Namco Bandai Games has revealed it’s making a high-definition version of Soul Calibur II. Soul Calibur II HD Online is in development and is scheduled to arrive in the fall on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Although the original Soul Calibur II was released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, and despite the fact that The Legend of Zelda‘s Link was a playable character in the Nintendo port of the game, Namco Bandai Games hasn’t announced Soul Calibur II HD Online for a Nintendo console.
Stepping into 8-bit land is Mordecai and Rigby from the Regular Show in their first video game ever, and now we have confirmation of a European release, as well as a brand new trailer. Promising witty humour and a cracking platformer adventure game to go with it, Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land is coming to Nintendo’s handheld. Based on the animated series from Cartoon Network and developed by WayForward – best known for DuckTales: Remastered and Shantae – the game follows best friends Mordecai and Rigby as they are transported into their favourite video games. Forced to use their unique abilities, the pair must battle through various challenges in the hopes of getting back to reality. The title is set to release some time in Autumn for the Nintendo 3DS in North America, Europe and Australia.
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:
*This is TEKKEN Project support team*Mr.Harada has been missing from office since a week ago. We are still searching for him. Thanks.
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) June 5, 2013
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.