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  • News Namco Turns the Pages on New Tales of Xillia Features

    Say hello to another PS3 exclusive

    Last July we heard that the next entry in the popular Japanese RPG series Tales of Xillia would be travelling to the West in 2013. While Namco Bandai has not yet provided us with an exact release date, they have instead detailed some of the game's new features, promising a great deal of character immersion and...

  • Guide How to Beat Moltaan, Al-Khemi, and Shadar in Ni No Kuni

    Jeepers! We're under attack!

    Welcome to the first part of our Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch boss battle guide. By now you should have had a chance to grab yourself of a copy of the game, and started your epic adventure with your new best friend Drippy into lands and dungeons unknown. If you haven't purchased a copy already, check out our...

  • News Namco Summons Strategy Guides for Cancelled Ni No Kuni Orders

    Consolation prize

    The past few days have proved a distinctly unmagical time for many of those that ordered Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’s gorgeous Wizard’s Edition. Due to an administration error, the premium bundle was oversold, forcing a number of orders to be cancelled earlier in the week. Namco Bandai has since responded to the...

  • News You'll Be Able to Purchase Ni No Kuni from the PlayStation Store

    Digital adventure

    You won’t even need to venture outside to snap up the gorgeous Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch next week, as publisher Namco Bandai has confirmed that the lovely Level-5 developed RPG will also be available as a digital download from the North American PlayStation Store. There’s no word on a price for the online version,...

  • News Ni No Kuni Delayed Until 1st February in Europe

    Wrath of the white witch

    Our very own Katy Ellis is crying into her DualShock as we type. It turns out that publisher Namco Bandai has been forced to delay its upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White With until 1st February in Europe. The title had been expected on 25th January, but a logistical error has pushed it back a...

  • News Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Bursts PS3 in March

    Prepare your hair gel

    Proving that there’s still room for one more heavy-hitter in the crowded month of March, publisher Namco Bandai has announced that the wordy Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will pick a fight with the PlayStation 3 on 5th March in North America and 8th March in Europe. We’re not convinced that the CyberConnect 2...

  • News Demon's Souls Spooking the European PSN on 23rd January

    Alone in the dark

    European players eager for an excuse to return to the punishing realm of Boletaria will receive a good one on 23rd January, when Demon’s Souls brings its specific brand of challenge to the PlayStation Network. As previously reported, the title will arrive on the North American digital storefront next week. Local publisher Namco...

  • News Star Trek Sets Phasers to Fun from 23rd April

    Spock long to wait

    Namco Bandai will beam Digital Extreme’s co-operative Star Trek title onto store shelves from 23rd April in North America and 26th April in Europe. The game will be available both physically and from the PlayStation Store, with pre-orders opening at participating retailers from tomorrow. Those that register their interest in...

  • News Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Invades Europe Next Month

    All sorts of antics await

    Forget about Mayan calendars and apocalyptic predictions – the insects are set to invade sooner than we expected. Namco Bandai has sent word that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable – the PlayStation Vita port of Sandlot’s cult classic – will deploy in Europe on 16th January. Those of you lucky enough to live in North...

  • News Dark Souls' Creator Is Working on a New Project

    Not necessarily a new IP

    Dark Souls creator and director Hidetaka Miyazaki has announced in an interview with EDGE magazine that he is currently working on a new project. As previously reported, Miyazaki has stepped away from Dark Souls 2 in order to focus his attention on the mysterious title. Despi

  • News Dark Souls 2's Visuals Are Comparable to Watch Dogs

    May skip 2013

    Dark Souls 2 may have been announced as a PlayStation 3 title, but it sounds like the hotly anticipated sequel will arrive on next-generation consoles too. EDGE magazine – who were shown a ten-minute playthrough of the game – reports that the upcoming adventure will boast visuals that are on par with Ubisoft’s ambitious

  • News Earth Defense Force 2025 Protects PlayStation 3 Next Year

    Ant attack

    Your home will become a breeding ground for killer creepy crawlies next year, when Earth Defense Force 2025 targets the PlayStation 3. Namco Bandai has just dropped word that the Sandlot-developed squash ‘em up will infiltrate Sony’s system in 2013 – and it will bring a bevy of over-the-top action with it. According to the company,...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Sails to Europe Next Summer


    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 will embark on an aquatic adventure next summer, when the Omega Force developed sequel sails to European shores. The anticipated title was only announced in Japan last week, but Namco Bandai has already confirmed that the PlayStation 3 release will launch via the PlayStation Network overseas. Sadly, there was no...

  • News Dark Souls 2 Will Be 'More Understandable' Than Its Predecessor

    Click to win

    In a single interview, director Tomohiro Shibuya has managed to sour the initial excitement surrounding Dark Souls 2. Chatting with EDGE magazine, the newcomer – who’s taking the reins from previous director Hidetaka Miyazaki – revealed that he intends to make the sequel less obtuse. While that sounds like a good thing to us, Dark...

  • News Dark Souls 2 Will Make Your Life a Misery All Over Again

    Praise the sun

    Do you want the good news or the bad news? Alright, we’ll start with the good: Dark Souls 2 has been announced. And the bad: Dark Souls 2 has been announced. The sequel made a surprise appearance during the Spike VGAs, sending masochists all over the globe into an uncontrollable frenzy. We were too busy thinking about Jessica Alba...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Punches PlayStation 3 and Vita

    Heavy hitters

    A sequel to Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei’s anime tie-in One Piece: Pirate Warriors is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The sequel – unsurprisingly named One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – was announced in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Shonen Jump. The sequel will be set within the so-called ‘New World’ story arc,...

  • News Ni No Kuni Demo Travels to North American PSN This Week

    Ocean drive

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will endeavour to warm your cockles this week, when a demo for the delightful PlayStation 3 exclusive boards the North American PlayStation Store. The gameplay teaser was confirmed as part of a PlayStation Blog post, but there’s no word on whether the sampler will sail to European shores. We’ve...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Enters the Digital Arena This Month

    Ready to rumble

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is already available from the North American PlayStation Store, but that doesn’t mean that the digital release is not heading overseas. Namco Bandai has just sent us word that the tag-team fighter will flock to the European PlayStation Store on 21st November, giving you the opportunity to conquer the world...

  • News Katamari Damacy Is Rolling onto the Japanese PSN Soon

    The King of All Cosmos

    Namco Bandai’s oddball PlayStation 2 title Katamari Damacy is rolling onto the Japanese PlayStation Network next week, the publisher has announced. The game – which sees you collecting objects by piloting an ever-expanding ball across a slew of different environments – will be available from 21st November in the land of...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Tops 840,000 Sales

    Juggle master

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has sold over 840,000 units, publisher Namco Bandai has announced. The data tracks the period between the fighter’s 11th September launch and the conclusion of the company’s second fiscal quarter on 30th September. There’s a good chance that the title will have surpassed one million units by now...

  • News Plunder One Piece: Pirate Warriors at 40% Off This Week

    Plus more

    With the end of October in sight, this week’s North American PlayStation Plus update is understandably lacking in heavy hitters – but there’s still an offer or four to keep subscribers smiling. The service's latest set of savings include a 40 per cent discount on One Piece: Pirate Warriors, dropping the recently released PlayStation...

  • News Tales of Hearts R Being Recited on PlayStation Vita

    Once upon a time

    Those of you that have been begging for more RPGs on the PlayStation Vita will be excited to learn that Namco Bandai has announced Tales of Hearts R for the handheld. The remake of the former Nintendo DS exclusive will include fresh story events, full voice acting, and a new character named Calcedony Arkham. It’ll also be...

  • News Namco Bandai's Still Making Digimon Games for PSP

    New title out next year

    One of the PlayStation Vita’s biggest problems in Japan is its inability to properly outmuscle the PSP. Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier this week proved that a lot of developers are still putting faith in the platform holder’s previous handheld, with most third-party titles coming to both of the...

  • News New Fighters Challenge Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Next Month

    Fight your rival

    Remember those secret Tekken Tag Tournament 2 characters that leaked earlier in the month? Publisher Namco Bandai’s announced that it’ll start rolling them out from 9th October. The free downloads will entitle you to play as Dr. Bosconovitch, Unknown, Slim Bob, Miharu, Sebastian and Violet. In addition to the new characters,...

  • News Dark Souls DLC Terrorises PlayStation Network Next Month

    Be afraid

    Dark Souls’ sought after “Artorias of the Abyss” DLC pack is almost as difficult to pronounce as it inevitably will be to play. The content expansion – previously included with the PC Prepare to Die edition – will hit the PlayStation Network on 24th October in Europe. A retail re-release including the add-on will also storm store...

  • News Namco Bandai Unveil God Eater 2 Trailer


    Earlier today we reported that God Eater 2 will be storming onto the PSP and Vita next year. To accompany the news, Namco Bandai has released a new Tokyo Game Show trailer for the Monster Hunter lookalike, which we've handily embedded below. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

  • News God Eater 2 Bursts onto PlayStation Vita Next Year

    Hearty appetite

    The Tokyo Game Show has already got off to stellar start for Sony – and, perhaps most importantly, the PlayStation Vita. Publisher Namco Bandai has announced that it will be bringing the Monster Hunter-esque God Eater 2 to the platform holder's new handheld next year. Players will be able to choose between the PSP or Vita versions,...

  • News DLC Characters Discovered on Tekken Tag Tournament 2's Disc

    No Gon, sorry

    A group of hackers with plenty of time on their hands have discovered a slew of unannounced Tekken Tag Tournament 2 characters hidden on the fighter’s disc. Newcomers include Dr. Bosconovitch, former boss Unknown, a skinny version of Bob, the inappropriately dressed Miharu, Lilli’s butler Sebastian, and the stylish Violet. While...

  • News World Tekken Federation Access Bundled with Latest Game

    What the...?

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s elaborately named social network tie-in, World Tekken Federation, won’t cost you a penny to access – assuming you purchase a copy of the upcoming game. The online destination will allow you to link up your PlayStation Network account and peruse gameplay statistics in real-time. It’ll launch alongside...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Trailer Details Pre-Order Bonuses

    All laid out

    Namco Bandai has released a brand new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 trailer outlining the fighter’s various pre-order bonuses. If you’d rather not get distracted by the presenter’s sultry pout, the offers include two new characters, a Snoop Dogg stage, four exclusive music tracks, and a set of revealing costumes. The bonuses vary...

  • News Cast Your Eyes On Ni No Kuni's Magical GamesCom Trailer

    Excitement levels increasing...

    Namco Bandai has released a new GamesCom trailer for Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's upcoming video game collaboration, Ni No Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch. Two demos of Ni No Kuni have been showing at this year's Gamescom: 'An Errand for Father Oak' and 'Eruption Interruption', the first of which Push Square was...

  • News Impressive Intro for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Revealed

    It's rather snazzy

    Namco Bandai has released the opening cinematic for its upcoming PS3 brawler, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. While plots have never been the focal point of any beat 'em up, this video serves as a reminder for why we're fighting in the first place: to win the coveted Tekken Tag Tournament. The sequel's due out next month on PS3.

  • News Namco Bandai Reveal Disappointing Sales for Soulcalibur V


    Namco Bandai has revealed its first quarterly financial report, sadly showing the disappointing sales of their latest update of the Soulcalibur series. On the 30th June, Soulcalibur V's sales were reported to be standing at 1.38 million copies. Soulcalibur IV accumulated 2.3 million sales in eight months, a million more units than Soulcalibur...

  • News You're Probably Going to Want This Gorgeous Ni No Kuni Case

    Suits you, sir

    If you’re not entirely sold on Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’s uber-cool Wizard Edition, then perhaps you’ll be tempted by GameStop’s equally attractive steelbook. Simply pre-ordering the Level-5 RPG at the US mega retailer will reward you with the gorgeous box embedded to the right. Don’t fight it, you know you want...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Swots Up in the Fight Lab

    Study hard

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s training mode, Fight Lab, looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. In this short trailer, publisher Namco Bandai introduces a wealth of interesting ideas – including rampaging chickens, giants and dancing bears dressed as ballerinas. You really couldn’t make it up, could you?

  • News Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Misses Its Release Date Target Again

    Firing blanks

    For a game all about precision, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 really is a rubbish shot. The shooter, which was originally due out in August, was pushed back until October earlier this month. But now it won’t see the light of day until January 15th 2013, distributor Namco Bandai has announced. UK marketing and PR director Lee Kirton...

  • News God Eater 2 Is Still in Development for PSP


    It’s been a while since we last got a look at Namco Bandai’s Monster Hunter-inspired handheld sequel, God Eater 2. Many assumed that the title had switched platforms to Vita (or 3DS), but according to a feature in this week’s Famitsu magazine, it’s still in development for PSP. There have been a few changes since the game’s last...

  • News Namco Bandai Bringing the Fight to Eurogamer Expo

    Tekken Tag and Ni No Kuni Confirmed

    The Eurogamer Expo, which happens to be the UK's biggest gaming festival, is just over two short months away. As the roster of playable games and events continues to expand, Namco Bandai fans have some news to celebrate, with confirmation that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will...

  • News Take a Closer Look at the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Hori Pad

    Stick it

    Namco Bandai has released a larger shot of Hori's upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 arcade stick. The peripheral will hit shelves on the 13th September, the same day as the game's release in Japan. It will retail for ¥14,800, which roughly translates to £122. Will you be picking one up?

  • News Campaign Launched to Enhance The Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Special Edition

    Could it be magic?

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a JRPG from Level-5 and Studio Ghibli that, for those aware of the project, is undoubtedly one to watch. In fact, in our Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch preview we said that its 'beautiful art style, empowering soundtrack and colourful overworld make it one of the most exciting...

  • News Swimwear DLC When You Pre-Order Tekken Tag Tournament 2

    Pandas in speedos

    Namco Bandai has announced that those who pre-order Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will receive the the 'Big Bikini Bundle' DLC package, which includes over 100 swimming costumes for your fighters to adorn. Series producer, Katsuhiro Harada, confirmed via his Twitter account that this will include all playable characters on the roster,...

  • News Juggle Some Brand New Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Footage

    Combo breaker

    You’re never going to be this good at Tekken Tag Tournament 2. In addition to showing some lingering close-ups of the game’s cast, this brand new trailer focuses on some pretty outrageous combos. Sure, you can dream – but we doubt you'll be able to juggle Kuma for 15 seconds in real-life.

  • News Tekken X Street Fighter Still Targeting PlayStation 3

    Staying relevant

    Tekken honcho Katsuhiro Harada has not forgotten about Tekken X Street Fighter. Chatting with Eurogamer.net, the developer revealed that while the game is not currently in full production, it is being designed with current consoles in mind. He said: There are still a large number of players out there with a PlayStation 3 who are...

  • Preview Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Brings Beauty to PS3

    Ice queen

    It's been four long years since Level-5 announced its Studio Ghibli collaboration project, Ni No Kuni, during an interview with Japanese Famitsu magazine. In the time since then, Namco Bandai has been working hard to bring it to North America and Europe. So how are things shaping up so far? It was expected that a partnership with Studio...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2's Latest Combatant is a Dinosaur

    With boxing gloves, obviously

    We could tell you about the four or so other characters Namco Bandai announced for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 this evening, but they all pale in comparison to Alex. The trailer below shows the often overlooked dinosaur kicking the stuffing out of Kuma. Honestly, that’s all you really need to know.

  • News Tales of Xillia Travels Overseas Next Year

    Are you sitting comfortably?

    After some speculation, Namco Bandai has officially confirmed that it’s taking PlayStation 3 owners on a trip to the fantastical world of Rieze Maxia, as the hotly anticipated Tales of Xillia is finally set to journey overseas. The RPG – which released in Japan late last year – explores the escapades of Jude...

  • News Dragon Ball Z Budokai Gets HD Makeover on PS3

    Odd numbers only

    After a slew of rumours, Namco Bandai has officially confirmed that it’s bringing the heavily demanded Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection to PlayStation 3 this year. Strangely, the re-release will comprise the original Budokai title and the well received Budokai 3, but not the second game in the series. We’d love to make some...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors Reaches EU Shores on 21st September

    Set sail

    The massively successful One Piece: Pirate Warriors will dock European stores on 21st September, publisher Namco Bandai has announced. The title will be available in three different flavours, including digital, standard and collector’s edition. You can check out some new footage of the game in action below. Looks, er, colourful, doesn't...

  • News JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle Brings Madness to PS3

    Where's your head at?

    CyberConnect2 – the developer behind the delightfully wacky Asura’s Wrath – has announced its next PlayStation 3 project. The wordy JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle is a brawler based on the long-running manga. To complement the announcement, a new series of the show has been announced for Japan. Apparently, it...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Trailer Takes the Fight Online

    Combo king

    Those fascinated by the anti-gravitational properties of Paul’s hair will probably already be interested in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but for everyone else Namco Bandai has released this brand new multiplayer trailer. Sure, it’s all in unintelligible Japanese – but the moment you see a bear suplex a panda, we imagine you’ll get...