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.”

Train2Game News Dark Souls 3 at Play Expo

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Today Replay Events are thrilled to announce that Bandai Namco Entertainment UK will be bringing Dark Souls III, the latest game in the critically acclaimed Dark Souls series, to Play Expo this October 10th- 11th.

This will be the first opportunity for the public to play the already lauded action RPG title that sees the return of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Dark Souls III brings the new Battle Arts system to combat which Miyazaki calls ‘an evolution’ as it builds on the series’ trademark sword and sorcery combat and adds a new layer to the combat system. The trademark online multiplayer functionality has also evolved to seamlessly integrate online interactions into the single player story.

Dark Souls III is a turning point for the series and will be released in April 2016.

So don’t miss out on the chance to be one of the first people to play Dark Souls III on PlayStation 4 and book your Play Expo tickets today!

Tickets are on sale at the website: http://www.playexpo.net/tickets/
With further information also available: http://www.playexpo.net/

Train2Game News Ms PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign

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BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. has joined forces with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in the fight against the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women with the launch today of its Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign.

Headlined by BANDAI NAMCO’s iconic Ms. PAC-MAN mascot and anchored with new gameplay incentives across the video game publisher’s range of mobile titles, this new effort will raise funds for NBCF to help women now and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

“Awareness and early diagnosis are critical in the fight against breast cancer,” said James Kucera, head of Mobile at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “We are proud to lend our voice to the fight with Ms. PAC-MAN and BANDAI NAMCO’s Pink Ribbon Campaign.”

“While video games often bring amusement and joy to our lives, this is a chance to bring hope as well.” Senior Producer Ben Acevedo said. “Breast cancer has directly affected my immediate family and it’s a fantastic opportunity for gamers and the industry to get involved. While the mazes we are offering in October are fun, the real challenge is to raise awareness and get players, producers, artists, programmers across the mobile industry to join us and Join the Pac.”

“We are very excited about our new partnership with Bandai Namco and the Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign,” says NBCF Founder & CEO, Janelle Hail. “By encouraging their gamers to Join the Pac, we can reach more women than ever with our message of hope. The funds they raise will allow us to provide early detection services for women in need.”

The heart of the Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign is an exclusive new maze for sale across a multitude of Ms. PAC-MAN and PAC-MAN iOS and Android titles for $0.99 through October. All proceeds from purchases of this new level will go directly to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The in-game user interface and artwork for these products will change to a new pink ribbon theme for October alongside this new content. In addition, players can share their scores via Facebook and Twitter, inviting friends to meet the challenge with a donation and high score of their own.

The full list of titles the new Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign content can be downloaded on includes:

iOS

    PAC-MAN/Ms. PAC-MAN
    PAC-MAN Lite/Ms. PAC-MAN Lite
    Ms. PAC-MAN for iPad/Ms.PAC-MAN for iPad Lite

Android

    Ms. PAC-MAN
    PAC-MAN + Tournaments

Ms. PAC-MAN and PAC-MAN are two of gaming’s most historic characters, the stars of a long series of high score-fueled retro arcade experiences. Players navigate either character through labyrinths of tight corridors, dodging dangerous ghosts while gobbling up points, fruits, power-ups and extra lives.

The Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign will run from now until October 31.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 games – 17.03.14

TitanfallThis weeks charts have a few new entries including a new number one, Respawn Entertainment’s highly anticipated big mech shooter Titanfall. Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls 2 in its debut week has reached number two just above last weeks number one South Park: Stick Of Truth. Further down the charts Nintendo’s Yoshi’s New Island comes in at number twelve and Pac-man and the ghostly adventures enters at number nineteen.

All formats
Week ending 15 March 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 TITANFALL EA GAMES
2 DARK SOULS II BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
3 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH UBISOFT 1
4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 4
5 THIEF SQUARE ENIX 2
6 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 5
7 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 3
8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 6
9 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 7
10 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 8
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 10
12 YOSHI’S NEW ISLAND NINTENDO
13 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 12
15 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 14
16 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 11
17 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 MICROSOFT 16
18 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES 13
19 PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
20 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL SONY COMPUTER ENT. 20
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