Bandai Namco Bring the Games for 2016
Bandai Namco is known for many things, but these days they are known for doing a lot of anime games. At Jump Festa 2016 they showed their hand for the new year which includes a slew of anime titles, but also a lot more. There’s going to be a lot of info here so buckle in and get ready for a trailer filled ride.
First up we have God Eater: Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst confirmed for a Western release. They will be landing on PS4, PS Vita and PC in the Summer. The God Eater series was created by Bandai Namco from scratch and debuted in Japan in 2010 and in the West in 2011 on the PlayStation Portable as a repackaged game called God Eater Burt. Resurrection is a remaster of Burst and God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be the first time the sequel has been available in the West. The trailer for both can be seen below and more info about the RPGs be found on the official site.
Next up is the popular anime fighting game series One Piece with its new game One Piece: Burning Blood. It will be the first One Piece game to include 3 vs. 3 fighting and the special edition will come with two exclusive figurines of Whitebeard and his grave. It will be available on PC, Xbox One, PS Vita and PS4. You can see 4 minutes of footage below, along with press release details and an image of the Marineford Editon.
PC fans get ready to put up your dukes and deliver pirate-style beat-downs because One Piece: Burning Blood will be making its way to Steam in 2016. One Piece: Burning Blood is the first One Piece game to deliver 3 VS 3 fighting action and we’re excited to bring the fight to PC fans.
In addition to the news that the game is coming to Steam, we’re also excited to reveal the contents of the PlayStation 4 exclusive One Piece: Burning Blood Marineford Edition (limited to 5000 pieces) that will be available for purchase at participating retailers and through the Bandai Namco Entertainment Store in North America. Inside the Marineford Edition, fans will find a copy of the game, two exclusive figurines (Whitebeard and his grave), and an official art book.
Fans that simply pre-order One Piece: Burning Blood on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will receive an exclusive DLC pack that includes Gear 4th Luffy as well as three other yet to be announced items!
One Piece: Burning Blood is coming to the Americas in June 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, and PC via Steam.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 had a new trailer showing off a special move of fan favourite Naruto Uzumaki… that’s all there really is to say about that.
PC owner and fan of the Tales series? Well you’ll be able to play Symphonia from the 2nd February. Also Tales of Berseria is officially coming to the West. That’s a lot of Tales in the space of a year (with Zestiria out only the other month). You can see the lovely looking trailer below, along with the press release details and some pretty screenshots of this artistic series.
Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer, Bandai Namco Entertainment America today announces that it will be bringing Tales of Berseria, the latest installment of the beloved Tales of Japanese role-playing game series, to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam. Tales of Berseria is the first Tales of game to feature a female character as its singular main protagonist. Players will encounter a myriad of characters and join them on challenging quests exploring the world.
In Tales of Berseria players embark on a journey as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once gentle nature has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within Tales of Berseria imbued her left hand with a special ability. Velvet will visit a wide range of breathtaking environments as she travels the world in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated team behind the Tales of series. Along her journey, Velvet will meet a whole cast of characters, including a young boy named Laphicet. If Velvet is the embodiment of “darkness,” then Laphicet is created in the image of “light” and will be an important ally to Velvet.
Veteran Tales of character designers; Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Minoru Iwamoto, and Daigo Okumura will be returning to help create the game’s many characters, while famous Japanese animation studio, ufotable, returns to animate the game’s breathtaking cutscenes, delivering truly epic and emotional storytelling in their unique style. The two announced characters, Velvet and Laphicet, are designed by Ms. Inomata and Mr. Iwamoto, respectively.
“Bandai Namco Entertainment’s commitment to providing gamers with compelling role-playing game experiences in the West continues with the announcement of Tales of Berseria,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America. “The Tales of franchise’s history of memorable characters, engaging battle systems, and personal stories will continue to delight fans on the PlayStation 4 system and PC.”
Tales of Berseria will be coming to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 system and PC. For more information regarding Tales of Berseria and other games from Bandai Namco Entertainment America please visit bandainamcoent.com.
Digimon fans will finally see Digimon Story Cybersleuth arrive on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 in the West. It’s received quite a bit of buzz and it will be interesting to finally get our hands on it on the 5th February.
Project X Zone 2 is coming out a week early to the 3DS on February 12th. It will also be getting a demo on the Nintendo eShop on 21st January and be sure to check out the trailer below.
OK I think that’s it? Wait… OK. JoJo goes on another bizarre adventure in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven. It looks as crazy as you imagine a JoJo game to look. You can check out the trailer, along with the press release details below.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America, the premier publisher of anime video games today announced that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven will be making its way to the Americas exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Strike a pose and team up in ultra-stylish two versus two 3D action-brawler battles with characters from all arcs of the incredibly influential JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime and manga series.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is developed by famed Japanese video game studio, CyberConnect2, creators of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, the hit Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM series as well as many other fan-favorite franchises. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven turns the world of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure on its head with a brand new original story supervised by Hirohiko Araki, the creator of the original manga series.
“Bandai Namco Entertainment is home to an illustrious roster of fighting games and we’re proud to work with CyberConnect2 to bring the next JoJo’s fighting game to fans in the Americas,” said Eric Hartness Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America. “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most influential manga of all time, touching everything from comics, video games, television and movies. The series is beloved by millions and continues to produce exciting content for fans around the world.”
Utilizing a unique two versus two style of gameplay, players will be able to select from over 50 characters, each with their signature attacks that fans of the series know and love. Characters are divided into specialized fighting styles, giving hints to the type of attacks characters may use along with specific strategies players must employ when in the midst of battle. Styles can include summoning a spirit to fight alongside the player’s character, harnessing energy to perform powerful attacks, fighting on horseback and more. Players with an understanding of how each character operates will be able to tactically fight alongside their partner as they lay waste to their opponents. This is especially critical in the game’s four-player mode that enables two teams to battle each other in online multiplayer matches where communication and teamwork will be a key factor to achieve victory.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas exclusively on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. For more information about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven or other games from Bandai Namco Entertainment America please visit bandainamcoent.com.
And… that’s more or less it. Pac-Man, Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man and Dig-Dug are also coming to PS4 and Xbox One in the typical “let’s bring an old game out on a new console” kind of thing. Expect each of them to be over priced for what they are, but still as fun as they once were. So… are you excited for any of the above games? Let us know in the comments section below.