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Bandai Namco’s “Scarlet Nexus” confirmed for PS4, PS5

Originally announced for PC and Xbox consoles, sci-fi RPG Scarlet Nexus is also coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Bandai Namco has confirmed. According to Rice Digital, Scarlet Nexus‘ story was penned by the same team responsible for Tales of Vesperia. In Scarlet Nexus, players take control of a psychokinetically-powered soldier named Yuito who must protect mankind from a

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“Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris” brings back “co-sleeping” events

As part of the “Sword Art Online New Year 2020 Special” livestream, Bandai Namco premiered a first look of the “co-sleeping” events in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. This revelation happily contradicts previous comments by Alicization Lycoris producer Yosuke Futami, who previously said the these events would not be included. Throughout the game, the main character Kirito has become quite

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Hilde coming to “SoulCalibur VI” as part of the second season of DLC

Bandai Namco has announced that Hildegard Von Krone (aka Hilde) is coming to Soulcalibur VI as the next character confirmed for the game’s second DLC season. Hilde made her first appearance in Soulcalibur IV, and she’s sporting some slick new duds in her return to Bandai Namco’s weapons-based fighter. You can watch Hilde’s reveal trailer below. Soulcalibur VI is currently

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“One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows” coming to consoles, PC in 2020

Bandai Namco has announced that One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will launch sometime in 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.  Developed by Spike Chunsoft, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is an action game based on the wildly successful superhero manga written by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. Bandai Namco has scheduled a closed beta

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“Code Vein” update 1.04 adds Halloween accessories later this month

Bandai Namco has announced that the version 1.04 update for Code Vein will arrive at the end of October. According to the patch notes, this update adds several Halloween-themed character accessories, color pallets, and face paints, in addition to some gameplay updates, as well. Here are the pertinent details from the patch notes: Character Creation • Added new creation accessories,

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Bandai Namco registers trademarks for “Encore” editions of Splatterhouse, Mr. Driller, Klonoa, and more

On 4 September, Bandai Namco filed new trademarks for several “Encore” titles in Japan. Here’s the full list of these newly trademarked “Encore” titles: Genpei Touma Den Encore Klonoa Encore Mr. Driller Encore Splatterhouse Encore Wagyan Land Encore Bandai Namco recently used the “Encore” subtitle for both Katamari Damacy Encore for Switch and PC (known as Katamari Damacy Reroll outside

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SNK’s Haohmaru coming to “Soulcalibur VI” as part of the 2nd DLC season

Bandai Namco has announced that Soulcalibur VI will be getting a second season of DLC, which will include Haohmaru from SNK’s Samurai Shodown series (aka Samurai Spirits). Haohmaru is just one of four characters coming as part of the second season of DLC, though he will be the only guest character among them. The rest will be natives of the

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Bandai Namco announces Cassandra as “Soulcalibur VI” DLC character – and she’s available today!

Over the weekend, Bandai Namco announced that Cassandra would be joining the cast of Soulcalibur VI as a DLC fighter. The best part, she’s available today (5 August). You can check out her character reveal trailer below and see if she makes your soul burn. Cassandra is the final piece of DLC as part of Soulcalibur VI‘s first season pass,

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Hot Springs DLC for “One Piece: World Seeker” won’t be released in North America

Bandai Namco’s One Piece: World Seeker has been available in North America for about a week, but for North American gamers who were still holding out hope to receive the game’s “Hot Spring Mission” titled The Phantom Remedy, consider those hopes dashed. Earlier this week, Bandai Namco confirmed that The Phantom Ready will not be released in the North American

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Amy revealed as the next “Soulcalibur VI” DLC character

If you’ve been following our Soulcalibur VI coverage, this news shouldn’t surprise you. Bandai Namco finally revealed that Amy, Raphael’s adopted daughter, would be the next DLC fighter added to the Soulcalibur VI roster. You can watch Amy’s reveal trailer below.   There is currently no release date for Amy’s DLC. Those who bought the season pass or the deluxe/collector’s

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Rumor: “Soulcalibur VI” update file reveals 8 upcoming DLC characters, second season plans

Recently, data miners cracked the source code behind the most recent update (ver. 1.12) to Bandai Namco’s Soulcalibur VI, perhaps revealing the next DLC characters, and perhaps a full second set of DLC characters to be sold as a second season. The remaining DLC characters are obviously named as Amy and Cassandra, though there are six remaining fighters referred to

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Is Bandai Namco’s mysterious “Rad” actually a revival of 90’s NES platformer “Totally Rad”?

Bandai Namco recently trademarked several logos in the United States prominently featuring the word “rad”. Check them out for yourself below. As Gematsu points out, the logos feature fallout shelter and mushroom cloud imagery, suggesting that Rad may refer to “radiation.” Pfffft! Thanks for the expert analysis guys, but if you’ll allow us to speculate wildly for just a sec,

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Bandai Namco releases gameplay trailer for upcoming JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure game

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for their upcoming arcade game, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor, this time featuring quite a bit of actual gameplay. You can check out the full trailer below.   Based on the ongoing manga series JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor is described as a “stand battle royale” game in

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Bandai Namco releases teaser for new “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” game

Bandai Namco has announced JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor, a new game scheduled for release in Japanese arcades in summer 2019 based on the ongoing manga series JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken. According to Japanese website PR Times, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor is described as a “stand battle royale” game in which players will use “stand powers” to be

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2B from “NieR: Automata” joins the roster of “Soulcalibur VI”

Bandai Namco has unveiled the next DLC fighter coming to Soulcalibur VI, and it’s safe to say that a lot of people are going to be happy. 2B from Square Enix’s hit action/adventure game NieR: Automata is joining the fight, complete with an alternate costume resembling Kainé from NieR Gestalt (simply titled NieR in some regions). You can watch 2B’s

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Bandai Namco releases second part of “Soulcalibur” documentary ahead of “Soulcalibur VI” launch

Last week, Bandai Namco released the first part of a retrospective documentary celebrating their weapons-based fighting series Soulcalibur. Bandai Namco followed up this past Wednesday by releasing part two of the documentary, and while part one focused on Soulcalibur‘s origins in arcades and on SEGA Dreamcast, part two focuses exclusively on the upcoming release of Soulcalibur VI. More specifically, the

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Soulcalibur documentary released ahead of “Soulcalibur VI” launch; confirmed character roster so far

On Tuesday, Bandai Namco released a Soulcalibur retrospective documentary on their YouTube channel celebrating the legacy of their classic fighting series. The first in a series, the video features several interviews with expert Soulcalibur players and mostly highlights the competitive fighting game community’s engagement with both Soulcalibur I and II. It’s not currently know how many parts the full documentary

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Inferno confirmed for Soulcalibur VI, but can’t be used in online matches

On Friday, Bandai Namco officially announced that the flaming abomination Inferno would be returning for Soulcalibur VI. As in previous installments of the weapons-based fighting series, Inferno’s powers mimic those of other fighters. The only snag? He can’t be used in online matches. Bandai Namco Europe released a trailer and an official character biography for Inferno, both of which you

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“Soulcalibur VI” online network test starts Thursday; open to all PS4 and Xbox One players

Bandai Namco has announced an online network test for Soulcalibur VI will begin this week and that it will be fully open to all PS4 and Xbox One gamers. The test will be limited only to “ranked match” mode, and will run from Thursday, 27 September at 8 pm PDT through Sunday, 30 September at 8 pm PDT. Bandai Namco

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Soulcalibur VI will not have loot boxes

According to a very informative thread on the Soulcalibur VI Steam page, Bandai Namco’s latest entry into their weapons-based fighting franchise will not have any kind of loot box system. This probably comes as a relief to many fighting game fans who have recently seen other series adopt a loot box system to unlock character customizations. (looking at you, Injustice

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Second story mode revealed for “Soulcalibur VI”; Tira coming as DLC

This week at Gamescom, Bandai Namco unveiled several new details for their upcoming weapons-based fighter, Soulcalibur VI, including a new story mode and DLC character. Titled Libra of Souls, this second story mode differs from the already-revealed Chronicle of Souls mode in that players will use their own custom fighters to overcome challenges in searching for pieces of the Soul

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Seong Mi-Na and Astaroth confirmed for “Soulcalibur VI”

This weekend, Bandai Namco revealed that Soulcalibur series mainstays Seong Mi-Na and Astaroth would be included in the fighting roster of Soulcalibur VI. Both characters are well-known to fans of the series, as Seong Mi-Na first appeared in Soul Edge while Astaroth first appeared in the original Soulcalibur. The announcement came during EVO 2018, where Soulcalibur series producer Motohiro Okubo

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Namco Museum Arcade PAC coming this September for Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco has announced Namco Museum Arcade PAC (…pack. Get it?) for the Nintendo Switch. This is a seemingly cool announcement until you realize that this new release is merely a retail version of both Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, both of which are already on the Switch eShop. Still, if you’re a retro gaming fan and don’t own either

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Bandai Namco shows new Soul Calibur VI trailer at E3, confirms October release date

Bandai Namco announced Tuesday that their weapons-based fighter Soul Calibur VI will arrive October 19 on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Soul Calibur VI details have trickled out fairly consistently since the game was announced in December, and we know that this new entry is a soft reboot for the franchise. Bandai Namco also provided a trailer featuring the

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