Last year saw a lot of great games come out by Bandai Namco, and we're keeping an eye on several upcoming titles including the following news about Sword Art, Ace Combat and Ni no Kuni II.
THE ENCHANTING WORLD OF NI NO KUNI II: REVENANT KINGDOM™ OPENS ITS GATES FOR PC PLAYERS
Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated Japanese RPG experiences coming in 2017. Developed by world renowned Japanese video game studio Level-5 Inc. with participation of the former Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose and music by Joe Hisaishi, Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is ready to enchant more people than ever, both on the PlayStation®4 and PC players for the very first time!
In the world of Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM, players enter the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where cats, mice, and humans once lived in harmony. After a treacherous coup, Evan, the young boy king of Ding Dong Dell is banished from his kingdom. Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM recounts the story of this deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world.
Supporting Evan on his adventure are friends Roland, Tani, and beings known as Higgledies who come from the power of the hearts found within people, animals, and elements such as fire and wind. Only individuals with pure hearts can see the Higgledies. The Higgledies will aid Evan throughout his journey, helping him in battles, and letting him reach places he wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. Join Evan on his quest as he fights powerful monsters, face perilous dungeons, and rises to once again become a King!
Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is scheduled for release in the Americas on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PCs in 2017.
THE BATTLE FOR AIR SUPREMACY HEATS UP AS
ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN
PLANS FLIGHT TO XBOX ONE AND PC
The Highly Anticipated Return of the Storied ACE COMBAT Series Seeks to Enlist Fighter Pilots Across Multiple Platforms
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 26, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is excited to announce that ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown will be coming to Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. Already announced for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown puts gamers in the cockpits of advanced war planes and delivers fierce air combat experiences through photorealistic visuals, intense dog-fighting action, and a multitude of authentic and futuristic aircraft to fly, all encompassed in an immersive storyline.
Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s in-house Project Aces team based in Tokyo, Japan and utilizing Unreal Engine™ 4 and trueSKY™ technology, ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown applies the latest evolution of its graphics engine in conjunction with the power of the latest generation of gaming consoles and PCs to create immersive aerial battlefields. Fully rendered clouds fill the skies while highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of supersonic speed, setting the stage for highly exhilarating aerial battles. ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern and near-future super weapons for players to wield, while presenting formidable enemies for pilots to vanquish in the air. Aces who have proven their aerial combat prowess in ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown’s campaign mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious online multiplayer battles. ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown also marks the return of Sunao Katabuchi as the lead writer behind the fictional storyline that players will experience in the game. Previously, Sunao Katabuchi wrote the storylines for both Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
“We’re excited to announce our plans to bring the battle for air superiority in ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown to Xbox One and STEAM,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With over 20 years of franchise history; ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown continues to deliver authentic yet accessible flight combat action to gamers around the world. This latest version of the game delivers amazing visuals and intense gameplay, all wrapped in a unique and compelling storyline. We look forward to seeing players suit up, strap in, and take their place as ace pilots.”
ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. PlayStation 4 system players will be able to play portions of ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown and experience exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation®VR. To find out more about ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown, head over to http://www.acecombat.com. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
WORLDS COLLIDE IN ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE FOR THE PLAYSTATION 4 AND PLAYSTATION VITA FROM BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC.
An Anime Dream Collaboration Comes to the West This Summer
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 26, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE, a dream anime crossover between two celebrated franchises from the mind of Reki Kawahara. The crossover action RPG title will be available digitally for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld system in the summer of 2017 for the Americas.
The worlds of SWORD ART ONLINE and ACCEL WORLD have begun to merge! In the midst of the chaos, the strongest Burst Linkers from ACCEL WORLD and Alfheim Online Players from SWORD ART ONLINE must come together in a war of the worlds to challenge the Seven Kings of Pure Color and rescue a dear friend from the clutches of Personna Babel. This all-new original story comes from Reki Kawahara, the creator of both SWORD ART ONLINE and ACCEL WORLD, for an interdimensional adventure between two popular anime franchises.
Players will build out three-person teams with their favorite characters, all with unique special abilities, from both the SWORD ART ONLINE and ACCEL WORLD series. SWORD ART ONLINE characters will be able to utilize the fairy flight mechanic from ALfheim Online as well as magic, while ACCEL WORLD characters will have access to Acceleration and special techniques. By mixing and matching characters from both worlds, players will be able to create an unstoppable team as they take on an epic action role-playing game adventure. Players will also be able to team up with three other friends to battle rivals in fierce online multiplayer modes.
ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE will be available digitally for both the PlayStation 4 system and PlayStation Vita system in summer 2017. For more information regarding products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com, https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, and join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
Article by Nick