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Scarlet Nexus Director Expresses Will to Make a Sequel after Tweeting for 1,000 Days About the Game

Over two years have passed since the release of Bandai Namco's JRPG Scarlet Nexus, but its director Kenji Ababuki has not forgotten about it. If you're familiar with the game, you may know that…

September 5, 2023 | 11:37 EDT

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Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere Gets Full Fan Translation in English, Spanish, & Italian

A new fan translation of the PlayStation game Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere has been published with support for English, Spanish, and Italian languages. The translation, created by Load Word Team, can…

May 27, 2023 | 09:07 EDT

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Bandai Namco Announces Financial Results Among Growing Focus on High-Quality Games

Bandai Namco announced its financial results for the full fiscal year, related to the period between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023.  Net sales for the whole company were 990,089 million yen, up…

May 10, 2023 | 03:21 EDT

Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise Gets Perfumes Inspired by Kisara, Dohalim, Rinwell, & Law

While Tales of Arise has been out for well over a year, many fans haven't forgotten about it just yet, and there's one more way to keep the memories fresh in Japan. Tokyo-based manufacturer…

February 5, 2023 | 03:37 EST

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Figures & Model Kits from Tales of Arise, Muv-Luv, Ace Combat, Guilty Gear, and More Revealed by Kotobukiya

Today Kotobukiya opened its Kotobukiya Collection 2023 event in Akihabara, Tokyo, and it had a few interesting video game figures and model kits to reveal. We start with a new figure portraying…

February 4, 2023 | 03:51 EST

Ace Combat Zero The Belkan War

New Performance of "Zero" from Ace Combat Zero Music Is Fire in Music Form

Project Aces released another of its awesome music videos that fans of Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War and of the Ace Combat series in general will most likely appreciate. The video features a…

January 30, 2023 | 12:58 EST

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Ace Combat Zero Fans Will Dance With this Moving Performance of "Epilogue: Near The Border"

Project Aces released a new music video that will likely make fans of Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War tear up.  The video features a brand new performance of the legendary track "Epilogue: Near the…

January 24, 2023 | 02:22 EST

Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown 4th Anniversary

Fiery Performance of Ace Combat 7's Music "Magic Spear" Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown's soundtrack is among the best of the series, and today Project Aces released a music video that will be a treat for the fans. The video showcases the well-known track "…

January 17, 2023 | 11:14 EST

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Ace Combat 2 Music Is Pure Fire Performed by Guitarist Masahiro Itami

Today Bandai Namco and developer Project Aces released a video that will serve as a real treat for fans of the Ace Combat franchise.  The video features Fire Youngman, one of the most popular songs…

January 10, 2023 | 03:46 EST

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Mod Brings MrBeast To The Game

It's showtime! Thanks to a new Super Smash Bros Ultimate mod you can play as iconic and legendary YouTuber MrBeast. The latest mod created by  LN_310 on GameBanana allows you to embody the iconic…

December 29, 2022 | 03:13 EST

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Gundam Evolution Crash Issues Plague Launch

Gundam Evolution crash issues are plaguing the game's Steam version, which launched yesterday. Players are already complaining about their games freezing mid-match, and a number of other issues are…

September 22, 2022 | 10:41 EDT

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Tales of Arise x Scarlet Nexus Collab DLCs Announced

Bandai Namco has announced Tales of Arise x Scarlet Nexus DLC -- each game will feature content from the other in an upcoming collaboration crossover. Tales of Arise and Scarlet Nexus have been…

March 23, 2022 | 02:38 EDT

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Smash Ultimate Rollback Netcode Mod in Development

A Smash Ultimate rollback netcode mod is in development, working on improving online play for Nintendo's flagship fighting game -- but only on modded consoles and emulators. Development of Super…

March 14, 2022 | 02:06 EDT

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Final Super Smash Bros Ultimate Update Coming Soon

It looks like Nintendo is closing the door on a major era for one of its flagship franchises. A new Super Smash Bros Ultimate update is due soon, and although we don't know what it contains yet, we…

November 29, 2021 | 07:32 EST

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Tekken 7 Definitive Edition Announced

Tekken 7 has done pretty well for itself, as Bandai Namco has announced that the latest Tekken title has reached 8 million copies sold. To celebrate the milestone, Tekken 7 Definitive Edition has…

November 23, 2021 | 11:52 EST

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Super Smash Bros. Championship Circuit Debuts in 2022

Nintendo has surprisingly teamed up with esports organization Panda Global to launch the Super Smash Bros. Championship Circuit next year -- and it includes Smash Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee…

November 18, 2021 | 02:54 EST

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Super Smash Bros. Mii Fighter Costumes Are the Worst

Super Smash Bros. is a series that has changed so much over the years, from the first addition of third-party fighters in Brawl to Spirit Boards and more in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nothing gets…

October 20, 2021 | 12:30 EDT

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Why Sora in Smash Bros. is More Important than You Think

It’s finally happening. The last DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been revealed: Sora from Kingdom Hearts is finally in the game, and most importantly, he’s shaken hands with Mario.…

October 21, 2021 | 11:30 EDT


The Final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Has Been Announced

Today, Masahiro Sakurai has announced the final fighter, Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series, for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate nearly three years after its launch and three and a half years since its…

October 5, 2021 | 10:12 EDT

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New Scarlet Nexus DLC and Update 1.04 Announced

The first post-launch Scarlet Nexus DLC has been detailed by the developers, and that's not all: Scarlet Nexus Update 1.04 is also on the way, adding challenges, new plugins, and more. Scarlet Nexus…

September 30, 2021 | 02:18 EDT

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Tales of Arise Is Built on the Back of Star Ocean

Tales of Arise is a bold vision of the future for the franchise, but there’s a lot of history tied to the game’s design. While Tales of Arise, of course, has plenty of elements from the rest of the…

October 1, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

Tales of Arise Mantis Boss Fight

Tales of Arise Mantis Boss Fight Guide

The Tales of Arise Mantis boss is a boss that opens up to you very early on in Tales of Arise, but one that you won’t actually be able to beat for quite a while. You can technically activate the sub-…

September 17, 2021 | 05:27 EDT

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Tales of Arise Lord Vholran Boss Fight Guide

For dozens of hours Tales of Arise has built up to the fight with Lord Vholran, the fifth and final of the Renan Lords subjugating Dahna. As you might expect, the Tales of Arise Lord Vholran fight is…

September 17, 2021 | 05:20 EDT

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Tales Of Arise Sells 1 Million Copies In its First Week

Tales of Arise has sold 1 million copies it its first week on sale, beating previous entries to become the fastest-selling game in the franchise. This milestone has also contributed to the Tales …

September 16, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Tales of Arise Lord Almeidrea

Tales of Arise Lord Almeidrea Boss Guide

Lord Almeidrea is easily the most difficult boss battle so far in Tales of Arise, putting the three previous Lords to shame. Part of the problem is that she comes with a hulking Zeugle named Mesmald…

September 14, 2021 | 06:27 EDT

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Tales of Arise Lord Dohalim Boss Fight Guide

Each boss battle in Tales of Arise represents a unique challenge, and almost every one is a significant difficulty spike. While Lord Balseph and Lord Ganabelt were the final bosses of their…

September 14, 2021 | 05:41 EDT

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Tales of Arise Lord Ganabelt Boss Fight Guide

The most climactic battles of Tales of Arise have your party facing down powerful Renan lords, all in an effort to free the realm from their oppression. While the first lord, Balseph, was plenty…

September 12, 2021 | 07:42 EDT

Tales of Arise Lord Balseph Boss Fight Guide

Tales of Arise Lord Balseph Boss Fight Guide

Tales of Arise features a wildly different combat system from past entries, and boss fights are where the combat really starts to shine. The Tales of Arise Lord Balseph boss fight is the first major…

September 10, 2021 | 07:51 EDT

Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise Guide For Beginners

Tales of Arise is the latest entry in the long-running JRPG franchise, and it’s an ambitious step up in terms of both design and visuals. As expected of a massive RPG experience, Tales of Arise is…

September 10, 2021 | 07:32 EDT

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Tales Of Arise Smashes Zestiria And Berseria Records

Bandai Namco's latest Tales RPG Tales of Arise has already broken concurrent Steam player records set by Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria. The competition isn't even close, either; Arise is…

September 10, 2021 | 08:23 EDT

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Free Digital 'Tales of Arise' Codes Reportedly Being Given to Collector's Edition Owners in North America

Free digital Tales of Arise codes are reportedly being given to customers who purchased Tales of Arise Collector's Edition in North America according to an e-mail reportedly sent out by Bandai Namco…

September 8, 2021 | 03:07 EDT

Tales of Arise Review

Tales of Arise Review

There’s a simple, intrinsic satisfaction that comes with savoring a delicious, filling meal. Even when one bite tastes more acidic or bitter than expected, the next one more than makes up for it,…

September 8, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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Tales of Arise

The long-running Tales series returns with Tales of Arise, just in time for the franchise's 25th anniversary.  Explore two unique worlds, Dahna, a medieval-styled world, and Rena a technological…

September 7, 2021 | 03:07 EDT

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Riptide Super Smash Bros. Project+ Tournaments Canceled

The Riptide Super Smash Bros. Project + tournaments have been canceled, putting a serious damper on an upcoming gaming convention that is only two weeks away. Riptide is a 3-day gaming tournament…

August 27, 2021 | 07:41 EDT

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New Pokemon Snap Mightywide River Pokemon Guide

Joining the Founja Jungle and Elsewhere Forest this New Pokemon Snap update brings with it the Mightywide River on the Belusylva Island. The New Pokemon Snap Mightywide River is reminiscent of the…

August 4, 2021 | 01:26 EDT

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New Pokemon Snap Barren Badlands Pokemon Guide

Today a new update for New Pokemon Snap was released. While there were a number of quality of life updates applied one of the reasons to be excited is the New Pokemon Snap Barren Badlands Level.…

August 4, 2021 | 12:46 EDT

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New Pokemon Snap Secret Side Path Pokemon Guide

Nintendo has released their update to New Pokemon Snap and with it, there are new areas for fans to explore. In the Secret Side Path, you get a new perspective on Pokemon as you shrink down into the…

August 3, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

New Pokemon Snap Update

New Pokemon Snap Update Announced Including More Pokemon

Fresh from The Pokemon Company, Nintendo, and Bandai Namco, a New Pokemon Snap update has been announced focusing on new routes, new pokemon, and a route where your vehicle gets miniaturized. What…

July 29, 2021 | 10:01 EDT

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Scarlet Nexus Had a Weird Language Bug Where Shadows Didn't Work

So today's Scarlet Nexus' Steam update is pretty wild, as Character Shadows weren't showing up if you were to play the game in French, along with other languages. Players were also unable to leave…

July 9, 2021 | 12:05 EDT

The Skyrim, Devil May Cry, Shantae, and Tales of Symphonia Mii costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Skyrim Comes To Super Smash Bros Ultimate as Dragonborn Mii Fighter

Skyrim is on its way to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but unfortunately, the Dragonborn won't be a unique playable fighter. Instead, the Dragonborn Mii costume based on Skyrim is coming, along with…

June 28, 2021 | 11:03 EDT

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Scarlet Nexus Review

With talent like Kenji Anabuki onboard, who has worked on classic Tales titles like Tales of Vesperia in addition to the upcoming Tales of Arise, Scarlet Nexus has much to live up to. While never…

July 1, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

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Super Smash Bros. x Tekken Crossover Revealed During Nintendo Direct

A Super Smash Bros. x Tekken crossover has been revealed during the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct — Kazuya Mishima will be the next new character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! The E3 2021 Nintendo…

June 15, 2021 | 12:12 EDT

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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

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New Pokemon Snap: The Difference 22 Years Makes

It’s been 22 long years since we last strapped into the NEO-ONE, but aspiring photographers have finally been given a New Pokemon Snap game. The game with a simple premise of taking pictures of…

May 17, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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New Pokemon Snap Review

The mainline Pokemon entries always draw in the big bucks, but I've always found that the offshoots of the series draw more attention. My fondest Pokemon memories are not about my adventures in Ruby'…

May 12, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

New Pokemon Snap Blushing Beach

New Pokemon Snap Blushing Beach Guide

The one level in New Pokemon Snap that is probably super close to the original game's namesake, the Blushing Beach is a relaxing little area that makes up for its short length with some pretty nice…

May 3, 2021 | 09:40 EDT

New Pokemon Snap Lental Seafloor

New Pokemon Snap Lental Seafloor Pokemon Guide

The New Pokemon Snap Lental Seafloor is mysterious and water Pokemon can swim past you so quickly in this sea-level filled with color and wonder. Alternate routes and plenty of Pokemon to interact…

May 2, 2021 | 05:53 EDT

New Pokemon Snap Maricopia Reef

New Pokemon Snap Maricopia Reef Guide

Arguably the most beautiful level in the entire game, the New Pokemon Snap Maricopia Reef is a standout location. The sun, surf, and rock formations that create a great natural reef is certainly a…

May 2, 2021 | 05:29 EDT