We’ve already covered the Japanese release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace Project on PlayStation 3 few weeks ago. Usually this is something that never make it out of Japan, but incredibly enough, today we’re here to report you that Namco Bandai has announced a localized release for the US.
The long running manga series Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is getting a lot of attentions lately. First with the release of the acclaimed Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle on PS3 (here’s our review), then with the announcement of a very surprising western release of it next year. And now it’s the turn of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Shooters, published by Namco Bandai on iOS and Android.
Despite the lack of sales, the Wii U is getting new interesting games, at least in its homeland, Japan.
A new Taiko game, called Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U (or 太鼓の達人WiiUば～じょん！), is available in Japan since last week. This is just the latest installment of a long-running series of music games, using traditional japanese drums as insruments, appeared on almos every game system of the last decade.
HORA HORA HORA everyone! By now you should know that here at That Damn Pixel we’re not that fond of reviews, also considering our non-interest in scores, but sometime, some games, are worthy to be discussed a little further and this is the case of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle, released last year on PlayStation 3 and exclusively for the Japanese (and Asian) market.
Namco Bandai Japan has released a brand new promotional video for its upcoming new pirates game One Piece Unlimited World Red on Nintendo 3DS. The video shows some new features of the game, along with most of the playable and non-playable characters.
We remember you that the game is going to be release in Japan on Novemeber 22, but there’s still no info regarding a possible western release.
FUCK YEAH! Just fuck yeah! We all were so excited and so sad at the same time for the Japanese exclusivity of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle when it came out almost a month ago, but now we can be happy again!
Indeed, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is headed to North America and Europe sometime in 2014, Namco Bandai announced at its pre-TGS showcase earlier today.
Also CyberConnect2 president and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama said that the localized version of the game will be on par with the Japanese version’s character balance:
“We are still making character adjustments – even in the Japanese version – based on the feedback that we’re getting from fans. All of that feedback will be implemented in the overseas [version].”
The new arcade version of Mario Kart, called Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, born after the collaboration between Nintendo and Namco Bandai, is finally out in Japan. Unfortunately we don’t know if this special cabinet will ever see the light of the day outside the rising sun land, but hey…it features a drivable shooting tank! Here’s the brand new launch trailer.
As you can see from the trailer, a part from the already present in previous versions Pac-Man, this new arcade-only chapter will feature a bran new character from the Namco Bandai roaster, Don from Taiko Drum Master. Also, the game has a coop mode, used to combine two player’s kart in a powerful tank!
By the way, here’s how the cabinet looks like.
Namco Bandai is still thinking about a western release…let’s hope.
We’ve already told you how much we’re hyped and excited for Project X Zone, the latest mega collaboration among Capcom, Namco Bandai and SEGA.
Well, the epic crossover is already available in Japan since last year, and it will be released in US on June 25 and in Europe on July 5. So we still have few weeks to wait, but for now we can have just a taste of it. Indeed, yesterday Namco Bandai (the main publisher of the game) has released the demo for the game, called “A Lethal Surprise Demo” (or just Demo A).
Said so, if you’re curious on how those three companies have co-worked give it a try and download it for free from the Nintendo 3DS Store (but keep in mind that, like every demo for the 3DS, it has limited try).
By the way, thanks Namco Bandai for not bringing to Europe the limited edition…yep, thank you very much
Now enjoy some really chaotic screenshots.
Crossovers are a trend nowadays, so after Project X Zone (fighting/action/RPG crossover among SEGA, Namco Bandai and Capcom) and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Stars Battle (fighting with all the characters from the eight JoJo’s series), now it’s time for J-Stars Victory VS.
The game, exclusive for PS3 and PS Vita and now only announced for a Japanese release, should be a fighting game featuring characters from four of the major Shonen Jump series. So it won’t be like Jump Ultimate Stars, but it will feature warriors only from One Piece, Naruto, DragonBall and Toriko.
The game is still in TBA release date and probably will never see the light outside Japan (mainly because of the west-unknown Toriko), but for now enjoy the trailer.
Yes, it happened AGAIN! Another spelling mistake on a 3DS game cover. This time is from the Northamerican version of
Nartuo Naruto: Powerful Shippuden
This is what Namco Bandai said regarding this awkward misprinting:
“NAMCO BANDAI is aware of the labeling error for Naruto Powerful Shippuden. The spelling will be corrected for additional pressings of the game and we are currently working on an online solution to provide a printable replacement label for all our customers who would like to replace their box covers.”
But, why we said again? Because all this already happened to another 3DS game one year ago: Resident Evil: