Train2Game News Yu-Gi-Oh in Jump Force

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! is the latest franchise that will feature in JUMP FORCE, that is set to release in 2019.

Joining the roster of JUMP FORCE is Yugi Muto, the hero of Yu-Gi-Oh! JUMP FORCE brings together the greatest heroes and villains from over the 50-year history of Shueisha’s influential Japanese manga Weekly Shonen Jump to fight for the fate of their world and ours.

Yu-Gi-Oh!’s story takes place in a world where a card game: Duel Monsters, is one of the largest aspects of everyday life. The game can bring fortune and fame to its champions, or demise to those less fortunate.

The main protagonist, Yugi Muto, is a lonely boy who loves playing the game but was never blessed with talent. After finding and solving the Millennium Puzzle, an ancient and powerful artefact, Yugi unknowingly became host to Dark Yugi, the spirit of the long deceased Pharaoh Atem. The Pharaoh’s spirit possess and takes control of Yugi in times of danger, he is able to become one of the greatest Duel Monsters players in the world.

Stay tuned for more information about Yugi’s powers and abilities!

JUMP FORCE is set to release in 2019 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC Digital. For more information about products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:

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Train2Game News Dark Souls Steelbook Trilogy

Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces that DARK SOULS™ Trilogy will be coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on October 19, 2018 with an MSRP of $79.99.

This three-game compilation includes DARK SOULS™: Remastered, DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin™, and DARK SOULS™ III: The Fire Fades™ Edition packaged in an exclusive Steelbook® case.

The DARK SOULS series has been a benchmark of excellence since it’s initial release in 2011. The series has ignited the imagination of video game fans the world over with its unique gameplay elements including asynchronous multiplayer, challenging difficulty that requires players to think before they act, deep lore that expands a deceptively simple story, and an atmospheric twisting and interconnected world map. Now players can own the entire series along with all associated DLC in one ultimate package.

“The DARK SOULS Trilogy gives those who haven’t played the DARK SOULS series a great opportunity to jump in and experience what has become one of the most influential video game series of the past decade,” said Jenn Tsang, Marketing Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The magic of DARK SOULS lies within its ability to challenge players with highly rewarding gameplay and deliver a euphoric sense of accomplishment after beating a particularly tough boss, or area in the game. We hope to share that feeling with new players through DARK SOULS Trilogy.”

The physical edition of DARK SOULS Trilogy will be available in limited numbers across the Americas. To ensure a physical copy at launch, it is recommended that players please pre-order the physical game at participating retailers.

DARK SOULS Trilogy is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and will be available for the PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One on October 19, 2018 with a MSRP of $79.99. For more information regarding DARK SOULS Trilogy and other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit https://www.bandainamcoent.com, https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Train2Game News Bleach joins Jump Force

Today, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe can reveal three new playable characters from classic manga series Bleach and one new stage for the upcoming title JUMP FORCE.

Bleach follows the exploits of fiery teenager Ichigo Kurosaki who inherits the powers of a Shinigami (soul reaper), which sees him take on the duty of defending humans from evil spirits and travel to ghostly realms to protect them. Joining the roster of JUMP FORCE, which sees the greatest heroes and villains from the 50-year history of Shueisha’s influential Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump manga do battle, are three iconic names from Bleach:

  • Ichigo Kurosaki – Once a simple high school student with the ability to see ghosts, Ichigo became one of the strongest ever Shinigami (soul reapers) after his encounter with a Hollow (a spectral being) that tried to kill him.
  • Rukia Kuchiki – Rukia is a soul reaper from a noble family who specialises in Kido (the magic of the soul reapers). Her ice-type blade is considered to be amongst the most beautiful swords of the Souls Society.
  • Sōsuke Aizen – A captain of the Gotei 13, Aizen is a mysterious man. While calm on the surface, behind this serene appearance is perhaps one of the most skilled members of the Soul Society.

Also revealed today is the new Hong Kong stage, one of Jump Force’s many real-world locations. Set at street-level, manga characters will be illuminated by neon lanterns and the dazzling lights of a rain-soaked city as they battle in the shadow of Blackbeard’s mysteriously crashed ship.

JUMP FORCE features the world’s most popular and classic manga/anime franchises including DRAGON BALL Z, ONE PIECE, NARUTO and many more. Players will be able to create their three-character manga/anime dream tag team and take them into battle in hyper-stylish arena brawls set against backdrops of famous landmarks around the world including New York City’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps. Utilising Unreal Engine 4, JUMP FORCE brings these titans of Japanese pop culture to life for the first time ever in stunning realistic detail.

For more information from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:

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Train2Game News Dragon Ball Game Bonuses

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe can confirm that DRAGON BALL FighterZ for Nintendo Switch™ will be launched 28th September, 2018.

Players will be able to experience the spectacular fights, iconic fighters and fast-paced action on the Switch. On release all the extra characters already released on other platforms will be available for purchase from day one.

Additionally, players that pre-order the game will be rewarded with 2 gifts:

  • Immediate access to Goku and Vegeta SSGSS
  • The Japanese version of the classic Super NES game: Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden.

DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 EXTRA PACK 3 will also be available this summer on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

EXTRA PACK 3 will offer a long awaited character, Super Baby Vegeta. Baby is a parasite-like organism created from the DNA of King Tuffle before the extinction of his race. His only goal is to obtain vengeance against the Saiyans. By taking possession of Vegeta’s body, Baby became Super Baby Vegeta, one of the strongest fighters in the universe. Try to tame his amazing power in the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 EXTRA PACK 3!

DRAGON BALL FighterZ for the Nintendo Switch will be available 28th September, 2018. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and PC. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 is available now on the Xbox One, PlayStation®4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Train2Game News Relive The Arcade Prime

MY ARCADE, US Based Retro Gaming specialist, and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., have joined forces and are set to announce two new gaming devices filled with Classic NAMCO games at this year’s E3.

The new machines further expand the line of products borne out of the partnership, which already includes a set of Micro Player Arcades featuring classic titles such as PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, and DIG DUG™.

The NAMCO Museum Mini Player will be packed with 20 classic titles and features a large vertical-oriented screen for authentic arcade gameplay. It also features dual front facing speakers for optimal sound, a detachable joystick, and back-lit marquee and coin trap. All of the titles included on the device are the original arcade versions of the games, unless there was no original arcade version available. The Namco Museum Mini Player™ is slated to release Holiday 2018.

The PAC-MAN Pocket Player is a brand new 16-bit handheld console designed by My Arcade that is compact, portable, ergonomically designed, and boasts a full color screen. The Pocket Player™ will include three classic PAC-MAN titles, including original arcade favorite PAC-MAN, along with PAC-PANIC™ and PAC-MANIA™. The Pocket Player will be available starting July 2018 at retailers such as Walmart and Amazon.

“BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment is synonymous with classic gaming, and has developed a huge library of classic games, loved by all” said Crystal Dugan, My Arcade’s Marketing Manager “We are so honored to work with them and so excited to share these titles with a new generation of gamers, in our own unique way.”

For more information on My Arcade® and its wide array of retro gaming products, check out myarcadegaming.com and facebook.com/MyArcadeRetro

Train2Game News Dragon Ball Legend available now

Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. are pleased to announce DRAGON BALL LEGENDS is now available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.

This new one-finger card action battle game lets players go head-to-head in real time with rivals from around the globe in PVP battles at home or on-the-go.

DRAGON BALL LEGENDS has the legendary Goku and a trio of brand-new characters drawn by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama himself.

  • Shallot, a time-displaced Saiyan from the past
  • Zahha, a magical swordsman sent from a far-flung world
  • A mysterious hooded man

DRAGON BALL LEGENDS was originally announced via a pre-launch campaign in March and since that time it has broken BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s all-time record with over 4.5 million total registrations.

In commemoration of this milestone, all users who begin playing the game today will receive Goku, Frieza, a rare character and Chrono Crystals (items used to summon fighters in-game) upon download.

“DRAGON BALL LEGENDS introduces an innovative one-finger battle system that gives players of all experience levels the ability to fight like Goku, Gohan and Vegeta” said Keigo Ikeda, Producer of DRAGON BALL LEGENDS (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc).

Train2Game News Bandai Namco raise $20k for charity

Leading anime video game developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. announced today it has raised and is donating over $20,000 to Gamers Outreach in support of the foundation’s mission to provide recreation and entertainment to children recovering from the treatment of long term illnesses in hospitals through the power of video games.

The donated funds will go directly to the creation of additional “GO Karts” or Gamers Outreach Karts – portable, medical-grade gaming kiosks which healthcare staff can use to transport gaming consoles and games to children who are not able to leave their rooms during their recovery. GO Karts have already been stationed at nearly 50 hospitals around the United States and support over 450,000 children annually during their recoveries.

“As a video game company, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America is excited to see the power of video games brighten the day of a child recovering from illness. Video games can transport children to distant lands for grand adventures, empower them with super powers, and most importantly, deliver a simple smile and some comfort.” said Denny Chiu, Director, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

“By lifting their spirits, we hope to help these brave young patients through their healing process and provide a semblance of fun and normalcy to their day. We also want to thank our generous fans who donated funds during our livestream, our combined donations will surely add a boost to help Gamers Outreach in its mission of bringing joy, creating smiles, and making the day special for countless kids.”

“We’re incredibly grateful to the team from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America for this generous gift of more than $20,000 in support of providing entertainment devices to hospitalized children,” said Zach Wigal, Founder of Gamers Outreach.

“As an organization, our focus is to help normalize the hospital experience by ensuring games and recreation are available to patients, and easy for healthcare professionals to manage. GO Karts are a tool hospital staff rely on as a way to deliver content to patients who have limited accessibility during treatment. The GO Karts built by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America will be making a difference in the lives of children and their families for years to come!”

Funds donated by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. are comprised of charitable donations raised during an eight hour “Let’s Play Anime” charity livestream which raised $5,484 from viewers and fans. The livestream featured gameplay segments featuring BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s latest games. The livestream was hosted by BANDAI NAMCO team members and social media influencers. During the program, viewers made donations in support of the livestream to benefit Gamers Outreach. Additional funds were donated by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. by matching the $5,484 donated by livestream viewers and with an additional $10,000 for a grand donation total of $20,968.

For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com . For more information about Gamers Outreach Foundation, please visit: https://gamersoutreach.org.

Train2Game Return of the Tamagotchi

Tamagotchi is back! After the first launch of the iconic toy over 20 years ago, your virtual friends are back.

Today, they come to your mobile phone in a beautiful game from Bandai Namco and Paladin Studios. Hatch an egg and take good care of your little friend to keep them healthy and happy. My Tamagotchi Forever is now available worldwide on iOS and Android.

RECONNECT TO YOUR OLD FRIENDS

Meet Mametchi, Kuchipatchi and many more of your old friends in Tamatown. When you take good care of your Tamagotchi, they will evolve to adulthood. Help them achieve their dreams – from being an astronaut to science teacher or mayor. Each Tamagotchi has a place in Tamatown, and with your proper care and dedication, Tamatown and its adorable residents will thrive. With some diligence and love, you get friends for life!

A HAPPY DAY

Bathe, feed, play, and sleep – there’s always something to do to keep your Tamagotchi happy. Your Tamagotchi will let you know what they need. A warm soapy bath gets them clean. Shopping for food and feeding your little friend revitalizes them. With their energy restored, head to the arcade and play minigames to earn coins – from Match-3 puzzles to Hide-And-Seek. Then get out to Tamatown to decorate the village and create Memorable Moments. After a day of fun, when everyone’s tired, it’s time to head to bed and rest a bit. Turn off the lights and say goodnight – and rest assured that your little pal will be waiting for you when you get back.

READY TO GROW

From a tiny egg to full-grown Tamagotchi, your pet will go through several stages of evolution, each containing unique characters and evolution paths. Your actions determine which characters you get. There’s a lot of unique Tamagotchi, and each requires a specific kind of caretaking. Can you hatch them all?

SHARING IS CARING

Decorate Tamatown with playgrounds, trees, boats, swimming pools and dozens of other playful objects. Your Tamagotchi are happy to join in on the fun! Snap pictures to create Memorable Moments, and collect these memories in your photo album. You can then share the photos with your friends and compare notes on evolution and other game tips. When you want to connect with other Tama-fans, you can join the thriving community of Tamagotchi enthusiasts to chat about the game.

FUN FOR EVERYONE

Whether you are a Tamagotchi veteran or this is your first encounter, My Tamagotchi Forever has plenty of fun and love for everyone. The game is available now for smartphones and tablets, on the App Store and Google Play Store. Get it now – your Tamagotchi is waiting for you!

For more information, check out the Paladin website at www.paladinstudios.com/tamagotchi or the My Tamagotchi Forever website at www.mytamagotchiforever.com

Train2Game News Bandai Namco at MCM London Comic Con

MCM Comic Con LondonBANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK is thrilled to announce the full line up of games that will be playable at MCM London Comic Con this month at the May event.

Taking place on the 27-29 May at the ExCel centre in London, the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment booth at MCM London Comic Con features the biggest line-up of games ever hosted at the event by the publisher and includes the first UK hands-on with the arcade version of TEKKEN 7 and the first hands-on with upcoming Action-RPG GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst. On top of that, online third-person shooter Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade will also be playable on the booth, along with several exciting anime titles: including One Piece Burning Blood, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4. Classic Bandai Namco arcade games will also be playable on current-gen consoles at the show and more is still to be announced.

“We are very excited to be bringing our biggest line-up ever to MCM London Comic Con in May” said Lee Kirton, PR & Marketing Director of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK. “The booth is going to be packed with a huge variety of games from an array of genres and franchises. GOD EATER in particular we’re very excited about having at the show. It’s huge in Japan – and with the series making a big release in the West this year it makes perfect sense for it to receive a public debut at MCM Comic Con”.

Also located at the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment booth will be an official merchandise & video games store – which will be showing off samples from our online store and selling show exclusive ‘PAC-MAN’ and ‘Tales of’ t–shirts along with other items such as discounted collector’s editions of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment games. Buy something at the show and you can even earn up to 2000 VIP Corner Points that can be redeemed at the VIP Corner, our community loyalty programme.

BANDAI Toys are also excited to be joining BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment once again at London MCM Comic-Con: where they will be showcasing the latest in Power Rangers Legacy, Banpresto and Finding Dory products. Be sure to also keep an eye out for presentations and competitions from us at the show.

Visit http://www.mcmexpostore.com/collections/london-comic-con for tickets.

Train2Game News TEKKEN 7 Announced

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Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces TEKKEN 7 for home systems.

With the TEKKEN franchise celebrating its 20th anniversary; the newest chapter of the series returns to its gameplay roots with classic 1 vs 1 bouts and its canon storyline centered on the eternal struggle for power amongst the members of the Mishima clan. With newcomer Kazumi Mishima joining the fight, the epic battle between father and son, and also husband and wife, will come to its fated conclusion in TEKKEN 7.

TEKKEN 7 is currently in development at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s Tokyo, Japan studio under the leadership of franchise director, Katsuhiro Harada. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 sets a new standard in graphics quality for the series, featuring highly detailed characters and dynamic environments.

In its first appearance on home systems, TEKKEN 7 will feature numerous modes and enhancements beyond its arcade counterpart, including an in-depth story mode that lets players fully experience the canon storyline. Players will also be able to check out new fighters Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and more for the first time outside of the arcade.

“The TEKKEN series is not only a cornerstone series in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s illustrious line-up of game franchises; it has also been a foundational game in the fighting game tournament community for over two decades.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

“TEKKEN 7 promises to deliver an uncompromising fighting game experience that will deliver groundbreaking graphics, animation, and tournament style gameplay. Fighting game tournament players should be on notice as we’re setting our sights on lighting up the tournament scene with the hardest hitting TEKKEN game ever.”