Posts tagged with "Namco Bandai"

Retailer sells Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition for $400 following stock shortages

Retailer sells Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition for $400 following stock shortages
After a “glitch” resulted in more orders than there were copies of Namco Bandai’s Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition going through, gamers in the US were told that they would be receiving refunds rather than a box set. One retailer on eBay US, PlayCanada, had managed to purchase hundreds of copies of the Wizard’s Edition and decided to take advantage of what happened, selling it for as much as $400, four times... 

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Preview

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Preview
While 2013 is a year of exciting releases, Ni No Kuni is easily my most anticipated title announced for next year. Studio Ghibli, Level 5 and Namco Bandai have created a truly moving JRPG with beautiful visuals, wonderful voice acting and that special something that makes Ghilbli films so timeless. I was recently able to play through the first three hours of the final game, barely scratching the surface of the story and being brought to tears in... 

Ni No Kuni Demo Date Revealed

Ni No Kuni Demo Date Revealed
Anime and gaming fans rejoice for in just a few short days one of next year’s most impressive looking JRPG’s could be on your PS3, or at least a small section of it. Yes, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Studio Ghibli’s first video game, will be getting a demo on December 5th in the UK. Developed by Level-5 and published by Namco Bandai, the game follows a young boy named Oliver who travels to another world in an attempt to... 

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Preview

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Preview
At the MCM Expo in London, I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with Hiroshi Matsuyama, the President and CEO of CyberConnect2, and got a sneak peak at the upcoming entry to the Naruto video game series, Naruto Ultimate: Ninja Storm 3. First, I was shown the game’s newest trailer, which showed off the game’s in engine visuals and gives a taste for the game’s story. If you are not up to date on the Naruto anime series, beware... 

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 UK Finals – A UK winner has been crowned!

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 UK Finals – A UK winner has been crowned!
The Tekken Tag Tournament 2 UK Final hit the London MCM Expo on Saturday, bringing together some of the best people who play Namco Bandai’s latest instalment of their hit fighting game franchise, Tekken Tag Team Tournament 2.   The finals were full of many amazing bouts from a variety of different players who exhibited a range of different play styles. From sheer technical perfection to strategic usage of the game mechanics, even down to the... 

Namco Bandai’s New Star Trek Game – First Impressions

Namco Bandai’s New Star Trek Game – First Impressions
Present among the varied stands of MCM Expo‘s Games Expo area is what may just prove to be Namco Bandai‘s next biggest crossover title - Star Trek. Developed by Canadian developer Digital Extremes and produced in conjunction with two of the reboot series writers, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, the new game takes place between 2009′s movie and the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness and features much of the excitement and... 

Tank! Tank! Tank! Preview

Tank! Tank! Tank! Preview
For many people, this weekend’s MCM Expo will be their first chance to get their hands on Nintendo’s upcoming console, the Wii U. Alongside the first party games we covered earlier this month (all of which are playable in the Nintendo area of the Expo), Namco Bandai have brought along a couple of their Wii U games. One of their game’s playable at this weekend’s event is Tank! Tank! Tank! Based on an old arcade game of the... 

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Hands On Impressions

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Hands On Impressions
Resting in the furthest left hand corner of Namco Bandai‘s stand is a broad, illustrative poster of a young hero and a simple stand decorated with PlayStation3 controllers and the words Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Announced for a European release in January 2013, Ni no Kuni is the long awaited collaboration between fan-favourite games company Level-5 and internationally renown animation studio, Studio Ghibli. Having debuted in Japan... 

MCM Buzz Podcast Expo Announcements

MCM Buzz Podcast Expo Announcements
We recently saw the first MCM Buzz Podcast in over five months and my goodness was there a lot to talk about. With the October MCM Expo now just a week away, here are all the latest guest announcements made during the Podcast. Matt Smith, the current actor playing The Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who will be taking part in a panel on the Friday of Expo at 4PM (time to be confirmed). He will also be doing a signing for the first 100 people on the... 

DragonBall Z: Budokai HD Collection announced

DragonBall Z: Budokai HD Collection announced
Namco Bandai have today announced the DragonBall Z: Budokai HD Collection for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles. The collection will contain the popular Playstation 2 titles, Dragonball Z: Budokai and Dragonball Z: Budokai 3.There is no mention of Budokai 2 in the collection, but we’re guessing that’s because of how similar it is to the third game. The HD collection will feature enhanced, remastered visuals and full trophy/achievement... 
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