Bandai Namco E3 Lineup Announced, Vita Love Inbound
In a press release, Bandai Namco has announced the sale of games the publisher is bringing to E3. Expect a few big games to be showcased for current-gen platforms, and even some love for the PlayStation Vita!
You read that right! Bandai Namco is bringing not one, not two, but four Vita games! Curious? I bet you are. Check out the complete list below.
TEKKEN 7 (Fighting genre for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM) – Available early 2017
TEKKEN 7 sets a new standard in graphics quality and fighting dynamics for the series, featuring highly detailed characters and deadly environments. For its debut appearance on home videogame systems, TEKKEN 7 will feature numerous modes and enhancements taking it beyond its arcade counterpart, including an in-depth Story Mode that draws players deeper into the TEKKEN canon storyline. For the first time outside of arcades, players will be able to select new fighters for battle, including; Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and more.
DRAGON BALL® XENOVERSE 2 (Action-Fighting genre for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM) – Available Winter 2016
Developed to fully utilize the power of current generation gaming consoles and PCs;DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon 2015’s highly successful DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 will deliver a larger hub city, additional online gameplay options, and more character customization choices amongst a multitude of new features and upgrades that will surely have Dragon Ball fans yelling KAMEHAMEHA!.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Action-RPG (role-playing-game) genre for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita) – Available early 2017
“Link start” into SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Realization, an exciting new Action-RPG developed under the watchful eye of SWORD ART ONLINE creator Reki Kawahara. The game’s hero Kirito and his friends are pulled into a VRMMORPG called Sword Art: Origin, a game housed on the same servers that hosted the death-game Sword Art Online. However this new game is not the same one Kirito escaped years ago… SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Realization tells its own unique tale, one that will haunt and delight longtime fans as well as those discovering the expansive Sword Art Online universe for the first time.
Tales of Berseria (RPG (role-playing-game) genre for PlayStation 4 and PC via STEAM) – Available early 2017
In TALES OF BERSERIA players embark on an arduous journey as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once gentle nature has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience imbued her with a special ability. Velvet will visit a wide range of breathtaking environments as she travels the world in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated BANDAI NAMCO Studiosdevelopment team behind the TALES OF series.
GOD EATER™: RESURRECTION (Action-RPG (role-playing-game) genre for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC via STEAM) – Available June 28, 2016
With over 100 hours of gameplay, GOD EATER: Resurrection features an immersive story driven by deep character development, a robust battle system, and addictive mission based gameplay in a unique post-apocalyptic setting. Players can join up with three additional players online to form a cooperative four person cell, perfect for taking on the most difficult of missions. GOD EATER: Resurrection for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita willfeature both Cross Play and Cross Save functionality.
GOD EATER™ 2: RAGE BURST (Action-RPG (role-playing-game) genre for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC via STEAM) – Available August 30, 2016
GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst continues the epic GOD EATER saga, featuring new and returning heroes, rich character and weapon customization, and over 100 hours of story and gameplay content; fully voiced in English. Players will learn over 200 different Blood Arts for melee weapons to enhance their attacks and Blood Bullets to add various attributes to their arsenal. Players will also tap into their Blood Rage to unleash their ultimate attack potential. Players can form a team with up to three additional players online to create a cooperative four person cell, perfect for taking on the most powerful of monsters. GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will feature both Cross Play and Cross Save functionality.
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: EYES OF HEAVEN (Action-Fighting genre exclusively for PlayStation 4) – Available June 28, 2016
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: EYES OF HEAVEN is developed by famed Japanese videogame development studio, CyberConnect2, creators of the hit NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM series of videogames as well as many other fan-favorite franchises.JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: EYES OF HEAVEN turns the world of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE on its head with an original storyline supervised by Hirohiko Araki, the creator of the original manga series. Featuring numerous game modes and a unique two-versus-two style of gameplay, players will be able to select from over 50 over-the-top characters, each with their own spectacular attacks that will surely dazzle players.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS-FORCE (Mech Fighting genre for PlayStation Vita) – Available July 12, 2016
The high intensity 2vs2 gameplay of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS-FORCE is based on the popular GUNDAM VS franchise which has produced numerous titles across multiple console systems and arcades in Japan. A new feature making its debut to MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS-FORCE is the inclusion of large-scale Team battles. Players will take control of the battlefield in either singleplayer or local multiplayer skirmishes in both 3rd person or overhead tactical views and command teams of six Mobile Suits and one battleship. Team battles give ace pilots tactical control over the placement and actions of their troops as they compete to eliminate opposing forces.
NECROPOLIS (Roguelike Action-RPG (role-playing-game) genre for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM) – Available Summer 2016
Necropolis blends classic time-based 3D action with procedurally generated environments, monsters, and treasures of a roguelike. Those elements, married with the game’s striking art style, sardonic tone, and easy in-and-out co-op mode, create a truly one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Players will craft, explore, equip, and hone their skills as they travel deeper and face greater threats within the confines of an ever changing dungeon.
Warhammer® 40,000®: Eternal Crusade™ (MMOTPS (massively multiplayer third person shooter) for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM) – Available September 2016
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is an all-new massively multiplayer third person shooter (MMOTPS) developed by Behaviour Interactive. In Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, four factions — Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks — plan their strategy and deploy their squads as they assault strongholds, defend outposts, and delve into the Underworld to combat hordes of Tyranids. Players must work in harmony both on and off the battlefield in order to advance their faction’s goals and establish supremacy over the enemy.
Bandai Namco’s E3 booth can be located in rooms 303 A&B on the Mezzanine level of the South Hall. And yes, drop-in appointments are available for hands-on demos. PlayStation LifeStyle will be on hand to get a sample of these games, so watch out for our previews.