Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced a slate of exciting activities and hinted at upcoming teases at Anime Expo® 2023. The “Bandai Namco Summer Showcase” panel returns this year, once again bringing together top anime game makers from Japan to deliver a barrage of news and reveals. The panel will feature exciting developments for hotly anticipated games based on NARUTO, SAND LAND, SWORD ART ONLINE, BATEN KAITOS, and more. There will also be show floor activities with themed booths that transport fans into their favorite anime universes. Attendees are invited to visit Bandai Namco in booths #2300 and #2600 for photo-ops, collectible swag, and hands-on demos giving them a chance to be the first to play key upcoming titles. Anime Expo 2023 takes place July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. activities are as follows and open to all Anime Expo attendees:


Bandai Namco Entertainment Summer Showcase 2023 (Saturday, July 1, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. PDT in Petree Hall) - Time to power-up and get hyped for another Bandai Namco Summer Showcase! Come and be the first to see exciting announcements and game reveals, meet Bandai Namco game makers from Japan, and snag some sweet exclusive swag. The panel will be livestreamed via Anime Expo’s official Twitch at:


NARUTO X BORUTO ULTIMATE NINJA STORM CONNECTIONS (Booth #2600) – Enter a memorable recreation of Hidden Leaf Village from NARUTO and be one of the first to play brand new characters in this hotly anticipated game that celebrates the anime’s 20th anniversary.

SWORD ART ONLINE LAST RECOLLECTION (Booth #2300) – Experience the beginning of this alternate SWORD ART ONLINE adventure with Kirito and his friends in this new demo. Snag free swag and grab photo opportunities with SWORD ART ONLINE weapon replicas and cosplayers from Spiral Cats.

ONE PIECE ODYSSEY (Booth #2300) – Check out the opening moments and play as your favorite Straw Hat Crew in ONE PIECE ODYSSEY, considered one of the best games based on this iconic anime series, and collect a free poster afterwards.

Photo Ops – Anime Expo attendees can visit Booth #2300 for collectibles and photo opportunities themed around their favorite anime games including BATEN KAITOS I & II HD REMASTER and SWORD ART ONLINE LAST RECOLLECTION.

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