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Namco Bandai reveals Gamescom 2012 line up

Posted by: Russell at 8/6/2012 7:25 PM
Namco Bandai has revealed their game line up for Gamescom 2012 which is being held in Cologne, Germany from August 15th through the 19th.  Fans who attend the event will get a chance to play Tekken Tag Tournament 2, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and Tank! TANK! TANK! TANK!  In addition, the Namco Bandai area will also feature a seated theater where fans can check out the new Star Trek adventure that will be demoed exclusively to those who attend.  Read on for more info on each of the six games being showcased.


Six Titles from a Variety of Genres and Multiple Platforms to be Shown at the

Biggest Games Event in the World



SAN JOSE, Calif., (August 6, 2012) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today unveiled the exciting and varied line up of titles that it will showcase at gamescom 2012 in Cologne, Germany from August 15th to 19th. Bringing some of the year's most anticipated titles to the hands of the biggest audience of video game fans in the world, NAMCO BANDAI Games Ins.’s stand, located in Hall 9, Stand C11, will feature public hands-on gaming stations and a seated theater where the highly anticipated new Star Trek™ adventure will be demoed exclusively for visitors to the show.



Titles available for fans to play include the eagerly awaited fighting game TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 anime-based titles ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™, acclaimed role playing adventure Dark Souls®: Prepare to Die™ Edition and the intense arcade action of TANK! TANK! TANK!™ on Nintendo Wii U™.



Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)

Release date: 08.24.2012

With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls®: Prepare to Die™ Edition is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark Souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.



Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PLAYSTATION®3 system)

Release date: 01.22.2013

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into another world to become a wizard in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way Oliver makes new friends and tames many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies.



ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS (PLAYSTATION 3 system)

Release date: 09.25.2012

Featuring the best-loved characters and the vast majority of adversaries from the ONE PIECE universe, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will invite players to do battle with a massive amount of opponents. The story mode will drop players right into the heart of the rich ONE PIECE universe filled with familiar characters, powerful enemies, touching moments and memorable scenes.



Star Trek™ (Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PC)

Release date: Spring 2013

With a storyline occurring after the events of J.J. Abram’s 2009 Star Trek reboot, the Star Trek video game puts players in the shoes of seminal heroes Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, inviting them to work together to take on the ferocious Gorn in this epic action adventure. Built from the ground up as the ultimate co-op experience, players are set on a journey of immense proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. Kirk and Spock’s complementary personalities result in the most fully realized and varied co-op experience for this console generation.



TANK! TANK! TANK!™ (Nintendo Wii U™)

Release date: Wii U launch window

Get ready for one of the most bombastic battle-party-games ever with TANK! TANK! TANK! Players will find a fantastic armament of tanks and weapons at their disposal to dispatch the enemy threat, including mechanical insects, gigantic dragons and even other players. Team up with three friends to battle with or against each other in fully destructible environments in a variety of action-packed story and multiplayer modes where weapons are never in short supply and threats are hiding behind every corner. Players will be able to arm their tanks with lasers, machine guns, missile pods, the dreaded Colossus Missile and power-ups scattered throughout each map.



TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 (Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION 3 system)

Release date: 09.11.2012

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 improves upon the tag-based combat of the original, with the latest installment introducing one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. tag team battles. These new modes introduce a new style of play in the TEKKEN® series and provide an easier point of access to new players, while keeping the game fresh for long time fans of the franchise.





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About LEVEL-5

LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets videogame software in Japan. The company’s flagship Professor Layton series has shipped over 13.5 million units worldwide, while the mega-hit INAZUMA ELEVEN series has shipped over 4.9 million units worldwide. The Little Battlers eXperience animated series, based on the hugely successful games of the same name, will soon make its western debut in Europe and the Americas. The company is also currently localizing Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for North America and Europe, featuring animations by the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, and music by Joe Hisaishi. In September 2010, LEVEL-5 Inc. opened an office in Santa Monica, California. While maintaining its base as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media, as it strives to become a world-class entertainment brand.



More information on LEVEL-5 Inc. can be found at http://www.level5ia.com and http://www.level5.co.jp/.





About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.


About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco



TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2&©2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

TANK! TANK! TANK!™ & ©2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. © 2011-2012 FromSoftware, Inc.

STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.



ONE PIECE: Pirate Warriors © EIICHIRO ODA/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION

Game © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD.



© 2012 Paramount Pictures Corporation. ® & © 2012 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo



Press Release © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.



“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Kinect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.

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