Items tagged with Namco Bandai

The gaming community has lost a legend. Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco and pioneer of arcade hits such as Pac-Man, one of the most iconic characters in the history of gaming, passed away at the age of 91. Namco-Bandi recorded his death as having occurred on Wednesday, January 22, though decided to wait until today before issuing a press release (PDF) on its Japanese-language website.Nakamura served as an engineer in the Japanese Navy before founding Nakamura Manufacturing in 1955. He started off with two mechanical horses that he purchased for $3,000, while renting space on the roof of a department... Read more...
Those of you who splurged on an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or a DirectX 11-capable PC, start stocking up on Earl Grey tea or whatever it is that relaxes you the most. Come April 7, 2015, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be available for your platform of choice, which means you'll get to experience what it's like to die over and over and over again. It's also coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on the same day.Dark Souls is known for its high level of difficulty, and Scholar of the First Sin isn't likely to change that in any significant way. That said, the updated version will be a prettier (in... Read more...
The cat is out of the bag, folks -- Tekken 7, the first numbered release since way back in 2007, was confirmed by Katsuhiro Harada, game producer and creator of the Tekken series from Namco Bandai. Appropriately enough, Harada made the announcement at the Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament in Las Vegas. Tekken was first introduced back in 1994. Each major game in the series debuted in arcades before being ported over to consoles and PC devices. Arcades aren't nearly as popular these days as they once were, though it wouldn't be shocking if Tekken 7 followed the same release... Read more...