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News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Scores Snoop Dogg Arena

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Scores Snoop Dogg Arena

Doggy dogg world

In perhaps the most baffling announcement of E3, Namco Bandai has announced that famous rapper Snoop Dogg will make a cameo appearance in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The Doggfather of Hip-Hop will be found perched on a golden throne in the background of an arena based on the musician. The stage will be available early to anyone that...

News: Tales of Xillia 2 Spins a New Yarn in Japan This Winter

Tales of Xillia 2 Spins a New Yarn in Japan This Winter

Elle of a sequel

Namco Bandai’s ongoing teases have concluded with the announcement of Tales of Xillia 2. The PS3 sequel is set a year after the original title, and is due out at some point this winter in Japan. The game follows the escapades of Ludgar, an adventurer joined on his travels by a cat called Lulu and a mysterious girl named Elle...

News: Ni No Kuni Reaches Europe on 25th January 2013

Ni No Kuni Reaches Europe on 25th January 2013

Seven months out

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the much-anticipated collaboration between Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, lands on PS3 in Europe on 25th January 2013. The adventure contains English and Japanese voice overs as well as subtitles in French, Italian, German and Spanish, so most European players should be able to enjoy it. Here's a...

News: Daytona USA and Ridge Racer Smash Together

Daytona USA and Ridge Racer Smash Together

We have no words

Legendary SEGA arcade racer Daytona USA and Namco's Ridge Racer finally collide after years of taking separate racing lines, with Ridge Racer on Vita set to get the legendary Daytona Hornet as DLC. The car hits Japan on 6th June, alongside a song called Ridge Racer: Ridge Racer USA Mix, which we can only assume mashes up the famous...

News: Inversion's Release Date Reversed Again

Inversion's Release Date Reversed Again

Upside down

Saber Interactive’s intriguing gravity-based shooter Inversion has been delayed until July. The game was originally scheduled for release on 5th June, but is now back on shaky ground. Namco Bandai has yet to comment on the delay, leaving us a little baffled by the late change. We can only assume that the publisher wanted to avoid...

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Buddies Up on 11th September

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Buddies Up on 11th September

Find a friend

The follow-up to the most popular Tekken title in recent memory, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, is set to punch its way onto PS3 this September. Publisher Namco Bandai has attached an 11th September release date to the tag-team brawler in North America, with a European launch set to follow on 14th September. In Europe, the release date...

News: New Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Combatants Enter the Ring

New Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Combatants Enter the Ring

Free DLC

Namco Bandai has revealed the first (and presumably last) batch of downloadable characters for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Challengers include the lovely Michelle, Angel, Ancient Ogre and Kunimitsu. The characters will be free for anyone that pre-orders the game, which is due to release in September. After a short window of...

News: Tales of Graces F Travels to Europe on 31st August

Tales of Graces F Travels to Europe on 31st August

Are you sitting comfortably?

Fans of Japanese RPGs will be able to get their fill on 31st August, when Tales of Graces F concludes its voyage overseas. The updated Wii title – which dropped in North America earlier this year – will launch with an original soundtrack, behind the scenes documentary and a hardback art book. It’ll also come with...

Rumour: Dragon Ball Z HD Collection on the Way

Dragon Ball Z HD Collection on the Way

Burst

In completely unexpected news, it looks like Namco Bandai is readying a Dragon Ball Z HD Collection for PlayStation 3. The news comes courtesy of Spanish retailer Xtra Life, who has a track record for correctly leaking HD collections. Details are scarce, but the listing does include a 12th October release date for the compilation. Excluding...

News: Move Stripping Game Dancing Eyes Canned

Move Stripping Game Dancing Eyes Canned

For shame

What do you get when you combine PlayStation Move, tiny monkeys and stripping? Dancing Eyes is the answer — or, at least, it was. Famitsu (via Andriasang) reports the game is now cancelled and won't see the light of day. Namco Bandai hasn't given any reason for the cancellation, but we imagine it's something to do with the tiny monkeys...

News: Switch Things Up with New Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Trailer

Switch Things Up with New Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Trailer

Tag, you're it

Namco Bandai announced a September release date for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 last week – but it’s sealed the deal today with a brand new trailer featuring Kanye West. How original. The trailer bangs on about the Tekken franchise’s accomplishments, but sneaks in a fistful of gameplay footage for good measure. Spoilers: it looks a...

News: Ni No Kuni Goes into Hiding until Q1 2013

Ni No Kuni Goes into Hiding until Q1 2013

"Ready or not, here I come!"

Namco Bandai’s delayed the North American release of Level-5 and Studio Ghibli’s ultra-pretty PS3 exclusive RPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch until next year. The altered Q1 2013 release puts the title in line with its previously announced European date. To prove that the game isn’t vapourware, Namco Bandai...

News: Buddy Up for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 This September

Buddy Up for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 This September

Bro fist

Start getting your thumb muscles in shape, because Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is swapping onto PlayStation 3 sooner than expected. Namco Bandai announced a September release date for the hotly anticipated brawler sequel overnight, which is significantly earlier than the publisher’s original “Holiday 2012” forecast. The console version of...

News: Mysterious Namco Bandai Title is for PSP

Mysterious Namco Bandai Title is for PSP

Given the PS Vita’s continued struggles domestically, we’re surprised that Sony hasn’t just outright phased out its predecessor. But here we are, reporting on another big PSP announcement for Japan. Remember that mysterious Namco Bandai teaser website we told you about yesterday? Well, it turns out that the title in question isn’t for PS...

News: Mysterious Namco Teaser Points Towards PlayStation

Mysterious Namco Teaser Points Towards PlayStation

Famous face buttons

Earlier in the week, Namco Bandai released a mysterious Japanese teaser website hinting at a brand new “action adventure” title. That website has now updated with images of the PlayStation’s face buttons, hinting at some form of exclusivity. It’s unclear what the game is or which PlayStation platform it is for, but...

News: Tales of Xillia Trademarked by Namco Bandai in North America

Tales of Xillia Trademarked by Namco Bandai in North America

Xillia buy it?

Last week we reported that publisher Namco Bandai had filed a trademark for Tales of Xillia in Europe. It has since followed up with a similar registration in North America. The move pretty much confirms that the RPG is heading overseas, after selling just shy of a million copies in Japan last year. Let us know if this is a game...

News: Ridge Racer Unbounded Launch Trailer Crashes Online

Ridge Racer Unbounded Launch Trailer Crashes Online

Race without restraint

With Ridge Racer Unbounded gearing up for release next week, publisher Namco Bandai’s driven the game’s launch trailer out of the garage. The footage focuses on the game’s destruction elements but also takes a moment to show off the racer’s construction suite. It’s hardly ModNation Racers, is it? Still, props to...