Hey Look, It’s Another Namco Bandai Countdown Site!

By Ishaan . July 11, 2011 . 10:37pm

All right; modern day setting, night time, no street lights on, looks relatively anime-esque and moody. Take your best shot. I’m going to say it’s another .hack game (do you really believe they’re done with it?), but I’m probably totally off the mark.


The countdown ends in 9 days, so we don’t have too long to wait either way. The last countdown site from Namco Bandai led to Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle for PlayStation 3.

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  • A Tales port for 3DS.

    • Exkaiser


      • I have a feeling it’s Persona related…..

        • Persona is an Atlus game. Namco have nothing to do with it. :)

        • Exkaiser

          ….What. Persona, the SMT subseries developed and published by Atlus?

          What does Persona have to do with Namco-Bandai Games at all?

      • I guess that joke backfired.

  • epy

    I would love for it to be a new .hack game, but chances are it will be something I have no interest in.

    • We can only hope just wish they get //Link overseas at least/.

    • Or a localized version of .hack//link

      • robomega0201

        No chance of it being a localization since it’s on Namco’s Japanese site.  A new .hack game or series certainly seems like a reasonable guess.  CyberConnect2’s not doing anything big now that Solatorobo’s out the door, right?

        • Zeik56

          They’re still working on Asura’s Wrath for Capcom.

        • Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations

          • KyoyaHibari

            A) We already know about that B) It’s in a city -.-

        • CC is working on Strelka Stories (hopefully), Naruto & Asura’s Wrath ! ;)

  • Yukito

    A countdown clock? Nothing new to see here folks. Just a countdown to a new announcement or some new thing people really don’t care about. 

    However, when I first saw the image, I got another mech game in my head….. mainly Evangelion. The panning into the sky just makes me feel as if there is supposed to be something giant there.

  • Xenosaga 4?

    Hey I can dream right?

    A realistic guess is maybe a new IP with an anime origins tie in. Or a new Gundam game. 

  • entrydenied

    It’s a Japanese site so probably not anything localisation related. Some people have already look through (for a lack of a better word) and found this in the flash.

    • Interesting. Wonder what that big tower is? :P

    • epy

      Thanks for posting that pic. So … a tower. Tower of Druaga?

      • Oooo, good guess. I think that one might be It.

    • New Ar Tonelico? XD

      • DanteJones

        Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude. :O

      • HarryHodd


    • Seems very fakey, look at how the tower disconnects the wires~

  • New game please..Oh Namco you can do better then re-releasing.. Have something new like Demon Souls! Or a new Persona-like game? XD

  • Hopefully that pic is North America and they announce that they are localizing Tales of Xillia. =)

    • Exkaiser

      Aah, blind, illogical hope. How innocent.

      I’m sure this is why the countdown is on bandaigames.channel.or.jp and why the text on the page is in Japanese, too.

  • Maybe its just the color scheme, but I’m getting Fragile vibes from this.

  • God, don’t fail me now.
    I need another .hack game

  • Dimentionalist

    Looks a bit like the standard digital clock numbers. Perhaps it’ll be about Rebecca Black getting up at 7 AM? Maybe get the Splatterhouse developers to work with it.

  • I would love a new .hack game!

  • kroufonz

    a japanese city could mean anything

    – a hd .hack game (you can explore both real word and the world)
    – new idolmaster for PS3 :p
    – a HD nanoha game :P
    – new mecha anime game gundam, eva, macross etc
    – or hopefully brand new hd jrpg

    • RagnaXBL

      the city is japanese? :D

      • kroufonz

        it looks like japanese/asian city to me:P

      • Exkaiser

        It’s got a number of architectural motifs that suggest it is a Japanese city, yes.

        • RagnaXBL

          such as :D?

          • Guest

            What do you mean such as? The electrical poles, the buildings, the house architecture. The whole general layout. It all screams modern Japan. 

    • I want everything you suggested

    • PrinceHeir

      a new Xenosa….

      bah forget it “-_____-

  • lol uhhh digimon world 3ds?!

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Super Robot Wars? Gundam VS (something)? Tales of? God Eater? Digimon? Time Crisis? Katamari?
    Well, it better be something good lol

  • Judgin from the modern setting, it’s NOT another chapter in an endless line of “Tales” clones. Thanks god.

    • joesz

      Tales of Modernia.

      • Tales of Futura.

        (Yes, the font. It will be a clash of typography.)

  • Suicunesol

    Tales of Tokyo? :P

    There’s no telling what series it’s from. I can take a guess at the platform, though. I’m going to guess that it’s a PSP RPG.

  • Call me crazy if you want, but the cityscape background makes me think
    this is related to Ghost in the Shell (for the curious, Namco released
    an adapation of Stand Alone Complex for PS2 in 2004)

  • XypherCode

    Tales? :D

    • Of? :D

      • Ian

        *r***s? :p

    • Exkaiser

      Since when do Tales games take place in modern cities..?

      The things people post in Banco threads, I swear.

      •  Modern day Tales of would be cool though, some variety~

        • XypherCode

          yeah i think so too lol
          you can never guess what devs are trying to do even with existing franchises :D

  • A prequel to Xenosaga… Nah. But I would love a open world Digimon game, done with the colors and look of the Digimon Movie. But also have it were you can go back and forth from the “Real” world to the “Digital” world. Anytime you want.

    Ha! The background represents the “Real” world, and the digital clock numbers represent the “Digital” world. 

  • Draparde

    I think God eater when i look at it, for some reason… other than that guess i have none XD  

    and im not even very confident in my current guess lol. 

    • I was hoping it was a new God Eater game too… I’d like to think of the city picture as before the Aragami hit. XD

      Otherwise I have no clue what the countdown is really for.

  • Crimson_Cloud

     A new .hack game? Ugh, don’t remind me, still didn’t get over for not getting Link. I’m gonna say… it’s a brand new JRPG that will have simultaneous Japanese, NA and European release. What? One can still dream. XD

    • malek86

      I hope it’s a new .hack that will finally make me forget about that abonimable Link. It’s been months since I last played it, and I still grimace whenever I see the box on my shelf.

      • KyoyaHibari

        O.o was it really that bad?

        • malek86

          I can’t say for sure because I couldn’t get past the first five hours without my brain going numb. But from what I’ve seen (essentially the first four or so chapters)…. it’s like a bad fanfiction, mixed with worse character design, mixed with repetitive gameplay.

          To elaborate: you essentially relive the series’ past moments, except with an idiot thrown in to act as player character who would butt in dialogues just because. Can you say insert-fic? It totally felt like that. Also, they changed the design for most of characters, the new ones look overall more slender and “modern” but overall worse. The gameplay is so bland it’s not even worth talking about, and the junction system is obscenely repetitive, it’s like a rhytm game gone horribly wrong.

          Maybe it eventually gets better. But I doubt it.

  • Genjo

    well i believe Bandai Namco has done few evangelion games in past i going with wild guess and maybe its evangelion game? or maybe another super robot taisen game lol

    • Exkaiser

      They don’t do countdowns for SRW games, and one wouldn’t appear on Namco-Bandai’s website first anyways. Always revealed first in Famitsu. Then confirmed on the SRW team’s blog (which isn’t a bandaigames address).

  • Totally evangelion. Hope it gets localized.

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a anime based game. Their DBZ franchise has been dying and I guess they are looking for another show to stand in its place. Sure they have Naruto, but you need variety. So I think its between Evanglion, hopefully for the PS3. Or, possibly .hack sign.

    • kroufonz

      well their anime franchise already have variety (and some of the even good enough) it just those games are on psp and japan only:P

  • its devil survivor 2 over clocked 

    • origami_samurai

      It can’t be Atlus made Devil survivor games not Namco bandai lol

  • Id bet money its Air Gear or Evanglion, the city looks somewhat futuristic. I hate .hack games, waste of time and money to make.

  • amagidyne

     I’m hoping for some original IP.

    Hey, aim for the moon, right?

  • origami_samurai

    What ever this is, it better be a JRPG 

    • AzureNova

      I totally agree, and nice avatar by the way. Noel is my best and favorite in BB.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Super Robot Wars Z 2.2

    or Evangelion…the phone wires make me think Eva.

  • Tales of Reality?

    • KuroAlmaz

      Maybe…  Tales of Never.  Or Tales of Neverland.  Tales of Broken Dreams.  Tales of Flipping off the Customers.  I can go on forever.

  • Guest

    Ultraman Battle Revolution

  • AzureNova

    Tales of Our Modern Day World lol. All jokes aside, I hope that it has something to do with .Hack Quantum and the PS3.

  • either that or naruto returns to 2.5D but all shiny and HD like

  • looks like karakura town

  • teenageriot94

    Totally looks like a bleach game

    • Huh…It actually does look like a Bleach game. But I doubt it.

  • teenageriot94

    Totally looks like a bleach game

  • KuroAlmaz

    Yay, another ambiguous Bamco countdown to get our hopes up and dash them to the rocks below.  Will said game even come out or anytime soon?  Is it worth a flip?  I will have to give kudos points if it is .Hack.   Otherwise, Bamco can kiss my boots. 

  • KyoyaHibari


    • Blacksofa

      Totally was thinking that as well.

  • Blacksofa

    Macross? Please?

  • God Eater Burst 2 … called it

  • blah blah

    I’m guessing Digimon.
    Could be Evangelion or .hack though~

  • Countdown’s over. It’s a Digimon title. Thankfully, Namdai didn’t pull an MGS NEXT on us.

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