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Posts Tagged Namco Bandai


Dark Souls 2 Japanese TV spot doesn’t add much, but is new

This Dark Souls 2 advert made for Japanese television doesn’t, for example, have a PC release date in it, but it does contain the odd additional scene of CG that I hadn’t seen before.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Namco Bandai won’t confirm a Dark Souls 2 PC release date of 25 April

An image is doing the rounds showing a Dark Souls 2 PC Collector’s Edition with a release date of 25 April.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Feb 2014 | 5

Pac-Man Museum waka-wakas on to Steam

Nobody does the waka waka quite like Pac-Man. Except perhaps Fozzie Bear from The Muppets, but he, sadly, doesn’t have a game released on Steam today.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 devs detail their Dark Intentions in this video

As you are doubtless aware, Dark Souls 2 is out soon!

By Tim McDonald | 26 Feb 2014 | 9

Dark Souls 2 Hollow Lullaby trailer is a bit corny

Namco really are going for some scattershot marketing with Dark Souls 2.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2014 | 5

Dark Souls 2 screenshots show stats, freaky character creation, more

The first Dark Souls wasn’t exactly a looker in early screenshots, and its true beauty was only really revealed when the PC version unlocked higher resolution versions of the textures.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Feb 2014 | 3

Namco Bandai offering free weapons with Dark Souls 2 pre-orders

Not content with merely offering up expensive collector’s editions, Namco Bandai have hopped on the “pre-order to get free digital stuff” train with Dark Souls 2.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Feb 2014 | 2

Dark Souls 2 PC release date still in doubt

The release of Dark Souls 2 is only a month or so away, if, that is, you’re a console owner.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Feb 2014 | 10

Dark Souls 2’s Teen ESRB rating isn’t cause for alarm

Over the weekend, various sites noticed that Dark Souls II has been given a “T for Teen” rating (minor spoilers at that link) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB.) That’s the videogame classification body in the US, the equivalent of Europe’s Pan European Game Information (PEGI) group.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Feb 2014 | 7

Dark Souls 2 combat encounters shown in this 8 minute video

It’s hard to say whether this video is officially sanctioned, or another compilation of leaked Dark Souls 2 footage from the ongoing Ps3-based network tests.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jan 2014 | 2

Dark Souls 2 to include six player-designed shields

Last year, Namco Bandai ran a competition for players to design shields that would be incorporated into Dark Souls 2.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition pretty much sold out

Warning to anyone still wanting to pick up the Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition: Namco Bandai have informed us that it’s pretty much out of stock, so if you still want to get a pre-order in, you’ll have to hunt around and have a lot of luck.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 site translation sheds grossly incandescent light on things

Namco Bandai added a whole load of new stuff to the Japanese language Dark Souls 2 site recently, but that’s not entirely useful for those of us not blessed with the skill to read Japanese.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2014 | 3

Dark Souls 2 screens introduce new characters, monsters, and locations

Namco Bandai have just sneaked out of the shadows and lobbed a load of new screenshots and artwork for Dark Souls 2 at us.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Jan 2014 | 1

First two pages of Dark Souls 2: Into the Light comic released

In honour of the impending release of Dark Souls 2, Namco Bandai have commissioned a comic – titled Into the Light – with two pages being released for free every week until its console launch on 14 March.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 developed “on PC from the beginning,” says FromSoft producer

Over at Edge they have an interesting interview with Dark Souls 2 producer Takeshi Miyazoe, who talks a little bit about the rush to finish the PC port of the original and how this situation shouldn’t occur for the sequel.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2013 | 2

New Dark Souls 2 screenshots hint at the game’s covenants

Namco Bandai have released a load of new screenshots for Dark Souls 2, a fair few of which focus on the game’s Covenants.

By Tim McDonald | 5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Try grabbing with both hands: Dark Souls 2 pre-order bonuses detailed

It may just be me, but it’s a little sad to see the commercial tendrils forming around Dark Souls II now that the original game is accepted as a classic of its kind.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Full Burst Review

Let’s do a quick word association thing. I’m going to type out a few words, and we’ll see how you respond.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Nov 2013 | 5

New Dark Souls 2 screens up the Halloween tension

If there’s one game which is entirely appropriate for Halloween without necessarily being a flat-out horror game, it’s Dark Souls.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Oct 2013 | 1

Try plunging attack: Dark Souls 2 pumpkin carving competition begins

If you fancy yourself a dab hand at both Dark Souls and pumpkin carving, this one’s for you: Namco Bandai has opened up a competition for the carving of Dark Souls 2-themed pumpkins.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Pac-Man’s back, man: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures dated for UK

Namco Bandai have announced that Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will be hitting the UK on 7 March.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Irrepressible! Enslaved: Odyssey to the West trekking to PC

Ninja Theory and Namco Bandai’s console-only retelling of Journey to the West, cleverly named Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, appears to be getting a PC release.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Amazing treasure ahead: Dark Souls 2 beta footage leaks

These videos are entirely likely to be removed from YouTube in due course, so if you’re interested in taking a look at the Dark Souls 2 beta in motion you’d better get in there and watch them before it’s too late.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Sep 2013 | 8

Imminent Tears: Dark Souls II slightly delayed on PC

News from the Tokyo Game Show about the PC release of Dark Souls II (by way of Eurogamer’s info-hoover); it’s going to be slightly delayed compared to the console versions, folks.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2013 | 1

Tears ahead: No Dark Souls 2 beta testing planned for the PC

With a pair of beta sessions planned for Dark Souls II on the PS3 (12 October and 27 October respectively,) we here at IncGamers wondered if there would be any sort of equivalent coming for the PC version of the game.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

A mouthful: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst dated for Europe

The unbelievably named Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Full Burst will hit Europe on 25 October, Namco Bandai has announced.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 community vid shows community and Dark Souls 2

A new Dark Souls 2 video has surfaced from the depths of From Software and Namco Bandai, focusing on a community event that took place at Gamescom 2013.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Keep your Serafinowicz about you: Dark Souls 2 trailer looks at smithing

Peter Serafinowicz adds his distinctive voice-over to this latest Dark Souls 2 trailer, which goes into the process of forging real-life armour akin to the type worn by the Knight character in several of the previous trailers.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Interview ahead: Dark Souls 2 director discusses the game in this GamesCom video

Earlier today (or yesterday, depending on your timezome,) we put up some new-ish images from Dark Souls 2.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2013 | Comments Off