Showing posts with label Bandai Namco. Show all posts
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Bandai Namco reveals release date for Broly from Dragon Ball Super to join arcade fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ.

To wrap up second season of DLC fighter characters released for 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is adding Broly from Dragon Ball Super to its roster.

Confirmed earlier in January 2019 alongside Gogeta (SSGSS), DBS version of Legendary Super Saiyan character Broly will become available as sixth and final downloadable fighter to join FighterZ Pass 2 on December 5, 2019.

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Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Bandai Namco launches an official release date trailer for Broly (DBS), coming soon to unleash his full power.




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A brief gameplay showcase in the trailer features high-intensity action and tons of super flexing. Remaining faithful to his anime counterpart, Arc System has made sure that his character is a force of nature that should not be taken lightly.

Ahead of official reveal, hints from recent issue of Japanese magazine Jump has pointed out when he will arrive. Players have waited nearly a year to get their hands on DBS incarnation of Broly and that wait is coming to an end.

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ArcSys has already debuted Dragon Ball Z: Broly version of him in their first season of DLC series and like all of previously introduced fan-favorites, his story is embedded in his entire move sets comprised of powerful blows and throws.

With upcoming inclusion of Broly from Dragon Ball Super, its roster number will reach to a total of 35. So far, 13 DLC fighters were added as part of dedicated post-launch support for FighterZ, following its release back in 2018.

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Broly will be a playable character in a lineup including Gogeta (SSGSS), Goku (from Dragon Ball GT), Janemba, Jiren and Videl. FighterZ Pass 2 is priced $24.99 for retail and all of its standalone DLC are purchasable for $4.99 only.

Popular arcade-style fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This ultimate warrior with a power level of 10,000 will be fifth character that has been drawn into DBF.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Won't Have Switch Release

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot isn't coming to Nintendo Switch after all.

After an initial reveal back in January, upcoming action role-playing Dragon Ball game is announced to be Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot at E3 2019 event by developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment.

It was recently confirmed by Bandai Namco that DBZ: Kakarot will not be launched on Nintendo Switch other than major three platforms unlike previously ported Dragon Ball FighterZ, fighting game set within same universe by Arc System Works.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Won't Have Switch Release

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A report for a lack of Switch version came in earlier when questioned by news outlet AltChar about a running rumor of a port and Bandai Namco replied the game would only arrive on confirmed major platforms next year.

Centered on life of Saiyan Goku, Kakarot will be featuring many fan-favorite as well as untold new stories for all fans. Series creator Akira Toriyama has even joined to help with its narrative and created original character Bonyū.

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Despite being a commercial success and having some quality ports, Nintendo is greatly lacking of big-name titles like DBZ: Kakarot for their next-gen handheld console library these days in comparison to its predecessor system Wii U.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is currently scheduled to release worldwide on January 17, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can reserve your copy through early purchase and receive a Cooking Item for Melee ATK boost as pre-order bonus.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury series is too sexy for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and won't be making an appearance.

With a 48-minute lengthy stream, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai introduced Terry Bogard from SNK fighting game series Fatal Fury and King of Fighters as latest DLC fighter for his largely popular title.

There were renowned characters like Andy Bogard, Blue Mary, Geese Howard and noticeable many other around his new stage during entire presentation except Mai Shiranui, who apparently is too sexy for Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

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It's not like she was mistakenly left out but excluding her from SSBU was a conscious choice. At midpoint, Sakurai paused to clear out that "Smash Bros. Ultimate is for good boys and girls of many different ages" and so they decided not to add her.

Viewed often as a sex symbol of SNK fighting games, Mai is often considered as one of the hottest babes in video game. Even her official nickname was "The Alluring Ninja Girl" and would be featured in most promotional art.

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If you are not familiar with her character at all then have a look at her idle animation from King of Fighters XIII to get the idea.


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Looking at her, anyone surely can guess why but that is also a reason for her not to be a part of a family-friendly game. No one clearly needed an explanation from Sakurai over this matter since it is obviously because of her clothing.

Despite being a master of ninjitsu and Koppo-ken combat style, her skimpy outfit and bouncy features has always got the attraction of fans other than her fighting prowess, which has now cost her an appearance in Smash Ultimate.

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Eventually, this announcement on her Smash cameo has "Mai Shiranui" trending on Twitter and here are some good ones.







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Since Mai is not age appropriate for Smash Bros. audience in general, they couldn't feature her without putting her into a less revealing outfit but that sort of censorship may invoke a huge backlash from her fans, so there is no winning over this.

Then there is a question about how come other prominent characters like Bayonetta and Zero Suit Samus appear in SSBU for not just mere cameos but as fighters with their more mature designs and Mai couldn't even show up as a guest?

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Although her overall outlook may seem overly objectified and a bit too sexualized even for too many adult players these days, originally her design meant to represent traditional and ideal feminine beauty of Japanese woman.

Nevertheless, keeping Mai out of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be a well-thought decision from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo to get a clear pass from rating board reviews for their crossover fighting game.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

Popular Nintendo Switch brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now best selling fighting game of all-time.

Despite getting leaked before launch, hotly anticipated 2018 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo managed to make and break many sales records.

It was recently revealed in a half-year financial report that SSBU has surpassed lifetime sales of Wii U home console in less than six months and now became best selling fighting game of all-time, ousting previous title holder Street Fighter II.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

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SFII was released back in 1991 and by September 30, 2019, a total number of 15.7 million units have been sold and this is a significant victory for Smash Bros. Ultimate considering how little time it took to exceed that impressive number.

Also, Street Fighter II released a series of updated versions over the years and ports for many different platforms. Yet, it took less than a year and Nintendo Switch as a single launch platform for SSBU to beat lifetime sales record of SF2.

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More of its success can be pointed towards strong sales of Nintendo's eighth-generation hybrid console Switch. That record will keep expanding with recent release of Nintendo Switch Lite, which has been doing very well in all regions.

A title that brings together both casual and competitive players, SSB Ultimate is largely popular to a wide audience range due to its ensemble of fan-favorite fighters assembled from many third-party games that are not Nintendo property.

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More of these characters are frequently added to its roster through Fighters Pass DLC including themed music and stages. Post-launch content updates are another major factor that contributes to sales of Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did better than other Switch games such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has yet to outdo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its overall sales of 19.01 million units.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Code Vein Out Now

Action role-playing game Code Vein from Bandai Namco Entertainment is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Inspired by Dark Souls series of games and set on post-apocalyptic dystopia, action role-playing title Code Vein from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

When entire world was destroyed by a mysterious disaster, player character is one of remaining survivors called Revenants. In order to exist in a harsh world by fighting against monstrosity known as Lost, you need to find a partner.

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Code Vein Out Now

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Having a friend by your side when you are trying to survive a blood war can be proven useful when you need someone to resurrect you. Keeping at least two Ichor in reserve can come in handy to revive your partner during battle.

Revenants can choose from a variety of Blood Codes, Blood Veils, Gifts and weapons to get upper hand in a fight. Players can offer different presents to NPCs at Home Base and exchange useful items that give you more points for trading.

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Get Battle-Ready

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There are a number of branching paths to explore and hidden areas to discover for acquiring special items. Always check out your buff gifts and weapon enhancements before entering a boss fight to better your chances of winning.

If you take a status attack from the Lost, you can lost Ichor count, get poisoned or become slow. Using a consumable from shop or the correct Blood Code can ease your ailments and remove status but your partner can still be affected though.

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Fight for Humanity

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Bandai Namco released an official launch trailer for Code Vein that offers an overview of story and its gameplay.




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Having a strategy of attack before facing enemies and coordination with your partner can be a key to survival. Nevertheless, you can die and come up with newer ways to tackle a situation only when your partner is there to rez you.

Code Vein launches to become an absolute delight for anime lovers and action RPG genre enthusiasts worldwide. Aside from its acclaimed gameplay style, its character creation system allows you to go crazy on customization.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

A new wave of games hits Xbox Game Pass for September 2019 including Bloodstained, Jump Force and more.

Halfway through September, members are getting updated with new lineup of Xbox Game Pass titles coming their way. Players on Xbox One with a monthly membership to its subscription service are going to have some great time.

Current bunch only consists of titles that are on consoles, some of which will join for PC soon. Also joining to this group is roguelite title Bad North: Jotuun Edition for Xbox One that was previously added for PC and Game Pass Ultimate.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A modern day side-scroller action title with RPG elements, Bloodstained was born from a Kickstarter campaign by developer ArtPlay and rose to mainstream fame for being a content-packed game from metroidvania genre.

You play as a cursed orphan named Miriam, who fights to save her body from slowly crystallizing and of course, for the sake of humankind. Players get to raid some demon-filled castle in 18th century England through the dark of night.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Xbox Game Pass

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DiRT Rally 2.0
A sequel to acclaimed rally racing game, DiRT Rally 2.0 from developer/publisher Codemasters takes you to some iconic locations and offers a realistic racing experience like never before that is solely focused on realistic driving physics.

While sitting behind the wheels of most powerful off-road vehicles, get immersed into real-life environments from across the globe. It also features varying weather conditions and some remastered maps from original DiRT Rally.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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Jump Force
Manga crossover fighting game Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco is coming with more new fighters than it had at launch and they added Dragon Ball Z character Majin Buu last month.

Players create their own custom character to join forces with groups of renowned heroes from "Jump" manga world like Goku, Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto to stop their realities from slowly merging into real worlds in story mode.

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Jump Force on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Worlds
Introducing some Minecraft-like vibes into an open-world LEGO crafting game, developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment lets you play with LEGO bricks in a procedurally generated world.

Unleash your creativity and freely build whatever you can think of by manipulating surrounding world of yours. Build anything brick by brick or just pick prefabricated structures for quick assembly and start working on customization.

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LEGO Worlds on Xbox Game Pass

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Players on PC platform can expect to see another new wave of great games heading their way soon on Game Pass and if you haven't already, subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right now spending only $2 for your first two months.

Be sure to have a great experience with new titles joining an ever expanding catalog of Xbox Game Pass and take your time to complete each ones without rushing to another since they are not getting away anywhere, anytime soon.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot TGS 2019 Trailer

TGS 2019 trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot reveals a release date for January 2020 and Buu story arc.

Originally titled as Dragon Ball Game – Project Z, developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed their upcoming Dragon Ball action role-playing game to be Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot at E3 2019.

In spirit of recent Tokyo Game Show 2019 event, an official release date for the game is announced. It will arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on January 17, 2020 and is now already available for pre-order.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot TGS 2019 Trailer

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Dragon Ball fans are all in for another epic journey of one of most beloved heroes of the franchise they call Kakarot.




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Whether you are a newcomers or old fan of Dragon Ball Z universe, Kakarot offers you an action RPG experience like never before. It will cover most notable moments and story of heroic events, more than any other titles did in past.

Seasoned fans are going to get taste of original stories through dialogue and sub-quests, some created by author Akira Toriyama. There are lots of quests and traveling through open-world maps that gives you something new to discover.

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Kakarot Collector's Edition Content

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Collector's Edition for Kakarot for PS4 and Xbox One version is priced $199.99 and adds Season Pass alongside base game. It also comes with a hardcover artbook, collectible SteelBook case, a world hub map and an exclusive diorama.

Sized 20x20x20 cm, this excellent plastic display piece is a thing of beauty that features Goku and Gohan riding on Flying Nimbus and a surprised dinosaur by their side, a must have high-quality figurine item to collect for every die-hard fans.

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Kakarot Pre-Order Bonus Content

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For each digital pre-order, you will receive a Cooking Item to permanently boost your Melee ATK and HP stats, extra sub-quest and early unlock to a Training Menu to fight Bonyu, a brand-new character created by Toriyama.

Bandai Namco has also revealed through TGS 2019 trailer that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will also be covering Majin Buu story arc, which gives players more reason to jump into it and play as Goku for extensive Dragon Ball Z experience.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Code Vein Demo for Consoles Out Now

Bandai Namco welcomes you to play newly improved Code Vein demo, out now on PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

Earlier in May 2019, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment ran a network test for their upcoming action role-playing game Code Vein, which is scheduled to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 27, 2019.

Those who participated back then have helped development team with their valuable feedback and after working on several areas of adjustments; a brand-new improved version of that demo is now out on PS4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Code Vein Demo for Consoles Out Now

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Below is an official announcement trailer for Code Vein demo version on consoles, offering brief glimpse at its features.




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One of primary concern pointed out by players are character movement and then transition to player action response has smoothed out. These changes are focused on combo and evading but none of them will affect your core gameplay.

Enemy attacks are improved in terms of animation and their SFX timing in general with more reactions added for them now. In trial edition, they will give a flinch reaction whenever they are hit with a heavy attack or knockdown.

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Enemy Attack Improvements

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However, small damage will bring slight flinch reaction from them without their attack flow being interrupted in case of retail version. Newly reworked enemy reactions will now feel better than before in each dealt attack.

Developers tried better defining your status doing exploration or fighting and some UI adjustments were made. Players will get a better in-game perspective and sense of distance due to recent adjustment in camera behavior.

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Character Appearance Customization

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Finally, create your own anime-inspired Revenant character as you see fit and go crazy with your imagination in doing that, because you can carry them over to main game using customized character export feature when it is out.

Bandai Namco has announced to release an update for Code Vein demo very soon that will add multiplayer mode and "Town of Sacrifice" stage. A release date for the patch is not revealed yet even though there are only a few weeks left for its launch.