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Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has announced their lineup for Gamescom 2016. The gaming convention in Cologne, Germany will be held on August 18-21st and Bandai Namco will be showing three games at the event. Two titles are from established franchises players will be expecting but the company has also revealed that a brand new IP for western audiences will be showcased at Gamescom as well.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be at Gamescom 2016. The latest Dragon Ball game will have the most detailed world in the franchise to date. Favorite Dragon Ball characters from the anime will feature in the game and those that attend Gamescom will be able to explore the game’s hub city and fight in battles.

Fighting game fans can look forward to Tekken 7 at the expo. The graphically improved entry into the Tekken franchise was recently seen at EVO 2016 where characters Bob and Master Raven were announced for the game. At Gamescom attendees will get a chance to test their fighting skills and try out the new title. Tekken 7 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017.

”This year, again the world’s largest gaming fair will be home to hundreds of thousands gaming fans who gather in Cologne. We are bringing 3 very interesting projects this year. We are particularly pleased to be able to fulfill the desires of fighting game fans as they get the chance to experience the most impressive TEKKEN-game to date through near photo-realistic graphics with  TEKKEN 7. We’re also showing off DRAGON  BALL XENOVERSE 2 which with all its new features is anticipated to be one of our biggest games to date! Lastly, we will reveal a brand new project and we are very excited!”  said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy, Marketing & PR at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.

That’s right a new IP is being revealed by Bandai Namco at Gamescom 2016. This new title is being published by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe for western audiences. Gamers can only speculate what the new game will be until it’s revealed in mid-August.

Bandai Namco will be holding competitions, tournaments, signing sessions and lotteries during Gamescom 2016. Those attending the event will have a chance to participate in these stage events and play Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Tekken 7. Their booth will be at B20 in Hall 8 on August 18-21st.

Alexandria Taberski

Staff Writer

A tsundere lolita writing about games for the last three years. Somehow got involved in covering mobile games. Loves JRPG's and all genre's of gaming except for platform games. Platforming can go die in a fire.