Namco Bandai Games has revealed that a Pac-Man compilation is in the works. Pac-Man Museum will include classic Pac-Man games in addition to newer arcade releases, and it will be coming to Europe and Australasia this winter via digital download on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Steam and the Nintendo eShop. Read more information on the upcoming Pac-Man collection below:
PAC-MAN MUSEUM will include classic PAC-MAN titles as well as newer arcade releases, allowing gamers to play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble beginnings from 1980 through 2008’s critically acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition* and 2010’s arcade smash-hit like PAC-MAN Battle Royale.
PAC-MAN Battle Royale turns PAC-MAN’s classic pellet chomping gameplay on its head with multiplayer madness and will be available for consoles and PCs for the very first time. The ghostly mayhem breaks out of the PAC-MAN formula and features an over-the-top experience for up to four players with each player controlling a PAC-MAN character to gobble up pellets, fruits and best of all… each other. Players will chomp their way to victory through fast-paced maze action with the constant threat of both ghosts and opposing PAC-MAN characters around every corner.
Katsuhiro Harada, a Namco Bandai Games producer who is best known for the Tekken series, is reportedly missing. According to a tweet that was supposedly sent out by the Tekken Project support team, Harada has been missing from office for a week so far. The team says it’s still searching for him. If he really is missing, we hope that Harada is found safe and sound. The tweet sent out by the team – via Harada’s Twitter account – can be read below:
Update from the Tekken team: There appear to be some news articles worrying for Harada-san’s safety. However, we were able to confirm he has been logged into Steam daily, so we believe he is OK, but just has not shown up for work.
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Namco Bandai Games today released a Project X Zone demo on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in Europe. The demo is called “Lethal Surprise” and features characters from Cyberbots, Sakura Wars, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles. It was revealed today that Europe will be getting another demo of the game, titled “Dark Hours,” on June 27th. Project X Zone launches in Europe on July 5th and in North America on June 25th. Namco Bandai Games has yet to announce when North America will receive the two demos.
Published by Namco Bandai Games, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched in the West earlier this year, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It was, however, ‘too difficult‘ to localize the Nintendo DS version, titled Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi, which saw release in 2010 – but only in Japan.
Apparently, a Namco Bandai Games executive stated that his company wasn’t opposed to the idea of bringing the PlayStation 3 version of the role-playing game to Nintendo’s latest handheld console. Would you like to play Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on your Nintendo 3DS? Or do you wish the game would instead come to Wii U? Let us know in the comments.
Namco Bandai Games says it’s aware that there is a spelling error on some of the printed box covers for Naruto Powerful Shippuden, which launches next week for the Nintendo 3DS. The publisher assures consumers that the spelling error will be revised for additional pressings of the game, and to players who receive one of the flawed covers and want it replaced, Namco Bandai Games will be providing printable replacement labels online.
“NAMCO BANDAI is aware of the labeling error for Naruto Powerful Shippuden. The spelling will be corrected for additional pressings of the game and we are currently working on an online solution to provide a printable replacement label for all our customers who would like to replace their box covers.”
-Namco Bandai Games representative
Remember when Capcom misspelled the word ‘revelations’ on the box art for the Nintendo 3DS version of Resident Evil: Revelations? Well, it turns out that Capcom isn’t the only publisher to have a mistake on the box art for its own game. As you can see in the photo above, Namco Bandai Games misspelled the word ‘Naruto’ on the box art for Naruto Powerful Shippuden, which launches next week for the Nintendo 3DS.
Namco Bandai Games has announced the release dates of Naruto Powerful Shippuden. The brawler launches on the Nintendo 3DS in North America on March 5th and in Europe On March 8th.
Last week, Namco Bandai Games announced that Pretty Cure All-Stars will launch in Japan on March 28th, 2013. The dancing game features characters and songs from the Pretty Cure series and is exclusive to Nintendo’s seventh-generation console, the Wii.
While Nintendo isn’t currently making any new games for the Wii, big name publishers, such as Namco Bandai Games, are still bringing new titles to the six-year-old console.
Namco Bandai Games recently announced Pretty Cure All-Stars, a dancing game with characters and songs from the Pretty Cure series, for Wii.
The upcoming Wii game is scheduled to launch in Japan on March 28th, 2013.
A sequel to action RPG Dark Souls was announced at the 2012 Video Game Awards.
From developer From Software and publisher Namco Bandai Games, Dark Souls II will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Unfortunately, a Wii U version of the game hasn’t been confirmed.
Christopher Marcil recently started a petition to bring the upcoming third-party game to Nintendo’s new console. If you want to support Marcil and want Dark Souls II on Wii U, go here to sign the petition.
DARK SOULS II can reach an even larger audience by including development for the Nintendo WiiU. As of now, the game has only been announced for development on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
I can see many ways that the WiiU could benefit the game, such as managing inventory on the touch screen without having to obscure the player’s vision on the TV (the Souls games do not pause, so you must be able to pay attention at all times).
The affordability of a WiiU console compared to a gaming PC, and the free online play compared to Xbox Live fees on 360, make the WiiU version ideal for anyone who does not have or want a PS3.