Here Are All The Console And PC Announcements From Bandai Namco Global Gamers Day

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Bandai Namco had a lot to announce when it came to the console and PC portion of its Global Gamers Day keynote presentation. Most of the games were later shown to the journalists on hand, and quite a few were playable in demo rooms, but at the beginning, it was just a rapid fire barrage of titles, release dates and other details.

Thanks to a reliable old school pen and notepad combo, I’m pretty sure I got them all down. Clicking on linked titles will take you directly to our previews of those games where applicable.

Noticeably absent from this list are games for eighth-gen consoles (with one notable exception). Bandai Namco is definitely focusing on the large install base for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and it appears we’ll have to wait until 2015 to see what ideas it has for the PS4 and Xbox One.

With that out of the way, here’s what to look for from the company in 2014:

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Grid Autosport

  • Release date: 6/24/14
  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Platforms: Ps3, Xbox 360, PC
  • Summary: This is the latest racing game from Codemasters, reflecting a “back to basics” approach that will allow players to experience the life of a professional driver in five different disciplines of racing.

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2

  • Release date: Fall 2014
  • Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3Ds
  • Summary: It’s a  sequel to the first game, obviously, and one that the company says is an important IP, but there wasn’t much to see of it at the event.

 Power Rangers Super Megaforce

  • Release date: Fall 2014
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Summary: As long as the show keeps going, games will follow, with this one allowing players to morph into any Red Ranger from throughout the franchise’s long history.

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

  • Release date: Summer 2014 (out this month in Japan)
  • Developer: Aquria
  • Platform: Vita (digital only)
  • Summary: The second game based on the popular manga and anime series — but the first for the Vita — it takes place in an alternate reality.

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Tales of Hearts R

  • Release date: Winter 2014
  • Platform: Vita
  • Summary: The Vita gets its own Tales game, albeit one that is a remake of sorts. The key mechanic to the battle system is its aerial dimension.

Tales of Xillia 2

  • Release date: 8/19/14
  • Platform: PS3
  • Summary: Who says Tales games don’t get sequels? Though it didn’t sell tons of copies in Japan, Bandai Namco figures the series has enough fans to bring this installment to the West. Brand new main characters propel the narrative but all the key figures from the first game reappear as well.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

  • Release date: September 2014
  • Developer: CyberConnect2
  • Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
  • Summary: Sporting the largest roster of ninjas in any Naruto game ever, it also has brand new story elements and characters created by the creator of the manga, Masashi Kishimoto.
  • Extras: Will have special Day 1 DLC available in all packaging across all territories

One Piece: Unlimted World Red

  • Release date: July 2014
  • Developer: Ganbarion
  • Platforms: PS3, Wii U, Vita, 3DS
  • Summary: Similar to the Naruto game, this will have a game-exclusive story and a new character brought to life by franchise creator Eiichiro Oda.
  • Extras: Will have a 15th anniversary Day 1 edition across all versions

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Enemy Front

  • Release date: 6/10/14
  • Developer: CI Games
  • Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
  • Summary: It’s a World War II-era FPS, but with a twist: you play as a war correspondent attempting to aid resistance fighters. Expect run-and-gun, stealth and sniping elements with some impressively high production values, plus there’s 6v6 multiplayer.
  • Extras: Will have a limited edition that comes with two characters, two weapons and a soundtrack

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Lords of the Fallen

  • Release date: 2014
  • Developer: CI Games
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Summary: Possibly the most buzzed about game at the event, it’s an action RPG set in its own unique world and boasting impressive visuals. Comparisons to the Dark Souls games are inevitable.

Other games with a presence at Global Gamers Day but not spotlighted during the initial presentation included Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle.

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