Tekken 8 is coming to PlayStation 5. This game has been in development for years, and we finally get a sneak peek. Unlike Tekken 7, I just remastered the models of returning legacy characters. Kazuya Mishima and his son Jin Kazama got from scratch. No more copy-pasted models from previous games. Legacy characters will be using new models. Jin is noticeably swole than the last game. The first trailer didn’t reveal any information about the roster, but it confirms the Father and son whose favorite bonding time is killing each other.
Bandai Namco Games has officially announced that two installments of the God Eater franchise, God Eater: Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst, are going to receive their first-ever releases in the western hemisphere in North America, South America and Europe sometime next year. Both games are slated for release on the PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Windows PC via Steam.
With the release of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (and a special Collector’s Edition) on February 25th in North America, I felt the time was ripe for a reflection of my favorite Tales game of all time. It will be a bit different from the normal type of reflection due to unique circumstances.
Namco Bandai producer Katsuhiro Harada has broken his silence on Tekken X Street Fighter to confirm that the crossover beat ‘em up is still in development. (more…)
Soul Calibur II is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion Namco Bandai is going to release an HD version via the PlayStation Store and Xbox LIVE Marketplace in the coming months.(more…)
It’s the final day of the working week, which means it’s time for our Armed with Controllers Friday feature!(more…)
Namco Bandai is planning to release a demo for Project x Zone on the 3DS eshop in North America June 4th. Previously, Europe had a demo released for their eshop, known as Lethal Surprise, which gave players a chance to try out characters from games such as Sakura Wars, Valkyria Chronicles, Space Channel 5, and Cyberbots. The NA demo is called Imperial Demo and will have the same features as Lethal Surprise. Europe is going to get another demo on June 27th, called Dark Hours and will take place in the world of Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. No word yet on whether Dark Hours is poised to appear on the North American eshop, but if this recent turn of events is any indication, then it is very likely to appear sometime in the near future.
Namco Bandai has released a demo for Project x Zone on the EU eshop. The demo is called Lethal Surprise and gives players a chance to use characters from titles such as Cyberbots, Sakura Wars, Valkyrie Chronicles, and Space Channel 5. Also appearing in the demo is a villain from the Sakura War series Ayame. The characters seem surprised that she has yet again returned to confront them; shortly after she summons several monsters to attack your team.
Project x Zone’s release date has been announced and is set to be released this summer on June 25th in North America and July 5th in Europe. Project x Zone is a strategy RPG developed by Monolith Soft and published by Namco Bandai. This crossover features several different characters from a number of titles including Megaman X, Space Channel 5, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, and many other familiar faces.
Namco Bandai has given us some good news, the cute side-scrolling fighter Naruto: Powerful Shippuden will be making its way to Europe on March 8th, and to North American shores on March 5th. The game is based off the Naruto Anime spinoff, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals.(more…)
I’ve been keeping a beady eye on Katsuhiro Harada’s Twitter feed since publishing my opinion piece criticising Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s difficultly. Thus far, I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that Namco Bandai’s esteemed beat ‘em up producer intends to issue a patch quashing my beef towards TTT2’s Arcade mode. But (and that’s a big but), he has announced that a title update is in the pipeline – said to bring with it a few delicious treats.
Before I begin this opinion piece, let me make one thing clear: I love Tekken. Katsuhiro Harada’s beat ‘em up is the reason I bought a Sony PlayStation instead of a Sega Saturn, the reason I took up martial arts, and the reason my teachers rarely received my homework on time. From the moment I performed my first 10-hit combo at the age of ten, I was hooked. Consequently, I’ve purchased every instalment across all three PlayStation generations, become at least competent with every character, and taken part in a variety of official tournaments. In brief, I’m pretty handy.