News

Namco unveils huge PAX lineup

Posted by: Chuck at 8/24/2007 12:33 PM
Namco Bandai has revealed their lineup for PAX this weekend.  If you stop by their booth this weekend you'll get a chance to play:
  • Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Culdcept SAGA
  • Dynasty Warriors:GUNDAM
  • Eternal Sonata
  • .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption
  • Namco Museum DS
  • Namco Museum REMIX
  • NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes
  • NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
  • Time Crisis 4
  • Warhammer: Battle March
Not a bad lineup and I'm interested to see how well Culdcept makes the move to the 360.


NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR PENNY ARCADE EXPO 2007

 

Leading Video Games Publisher to Showcase World Debuts, Playable Versions of Hit Titles and Daily Tournaments at Three Day Gaming Festival

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 23, 2007)Leading video games publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today revealed its product lineup for the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo, taking place from August 24-26 in Seattle, WA. With more than a dozen high-profile titles on all major platforms – including the Wii™, Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system – being showcased at this year’s event, Penny Arcade Expo attendees will be able to visit the NAMCO BANDAI Games booth (#616) to get their hands on some of the year’s most anticipated video games months before they are released in stores. Visitors will also be able to participate in daily gaming tournaments and test their skills against other gamers for the chance to win special NAMCO BANDAI Games prizes.

 

Below is additional information on NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Penny Arcade Expo lineup:

 

Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation™

Release date: October 23, 2007

Platform: Xbox 360

 

Ace Combat 6 marks the debut of NAMCO BANDAI’s premiere flight action series on the Xbox 360 and is the most robust Ace Combat game to date. The screaming intensity of modern aerial warfare comes to life with photorealistic HD graphics, a massive selection of authentic licensed combat aircraft and new gameplay mechanics that let players control allied units across land, sea and air. Players can also engage in competitive and cooperative online dog-fighting for the first time in the series’ history via Xbox LIVE®.

 

Beautiful Katamari™

Release date: 2007

Platform: Xbox 360

 

The King of All Cosmos, the Prince and all his cousins are back, making their debut in high-definition on the Xbox 360 in an all-new wacky adventure. With new mission types, cousins, online multiplayer support for up to four friends via Xbox LIVE and the series’ timeless rolling gameplay, it’s the most outlandish Katamari adventure yet!

 

Culdcept™ SAGA

Release date: 2008

Platform: Xbox 360

 

The strategy of board games and depth of collectible card games come together on the Xbox 360 with Culdcept SAGA. Build your own custom deck from nearly 500 unique cards, amass territory and engage the enemy to bring peace to your war-torn homeland. Players can also customize their characters and put their custom decks to the test in four player online clashes via Xbox LIVE.

 

Dynasty Warriors®:GUNDAM®

Release date: August 28, 2007

Platform: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system

 

Dynasty Warriors:GUNDAM combines the strategic fast-paced action of KOEI’s Dynasty Warriors series with the rich heritage and futuristic storyline of the GUNDAM universe to create an entirely original gaming experience. Thrusting players into massive battles with hundreds of Mobile Suits battling for the fate of the galaxy, the game delivers intense combat on land and in outer space on a massive scale. Players will be able to customize their Mobile Suit and experience storylines straight from GUNDAM lore as they attempt to turn the tides of battle against impossible odds.

 

Eternal Sonata™

Release date: September 17, 2007

Platform: Xbox 360

 

Delivering an epic storyline and RPG gameplay to the Xbox 360, Eternal Sonata allows players to become part of a dream world envisioned during the final three hours of world-famous music composer Frederic Chopin’s life . With a majestic classical music score, breathtaking cel-shaded graphics and an innovative battle system that supports up to three players, the RPG genre takes the leap to the next generation with this incredible game.

 

.hack®//G.U.™ Vol. 3: Redemption™

Release date: September 10, 2007

Platform: PlayStation 2 system

 

The thrilling G.U. trilogy comes to a close in .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption, as players learn the truth behind “The World” and Haseo’s ultimate sacrifice to save mankind from the grasp of evil. Evolving the series’ action-RPG gameplay, Vol. 3 lets players customize their party with 22 unique characters, transform their avatars into new forms for even more destructive power, enhance their Steam Bikes and investigate the mysteries hidden deep within massive new dungeons.

 

Namco Museum™ DS

Release date: September 10, 2007

Platform: Nintendo DS

 

Namco Museum DS delivers eight all-time gaming classics to the Nintendo DS – no quarters required! Featuring arcade-perfect renditions of Pac-Man®, Galaga®, Xevious®, Dig Dug® II, Galaxian®, Mappy® and Tower of Druaga®, as well as the handheld debut of the critically acclaimed Pac-Man® Vs. with wireless multiplayer support, there’s something for every gamer in this timeless compilation.

 

Namco Museum™ REMIX

Release date: Q4 2007

Platform: Wii

 

The ultimate cure for gaming nostalgia, Namco Museum REMIX gives gamers a dose of classic gaming with nine arcade hits and five remixed classics. Choose from original versions of arcade hits Galaxian®, Dig Dug®, Mappy®, Xevious®, Gaplus™, Super PAC-MAN® , Pac & Pal™, Pac-Mania® and Cutie-Q™ or put your Wii Remote to the test and see your very own Mii characters in all-new 3D versions of Pac’n Roll®, Galaga®, Pac-Motos™, Rally-X® and Gator Panic®.

 

NARUTO™: Ultimate Ninja Heroes™

Release date: August 28, 2007

Platform: PSP system

 

Based on the hit animated series SHONEN JUMP™ NARUTO™ from VIZ Media, the rich NARUTO universe is at your fingertips with NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes, as players assemble a team of fighters and battle for ninja supremacy with 20 recognizable characters. Developed exclusively for North America and Europe, experience 3-on-3 team-based gameplay for the first time in the series on the PSP system and upgrade your warriors to create the ultimate fighting force! Create combinations of characters to unlock hidden teams with new and powerful special abilities, rewarding players with unique skills that will help them become the ultimate ninja hero.

 

NARUTO™: Uzumaki Chronicles™ 2

Release date: September 4, 2007

Platform: PlayStation 2 system

 

Boasting an exciting new storyline, an expanded array of playable characters, two player co-op and versus battles and new challenging missions, NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 far exceeds its action adventure predecessor in every way. Naruto and his allies will face different challenges as they try to unravel the mystery of the Shirogane clan and their nefarious army of “puppet walkers.” Players can expect action-packed ninjutsu missions as well as the chance to explore intriguing locations across the world of Naruto beautifully rendered in 3D anime style.

 

Tales of the World™: Radiant Mythology™

Release date: Now available in stores

Platform: PSP system

 

The beloved Tales series arrives on the PSP system with an all-new storyline that reunites 19 characters from previous games in the series. Players can customize their character and take on 300 unique quests as they explore a massive, colorful world and engage in thrilling real-time battles.

 

Time Crisis® 4

Release date: Holiday 2007

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 system

 

The definitive arcade shooting franchise arrives on the PLAYSTATION 3 system with Time Crisis 4. Featuring the all-new Guncon®3 peripheral with two analog sticks and six buttons, players will be able to take aim like never before, blasting enemies with a new arsenal of firearms and selecting different paths through each level. Packed with new ways to play including a fully interactive FPS mode and tactical Crisis Missions, Time Crisis 4 launches the genre out of the arcade and into the next generation.

 

Warhammer®: Battle March™

Release date: 2008

Platform: Xbox 360

 

Debuting the tactical real-time action of the Warhammer series on the Xbox 360, Battle March brings the brutality, strategy and drama of warfare to life through intense single player campaigns that span six unique armies and four player online clashes via Xbox LIVE. Featuring never-before seen armies, units and heroes, players will be able to deliver their squadron to battlefield glory through superior tactics and customize each of their warriors to inspire fear in their enemies.

 

                                                                                             ###                                                                  

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN® SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™ and TEKKEN® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and our products, please log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.

Press Release © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

 

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages. 

Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com.

 

 

About KOEI Corporation

KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for Strategy and Simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Dynasty Warriors® series has generated more than 9 million units in sales worldwide since its first release for the PlayStation game console in 1997. KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems and personal computers. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI game products can be found online at koei.com.