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News Harada Reveals PlayStation 3 Exclusive Tekken Hybrid Collector's Edition
Tekken Hybrid is already a pretty comprehensive package
Not only do you get CGI movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance on Blu-ray, but the package also includes Tekken Tag Tournament HD and a prologue version of the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. But if you pick up the game's Collector's Edition, you'll be privy to a bevy of additional bonuses, including...
News Inversion Trailer Drops The G's
A protagonist with a shaven head. Enemies wearing silly suits. Cover points made from inexplicable, half-constructed walls. And dreary, muddy environments. But while Saber Interactive's Inversion seems totally generic, its underlying gravity mechanic is what pulls it into an entirely new dimension. Shootouts might be flat and...
News Japanese Sales Charts: Dark Souls, ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus HD Roar To The Top
Dark Souls topped the Japanese sales charts this week, shifting a monstrous 279,567 copies
We're starting to wonder if Sony regrets not pushing Demon's Souls harder worldwide now, with success pretty much guaranteed in the West too. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had a similarly strong opening, scooping up the second, 14th and...
News From Software Preparing Patch For Dark Souls On PS3
From Software has announced it's preparing a patch to fix online issues in the Japanese version of Dark Souls
A number of Japanese players have been reporting freezing issues since the game's release yesterday. From Software said it has isolated the issue and will release a patch in the coming days. Until then, From has suspended the online...
News Ninja Theory Closes Book On Enslaved
Ninja Theory's Enslaved sure had its flaws when it released on PS3 last year, but we loved every minute of it regardless
With stunning visuals, quality character development and some breath-taking set-pieces — what the game lacked in polish it made up for in heart. But a sequel's not going to happen according to Ninja Theory boss Tameem...
News Dark Souls Players To Get Punished For Playing Early
This is great
According to Japanese blog Esuteru, those picking up illegitimate pre-release copies of Dark Souls are set to get punished by overpowered, maximum level Black Phantoms which developer From Software is dropping into the game-world. The irony is whether players will even notice the retribution. After all, those picking up the sequel to...
News Armored Core V Drops During January In Japan
From Software's attached an all-new January 26th release date to its mech title Armored Core V
The title was originally due out next month in the region, but was pushed back earlier in the year due to feedback from the game's beta. Namco Bandai has already signed up publishing duties in the West.
News TGS 11: Namco Teases Ridge Racer Vita
Namco's maintaining a tradition by getting a new Ridge Racer title ready in time for the PlayStation Vita's launch
The problem is, the publisher doesn't have much time left — and we're still yet to really see anything of its new racer. Fair enough there's a teaser trailer after the jump but we'd have expected a good few minutes of gameplay footage...
News TGS 11: Katamari Damacy Rolls Onto PlayStation Vita
Katamari Damacy was once a truly original delight
It's been overplayed since, but even though the concept's not so quirky anymore, the series feels like a natural fit for PlayStation Vita. Namco Bandai was keen to share the news about the Vita version of the title on the PlayStation Blog, where the system's rear touch-pad will be used to squeeze and...
News TGS 11: Gundam Extreme VS Trailered For PlayStation 3
Namco Bandai has released the first trailer for its long awaited conversion of Gundam Extreme VS for PlayStation 3 today
The trailer hones in on some of the game's new features, such as Extreme Burst, Trial Mission Mode and Online Battle. Catch it, as always, after the break. [Thanks Andriasang]
News TGS 11: Namco Releases Prologue For Dark Souls
Is the masochist inside of you still burning strongly? Thought it might be
Then you're probably excited for Dark Souls right? Catch the prologue after the jump.
News TGS 11: God Eater 2 Confirmed... For PlayStation Portable
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...
News TGS 11: Here's Your First Look At Ridge Racer On PlayStation 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...
News TGS 11: We Think We're Falling In Love With Street Fighter X Tekken
Just a screenshot to confirm the inclusion of Toro the Sony Cat in Street Fighter X Tekken
Game of the forever? We think so.</em> [Thanks Andriasang]
News TGS 11: Namco Bandai Confirms Tales Of Innocence R For PlayStation Vita
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...
News Ace Combat: Assault Horizon's 'Helicopter Assault' Gameplay Trailer Looks Amazing
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.
News Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Grabs Surprise PlayStation 3 Demo Tomorrow
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...
News New Street Fighter X Tekken Trailer Is Amazing, Confirms Rufus
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.
News Next Tales Title Teased, Probably Coming To PlayStation Vita
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.
Report Namco X Tecmo Announcement Is A One Piece Dynasty Warriors Game
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...
News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 To Get Arcade Launch Next Month In Japan
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...
News Whisper It: Ridge Racer Unbounded Looks Kinda Cool
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...
GamesCom 2011 Latest Dark Souls Trailer Reveals Huge Bosses
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...
GamesCom 2011 Soul Calibur V Sizzles In New Gameplay Reel
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.
News Namco Showcases Ridge Racer: Unbounded's 'Create' Mode
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...
News Katsuhiro Harada Talks Stereoscopic 3D, Tekken Hybrid, Fireballs & PlayStation Vita
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...
News And Here's Your Tekken Hybrid Boxart...
Little bit small...
.. 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...
News Soul Calibur V Definitely Looks Like More Soul Calibur
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...
News Tears Of Joy: Tekken Hybrid Confirmed For PlayStation 3 In Europe
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...
News Tekken Hybrid Continues To Grow Into The Most Tempting Package Of The Year
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,...
News Namco Releases Developer Diary For Soul Calibur V
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!
News Microsoft Blocked PlayStation 3 Version Of Tales Of Vesperia In The West
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...
News Dancing Eye For The PlayStation Move Is A Bit... Awkward?
Japan. Namco has today reannounced Dancing Eye for the PS3, a PlayStation Move enabled game in which you use a monkey to cut off sections of a girl's clothing. Yep. The game was listed as cancelled in April, but according to Kotaku the subsequent online uproar caused developer Namco to reconsider the game's status. Now it's back in all its...
News PlayStation 3 Version Of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 'Probably Not This Year'
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...
News Could Tekken Come To The PlayStation Vita?
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...
News Admission: We Will Buy Tekken Hybrid
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...
E3 2011 Ridge Racer Announced For PlayStation Vita
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...
News The Tales Of Xillia PlayStation 3 Bundle Is A Thing Of Glorious Beauty
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...
News Namco's Committed To Pushing The Enslaved Series
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...
News We're All For Something New But This Isn't Really Ridge Racer, Is It?
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>
News Dark Souls Collector's Edition Is Your Incentive For Preordering
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...
News Confirmed: Soul Calibur V Is A Video Game, Coming To PlayStation 3 Next Year
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...
News Namco Bandai Tweak UK Release Date For Gravity Defying Inversion
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...
News Welcome To The Stage Of History: Namco Bandai Teases 'New Chapter'
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.
News Ridge Racer Unbounded Teaser Trailer Features Cars Crashing Into Walls
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...
News Oh Sure, We Could Go For Some More Soul Calibur
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...
News Enslaved Gets Nominated For An Ivor Novello Award
Enslaved was one of the most under-rated games of last year
Anything it lacked in gameplay polish was more than made up by the game's beautiful art direction and fantastic characterisation. While the game might not have been recognised as widely as it should have been amongst the gaming community, it can at least add a feather to its bow in the form...
News Namco Files Trademarks For New Katamari Games
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.
News Namco Speaks Openly About Enslaved, Puts Low Sales Down To "Busy Holiday" Period
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...
News Namco To Break PlayStation Tradition, "No Plans" For Ridge Racer NGP
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...