New Promo of Toriko Gourmet Monsters! Nintendo 3DS Game

Namco Bandai Games has released its second promotional video for the upcoming Toriko Gourmet Monsters! RPG. Based on Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro’s Toriko manga and anime, the 3DS game will be available in Japan on 13 December.

The game features Gourmet Hunters (Bishokuya) and gourmet monsters fighting alongside one another in a last-man-standing style of gameplay. Characters from the manga appear in the game, including the Four Heavenly King Bishokuya: Toriko, Coco, Sunny and Zebra. The entire world of Toriko has also been recreated in the game for the characters to explore,  including the Gourmet Pyramid, the Baron Archipelago, the Cave of the Sandy Beach and the Regal Plateau. Over 200 gourmet monsters can be created, and wireless play is available for players to fight against each other.

The first copies of the game will include a special augmented reality card set, with an extremely rare Jet Black Battle Wolf card. Also, for a limited time, people who buy this game, Naruto SD Powerful Shippuden, or One Piece Romance Dawn: The Dawn of Adventure will receive an original bookmark set.

Namco Bandai Turns to Fans to Decide on the Visuals of the Next Pac-Man Game

Namco Bandai Games have posted a short survey on their Facebook page to help them decide what should be done with the new Pac-Man game. The survey shows four different visual styles (below) for people to vote on their favourite. 

The survey then goes on to ask which platform fans use to play casual games (smartphones, consoles, etc) and the age and gender of the participants. Take the survey yourself here.

One Piece: Romance Dawn PSP RPG Gets 2nd Promo

A new promtional trailer of One Piece: Romance Dawn has been released. The lengthy promo shows a closer look at the gameplay from the perspective of Luffy and the other Straw Hats; the promo ends with a teaser trailer for the upcoming film One Piece Film Z, which will be released in December.

The game is set during the East Blue Saga, as the Straw Hat Crew battle bosses the likes of Arlong, Buggy, and Don Krieg. Namco Bandai Games will release the game in Japan on 20 December.

 

First Preview of Gundam Breaker PS3/PS Vita Game

At the Tokyo Game Show 2012, Namco Bandai Games unveiled Gundam Breaker, a third person action game available for PlayStation 3 and Playstation Vita consoles. Unlike many of the other Gundam games that try to recreate the robot anime itself, this game uses digital versions of the plastic models. Players can chose either a 1/144, 1/100, or 1/60 scale digital plamo to fight against each other with backdrops of dioramas and miniature sets, including a diorama of Diver City Tokyo, the home of the real life-size Gundam statue (featured in the trailer).

The game will be available in 2013.

Nintendo’s Wii U Has 23 Titles for Launch Day, With More in Launch Window

 Nintendo have officially announced what titles will be available with the Wii U’s launch on 30 November.

“We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way,” Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO, said in a released statement. “We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favourites.”

Nintendo also revealed even more titles that will be coming during the “launch window” in the following months of the consoles launch.

Wii U launch day titles:

Nintendo:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land 

Activision:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II 
  • Skylanders Giants 
  • Transformers Prime
  • Wipeout 3 

Ubisoft:

  • Assassin’s Creed III 
  • ESPN Sports Connection 
  • Just Dance 4 
  • Rabbids Land 
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 
  • ZombiU 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:

  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition 
  • Game Party Champions
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited 

Various:

  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Disney Interactive
  • FIFA Soccer 13 – Electronic Arts
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – SEGA
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper – Tecmo Koei America Corporation

November Wii U Releases:

  • Chasing Aurora – Broken Rules
  • Cloudberry Kingdom – Pwnee Studios
  • Little Inferno – Tomorrow Corporation
  • Madden NFL 13 – Electronic Arts
  • Mighty Switch Force HD – WayForward
  • Nano Assault Neo – Shin’en (digital)
  • TANK! TANK! TANK! – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
  • Toki Tori 2 – Two Tribes (digital)
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Frozenbyte (digital)

January Wii U Release:

  • Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm – Alien Gaijin Games (digital)

Wii U Launch Window:

  • 007 Legends – Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines – SEGA
  • Ben 10 Omniverse – D3Publisher
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 – Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade – D3Publisher
  • Funky Barn – 505 Games
  • Game & Wario – Nintendo
  • Jeopardy! – THQ
  • LEGO City: Undercover – Nintendo
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Ubisoft
  • Mass Effect 3 – Electronic Arts
  • NBA 2K13 – 2K Sports
  • Pikmin 3 – Nintendo
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing – Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Rayman Legends – Ubisoft
  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – D3Publisher
  • The Wonderful 101 – Nintendo
  • Wheel of Fortune – THQ
  • Wii Fit U – Nintendo

 

“Gintama” Returns to TV with New Episodes

Sunrise and TV Tokyo have announced that Gintama will return to television on 4 October 2012 with new episodes and a collection of reruns under the title Yorinuki Gintama-san.  The original staff and cast will return for the new episodes.

Gintama‘s return to TV coincides with the release of multiple Gintama products in the form of a film and a new PSP game from Namco Bandai Games.

 

 See also: Second Gintama Film Announced

Hokage Naruto Will Be Playable in “Naruto Shippunden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3”

There’s even more to look forward to in Namco Bandai Games’ Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, as Hokage Naruto will be a playable character of the game. Players can use Hokage Naruto from the start of play if they have the save data from the earlier Naruto Shippunden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations.

Mifune, the General of the Land of Iron and Hanzo, the former leader of the Hidden Rain Village will also be playable characters. 

The story takes players back 16 years to witness the truth of the Nine-Tails’ attack of Konoha and Naruto’s birth.

Naruto Shippunden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. Watch the gameplay demo here.