Bandai Namco hosted its panel at Anime Expo, and it had plenty of news to share about its upcoming games inspired by a variety of anime.
We start with Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections, which got a new trailer showcasing the "special story mode" included in the game. It features Boruto as the protagonist in a battle that involves the whole ninja world, the "Fifth Great Ninja War." The mode includes two original characters, Nanashi and Merz. Nanashi is a "navigator" from the popular online game "Ninja Heroes" while Merz is a mysterious man who aims to start the war.
The game will release for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch in 2023.
Next is Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster, for which we get a new trailer introducing both the story and the gameplay mechanics.
The remaster of the beloved JRPGs is coming exclusively for Nintendo Switch on September 14, 2023.
That being said, today we also get some information about the DLC titled "Ritual of Bonds" and split into two volumes. We also get a list of the heroines that you can adventure one-on-one with, on top of Eugeo. Interestingly, one is still a secret.
Sword Art Online Last Recollection is coming for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on October 6, 2023.
Moving on to Sand Land, which was revealed at Summer Game Fest. The game is an action RPG that lets you explore the world of Sandland by Akira Toriyama. You play as the demon prince Beelzebub and you can drive vehicles across the desert. He's searching for a legendary spring in a world where water is extremely scarce.
As you continue your adventure you can acquire more vehicles and switch between them depending on the situation. Today we get to see two of them in action, a tank that also appears in the manga, equipped with a main weapon and a sub-weapon. You can also boost to move quicker.
The second vehicle is a mecha called "Jump Bot" which has a powerful jumping ability and can be used to climb hills. The gameplay below was recorded by YouTube user GamersPrey.
The game is coming for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Today we also learn that the first hands-on demo will happen at Comic-Con San Diego this month, alongside the world premiere of the movie.
Last, but not least, we get a world premiere announcement of Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash, a 2 vs 2 battle action game dedicated to the popular manga by Gege Akutami and Anime.
The game is created in Unreal Engine 5 and it's coming for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. No release date was announced. The key visual was created by Mappa and you can see it below alongside the trailer. More information will be announced tomorrow at the panel dedicated to the anime.