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Maglam Lord "Tales Of" collaborative DLC announced

In a collaboration with Bandai Namco, D3 Publisher has announced that four weapons from the Tales Of series are coming to Maglam Lord as DLC. Featuring swords from Tales of Destiny, Tales of Innocence R, and Tales of Hearts R, you can check out more screenshots via 4Gamer here. The DLC will be exclusively available in Japan starting on March 18th, 2021. There is no word on if Maglam Lord will release in the west.

CyberConnect2 CEO talks about the challenging development of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, says they went over budget

Doesn't sound like a pleasant experience

CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama recently answered some fan questions about their various projects, and one of the topics covered was the development of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. In the discussion, Matsuyama talks about some of the struggles that came up during the game's development, including budget issues. Check out his comments below.

“The development for Storm 3 was also hard. Even though it technically shouldn’t happen after 25 years, every year feels like our biggest battle yet. And as we break our previous records, it isn’t getting easier at all. Every year is hard.

So, looking back at Storm 4, there isn’t really much we could have done better. We were able to do everything that had to be done. That’s the reason why it took so long, why we got behind schedule. It’s also why we exceeded budget and ended up causing trouble to Bandai Namco Entertainment – why we ended up getting the publisher angry and ended up inconveniencing everyone. The result, nevertheless, was still a pretty good game.

It would be wrong to say that everything went alright though. Thankfully, many people helped and supported us. We are able to continue to develop games every day.”

Little Nightmares II soundtrack now available to stream

Songs to shiver to

Having fun with Little Nightmares II, but wish you could enjoy the game's soundtrack outside of the game itself? You'll be happy to know that the game's soundtrack is now available to stream on multiple platforms. All the major players are included, like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and more. Check out the full list of platforms offering the soundtrack here.

Tarsier Studios moving on from the Little Nightmares franchise

The nightmare is over

Tarsier Studios, the team behind the Little Nightmares franchise, has revealed that they're moving on. The brand is owned by Bandai Namco, so there could certainly be another installment down the line, but Tarsier Studios won't be involved. The company is moving on to something else altogether. You can see their full statement on the matter below.

“For the last 6 years, our mission at Tarsier Studios has been to create mesmerizing worlds. Little Nightmares was our first attempt and was a huge success. I personally love how Little Nightmares has gathered fans around the world over the course of the last 4 years. From the fan art, extensive fan theories and genuine reactions, it all has been amazing to witness. Our collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has been extremely satisfying, they listened to our creative vision and took our crazy ideas and ambitions to heart.

That being said, it is bitter sweet to announce that we are leaving the world of Little Nightmares behind us. Little Nightmares will always be dear to us at the studio. Since being acquired by the Embracer Group in December 2019, it is now time for us to embark on a new chapter, create new IPs and explore new worlds. Personally I am very excited to see what our studio creates and counting down the days until we can welcome our fans.”

-Unou no Tatsujin- Machigai Sagashi Museum announced for Switch in Japan

The DS series is back!

Unou no Tatsujin is coming to Nintendo Switch in the form of "Machigai Sagashi Museum" from Bandai Namco. The series made its debut on the DS, and a new entry hasn't been released since 2007. Launching exclusively in Japan on April 22nd, 2021, the brain-testing arcade game will be priced at ¥3,200. Check out the Japanese announcement trailer above.

Fans will get to vote on what new character will be added to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

The dragon ball's in your court

Bandai Namco has a lot more content on the way to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Pikkon is on the way, Janemba will pop up in new missions, and Toppo is coming too. That said, another new character is going to join the battle, and it's up to fans to decide who.

Bandai Namco is going to run a poll in the future where fans can vote on select characters for the game. The choices include Ultra Instinct Omen Goku, Bergamo, and Dyspo. We'll be sure to link you into the vote when it goes live.

Captain Tsubasa : Rise Of New Champions' second DLC pack coming Spring 2021

Two Japanese players and a Saudi prince!

Captain Tsubasa : Rise Of New Champions - DLC 2 will be out this spring!
Let’s meet the new upcoming characters for Captain Tsubasa : Rise Of New Champions! You can also find details of their skills!
Two Japanese players and a Saudi prince will soon be joining the game!
The new characters will be Aoi and Hino, whose talents are equal to that of the Japanese National Team, and Owairan, a man of royal blood.

All of them appeared in the World Youth story arc. Let’s add them to your dream team and make your team stronger!!

- Shingo Aoi: A second-year junior high school student who adores Tsubasa. He is always cheerful and never gives up.

- Ryoma Hino: A Japanese-Uruguayan player who wasn’t selected as a representative, but came to America to be inspired by the players from his generation.

- Mark Owairan: Captain of the national Junior Youth team of Saudi Arabia. He is called a “prince” as royal blood flows in his veins.

Let’s take a deeper look at the new players!

They are unique players who have different skills, so let’s check them out!

- Shingo Aoi: Runs through the midfield at a furious speed!
A MF who specialises in speed. He has a skill that allows him to accelerate every time he passes by an opponent, and when he gains momentum, his mobility is unstoppable!
- Overhead Lift: This skill lifts the ball past opponents and is followed by a powerful jump.
- Rovesciata: This is an overhead kick with one of the highest power and speed ratings amongst all aerial shots.

- Ryoma Hino: The player with super strong power, equal to that of Hyuga!
His skill move makes use of his power and skill, and activates in the early stage of the game. Once activated, his aggressive attacks will never stop!
- Jumping Knee: This is a Power S dribble which can increase his offense value, and depending on the effect, can also increase his shot power.
- Dragon Shot: This is a surefire shot with dragon aura. Its power is equal to Tiger Shot!!

- Mark Owairan: The libero who is good at both offense and defense.
He’s an above average player with a high skill level. Although he is a DF, he also has good offensive ability.
- Sandstorm Shot: It is a long ranged shot with only a moderate drop in power, so you can use it from distance.
- Mirage Chapeau: This is an astonishing dribble move that feints a loss of footing. His offensive value and technique values will increase massively when the skill succeeds!

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition hits 1 million copies sold

That's a lot of units!

Bandai Namco has announced that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has sold 1 million copies worldwide. We don't have a split between regions or platforms, but there's no doubt the game held its own on Switch.

Little Nightmares II - more footage

Return to a world of charming horror in Little Nightmares II, a suspense adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by the humming transmission of a distant tower.

Bandai Namco running a Switch eShop sale

Up to 84% off

Bandai Namco is running another Switch eShop sale, and this one is live until Feb. 25th, 2021. You can get up to 84% off select titles, with the full list of games available below.

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