Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade Heading to XBox 360 in April

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270w ago - Players can show off their skills and high scores on the leaderboards in a number of titles which originally appeared on Xbox Live® Arcade, including the award-winning Pac-Man Championship Edition™.

The compilation also offers the chance to re-live the old school days of classic arcade games with Galaxian™, Super Pac-Man™ and many more rubbing shoulders in a vast compilation spanning over 25 years of arcade hits.

Press Release: NAMCO MUSEUM: VIRTUAL ARCADE' - CLASSICS NEVER GET OLD, THEY JUST GET BETTER

NAMCO BANDAI Games Brings the Ultimate Arcade Game Collection to Europe for Xbox 360 this Coming April

PARIS, FRANCE - 11 February 2009 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that Namco Museum™: Virtual Arcade is heading to European retailers for the Xbox 360® video Game and entertainment system from Microsoft this coming April 2009.

Jam-packed with nostalgic favorites and future classics, Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade will keep seasoned and new gamers playing for years to come.

Features of Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade include:

• Over 30 titles: The largest and most comprehensive Namco Museum™ collection to date will keep you and your friends entertained for hours.

• Xbox Live® Arcade Games: No downloading...
 

Namco: Tekken on XBox 360 is About Reaching Europe and the US

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279w ago - Namco Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada has told Kikizo that doing a 360 version of Tekken 6 was a matter of common sense: there are simply too many green consoles in the world market to ignore. To quote:

Kikizo: You remember close to the beginning of the series, a time when Tekken was very closely associated with PlayStation. Obviously it's not just PlayStation now, so what would you say the sort of die-hard PlayStation fans who maybe feel 'betrayed'?

Harada: Yes, we have developed it PlayStation 1, 2 and now 3, so it is true that we have really grown with the PlayStation brand - we have a lot of fond memories, and we worked very closely with Mr Kutaragi as well, so we had a really good relationship. We love the platform.

But rather than some fans feeling disappointed, there are a lot of Xbox users out there at the moment, and a great deal of fans who only have an Xbox and really want to play Tekken, which is the number one in the fighting genre. And we just had so many fans that said "we really want to get our hands on it, but can't."

So we wanted to answer those fans. And it's also the timing at this point - at the moment we have two high spec consoles on the market...
 

Namco Bandai Announces DLC for Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

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285w ago - Per Namco Bandai, new support characters and single player missions highlight five months of original content for Naruto's PlayStation 3 system debut.

Press Release: Santa Clara, Calif., - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced plans for free downloadable content for NARUTO™: Ultimate Ninja® STORM (based on the popular NARUTO™ animated series from VIZ Media), exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

From the week of the game's retail launch on November 4, 2008 through March 2009, new support characters such as the infamous Sound Four and original single player missions will be made available for download on a regular basis, giving players even more ways to fight and explore in the world of ninja.

The following support characters, each accompanied by an additional single player mission, will be available for free download from the PLAYSTATION®Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 system on the dates below:

- November 6, 2008: Shizune
- December 4, 2008: Asuma
- December 18, 2008: Kurenai
- January 8, 2009: Anko
- January 22, 2009: Jirobo
- February 5, 2009: Kidoumaru
- February 19 2009: Tayuya
- March 5, 2009: Sakon

"With the huge cast...
 

Namco Bandai TGS 2008 Conference: Revealing Titles Planned

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288w ago - Namco Bandai has invited Gamekyo.com to its Pre-Tokyo Game Show 2008 press conference tomorrow in its building office in Tokyo.

What's exciting about this event is that 'secret and exclusive revealing titles' are scheduled, according to the invitation pictured below.

The press conference starts at 11:00 AM in Tokyo, Gamekyo.com will try to make a Live coverage if they can.

Note: Sadly, they are now reporting that there is an embargo...
 

Namco Unleashes Another in Soulcalibur IV

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306w ago - First came Yoda, and with him, Darth Vader. And though both would take to the field of battle in Soulcalibur IV, they would do so across seperate planes of existence, perhaps seperate timelines, wherein one small shift lead to the appearance of one on the PS3, and the other on the Xbox 360.

But now, there is another.

Such came the proclamation from Namco-Bandai earlier today, as they revealed that the Jedi Master and the Sith Lord would not be the only ones engaged in lightsaber combat and wielding Force powers on the stage of history. Both versions of the anticipated weapon-combat fighting game will include some new blood, in the form of Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice.

The Secret Apprentice will appear straight from LucasArts' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed title, which takes place between Episodes III and IV, wherein Vader trains his own understudy in secret, carrying out Vader's orders while working to not expose his existance.

This will mark the first time since the poorly-received Masters of Teras Kasi that the Star Wars franchise will have been privy to one-on-one lightsaber combat in a true fighting game sense. SCIV will arrive on its respective consoles on July 29th, while Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be available for all consoles come September 16th,...
 







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