Bandai Namco Doubles Down on Large Manufacturers – TouchArcade

Like most of the main publishers attending Tokyo Sport Present 2022, Bandai Namco selected to place its console foot ahead. Video games like Dragon Ball: The Breakers, One Piece Odyssey, and Extremely Kaiju Monster Farm occupied a lot of the fairly massive footprint of the storied writer’s sales space. Its cell choices have been relegated to sizzle reels and livestream occasions, however there actually have been a number of them. Most of them have been previously-launched video games with new content material, however there have been a couple of new issues as nicely. The one recurring theme? Just about all of them are linked with a manga or anime license.

Certainly one of Bandai’s greatest properties is, in fact, Gundam. In Japan particularly, Gundam is a license to print cash. It’s no shock that Bandai Namco has a number of video games based mostly on the IP throughout quite a lot of platforms. Gundam Breaker Cellular has been out for a few years now and stays fairly standard, with near-monthly updates and a world launch. Additionally presently out there in Japan is Cellular Swimsuit Gundam: U.C. Interact, a recreation fairly harking back to Conflict Royale. A 3rd title, SD Gundam G-Era Everlasting, is but to have a common launch. It’s a free-to-play technique recreation that looks as if it may doubtlessly come out globally.

The anime based mostly on Sword Artwork On-line is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and Sword Artwork On-line: Variant Showdown was introduced as a part of its celebrations. This 3D motion recreation has already been introduced for a Western launch in December and could be pre-ordered now, if that could be a factor you do. The sport actually appears to be like promising, and I’m certain followers of Kirito and firm will discover loads to get pleasure from in it.

Going again to an already-released title that was featured, That Time I Received Reincarnated As A Slime: Isekai Recollections was additionally current in Bandai Namco’s TGS sizzle reels and livestreams. This uncommon hybrid of simulation recreation and RPG battles has met with a heat response from followers of the collection, and is definitely out there in English in lots of markets already. It’s presently working an occasion referred to as the Demon Lord Backyard Occasion the place a few cool characters are making their recruitable debuts within the recreation.

Whereas not a part of any of the livestreams, Bandai Namco’s present quartet of video games based mostly on The [email protected] have been a part of the sizzle reels working on the sales space. Becoming a member of them have been a trio of video games based mostly on One Piece, a few Dragon Ball video games, a pair of Tales of titles, Tremendous Robotic Taisen DD, Naruto X Boruto Ninja Voltage, and My Hero Extremely Influence. All of those video games have been beforehand launched, and several other of them have been localized.

All up, Bandai Namco appears to be persevering with to benefit from the mass market attraction of cell gaming by leveraging the favored manufacturers and IPs the Bandai facet of the corporate brings to the desk. Like Konami, Bandai Namco has additionally embraced Apple Arcade pretty nicely, displaying its multi-pronged strategy to this very difficult market. Whereas it might have been good to have some cell video games playable on the present flooring, it was good to see the corporate supporting so a lot of its titles with some promotion.

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