It seems as though Namco Bandai’s Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will be released with a slightly lower price tag than other games on the market. North American retailers Amazon and Best Buy are currently listing the Wii U version at a budget $39.99, roughly £26/€30.69.
The title is to be based on the animated series storyline launching this summer, and will feature unique power-ups, multiplayer and maze modes for both co-operative and competitive play. So far, Amazon are detailing the release date for December 31, while Best Buy are looking at an October release, but both dates are unconfirmed by Namco Bandai. Remember to check out the trailer in the meantime to see if you fancy grabbing Pac-Man’s new adventure for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
It’s about time Pac-Man dusted off his shoes and entered the gaming arena once more. Namco Bandai has officially announced a new spin on an old franchise, and it’s coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will be based on the animated series created by Marvel Studios founder Avi Arad, and will take place in the Pac-World universe that has been usurped by the evil Netherworld ghost leader, Betrayus.
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will feature a revamped universe, but will still hold its origins dear to its heart by giving the player classic ghost encounters, harking back to the original and nostalgic game. The title will be available on the Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for North America, Europe and Australia, plus a side-scrolling version of the game will be released for the Nintendo 3DS – a release date is yet to be confirmed.
Namco Bandai has revealed that the well-received Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has missed company sales expectations. The publisher says that the company planned to ship 1.7 million units of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 but ended up just under target at 1.5 million units worldwide. The Wii U version of the popular beat-em-up franchise ended up with an average review score of 83% on online review aggregator, Metacritic.
A new trailer for Project X Zone has been released that showcases Capcom characters featured in the game. The trailer shows off dialogue between these characters, as well as action heavy segments in the game. Heavy attacks and finishing moves are shown for each character as well. Project X Zone will be released in North America and Europe on June 25th and July 5th respectively.
Fans have launched a Facebook campaign to bring a localised version of Ni no Kuni to the Nintendo 3DS after Namco Bandai hinted that it could be a possibility. The popular title, which sees a boy transferred to a magical universe with his side-kick doll Drippy, was successfully received on the PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe earlier this year. It was also released in 2010 for the Nintendo DS in Japan. If you would like to see a localised version of Ni no Kuni, you can support the Facebook page here.
A filing listed with the Australian classification board suggests that Namco Bandai is busy developing a new Tekken title called Tekken Revolution. The filing says that the title will be both “original” and “multi platform”, which suggests that the game could be a new project rather than a port. Could this be another handheld edition of the franchise along the lines of Tekken 3D: Prime Edition?
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Namco Bandai has confirmed via the Project X Zone European trailer that the game will launch in Europe on July 5th. This means that North American Nintendo 3DS gamers will get the game slightly earlier than those in Europe. North American gamers can expect to get their hands on the game on June 25th. Will you be purchasing Project X Zone?
Namco Bandai have officially announced a release date for the upcoming Power Rangers title for the Nintendo 3DS. The side-scroller, action-adventure game – based on the television series – allows gamers to play as their favourite Power Ranger and defend Earth against the evil Warstar aliens. Go! Go! Power Rangers, anyone, no? Power Rangers MEGAFORCE is set to arrive this coming fall in North America, Europe and Australia.
Namco Bandai has just released the first English trailer for the highly anticipated Project X Zone for the Nintendo 3DS. The game brings together over fifty characters from Sega, Namco Bandai, and Capcom games. Project X Zone also features Japanese voiceovers and English subtitles. The game is due to be released on June 25th in North America.
Expect to see Namco Bandai, SEGA and Capcom characters teaming up for a strategy RPG game this summer. Project X Zone has been officially announced today that it will be coming for the NA Nintendo 3DS on June 25.
The game focuses on events circulating around an ancient treasure called the ‘Portalstone’, where a rift in time and space has created crossovers for several universes. Project X Zone also allows the player to:
- Team up with classic characters from dozens of the most popular franchises in video game history.
- Incredible animated special attacks and combos.
- Perform strategic attacks using different combos with the “Cross Active Battle System”.
- Collaboration of music from some of the most popular franchises of all time.
Namco Bandai has yet to announce a release date for European audiences.