Classic Namco Arcade Games Re-imagined As Namco Generations

By Spencer . November 16, 2010 . 2:02pm

Namco Generations_LogoFollowing in the footsteps of Pac-Man Championship Edition, Namco Bandai is starting a brand for all of their re-imagined arcade games. Introducing Namco Generations, a suite of arcade classics for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.


Three games were announced under this label: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (which comes out on Xbox Live Arcade), Galaga Legions DX, and Aero-Cross. Back in 2008, Namco released Galaga Legions for Xbox Live Arcade, the DX version is probably an update of that. We’ve seen Aero-Cross pop up in rating boards before and Namco Bandai confirmed it’s a remake of Metro Cross.


Namco Bandai says more remake announcements are coming next year. Any particular Namco game you’re hoping to see in HD?

  • zhemos

    Hoping to see Tales of Graces in HD. In English.

    Edit: fixed

    • ragnarok989

      17 more days until the Japanese PS3 version comes out, my friend

    • Barrit

      It was announced a long time ago.. unless you mean you hope to see it’s being localized for the US?

    •!/SplashdownTiger STiger

      Just get the Japanese demo for now. Battles are a fustercluck of awesome even without knowing Japanese.

    • Joanna

      I was under the impression that this line, “Namco Generations” is for older games. Gaces F is new, any way you slice it. But I second seeing it here in English. It, Vesperia (don’t have a 360 sadly), and the new Tales game.

      Actually, if it was up to me, I’d want the DS ones as well! …Except Tempest, Japan can keep it. xD

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Not gonna lie, I don’t know much about Namco’s lineup pre-’90s. A lot of their current games are longstanding franchises anyway, so they don’t need reviving. But for the ones that do, I hope they take a similar approach to what Taito did with Space Invaders: Infinity Gene.

    What would be also interesting for me is if they turned the modern games retro. Like, Enslaved as a 16-bit platform adventure!

  • SneakyHawk

    Rolling Thunder, Mappy, Tower of Druaga, New Rally-X, Dragon Buster, Legend of Valkyrie and Dig-Dug remakes, please! :D

    • Paul Chinn

      Tower of Druaga, definitely.

      • denpanosekai

        Dunno who you are but BROS FOR LIFE YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    • neocatzon

      and everything in HD!

  • MrRobbyM

    Dig dug and Toy Pop.One of those will most likely never happen.

  • Code

    rar, looking forward to new Pacman Championship Edition DX tomorrow >w<' Also great to hear Namco's giving some other series the Pacman CE treatment.

  • Michael Connell

    Any Tales game. Graces F most of all

  • Ujn Hunter

    Wish I never bought Pac-Man CE and Galaga Legions… or they offered these “updates” as cheap DLC.

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