tekken (pronounced Street Fighter Cross Tekken)
The game's in development for the PlayStation 3. Joined on-stage by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada, the duo proved the game's existence by playing a round of the game live on a PS3. Interestingly, while..
Namco Bandai's slapped a November release date on their upcoming ICO-esque title: Majin And The Forsaken Kingdom
The game, which is based around the lovable stone giant Majin (we bet he dies at the end!), will hit North America on November 30th, and is due in Europe soon after. It looks cute, if not a little derivative. Still, it might tide you over until The Last Guardian. And you can't really put..
As Alf Stewart would say: stone the flamin' crows
GameInformer's dropped a rumour of megaton intensity, claiming that Capcom and Namco are joining forces for two new games. No, that's not a misprint in our headline. Apparently both Capcom vs. Namco and Namco vs. Capcom are set to be announced this weekend. Whether they'll both come on the same disc — we can only speculate for now. In case you..
We're confident that Enslaved is destined to be one of this years great unsung heroes
Who knows, there's time for the game to get its plaudits yet — but based on pre-release anticipation, we're not convinced. Namco-Bandai want the game to be their equivalent of Uncharted 2, loft anticipations for a new IP indeed. But with Ninja Theory at the helm, anything can happen. Enslaved's a..
It's a rails-shooter on a motion control platform - how utterly predictable
But, there was a time when most people would go out of their way to get to an arcade with the latest Time Crisis game, and the franchise still holds a warm place in our hearts. So when you tell us you're bringing Time Crisis: Razing Storm, aswell as Time Crisis 4 and Deadstorm Pirates to the PlayStation 3, we can't help but..
Ninja Theory's Enslaved is definitely one of those games that's been growing on us
Growing on us like hairs, or some other better metaphor you might choose to come up with. [Whatever - Ed]. Point is: it looks good. And it's coming out here in Europe on October 8th. Folks in the USA will get it October 5th. That's the same week, just a few days earlier. Do you people remember when Europe had to wait..
Enslaved's come out of no-where
Openly, we had no interest in Ninja Theory's adventure title. But a couple of trailers later, we're sold. All we needed was a release date to allow us to plan our time accordingly. Thanks to Eurogamer, we've now got that. Enslaved's hitting UK store shelves on October 8th. No official word on a US launch yet, but we're going to assume it'll be a "same week"..
We're a sucker for Time Crisis
We just can't help it. We even bought the dodgy iPhone version — a touch screen version; we know, it's mad, without a gun it's not even Time Crisis. But it had Time Crisis written on it, so we bought it. Therefore, one particularly title hidden among Sony's PlayStation Move montage caused a minor squeel to utter from between our pursed lips: Time Crisis: Razing..
Namco's confirmed that the delicious Pac-Man reboot, Pac-Man Championship Edition, is set to make the jump across to PSP and PS3 via Sony's PlayStation Minis service
The Minis due this fall, and should land alongside the full PlayStation Network release of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. So, basically, plenty of Pac-Man for your PlayStation this...
We weren't too enamored with the last Splatterhouse trailer we saw, but this E3 2010 trailer is pretty amazing
The combat appears to share some resemblance to Batman: Arkham Asylum — certainly in terms of animation. We don't know if it feels that way, but it wouldn't be a bad place to start. Also, looks like the game's got some 2D segments. Cool.
Namco Bandai's whacked an October 2010 release date at the end of the E3 trailer for Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
That means folks that the game's just a few months away. Which is pretty excellent news all around because we're starting to get rather excited about this. For us - it's kind of come out of no where. The last couple of trailers have really piqued our excitement. So October it is then..