Showing posts with label Bandai Namco. Show all posts
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

Undead fans rejoice as long-awaited Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered finally gets a release date.

Fans had been petitioning to get a remastered version of action role-playing original Dark Souls from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco for longer than you think. They even got that wish fulfilled as Dark Souls: Remastered is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch version was left out and delayed to summer 2018 by the publisher to an unspecified release date. Today, that day is announced on Twitter to be October 19, 2018.

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Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Despite having been scheduled to release alongside other major platforms as it was revealed in January's Nintendo Direct, the game was delayed and players were obviously upset. Now the previously planned Solaire of Astora Amiibo will release alongside it for you to unlock "Praise the Sun" in-game gesture with it. Those who were eager to explore Lordran in their next gen Nintendo handheld console on the go can now finally look forward to this because Artorias of the Abyss DLC is also included in the package.



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Apparently, Bandai Namco is also interested in holding a network test online for the Switch version before it launches but we don't have much detail on the fact just yet. Dark Souls: Remastered will run on Switch at 30 FPS and 1080p resolution if played on a TV set. The improved rates in better resolution let you enjoy the creepy vibe of the series more intensely. Although there are accusations of the game being extremely difficult, it yet leaves a long-lasting memorable impression on your mind.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

Today's Nintendo Direct reveals Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds classic Vampire hunters and a Donkey Kong villain.

Latest in the line of all-star crossover fighting game series from developer Bandai Namco and publisher Nintendo reveals more new and exciting characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster in a recent Nintendo Direct. Almost half an hour long, this presentation has a number of cinematic trailers to make dramatic debut of new characters and director Masahiro Sakurai talks about other information about the game as if fans were not already hyped enough for its release on December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

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Jump into the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct video from Nintendo to feast your eyes with introduction of many of your beloved characters from different franchise.




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The first cinematic opens up with a shrouded person enters the fortress while it was raining outside and Mario's long-time companion Luigi wandering around inside Castle Dracula. He is chased by mummies, snakes and finally is faced by Death itself. The scythe is swung and his soul leaves the body just before a whip chain hits Death on the face, revealing the attacker to be legendary vampire hunter Simon Belmont from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. However, by then it was too late for our little friend.

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Simon Belmont Lashes Out!

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Shortly afterwards, when he was facing off against immortal vampire Dracula Vlad Tepes, the lord of the undead unleashed a fiery attack and Simon was about to get it, another valiant warrior arriving straight out of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night steps in. Richter Belmont is the second recruit from Castlevania series, carrying the same legacy of his ancestor. Both has been in vampire hunting business and now has crossed over to take part in the biggest brawl fest of history.

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Richter Belmont Crosses Over!

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Simon mostly relies on his iconic whip aside from his signature axe, cross, holy water and good-old fist. Although his weapon is slow when it comes to use it in a fight and leaves him vulnerable for attack, it does have an extended range than any other weapon from any character. His earlier design has been polished and has gone through a little makeover. Except from animation, looks and voice, Simon and Ritcher has identical move sets, making the latter as an echo fighter of the former.

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Chrom Joins The Battle!

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Roy from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade previously got enlisted into SSBU and now Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening joins the list due to fan-request. Even though his moves are based on Roy, he has some unique moves to be considered as a non-Echo. Sci-fi action game series Metroid has been privileged by having two of their prominent figures; bounty hunter Samus and extraterrestrial dragon Ridley. Now, Dark Samus from Metroid Prime enters the fray as an echo fighter of her counterpart.

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King K. Rool Comes Aboard!

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The second introduction clip reveals a villainous figure from Donkey Kong Country, King K. Rool stomping over, menacing his long-time enemies Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. This alligator-like Kremling king loves bananas as much as his foes do and his attitude says the same. To be honest, he appears to be more funny than scary on any level and throwing of his crown to opponents are a clear example of that. His polished design lets him fit perfectly along with other combatants now.

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These new fighters are bringing along new stages themed on their own image from respective franchises. In terms of answering whether or not Echo Fighters are getting their own slots, it actually depends on your likings. Current addition of brawlers makes it clear that Nintendo and Sakurai has been listening to fan pledges for months and hopefully, some more fan-favorites will pop out for this Nintendo Switch-exclusive.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Classic Goku and Vegeta Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Long after the game's release, Dragon Ball FighterZ is adding base Goku and Vegeta to their roster of playable characters.

Already including two different versions of them in Arc System Works and Bandai Namco's acclaimed 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, classic version of Goku and Vegeta is finally being added to the roster as playable characters. We also are aware that after winning both critics and audiences over all major platforms, now the game is coming to Nintendo Switch in September 28, 2018 and it was announced by Nintendo during E3 2018 press conference last month.

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Classic Goku and Vegeta Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Among the two fan-favorite heroes from Dragon Ball universe, Goku character trailer leaves an impression of lighthearted spirit that reflects his personality.




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Vegeta on the other hand doesn't seem like to be on an easy going mode and totally unleashes his fury on his featured trailer.




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Previously added versions of both Goku and Vegeta were anything but their base characters, which are going to be fixed through a premium downloadable content pass on next month. DBF already has a wonderful rendition of each character from the franchise and it was nice to see designs for these heroes are still faithful to the anime. Vegeta still retains his brown tail wrapped around him like all Saiyans and it's good to see on him because it is later chopped off in the series.

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Base Goku Vs. Base Vegeta

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We are not sure if the main protagonists are bringing some throwback origin stories along with them but Vegeta's early design subtly suggests something like that. However, somewhere along the line it seems a bit weird that two of the main protagonists from original anime series the game is based on are added to its roster through DLC long after launching the title. The DLC pass is currently available for $34.99 only and features six new characters, including Broly, Bardock and two of the above mentioned ones.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta for Nintendo Switch

Local multiplayer features and an open beta test are coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch.

Waiting to make a spectacular debut on Nintendo Switch in September 28, 2018, 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco Entertainment is only months away from greatness but have some more announcements to make before that. In August, an open beta test on Switch will start for owner of the handheld console system to have a shot at it in advance. Plus, multiplayer features will only make the experience more exhilarating.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta for Nintendo Switch

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On their official Twitter account, Bandai Namco has announced today for an open beta test coming in next month.



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Initially, the publisher did not disclose much detail on the beta yet, which is why we are unsure of how many fighters will be accessible for brawl and how many different modes will be available to choose from to try out. Previously, open beta for consoles only had 11 playable characters and a few modes and stages to pick from. Whether or not that changes for Switch remains to be seen. However, they did reveal that it will be hosted within Europe, Japan and North America regions.

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Bandai Namco announcement also have mention for new mulitplayer options where there is a six-player Party Match mode for playing offline. 2v2 and 1v1 matches are open for players to take part in. Since the news was focused for upcoming Switch release, we simply don't know if these features will come to other on hand versions of the game at the same time. If you are going to try the game for the first time, then starting from story mode will be a good idea to get accustomed gradually.

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Pre-Order to Unlock Characters

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Also, placing a pre-order for Switch edition comes with a free downloadable copy of another Dragon Ball fighting game titled Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden. This title was released on Super Famicon back in 1993. That is not all and players will have the luxury of getting early access over SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta in their roster. This acclaimed fighting game is a great fun for dedicated fans as well as outsider audience and promises for a great time with an engaging gameplay system.

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During E3 2018 press conference, it was initially announced by Nintendo that the latest sensation of a fighting game based on Dragon Ball franchise; Dragon Ball FighterZ will be coming to their next gen console Switch this year and just like the versions available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game has a wide roster of fan-favorite characters. Depending on their controller, players can even choose from a single Joy-Con or Pro controller to get really serious in fight.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Code Vein Delayed to 2019

Anime-styled vampiric action RPG Code Vein from Bandai Namco has been rescheduled for 2019.

Upcoming vampire-themed action role-playing game Code Vein from Bandai Namco was an anticipating title of this year and was previously scheduled to be launched in September 28, 2018 but the publisher has recently announced that due to circumstances, they have decided to move the release date to next year. The reason for this is what they mentioned, to refine the gameplay further to meet player expectation, according to vice president of marketing, Eric Hartness.

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Code Vein Delayed to 2019

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Back in April 2017, the game is first revealed and immediately amazed everyone even though people started comparing it to From Software's Dark Souls series, also released by the same publisher. During E3 2018 press conference and Anime Expo of Los Angeles, the early version of the game was tested by eager fans and based on their positive feedback; Bandai Namco decided to take the bold move for pushing back their previous date and make necessary adjustments.

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The delayed schedule is announced on their official Twitter account today but no specific date is there yet. Fans were quite appreciative of them putting it on hold until they properly finish the job.



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Code Vein is planned to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which lets you play as a vampiric characters with superpowers known as Vein in a post-apocalyptic open world, where you will be fighting against demonic hordes of the Lost. One of the gameplay mechanics allows you to take blood from enemies to increase your own abilities. Despite being compared to another fellow action RPG Dark Souls, it has significant differences that make the game unique as whole.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Release Date

Dragon Ball FighterZ on Switch gets a release date and pre-order gets you a SNES classic title for free.

The leak which let us know that Battle Royale sensation Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch also had mentions of a few other anticipating titles and one of them were Dragon Ball FighterZ. A 2.5D fighting game from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco Entertainment, the game came out worldwide earlier in 2018 and a Switch release was almost inevitable for one of the most successful and praiseworthy game that is based on the massively popular entry from Dragon Ball Universe.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed that the game will be arriving on September 28 for Nintendo Switch after being revealed last week at E3 2018. In case you have somehow missed the Switch announcement of the game from E3, here is the trailer.

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Placing a pre-order for the game on Switch will get you an access to download an exclusive Switch version of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden. This one is one of the first fighting games from Dragon Ball franchise and many of you probably haven't heard of this title because it was released in 1993 only for France, Japan and Spain. Super Butoden will start with a player roster of eight and features a 1v1 Combat mode, Story mode and Tournament mode. Pre-order bonus also includes a direct access to both Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta for all players.

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Spectacular Anime Fights

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Bandai Namco's critically acclaimed Dragon Ball FighterZ is already available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Upcoming Evo fighting game tournament to be held in July will bring the game at this year’s event as it is one of the most popular among the crowd there. FighterZ may come as a bit complex to some but offers a completely unique experience to anyone who loves some good fighting game action and dedicated Dragon Ball fans.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

Those who already own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition from Steam will get 50% off on Dark Souls Remastered.

Following an announcement in January, we know now that publisher Bandai Namco will release a Remastered version of From Software's original Dark Souls as Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Back then, there was also an argument over whether or not fans who already own a copy on PC and the responses came from publisher's spokesperson seemed more confusing and contradicting than our own guesses. Finally, it has come to an end.

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Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

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Initially after announcement a few months back, we came to know from Bandai Namco that the game will be available on all platforms for a same price and there will be no discount. They came clean by stating that rumor of a discount came from an error on their e-commerce site, which has since been removed. Later, another post on Steam forums by new community manager for Bandai Namco neither denies nor confirms what to expect on the discounted price topic at all.

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Finally we can come clear on this to end all conflict of information by declaring that if you already have owned Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam then you would get a 50% discount on Dark Souls: Remastered after it is launched. The remastered version is originally priced $39.99, so at half-price, it's like you are getting an upgrade for the game on PC. However, the "Prepare To Die" edition that came with added DLC along with the main game will be removed from Valve's store within May 9.

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Many players will still be complaining even after the price reduction because a remastered edition is nothing much but mostly a graphically enhanced version and we really cannot argue on that point as it is true. Besides, none of the developer or publisher has revealed anything about including new features or so. There is no scope of price cut for any console owners as this title was not released on any other platforms than PC. We just hope that the game fares better in providing experience than various PC mods out there.

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Also, did we mention that Bandai Namco has dropped another brief gameplay trailer from the re-release to remind us what is waiting in there to creep upon players? It is right below for you to check out.




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Dark Souls is considered as one of the best action role-playing game ever made and there has been request for Remastered edition for quite long and scheduled for May 25 release on all the mentioned consoles above except Switch, which will debut on Nintendo's hybrid platform at a later date. It seems that just like the game itself, the road to Lordran is filled with preemptive trouble before you even engage in fight with demons and wraiths during your in-game quests.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

It was back in January 2018, when we first came to know through Nintendo Direct Mini about a planned Remastered version of From Software’s action role-playing original Dark Souls game on Nintendo Switch that was scheduled for May 25 release. Earlier this month, we have a good look at some exclusive gameplay footage of the game in 4K, courtesy of PlayStation Underground. Unfortunately, it was announced today that Switch version is delayed for summer 2018.

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Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

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With an official Tweet, publisher Bandai Namco revealed that release date for Dark Souls: Remastered is currently pushed back to summer of 2018.



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However, planned versions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are still coming out the same day. Though they have not specified the nature of their causality which caused the delay, we have one very simple theory in mind. It seems that Switch port was being developed by a different team other than the ones who worked for console editions and they have faced some unexpected problem that would take time to solve.

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Solaire of Astora Amiibo

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Also, Solaire of Astora from the game was about to get his own amiibo figurine that was supposed to arrive on the same day is also delayed till Switch version’s new release date. Namco assured that they will make it up to you for this delay by improving your gameplay experience as you journey to Lordran. The network test on Nintendo eShop is still due following their initial announcement of this project.

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Dark Souls: Remastered was promised to us to deliver enhanced 4K resolution and improved frame rate. It makes us think too that what might possibly happen to a game that showcased a steady gameplay at PAX East, which eventually pushed back their deadline for the time being. If this attempt to remaster project is successful with support from fans then From Software may consider about Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III as well.