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News: Touch My Katamari Was Originally Intended For PlayStation 3

Touch My Katamari Was Originally Intended For PlayStation 3

Zany PlayStation Vita launch title Touch My Katamari wasn't always intended for Sony's new handheld system

At a Japanese press event overnight producer Toshiyuki Nakanishi revealed that the game's development originally started on PlayStation 3. Upon switching to PlayStation Vita, the game's development team decided to implement touch screen controls in addition to dual-analogue support, hoping..

News: Ridge Racer Vita Features Just Five Cars And Three Tracks

Ridge Racer Vita Features Just Five Cars And Three Tracks

Even Sony suit Kaz Hirai must be shaking his head in disappointment right now

At a Japanese press event overnight, Namco Bandai released some more specific details about Ridge Racer Vita. And the news isn't particularly good. The company admitted that, while it's very pleased with the racer's visuals, the game features just five cars and three tracks[/em] out of the box. The tracks themselves are..

News: Watch The Opening Seven Minutes Of Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Watch The Opening Seven Minutes Of Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Tekken fans unite

Namco Bandai has released the first seven minutes of the Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie, and it's yours to watch for free if your nimble. For the next seven days, the opening scenes will be available on Namco's official YouTube channel. That means you've got until November 24th to watch the sneaky short. “There’s a lot that Tekken fans will learn when they watch Tekken: Blood..

News: Street Fighter X Tekken's Alternate Costumes Are Amazing

Street Fighter X Tekken's Alternate Costumes Are Amazing

If you're the kind of person that constantly demands more, then this bit of Street Fighter X Tekken news should satisfy you no end

Capcom's released details about the game's alternate costumes — and they are amazing. Instead of changing each character's costume colours, Capcom has instead opted to dress the roster in clothes from other characters in the game. For example, above you'll see a..

News: A New Ridge Racer Vita Trailer Slides In

A New Ridge Racer Vita Trailer Slides In

The pack leader?

As you'd expect from the series' graphical heritage, Ridge Racer on Vita is one of the better looking games racing towards the system for launch, as this new trailer from Namco Bandai below reinforces. The video briefly introduces the game's new customisation features, but mostly it's all about drifting and driving really, really...

News: Ridge Racer Vita Promo Video Races Online

Ridge Racer Vita Promo Video Races Online

Namco Bandai couldn't resist keeping tradition, announcing a PlayStation Vita version of Ridge Racer would be ready in time for the system's launch at this year's E3

But despite the game's imminent release date (in Japan anyway) Namco Bandai hasn't really shared much official footage of the game. It's rectified that today with an official promo trailer. You'll see vehicles drifting around corners..

News: There Are No Words For This Touch My Katamari Intro Movie

There Are No Words For This Touch My Katamari Intro Movie

We wrote several paragraphs trying to summarise this introduction movie for the upcoming PlayStation Vita launch title Touch My Katamari

But we realised not one of the sentences we wrote did justice to the madness within. We can do no more other than simply recommend you watch it. All those of nervous disposition: look away now.

News: Ono: Don't Expect A Disc Based Version Of Street Fighter X Tekken

Ono: Don't Expect A Disc Based Version Of Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom is famous for re-releasing "updated" versions of its games

You only need look to this month, when it is scheduled to release Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. The non-Ultimate version released earlier this year. But chatting with Gematsu, Capcom fighting guru Yoshinori Ono has told the website not to expect any boxed versions of future Street Fighter X Tekken updates: "I would say that you..

News: Namco Outlines Ridge Racer Vita's Multiplayer Features

Namco Outlines Ridge Racer Vita's Multiplayer Features

We wouldn't be surprised if Sony executive -- and life-long Ridge Racer fan -- Kaz Hirai didn't force Namco to release an entry in its arcade racing series for PlayStation Vita

The build-up to the game has certainly been unusual. Prior to E3 the game didn't even exist, and it seemed likely that series was about to miss out on its first PlayStation platform launch. Then a tech demonstration suddenly..

News: Fresh Batch Of Ridge Racer Vita Screenshots Drift Online

Fresh Batch Of Ridge Racer Vita Screenshots Drift Online

Our friends over at TheSixthAxis have managed to nab a few new screenshots from Namco Bandai's PlayStation Vita launch title, Ridge Racer

The screens show a couple of car models, in addition to some in-game gameplay. The environments still look a bit messy, but the vehicles themselves are outstanding. The game's set to launch alongside the PlayStation Vita on December 17th in Japan. Check out the..

News: Harada: Tekken X Street Fighter Footage Coming Next Year

Harada: Tekken X Street Fighter Footage Coming Next Year

Street Fighter X Tekken looks ace

But in a way, it feels familiar. The Tekken characters slip easily into Capcom's inky Street Fighter IV aesthetic, giving the game a generally cohesive look. Henceforth, we're more excited about getting our first glimpse at Tekken X Street Fighter — Namco Bandai's bite at the cherry. That game will see Street Fighter characters super-imposed into Tekken's 3D..

News: Ridge Racer: Unbounded Freed From March 6th

Ridge Racer: Unbounded Freed From March 6th

Developer Bugbear is almost ready to release its controversial Ridge Racer reboot, Ridge Racer: Unbounded

The surprisingly destructive arcade racer has been steered towards a release date of March 6th by publisher Namco Bandai. We know fans have got some concerns with the game's Burnout inspired edges, but having spent some hands-on time with the game recently, we think it's going to surprise some..

News: Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen Confirmed For PlayStation Vita's Western Launch

Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen Confirmed For PlayStation Vita's Western Launch

Namco Bandai's confirmed that Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen will launch alongside the PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe

The game — developed by Acquire — sees players assume the role of a ninja assassin in a war-torn landscape. With three opposing factions fighting for control, players "must choose which of these forces to support by taking on various missions". Your choices..

News: Soul Calibur V Scoops Up Official Mad Catz Arcade Stick

Soul Calibur V Scoops Up Official Mad Catz Arcade Stick

Are you a fan of the Soul Calibur games? You might want to prepare yourself for Soul Calibur V with an official Mad Catz Arcade Stick

Entitled the — wait for it — Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Soul Edition, the peripheral's been designed with Namco Bandai's weapon-based brawler in mind. The arcade stick will be made available in Europe, North America and Japan.

News: Latest Inversion Trailer Twists You Upside Down

Latest Inversion Trailer Twists You Upside Down

Namco Bandai released a new trailer for Inversion at the Golden Joystick Awards

But seeing as most of you folks didn't attend the ceremony, the publisher's been nice and shared the footage on YouTube. You can catch the goods after the break. You know, for as generic as everything else in Inversion looks, we're actually quite taken with the mind-flipping gravity stuff. It definitely looks like top..

News: Touch My Katamari: A Short Story

Touch My Katamari: A Short Story

Picture the scene

It's February 22nd and you're going to pick up your PlayStation Vita. You've got a wad of cash bulging in your pocket (most of which is assigned to that over-expensive memory card) and you know which launch games you desire. "Can I help you, sir?" asks the kind, helpful cashier. "Yes," you respond jovially, "I'd like to collect my PlayStation Vita."..

News: Namco Bandai Preparing Itself For Western Vita Launch With Trio Of Titles

Namco Bandai Preparing Itself For Western Vita Launch With Trio Of Titles

Namco Bandai's pledged support behind Sony's February 22nd Western release for PlayStation Vita

The publisher's planning a trio of games in Europe and North America, including: Ridge Racer, Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen and the brilliantly named Touch My Katamari. As with all PlayStation Vita games, the titles will be available digitally or at retail. So thankfully you'll never have to go into a..

News: Soul Calibur V Slashes Onto Consoles On January 31st, Ezio Officially Confirmed

Soul Calibur V Slashes Onto Consoles On January 31st, Ezio Officially Confirmed

What the heck? We'd seen the rumours claiming Ezio was set to make a guest appearance in Soul Calibur V, of course

But we avoided posting them because, well, we thought they were fake. We were wrong. We're sorry. Namco Bandai has just confirmed that Assassin's Creed protagonist Ezio Auditore de Firenze will appear as a secret unlockable character in its upcoming weapons-based brawler. The game will..

News: First Vita Third-Party Launch Titles Revealed

First Vita Third-Party Launch Titles Revealed

What's out on day one?

Now we know PlayStation Vita's release date it's time to start learning what games will be available alongside the console on 22nd February in Europe and North America. Long-time Sony supporter Namco Bandai has just come out and revealed which three titles it's sending out from the very start. To nobody's surprise, Ridge Racer...