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Dark Souls II, Ace Combat, Tales Highlight Long Namco TGS Line-up

Namco Bandai is pulling out all the stops this year. Committing to the free-to-play model for what seems like a long term venture and pitching in to create the latest Super Smash Bros. is just the beginning of what one of Japan’s oldest gaming entities has to offer. The company is looking to dominate this year in its home country of Japan with a long list of impressive titles at TGS 2013.

Check out the list here:

Namco Bandai TGS

  • Ace Combat: Infinity (PS3)
  • Tekken Revolution (PS3)
  • Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3, Vita, Xbox 360)
  • Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (PS3)
  • One Piece: Romance Dawn (3DS)
  • Armored Core: Verdict Day (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Dark Souls 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

General Exhibition Area

  • God Eater 2 (PSV, PSP)*
  • J-Stars Victory VS (PS3, PSV)*
  • SHIN Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM (PS3, PSV)*
  • Mobile Suit Gundam EXTREME VS. FULL BOOST (PS3)*
  • AKB 1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (PS3)
  • Disney INFINITY (Wii U) *
  • Disney INFINITY Toy Box Challenge (3DS) *
  • Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS)
  • Game Center CX 3-chome no Arino(3DS)
  • Gundam Breaker (PSV) *
  • J Legend Retsuden (3DS)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (PS3)
  • Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Aratanaru Sakai (3DS)
  • Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist: Treasure of the Substitute King (3DS)
  • Masked Rider Travelers Senki (3DS)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3)
  • Mushibugyo (3DS)
  • One Piece: Unlimited World R (3DS) *
  • Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Happy End. (PS3)
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: The Battle Pentagram
  • Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day (PS3)
  •  SOULCALIBUR Lost Swords
  • Spec: Kan (3DS)
  • Super Heroine Chronicle (PS3, PSV)
  • Super Robot Wars OG INFINITE BATTLE (PS3)
  • Super Robot Wars OG Saga Masou Kishin III: Pride of Justice (PS3, PSV)
  • Super Robot Wars Operation Extend (PSP)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U version! (Wii U)
  • The Basketball which Kuroko Plays: Shouri e no Kiseki (3DS)
  • TORIKO Ultimate Survival (3DS)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Online (PC)
  • Professional Baseball MAX 2013 (PC)
  • SD Gundam Operations (PC)
  • Gundam Conquest (iOS, Android)
  • TALES OF LINK (iOS)
  • Digimon Crusader (iOS, Android)*
  • DragonBall Tap Battle (iOS, Android)*
  • Gather of Dragons (Android)
  • Guilty Dragon (iOS, Android)
  • Gundam Area Wars (iOS, Android)
  • Gundam Card Battler (iOS, Android)
  • Masked Rider Break Joker (iOS, Android)
  • ONE PIECE : RUNNING Chopper – Chopper to Kizuna no Shima (iOS, Android)*
  • ONE PIECE : Straw Hat Pin Ball Marineford Chojo Senso (iOS, Android)*
  • ONE PIECE : Straw Hat Wars Kaizoku Defence (iOS, Android)*
  • PACK-MAN DASH! (iOS, Android)*
  • SD Gundam Generation Frontier (iOS, Android)
  • Super Robot Wars Card Chronicle (iOS, Android)
  • Super Sentai Bato Base (iOS, Android)

Family Area

  • Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess (3DS)
  • Disney INFINITY (Wii U)
  • Disney INFINITY Toy Box Challenge (3DS)
  • Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS)
  • Doki Doki Precure: Narikiri Life (3DS)
  • J Legend Retsuden (3DS)
  • Kuma Tomo (3DS)
  • Masked Rider Travelers Senki (3DS)
  • ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN (3DS)
  • One Piece: Unlimited World R (3DS)
  • Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures (3DS)
  • Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (3DS)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U version! (Wii U)
  • Tamagotchi! Seishun no Dream School (3DS)
  • TORIKO Ultimate Survival (3DS)
  • Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game de Gaburincho!! (3DS)

Namco Bandai has never had a problem playing both the casual and serious sides of the gaming industry, and most of these Japanese exclusive games will likely never leave the country. Licensed games based off of animes, singing simulators starring popular girl band AKB-48, and Pokemon’s failed rival Digimon are being shown alongside some seriously quality software.

Of the ones that will make it to foreign shores, Namco Bandai has a lot of quality titles to show off. Dark Souls II will continue FromSoftware’s critically successful series of brutal action dungeon crawling games, and Armored Core: Verdict Day will also be ready from the emerging B-list development team.

Ace Combat: Infinity will be shown off at the Sony booth, and both Tekken Revolution and SoulCalibur: Lost Swords are set to make an appearance. The only major PlayStation 3 free-to-play game to be absent is Ridge Racer Driftopia, which has already been available in its retail form Ridge Racer Unbounded for over a year now.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will be huge, seeing as it is the most popular game in Namco Bandai’s most popular JRPG series. Beyond that, I’m am going to be checking out Game Center CX 3-chome no Arino, the next in the Retro Gaming Challenge series.

Thanks to its willingness to embrace new payment methods without sacrificing its legacy, I’d go so far as to say Namco Bandai is currently the most exciting of the major Japanese publishers these days. From the looks of it, I’ll be spending quite a lot of time at its booth this week at TGS.

VG247

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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