116 posts tagged namco bandai
Two minutes of video game characters just messing up each other’s faces in Project X Zone
It’s everything you’d expect and want from a trailer for a massive crossover game — ridiculous special attacks, team combos, and arbitrary HP numbers hopping off characters like passengers jumping from a sinking ship.
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Arino lobbies for a Luigi cameo in Retro Game Challenge
I’ll leave it so someone else to tell us which episode this is from (the GIFs are from Goomba Shoe). If you also want to update us on the status of Game Center CX 2’s fan translation, feel free to chime in :o)
U.S. trailer for the Capcom x Namco x Sega crossover
Project X Zone is due June 25 in the US and July 5 in Europe. In addition, we now know that the $39.99 game will be sold as a limited edition package that includes a mini-art book, poster, and music CD. Nice!
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Take your pick from these two Ni no Kuni deals!
You can buy the heavily discounted Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PlayStation 3, now just $39.99.
Or you can import Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi for the original DS, which is also $39.99 right now — it plays just fine on U.S. systems, and comes with the magic book. Plus, there’s a fan translation project for it that hasn’t died yet.
[Update: Dang, apparently shipping costs from Play-Asia are nuts, like over $20 :o/ ]
There’s the option to buy both, too, but then you’re not saving much money today…
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North America will be a Project X Zone
Project X Zone, the tactical RPG featuring a massive crossover cast of characters from Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai franchises, will make it to the West this summer!
Wow, I didn’t expect that at all! At least we’ll be getting some new Mega Man on the 3DS in some form, if not on Legends 3. This will hit North America, Europe, and Australasia with its Japanese voices intact, though apparently publisher Namco Bandai will forego localizing the audio, saving some money with that decision.
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Limited edition 3DS XL for Super Robot Wars UX
More nice things we can’t have! This one is for the latest entry to Namco Bandai’s niche tactical RPG series. These crossover games rarely make it out of Japan due to their plethora of featured mechas from different anime franchises.
Here’s a trailer for Super Robot Wars UX that features a bunch of special attacks (one of the series’ primary attractions) — at the 2:05 mark, there’s a… Hatsune Miku mecha.
Idolmaster gals hanging out, playing what looks like a 3DS version of Pac-Man Vs. on their handhelds, illustrated by Hitoto. Or maybe they’re just playing the original arcade games, included in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions.
Anyway, the point is that Namco Bandai needs to release a Pac-Man Vs., Pac-Man CE DX, and Pac-Man Battle Royale for the system, possibly on eShop. These announcements would make me a happy person during E3.
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While there’s doubt that Project X Zone will make it to the West, most of what I’m interested about in this Super Robot Wars-style mash-up between Sega, Namco Bandai, and Capcom is in this video anyway: lots of familiar characters pulling of ridiculous combos on dudes.
First look at Project X Zone, the crossover 3DS joint from Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai releasing in Japan later this year. The strategy RPG features characters from a variety of the companies’ franchises, including Mega Man, Space Channel 5, Tekken, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Valkyria Chronicles, Street Fighter, etc.
Of course, the immediate comparison one probably makes after seeing/hearing all this is PS2’s Namco × Capcom mash-up, which never released outside of Japan. With all these characters, this game looks like something out of Card Sagas Wars, but I’m guessing the gameplay here is more along the lines of Super Robot Wars, a franchise that will also make an appearance in the game.
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Tekken 3D Prime Edition’s launch trailer. Lots of worthwhile games shipping today, including this one! I’ll probably end up buying Tekken 3D — passing on Tales of Abyss, even though my 3DS is in need of an RPG — so expect me to rock some of your faces online with Ling Xiaoyu and her Art of Phoenix soon.
By the way, don’t forget that we have a site dedicated to tracking DS/3DS releases and sales: DS Dates. It also has a spinoff blog that you should follow if you’re interested at all in ridiculous 3DS comics and 3D photos of animals.
Ohhh, excellent: new Tekken 3D trailer introduces you to the game’s touchscreen combos, online play (worldwide), 700+ unlockable/StreetPass cards featuring character art, 60 frames per second matches, and other junk.
I hope the game has options to play against people who don’t use the touchscreen macros, like Super Street Fighter IV 3D, because Tekken is already cheesy enough as it is. Then again, after 15+ years of playing the series with my index and middle fingers, and the 3DS not really being a comfortable system for that, I might end up being one of those dudes who uses pre-entered combos…
Preorder: Tekken 3D Prime Edition (February 14)
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Tales of the Abyss combat video for Guy Cecil. Brief profile on Guy, who doesn’t know how to talk to women:
“Guy is a servant in the Fabre household. He was first taken on as a babysitter, and ever since then, Guy has been like both a brother and a parent to the palace-bound Luke, [the protagonist of the game]. He is uncomfortable around women, so his kind words to them often lead to awkward situations.”
Tales of the Abyss ships in Europe on November 25, while the North American release was pushed to early 2012 for some reason. So, the only 3DS JRPGs we’ll have to play this year in the U.S. are SMT: Devil Survivor The OC (if you can find a reasonably priced copy) and Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns 3D. Oh well, at least there’s Solatorobo: Red the Hunter on the DS…
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