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Dark Souls 3 to be announced at E3, report claims

Bandai Namco will later this month announce that developer From Software is working on Dark Souls 3. That’s according to VG247, which says that From boss Hidetaka Miyazaki – who led development of the first game but not Dark Souls 2 – will be back in charge for this third …

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin confirmed for PS4, Xbox One

Dark Souls II is heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles next year, publisher Bandai Namco has announced. The re-release of From Software’s challenging action-RPG sequel will launch on Sony and Microsoft’s latest hardware in April 2015. The title will carry new in-game events, item descriptions and additional NPCs …

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SoulCalibur: Lost Swords has no multiplayer ‘because of pay-to-win model’

The producer of Bandai Namco title SoulCalibur: Lost Swords has apparently stated that the game was designed to use a pay-to-win” payment model. That, producer Masaaki Hoshino has told Siliconera, is the reason why the free-to-play fighter opted for singleplayer instead of multiplayer gameplay. Originally we were thinking about having …

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Disc version of Dark Souls II on PC delayed in UK

UPDATE: The physical version of Dark Souls II on PC has been delayed by one week in the UK, MCV can confirm. "This is only affecting the UK on the boxed release of the game," a Bandai Namco rep said. "It will be delayed unfortunately and we apologise to UK …

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From Software responds to Dark Souls II graphics downgrade concerns

The developer of Dark Souls has at last responded to concerns about the visuals offered by the game’s retail release. Consumers last week launched a campaign aimed at both developer From Software and publisher Namco Bandai, alleging that the graphics on offer in the shipped retail version of the game …

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Codemasters and Namco Bandai extend distribution deal

Namco Bandai will continue distributing Codemasters games throughout 2014. The deal, which is an extension of the existing agreement, covers only Codemasters titles for 2014 released both physically and digitally in Europe, North America and South America. The sale of titles on Steam and certain other digital retailers is not …

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Gamers launch campaign over alleged Dark Souls II graphics downgrade

Namco Bandai has found itself the subject of an internet campaign regarding complaints about the visual state of Dark Souls II. Following plenty of noise of NeoGaf, an online drive using the hashtags #DarkSoulsDowngrade and #YOULIED is targeting Namco Bandai’s US and UK offices alleging that the graphics offered by …

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Namco Bandai dev ShiftyLook to close

ShiftyLook is set to shut down this month, the Namco Bandai owned studio has announced. The company, formed in 2011, had been tasked with breathing new life into old Namco Bandai game characters across a number of media forms, including web comics, animation, games and merchandise. In a statement onthe …

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