Posts Tagged ‘Bandai Namco’

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Biting Into September

Patrick you scamp! What are you up to now?

Patrick Mann has been hard in training and is returning this September for another crack at the title. Bandai Namco today announced Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, a follow-up to the unexpectedly and unreasonably good spin-off from their dot-gobbler. It barely resembles ye olde Pac-Man, and it is also very loud and colourful. Good video games. When Championship Edition 2 arrives in September, Pat will be battling bosses and all. Have a gander in the announcement trailer:

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Biff! Bam! Tekken 7 Reveals Bob And Master Raven

I’m still a little surprised Tekken 7 [official site] is coming to PC after 23 Tekkenless years. Bandai Namco announced their fighting game’s PC port during E3, and showed a little more of it during last weekend’s Evo fightorama. This is exciting to me because, as someone who’s not played Tekken since the first PlayStation, I am delighted to discover its lineup includes characters I’d describe as “post-apocalyptic American tourist” and “’90s Image Comics anti-heroine.” Fighting games have some of the more unusual character designs out there so yes, thank you for these weird treats Bamco.

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Fingers Crossed! Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Rated

Up is down, red is green, and I don’t know what to make of this world where Bandai Namco are again releasing Pac-Man games actually want to play. Well, mostly. But Pac-Man Championship Edition is ridiculous and wonderful and colourful, Pac-Man 256 has its fans, and ooh! looks like Patrick Mann may be returning with another Championship Edition. That’s if listings from South Korea’s game ratings board aren’t more ‘hilarious’ pranks from Ian Video Games. He has been mighty giggly lately, scampering away whenever you try to corner him, so you never know.

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Bleep Blop: Pac-Man 256 Now Endlessly Gobbling On PC

The glitched-out endless gobbling of Pac-Man 256 [official site] has arrived on PC, following a stretch of munching up fruits on pocket telephones. While it’s free-to-play on pockphones, here it’s £4 but does come with new four-player local co-op support. Why not eat some fruit with a friend? Pac-Man 256 isn’t your grandpa’s Patrick Mann, making him dash through a glitchifying maze inspired by Pac-Man’s kill screen.

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Biff! Bam! Tekken 7 Coming To PC In 2017

Not wanting to be out-done by the squillions of fighting games flexing, squatting, and jostling on PC nowadays, Tekken is coming our way too. Bandai Namco today announced that their latest manbiffer is coming from arcades to Windows in “early 2017″, all jazzed up with extra biffybits. Also way more drama than I was expecting, going by the E3 trailer showing a Street Fighter man who’s a little lost:

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Pac-Man 256 Coming To PC With Local Co-op

The murder screen...

After making Frogger’s car-dodging into one of the biggest games going with Crossy Road, developers Hipster Whale turned to jazzing up another vintage arcade game, Pac-Man. This time, it was official. Pac-Man 256 [official site] is an endlessly scrolling version of ye olde dotmunching, with Patrick Mann (that is his real name) chased by glitches from Pac-Man’s Map 256 kill screen (hence the name, yeah?). Following its debut on pocket telephones last year, Pac-Man 256 is now headed for a PC release in June. This version will have four-player local co-op too.

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The Final Fire: A Guide To Dark Souls III’s Endings

Dark Souls has always been an incredibly obtuse series, and Dark Souls III [official site] is living up to that tradition beautifully. With a cast of characters who intersect your journey and a backpack full of indecipherable items, only the most observant players will be able to put together Dark Souls 3’s subtle clues to unlock the more interesting endings.

That’s where I come in. Armed with spoilerific knowledge, I’m going to cast back the mist and lay bare all of the ways your unkindled self can find some kind of resolution in the transitory lands of Lothric. Deciphering what each of these endings mean is going to be up to you, I’m just the one who will show you the way.

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