Namco Bandai Banking On 3D For “New Experiences”

By Ishaan . June 16, 2010 . 3:18pm

Namco Bandai are investing in 3DS development as part of an ongoing initiative of research and development using 3D technology, the company announced today. So far, Namco have announced five 3DS titles that are currently in development at their studios: Ridge Racer, a Super Robot Taisen, a Gundam game, Pac-man & Galaga, and a Dragonball Z game.


“2010 will be remembered as the year that 3D technologies finally became available on a consumer level, a breakthrough that NAMCO BANDAI Games has anticipated with its significant research and investment in the field over recent years,” said Shin Unozawa, Vice President of Namco Bandai, in a press release sent out earlier today.


“We are convinced of the potential of the new stereogram technology on which the hardware is based, and we intend to make full use of it to provide fresh new experiences which continue to surprise and excite our customers in the way we have been doing for many years. We are looking forward to announcing more details in the near future,” he concluded.


2010? Do Namco know something about a 3DS release date this year or was Unozawa simply referring to 3D technology as a whole? Speculate away, and while you’re at it, enjoy these 3DS Ridge Racer screens.


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  • tales?

    • That just made me realize something: blame Hideo Baba.

      Oh, going back on topic, I predict that DBZ game is the one based on Namek.

    • In our dreams.

    • jarrodand

      So Scamo Hometek can just pass it over? Personally, I’m tired of the torture…

  • epy

    Obligatory weekly hate comment for Namco Bandai on how they bank on everything except their starved (Tales) fans overseas and how huge asses they are.

  • bugmeknot

    The “2010 will be remembered as the year that 3D technologies finally became available on a consumer level” quote may be refering to PS3.

  • bugmeknot

    The screenshots look like a port of Ridge Racer(s) for PSP. The car is a Kamata Good Luck Fiera Type-S, with the default color, the track is Seaside Route 765. This is the first track and the first Class 4 car in the PSP game.

    It seems to have a comparable level of detail, but a lot of the PSP’s HUD has been removed. The car windows also look different.

    Shonky photo from the PSP version matching the first screenshot in this article:

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