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Get your retro game face on with ‘Namco Museum’ for Nintendo Switch next month

Another Namco Museum compilation is on the way, this time for the Nintendo Switch. It will come packed with the GameCube game Pac-Man Vs. that will require two Switch consoles for the full one-versus-three multiplayer experience.
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New Dark Souls 3 trailer features boss fights and Cyndi Lauper

A new trailer for Dark Souls III released Wednesday shows new gameplay from the upcoming sequel, including a first glimpse at some of the game's larger-than-life boss fights.
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New Dark Souls 3 trailer and gameplay demo will get your blood pumping

From Software released a new trailer for Dark Souls III Friday, revealing exactly when the game will be released.
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‘Dark Souls II’ comes to PS3, Xbox 360 on March 11 with a big statue

Namco Bandai confirms a March 11, 2014 release date in North America for From Software's Dark Souls II. The highly anticipated sequels comes in both standard and Collector's Edition flavors.
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‘Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures’ preview: Wakka wakka wakka

Pac-man returned to form in Pac-man Championship, but now Namco's getting experimental again with the 3D platformer 'Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures.' The results? Pretty sweet. The game is sunny antidote to the endless parade of…
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Namco Bandai reports five-year high profits

The top sellers in the content division, including 'Tekken Tag Tournament 2,' ' Soulcalibur V,' and the western release of 'Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm,' helped push Namco Bandai far into the black this fiscal year.
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‘Armored Core: Verdict Day’ preview: Building a better bot with a little help from your imaginary friends

From Software turned its eye away from mechs after 2008's Armored Core: For Answer, but the series is back to stay. Armored Core: Verdict Day is the second game after the end of the hiatus, and the game of giant robot customization and…
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‘Dark Souls II’ preview: You will die in several new, and very pretty ways

Dark Souls II has an intimidating pedigree to live up to after the surprise success of Demon's Souls and the original Dark Souls. Director Yui Tanemura guided Digital Trends through a short demo and discussed how he wants players to enjoy…
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Shatner vs. Gorn: the rematch

After 46 years of waiting patiently, William Shanter finally gets a chance to settle the score with his arch nemesis the Gorn.
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GDC 2013: Boldly going etc., etc. Hands-on with the ‘Star Trek’ video game

We go hands-on with Star Trek the video game, Namco Bandai and Digital Extremes’ offering that bridges the two Star Trek movies and reintroduces the classic foe, the Gorn.
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Soul Calibur and Tekken series sales slow as Namco Bandai stays healthy in the console market

The sky may be falling on many of the biggest video game publishers in the industry, but at least one of console gaming's stalwarts is doing just fine: Namco Bandai. Its console game business actually saw modest gains in 2012, thanks to…
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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch review: A beautiful but slow world

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an expertly made role-playing game in the old style, with sumptuous art and music. Excellent as it is, it's missing a central spark that made Level-5's past games so special.
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King of the Iron Flush: Namco Bandai announces Tekken Card Tournament

In the newly-revealed Tekken Card Tournament, Namco Bandai's flagship pugilists will once again trade in kicks and punches for a stack of playing cards.
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Ryu vs. Space Channel 5: Project X Zone for Nintendo 3DS gets an unlikely US release

Sega, Namco, and Capcom's mascot smorgasbord RPG for Nintendo 3DS, Project X Zone, is making the trip from Japan to the world market this summer, letting people from all over the world make Mega Man fight the cast of Virtua Fighter.
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Fez, Xbox creators judge next indie superstars in Ouya contest

The Ouya no longer stands alone as the only Android-based game console coming out in 2013, but it does benefit from unusually strong developer support already. Now the console's creators are holding a contest to encourage new indie…
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Return of the Pac: Namco plans to open a chain of arcade restaurants

Namco is one of the first names in arcade video games, responsible for foundational classics like Pac-man, Space Invaders, Soul Calibur and Point Blank. Arcades are nearly extinct in 2013, but the company is planning a new chain of…
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Tank! Tank! Tank! (Wii U) review: So very many tanks…

Tank! Tank! Tank! is charming yet simple, the sort of party game that offers mindless shooty-shooty fun and little beyond that.
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One Fighter Future: Namco Bandai earnings see Tekken dominating SoulCalibur

Namco Bandai is doing fairly well for itself as a console game publisher, with profits more than doubling year-on-year. The company's latest earnings report does shed interesting light on the future of its fighting series, Tekken and…