Posts Tagged ‘Bandai Namco’

Waaagh! WH40k: Eternal Crusade On Steam Early Access

Dead games cast long shadows. Any Warhammer 40,000 MMO is competing with how I imagined Vigil’s doomed Dark Millenium would be before it was gutted then scrapped in publisher THQ’s collapse. So yeah, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade [official site] does look a bit bum compared to my beautiful dead gamewife, but it actually exists and is a game you could play this very day. After a stretch selling alpha access directly themselves, developers Behaviour Interactive (them lot behind Naughty Bear and Wet, yep) have launched the MMO shooter on Steam Early Access.

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Tales Of Symphonia Arriving On PC Next Week

Like a Englishwoman who spent an hour in bed this morning groaning but has been obnoxiously animated since a wee walk and a coffee, Bandai Namco are really getting into bringing games and series which once sat on consoles to PC. Their long-running ‘Tales of’ RPG series, for example. Tales of Zestiria launched on PC alongside the PlayStation 4 port last October, the upcoming Berseria is headed our way too, and they’re digging back into the past as well. Playing catch-up, they’ve announced that Tales of Symphonia [Steam page] will arrive on February 2nd. Better 12 years late than never.

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The Falling Man: Physics Puzzler Attractio Released

Attractio [official site] has a simple but star-studded premise: in the grim dark future, Keira Knightley, M.I.A., and a Dalek are contestants on a deadly game show [er, that’s just people named Keir, Mia, and, wait, Dalek? -ed.]. If they want to live, they’ll need to solve physics-based platform-y puzzles by fiddling with gravity. Like The Running Man, but more falling. John played a demo way back in 2013, but now the full game is finally here, launched for your puzzling pleasure. I hope M.I.A. wins.

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Hungry Hungry Hunters: God Eater Coming To PC

Seeing news that God Eater 2 Rage Burst [official site] is coming to PC made me think “Amazing! Excellent! Yep yes, I will definitely write about that. What’s God Eater 2 Rage Burst?” A Japanese action-RPG about monster hunters who fight weird life-assimilating mutants or something, is the slightly disappointing answer. Bandai Namco first released it in Japan a while back, and today announced they’re now bringing westward – and to PC too. They are being a lot better with PC nowadays, that lot. They’re also bringing the first game over, in its fancied-up God Eater Resurrection form.

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Devilish Hand: Tales Of Berseria Coming Our Way

Like a little J in your RPG? Smile: Bandai Namco today announced that Tales of Berseria [official site], the next game in their long-running ‘Tales of’ series, will indeed be coming westward. And yep, it will be on PC too. Bandai Namco have been pretty good with bringing the series our way. They released the recent Tales of Zestiria on the same day as its PlayStation 4 version, and are going back to bring older games like Tales of Symphonia over too. Trailer below!

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Prepare Yourself For Dark Souls III In-Game Footage

If I hadn’t already played Dark Souls III [official site] (and what a wonderful experience that was), I’d probably be avoiding any screenshots or videos. A self-imposed media black-out. Because I am a small part of the media, however, that’d involve knocking myself unconscious and staying that way until April 2016. I’ll understand if you want to skip the four minutes of in-game footage below though. I’ll understand if you want to be surprised by the new horrors on show.

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Hurrah! Loading Screen Minigame Patent Expires

This is delightful: Namco’s patent on playable minigames while you wait for the main game to load has expired, meaning we’re almost certainly going to see a whole lot more of that kind of thing in the coming years. Imagine a Fallout 4 in which you could play Missile Command while it booted up, rather than stare at a stationary Deathclaw statue for the four thousandth time. Play Doom 1 while nu-Doom loads. Actual inventory Tetris while the Witcher 3 lumbers into being.
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Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul Arrives On PC

The Saint Seiya series has stood the test of time. The manga series that started it all has since spawned an animated series, numerous video games, and even musicals over three decades. Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul Knights Of The Zodiac [official site], the latest game and the first to get an English PC release, has arrived on Steam and brings with it 40 stages, 72 playable characters, and 144 costumes. Come look, see:

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Has Long Name And Story Trailer

Naruto Shippuden: Ultima Ninja Storm 4 [official site] is one of the biggest names in video games, at 31 letters-long. Whilst there’ll be some of you who’ll be too young to get my reference to comedian Dennis Pennis just now, most of you will be of age to enjoy the latest story trailer from the Japanese anime fighting game.

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Dark Souls 3’s New Combat Is Faster And More Fearsome

Dark Souls 3 [official site] is in the shadow of a giant. The giant probably has a wound for a face, not a single leg to stand on and spends his days dragging his torso around the ruins of a throne room. After one slightly uneven sequel, the Souls series has returned to the guidance of creator Hidetaka Miyazaki. Rather than replicating what worked so well four years ago, however, From Software are tweaking their design. The architecture of the world is immediately recognisable but combat is changing.

After half an hour with the game, I’m half-way convinced it might be able to step out of the shadow of its predecessors and find a new sun to praise.

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