Previews of Games Developed By Bandai Namco Entertainment

Leroy Smith taunts his opponent during his intro scene in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 Preview – Bringing the Heat

When I got access to the Tekken 8 preview period via the closed network beta, the code came with some character guides to help me prepare for “a weekend of good a** Tekken.” It felt like a direct…

August 2, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Preview

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Preview - An Iron-clad Resurrection

The return of Armored Core is something that continues to surprise me. How many years has it been since the last entry in the series? Far too many for such a storied franchise considering the last…

July 25, 2023 | 11:12 EDT

Monkey D. Luffy ready for battle in One Piece Odyssey

One Piece Odyssey Is a Love Letter to Fans

For the past 25 years, One Piece has stood as one of the most iconic living legends in the manga world, and it finally has a video game that could be worthy of its pedigree: One Piece Odyssey. While…

September 6, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

Character Select screen showing both Yuito and Kasane posed back to back

Scarlet Nexus' Promise Outstrips Any Warning Signs

Scarlet Nexus is a cross-gen action RPG from Bandai Namco Studios. The game's director, Kenji Anabuki, has worked on several Tales games including Tales of Vesperia and the upcoming Tales of Arise.…

May 23, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Guilty Gear Strive

Guity Gear Strive's Rollback Netcode is a Revelation

This past weekend, Arc System Works ran its first open beta for Guilty Gear Strive. Along with giving the general public the first sampling of this revamped fighter, it was a proof of concept for the…

February 24, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Doraemon Story of Seasons - Main Title

Doraemon Story of Seasons Is A Cutesy Ride Down A Lazy River

The history of the Story of Seasons series has become increasingly confusing over the years. Originally called Harvest Moon, the series effectively split in two back in 2012. Natsume continued to…

October 22, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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NYCC 2019: My Hero One's Justice 2 Hands-on

My Hero Academia may be the most popular anime in America right now, or you’d think so given the amount of chatter about it. After the release of the fighting game My Hero: One’s Justice in 2018,…

October 21, 2019 | 11:00 EDT

pirate warriors 4 demo

NYCC 2019: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Hands-on

Playing the demo of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 at the Crunchyroll booth at New York Comic Con was my first exposure to the franchise since I read the first 25 volumes of the manga in high school…

October 19, 2019 | 11:00 EDT

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Tells the Story Between the Fights

Dragon Ball started in Japan back in the '80s, and since then, it maintained a dedicated worldwide fan base. It continues to spawn all sorts of anime, movies, and games. While not every video game…

June 16, 2019 | 02:00 EDT

ace combat 7 skies unknown review boss

Ace Combat 7 Is Exactly What the Series Needed

I don't leave it as much of a mystery that Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is one of my favorite video games. However, after that entry, things become a little iffy for the series. I wouldn't say any of…

January 18, 2019 | 01:01 EST

Ni No Kuni II Revenant Kingdom

E3 2017 - Ni No Kuni II Hands On Impressions and Details

I had the opportunity to attend a presentation with Bandai Namco on Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and then play the game afterwards. From what I saw and what was told to me, fans of the original…

June 14, 2017 | 07:00 EDT

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E3 2017 - Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (VR) Preview

I have a confession to make: I've never played an Ace Combat before. Sacrilegious, I know, and I fully intend to fix that before Ace Combat 7 releases ... but that's where I stand. That being said,…

June 14, 2017 | 02:00 EDT