Video: Namco Bandai Reveals Katamari Damacy Coming to PS Vita

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135w ago - Today Namco Bandai Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui has revealed alongside a video trailer that Katamari Damacy is coming to PS Vita.

To quote: Many of you have been following me over the last year looking for the latest details on all of our games.

This week, you may have also been listening into what we have happening on our Facebook and Twitter for news coming out of the Tokyo Game Show for big fan-favorite series like Tekken, Soulcalibur, Ace Combat and even the upcoming action-epic, Dark Souls.

While there's plenty of news flying about for all of our biggest titles, we wanted the PlayStation community to be among the first to get the scoop on the latest entry in a series that's dear to all of our hearts, and one that features the tiniest of heroes.

Fresh from Tokyo Game Show, Namco Bandai has just announced that Katamari Damacy (working title) will be arriving soon for the PS Vita! Check out the fresh trailer above that we wanted to roll out to the fans here in North America.





You're going to have to listen your old pop the King of All Cosmos once again as he commands you to roll up anything and everything in sight!

One of the coolest new features is the ability to use the rear touch pad...
 

Namco Bandai: Tekken 6 PS3 Online Patch is Coming Soon

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232w ago - Today Namco Bandai has confirmed that a Tekken 6 PS3 online patch is in the works and coming soon.

The patch is expected to remedy issues including that when trying to compete online in any sort of meaningful way, you're met with acute, game-ending connectivity issues.

To quote: Namco recognized that today and issued a statement stating, "To improve the online game experience for players ... Namco Bandai games is developing a downloadable update which will be available as soon as it has passed rigorous testing procedures."

Unfortunately, no date for the patch has been given, though the publisher does add, "This is separate from the online co-op Scenario Campaign mode update."

We've pestered Namco for more details on exactly what the patch will aim to fix and when we might hear more about it but, until that time, know this: something is being fixed at some point.
 

Namco Announces Inversion for PS3 and XBox 360

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234w ago - Inversion is a third-person co-op shooter that combines hard-hitting, adrenaline-pumping action with a revolutionary gravity manipulation engine.

Featuring the Grappler weapon, players will be able to manipulate gravity for their own purposes soon on Sony's PS3 and the Microsoft XBox 360 console.

Press Release: 21st October 2009 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S today announced INVERSION for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

Developed by Saber Interactive, INVERSION takes players on a whirlwind journey complete with nonstop firefights, and a suspense-filled storyline. Packed to the brim with action, INVERSION also introduces revolutionary gravity-wielding combat, zero gravity environments, vector changes, and a unique destructible cover system. INVERSION is planned for release in 2010.

The Grappler can be used in countless combat situations by maneuvering massive objects as shields or projectiles, and moving camped enemies out of concealed cover so they can be blasted away.

The Grappler is also a key tool for tactical situations and puzzle solving as players can lift, move, or create cover objects at their whim. The awesome power of gravity is right at players' fingertips. Additionally,...
 

Namco Museum Essentials Coming to PlayStation Home in July

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252w ago - Japan's Namco Museum Essentials is crossing the pond to America's PlayStation Network this July.

The downloadable app will serve as a hub for various Namco arcade games, such as Pac-man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, Xevious, and a new 1080p "re-envisioned" Xevious: Resurrection.

In addition to the standard features (trophies, leaderboards), players will be able to unlock PlayStation Home rewards to proudly display in their virtual apartments.

To quote: Namco Bandai will also be launching a new destination within PlayStation Home simultaneously with the release of Museum Essentials.

It will serve as the hub for all of Namco Bandai's upcoming downloadable games and will include a virtual arcade featuring a trial version of Museum Essentials.

In addition to the free demo, PlayStation Home items can be unlocked for those who visit the space. All in all, it looks as though Home fans (casual and hardcore) will have a lot to look forward to.
 

Namco Bandai Reveals Noby Noby Boy Details, Hits PSN Thursday

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270w ago - Today Keita Takahashi of Namco Bandai Games describes the type of game Noby Noby Boy (releasing on PSN this Thursday, February 19) is. To quote:

Basically players can control and stretch Boy, the main character of the game. As players stretch Boy, the lengths to which he grows are uploaded to a persistent character known as Girl, who grows at the same rate as the combined length of all the players in the world.

Girl starts at Earth and expands around the solar system. When Girl reaches a new milestone in the solar system, new areas are unlocked as playable stages for everyone around the world.

One big question most people have asked is, "Why did you want to make such a game?" Seriously, I don't know. When I figure it out, I'll share it on this blog. In the meantime, please take a moment to watch this video.





Well, that's the best that I can do to explain the game, but I know people will still go, "Hmm..."

How come it's hard to explain, you ask? It's because I wanted to make a game that cannot be expressed by words in the first place. By making an undefined and ambitious game, I want the player's reaction to be something like, "I don't know why, but it's somehow interesting. I can't stop...
 







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