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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...

Rumour: Tales of Xillia Heading to Europe

Tales of Xillia Heading to Europe

Trademark says so

The latest entry in the long-running Tales series, Tales of Xillia, could be coming to Europe if a trademark is to be believed. Seasoned snoops Siliconera uncovered a listing for the title that was filed by publisher Namco Bandai earlier in the week. These things usually turn out to be true. Namco Bandai has yet to comment on the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece Still on Top

Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece Still on Top

Vita sales up... Just

Namco Bandai’s rip-roaring PlayStation 3 exclusive One Piece: Pirate Musou has enjoyed a second week at the top of the Japanese sales charts after blowing the doors off the week prior. Despite selling way over 500k units last week, the PS3 release still managed to rustle up another 90,133 sales, bringing its overall tally...

News: Freemium Gundam Shooter Blasting onto PSN

Freemium Gundam Shooter Blasting onto PSN

Complimentary chaos

The free-to-play market is blowing up in PC and mobile sectors, but it’s still yet to really take off on consoles. Sony’s hoping to change that, by commissioning content such as Free Realms and the upcoming DUST 514 – and it looks as though other publishers are finally starting to take notice. Namco Bandai has announced...

News: Tales of Graces F Launch Trailer Drops Ahead of US Release

Tales of Graces F Launch Trailer Drops Ahead of US Release

Purple pigtails

If you’ve been sorely missing the melodrama of JRPGs on PlayStation 3, then Namco Bandai’s got your back. The Japanese publisher is preparing to release Tales of Graces F in the US this week, and it’s celebrated with a trailer packed with cut-scenes and gameplay from the main game. Sadly those of you in Europe will have to wait...

News: Ridge Racer Unbounded Trailer Pays Homage to Michael Bay

Ridge Racer Unbounded Trailer Pays Homage to Michael Bay

Twisted metal

Ridge Racer Unbounded might have been delayed indefinitely in the US, but the racer’s still on track for its end of March release in Europe, and in order to celebrate, Namco Bandai’s released a brand new trailer highlighting the game’s explosive traits. If you’ve got a morbid fascination with car crashes, then there should be...

News: Touch My Katamari Scores Bizarre Pac-Man DLC

Touch My Katamari Scores Bizarre Pac-Man DLC

Wacca wacca

Touch My Katamari is not a conventional game, so the fact that Namco Bandai’s announced a bunch of Pac-Man DLC for the PS Vita launch title does not surprise us in the slightest. The additional mission features characters dressed as Pac-Man and the Ghosts, and sees you collecting power pellets and fruits from a maze like stage. As...

News: Ridge Racer Vita Gets Idolmaster Cars

Ridge Racer Vita Gets Idolmaster Cars

Sexy wheels

We know what you’re thinking: why can’t I drive a car with a hot anime girl emblazoned on the side? Well, in real-life you might get a few funny looks – but in Ridge Racer Vita it’s totally fine. In fact, it’s more than fine, because Namco Bandai has announced plans to release 13 Idolmaster themed car liveries for the game...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece Does the Business for PS3

Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece Does the Business for PS3

Massive numbers for PS3 exclusive

One Piece: Pirate Musou – also known as One Piece: Pirate Warriors – gave the PlayStation 3 one of its strongest ever Japanese software debuts this past week, as it topped the charts with a whopping 655,774 units sold. Just to put things into perspective, it outsold the combined total of the remaining 19 titles...

News: Ridge Racer Unbounded Delayed Indefinitely in the US

Ridge Racer Unbounded Delayed Indefinitely in the US

No date in sight

Namco Bandai’s confirmed that it’s keeping Ridge Racer Unbounded, er, bounded for the foreseeable future. Following on from the game’s European delay, the publisher has announced that the racing reboot will not launch in North America until “later in 2012”. That doesn’t sound very promising, does it? A new release date...

News: Ni No Kuni to Cast a Spell on Europe in 2013

Ni No Kuni to Cast a Spell on Europe in 2013

Long wait ahead

Much anticipated Level-5 and Studio Ghibli team-up Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is getting a full European translation ahead of its release in early 2013. In the next 12 months Namco Bandai will localise the game with full English voiceovers — though the Japanese voice track will stay — and subtitles in English, French,...

News: Namco to Co-publish Star Trek Next Year

Namco to Co-publish Star Trek Next Year

Set phasers to fun

Digital Extreme’s exciting PlayStation Move supported Star Trek title has got a new publisher and release date. The title will now find itself rocketing onto store shelves in early 2013, shortly before J. J. Abram’s next big theatrical release. It’ll be handled by Namco Bandai, who’s signed a co-publishing and distribution...

News: Gold Pass Beefs Up Ridge Racer Vita's Day-One Offering

Gold Pass Beefs Up Ridge Racer Vita's Day-One Offering

Palette cleanser

From what we’ve played of Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Vita, it’s a solid entry into the franchise. But the game’s slender content offering has (rightfully) prompted some fierce vitriol from fans of the drift-heavy series. With just three tracks and a handful of cars on offer out of the box, the game’s a tough proposition...

News: Soul Calibur V Celebrates Launch Week With A Spot Of Cosplay

Soul Calibur V Celebrates Launch Week With A Spot Of Cosplay

What better way to kick off Soul Calibur V's release week than with a spot of cosplay? It's a shame Namco Bandai didn't splash the cash on a full Voldo costume for someone to embarrass themselves in

In fact, on second thoughts: we don't want to see that. Once the gameplay kicks in though, this is a pretty exciting trailer. We hadn't been...

News: Soul Calibur V DLC Brings Bikinis, Animal Heads To The Stage Of History

Soul Calibur V DLC Brings Bikinis, Animal Heads To The Stage Of History

The most recent iterations of the Soul Calibur series have boasted some pretty meaty character customisation features -- and the upcoming Soul Calibur V will be no different

But if you feel that the game's on-disc content is lacking bikinis, wings and, erm, face-paint, then the game's upcoming DLC should have you covered. From February 3rd you'll be able to purchase the aforementioned bikinis,..

News: Controversial Street Fighter X Tekken Mega Man Got Keiji Inafune's Blessing

Controversial Street Fighter X Tekken Mega Man Got Keiji Inafune's Blessing

Mega Man fans feel bitter

Their favourite protagonist has not starred in his own game for a while, and the cancellation of Nintendo 3DS exclusive, Mega Man Legends 3, cut deep. So naturally, when Capcom announced the inclusion of the rotund, 80's boxart Mega Man for inclusion in Street Fighter X Tekken, fans of the pint-sized hero had their pitch-forks at the ready. But chatting on Twitter,..

News: Pac-Man And World's Worst Mega Man Added To Street Fighter X Tekken's Character Roster

Pac-Man And World's Worst Mega Man Added To Street Fighter X Tekken's Character Roster

Sony's lined up another two exclusive characters for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken

As previously hinted, both Pac-Man and Mega Man will be entering the crossover fray — the latter of which sporting his awful 1980's boxart get-up. In the spirit of crossover fun, the dev team wanted both Capcom and Namco's mascots to join the fray in a slightly silly,..

News: Inversion Pushed Back Until 'Early 2012'

Inversion Pushed Back Until 'Early 2012'

If you thought it had all gone a bit quiet on the Inversion front, you weren't wrong

The topsy-turvy third-person shooter was originally due out next month on the PlayStation 3, but Namco Bandai's now said it won't arrive until "early 2012". The game's release was pulled into question when retailers started updating their internal databases with a March 27th date, as opposed to the..