Ever Wanted To Date Namco Bandai Characters? Now You Can

By Ishaan . July 19, 2013 . 9:00am

Namco Bandai are working on a browser-based dating-sim featuring their characters, titled Namco High. The game takes place in a high school meant specifically for videogame characters and is being spearheaded by Homestuck creator Andrew Hussie.

 

Namco High is being developed in collaboration with What Pumpkin Studios under the supervision of Namco Bandai’s Shifty Look project. The game is being developed using HTML5 and will run in the browser of multiple devices.

 

Namco High will be released pre-Holiday 2013.

 


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  • Ryujin

    The game’s title already features part of the question I would like to ask…

    Namco, are you high?

    • Spirit Macardi

      At times I seriously hope they are, since it’s about the only explanation for some of their decisions.

      • ragingmerifes

        Come on, after Symphonia HD and Xillia 2 announced for the West, let them have some weird stuff coming out too… we forgive them.

        • Spirit Macardi

          Umm… I didn’t say that there was anything wrong with this game. It sounds interesting if nothing else.

          And personally, I’m not forgiving them entirely until they make Klonoa 3.

    • Space_Ghost

      The Beatles were high all the time, and their music was not too shabby. ;)

    • Godmars

      Never heard of Homestuck, have you?

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        it’s a lame webcomic

        • Rytan

          It’s actually pretty good. It’s the fanbase that makes me want to run for the hills.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Japan is into these things xD

  • khakionion

    “Homestuck”

  • Hollowkoopa

    Yes!!! I can finally date Pacman.

    • AkuLord3

      He has a wife and KIDS…unless things have happened oh dear

      • Marcelo G

        Maybe his son has grown up and is now a teenager bishounen.

        As bishounen as a Pac-Creature could be, I mean.

        • MogCakes

          Spiky haired ball

      • Spirit Macardi

        Well according to the TV show coming out he’s a teenager and the only one of an ancient species that can eat ghosts.

        Yes, this is something that’s happening…

      • Spider-Man

        NTR time.

  • Tales_of_Master

    Sheena-chan here I come (≧∇≦)/

  • 果林

    lol namco……..~looks for Kos-Mos~

  • Spirit Macardi

    I’m hoping the girls of the Klonoa series will be in this. Lolo, Leorina, Lephise, Tat… Actually that brings up an interesting question: since Tat can split into two versions of herself, would dating her still be considered a monogamous relationship?

    (A downvote on this? The hell for?)

    • AkuLord3

      Haters hating cuz they got no class~ *shakes hips* MMMMHMMM

      • Tincho D

        Haters can Touch My Katamari.

    • Wappuli

      Too furry for someone?

    • Nitraion

      Maybe that’s might be called umm semi-bestiality?
      We must protect the animals :V

      • Spirit Macardi

        Well 1. It was a friggin’ joke (this is the second time this week that I’ve had to clarify that!)
        2. Lolo, Leorina, and Lephise are human-like characters.
        and 3. IT’S FANTASY, NOT REAL.

      • Tincho D

        I’d rather have characters from Solatorobo than from Naruto.

  • Marcelo G

    Galaga-senpai…!

  • Go2hell66

    namco why?!

    • DyLaN

      Why not?

  • Spectacularity

    Pac-Man-kun, you’re so dreamy~(*≧▽≦)

    • akiko_sakuraba

      Don’t you mean Pac-Man-kun~?

      • Spectacularity

        You’re right. I will have to add that! (。◕‿◕。)

  • DemonShadowX

    Oh Voldo~~~~

  • Enma_Kozato

    I look forward to the character rooster ♥~(‘▽^人)

  • Zonic505

    If there is no idolm@ster character in this, I will be completely & utterly shocked.

    …..also, Wonder Momo and Valkyrie, please.

    • Tincho D

      Wonder Momo and Valkyrie are sure bets (they have webcomics officially allowed by Namco)
      http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/wondermomo

      765 Pro will probably be the local band.

    • Repede91

      Idols aren’t supposed to be romantically involved with others. I could see some Japanese fans being upset if such a thing were to happen.

      I however would like to go out with Yayoi, Miki and Haruka…

      • Raze

        lol

        Idols love are for the fans only…

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    Tear and Sheena from Tales better be there

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Yeah, and hopefully Milla as well. ^^

  • Nitraion

    Namdai chara?!
    Thats a lot… O-o
    You mean you can date Tales of girls, tekken girls, idol master, or even Kos-Mos in one game?!
    *Mindblowing*

  • omeganeko

    “Ever wanted to date namco bandai characters? Now you can”….*Passes Out on floor*

  • AuraGuyChris

    If there are Tales characters in there, you bet your butt sales and fanart in general will sky rocket.

  • Eileen Sy

    This is surprising, but hey, always have an open mind. I’m actually quite looking forward to it! I hope God Eater characters will be in it ehehe…

  • celery

    I hope there will be male characters, that’s all I can say xD

    • Timovisch

      Zelos~

      • celery

        Yes *u* Also Jade xD

        • Timovisch

          What about Guy? >3<

          • celery

            Yes Guy too! :D

  • Tincho D

    “Oh Solaire-chan, what pure white panties you have!”
    [To access this part of the game you must purchase the Drunken Party Sex DLC, only 1500 NamcoCoins]

    If they include the iM@s cast then the project may go places we can’t even imagine.

  • Shadowman

    Will Asuka Kazama be attending this school?

  • Jesse Thompson

    I’m seeing a…non-Jp name as creator…and lots of roman letters with no moon-speak anywhere…dare I hope that this will be in English? Or at least Engrish?

  • Brandon001

    Uwaaahhh Kratos-senpai! i hope you notice me this semester!!

  • Alicemagic

    come on kos-mos
    COME OOOOONNN KOOOS-MOOOOS

    • RavenholtEX

      THIS. ALL OF THIS. I’m just disappointed you beat me to the punch.

    • Brimfyre

      I don’t know if I feel safe dating the secret wife of…….

      • akiko_sakuraba

        JESUS?!

  • Raze

    lolwut? Go home namco…You’re high…except..You make Tear and Rita as heroine in here…

  • Marcelo G

    King of All Cosmos-sensei, I…I don’t know what to say, this is so sudden…

    • JustThisOne

      You’re going for King-sensei?!

      But Prince-sempai is such much cuter… I.. I mean.. what am I saying?

  • Tincho D

    Dude, Ms. Pac-Man is such a MILF.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      The keyword is Ms. She’s available, and I’m all over that hot ball.

  • Bec66

    Now I can finally create my dream harem!

  • JamesMarrshal

    Estellise please l0l

  • Jezzy

    The most positive news is that this will be the browser game they mentioned before, rather than the new Soul Calibur title.

  • Rodrigo Branco

    Spoiler alert
    Everybody dies in the end

    EDIT: I know it because I read Homestuck LOL

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I wonder what kind of clubs are available. Hope to see more even though I’m not familiar with Homestuck

  • MikeTxn

    I wonder if Geldoblame sempai will notice me this year ♥.

  • DivinePhoenix69

    B…Baka! Its not like i actually find Leon senpai attractive or anything…

  • MasterScrub

    Oh Vajra-san, you’re so suggoi~ <3

  • CirnoLakes

    “FROM HOMESTUCK CREATOR ANDREW HUSSIE.”
    What.

    Oh goodness, what is the internet doing?

    That’s what I hear about the internet. It connects people. It connects things in general.
    Oh, it connects things all right. It connects things, all right.

    • GameTaco

      It connects things, all night. Oh baby.

      I wonder how far this will go… Is it wrong that immediately the first thought I have is Taki being the questionably dateable teacher?

  • CirnoLakes

    Oh internet, what have you done? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    I will buy this. I will play this. I will enjoy this.

    • Nameless App 1989

      Buy this? It’s a browser based game. It’s free.

      • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

        Oh haha Didn’t catch up on that. Speed read >_< I'll buy it metaphorically then.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Can I go to the school festival with Meredy?

  • Tee Niitris

    I wish more companies did this.

    Lili <3

    • ddh819

      right then we could have crossovers like Namco High vs Konami Academy

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Yeah a lot of games have great Waifu Material to make excellent date sims.

  • SDDMN

    Here’s hoping Nina Williams will be a teacher if not a student, as well as a tsundere in this game. It’d be so fun making her blush.

  • サレム

    Voldo my waifu

    • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

      D: I wanted to marry Voldo.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

    This is probably going to be the new home for internet children.

  • fireemblembeast

    Lol Zelos should be the class president with all the other members as girls fawning over him…

  • fireemblembeast

    Raine would make a great teacher lol. Then who should be the nurse…? Maybe Tear. And Rowen will teach music. Well, I’m only thinking of tales here.

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Mint from Tales of Phantasia has the school nurse spot secured.

      • fireemblembeast

        Haha, you’re right. Yeah, she can be the nurse.

  • Bell

    Yuri Lowell. You can date Yuri Lowell! The world is now perfect.

    • Spirit Macardi

      Isn’t he married to Tara Platt?

      … Oh wait, wrong Yuri!

      • Christopher Nunes

        Tara Platt? Who?

        • Tiramii

          Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthall are voice actors. They were making that reference. :’3

          • Christopher Nunes

            I see.

        • AuraGuyChris

          Yuri Lowenthal – Luke fon Fabre, Ben Tennyson, Yosuke Hanamura, Ricken
          Tara Platt – Nebilim, TOS2 Raine Sage, Emeralde, Flavia, Miriel
          Case in point, those two are married VAs. Becomes silly when you can marry Ricken and Miriel in FE Awakening.

          • Christopher Nunes

            Oh really? Funny because I ended up pairing Ricken and Miriel together in Fire Emblem: Awakening!

            Much more satisfied now because of this!

      • Byron Kerrison II

        I make that mistake, too, sometimes…

  • Eric

    Let’s go Digimon characters! I may finally realize my dream of a Taiora shipping!

  • ChiffonCake

    >Namco Bandai are working on a browser-based dating-sim featuring their characters
    What?

    >being spearheaded by Homestuck creator Andrew Hussie
    Whaaaaaaaaaaat?

    • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

      My exact sentiments….

  • Brandonmkii

    I will romance Taizo Hori.

  • GameTaco

    I told you Pac-Man

    I TOLD you about stairs!

  • Brimfyre

    Fingers crossed for some yandere T-elos lovin’.

    • MrTyrant

      OH MAN! I WOULD LOVE THAT!

  • MrTyrant

    “browser-based dating-sim”

    WHAT!? why? I would play this for consoles right away D:

  • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

    Hopefully they will port it to 3DS, and the MC better be a self insert, would hate to play as a looser named keiichi or something like that.

    I hope we can date Chloe from tales of legendia.

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Why the downvotes? Why would you oppose to date Chloe freaking Valens?

      • JustThisOne

        :3 I don’t think it’s Chloe Valens people are opposed to. But people can downvote for silly reasons anyway. Don’t take it to heart, yo~

  • Mister_Nep

    Kos-Mos: Senpai, it seems you are quite persistent to walk home with me. Why is that?
    Player: A. I just want to spend some time with you
    B. You’re wrong. I don’t want anything to do with you.
    C. Command Protocol 55
    Kos-Mos: Understood. I will now commence Tsundere Mode. *punches player strong enough to be knocked out* D-Don’t think you can get so friendly with me like that, ok?

    • J_Joestar

      just imagine convincing T-elos into going Yandere-mode.

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Ms. Pac-Man or no buy.

    EDIT: Damn, and I thought I was original.

  • DriftSlave

    Lili and Asuka please….KOS-MOS can come too right?

  • http://2donly.com/ Mahdrills

    This is bizarre. I mean, I’m interested in dating sims and I’m excited this is happening, but the creator of Homestuck? I mean surely people in Japan would be more familiar with making a dating sim, not to mention be a larger audience for it.. So it’s odd to see Namco make such a move..

  • Repede91

    Ms. PAC-MAN here I come!

  • J_Joestar
    • Byron Kerrison II

      If she could just lift her leg a “little” higher…

      • Testsubject909

        Just a little? I’d go with a lot higher personally.

  • 栗場 江理久

    Looks like class is back in session. TALES CHARACTERS ARE MINE >:u

  • Luke Blackwood

    If Marta is in this game, then Namco can shut up and take ALL. OF. MY. FUCKING. MONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY

  • Ni

    Valkyrie and Asuka. but i can’t date both of ‘em!
    GOD DAMNIT! Ivy Valentine-sensei as the physics teacher

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Homestuck fan are going to be more annoying now. But This ,might Turn out good……

  • harmonyworld

    homestuck?
    Seriously?
    I hope this is a joke~

  • RichyGaming

    -cough- God eater -cough-

  • Keima88

    No one mentioned Alisa Ilinichina Amiella and others from god eater?!

    • RichyGaming

      I JUST DID! ;D

      • Keima88

        Yeah like 1 second earlier xD.

        • RichyGaming

          Yo, great minds think alike bro

  • kroufonz

    western developed date sim from homestuck creator on a browser?…………..ugh ,there is so much wrong with this

    no thank you (especially if the artstyle is look like homestuck )

    • Never

      But if this takes off, dating sims as a WHOLE could take off and that is a HUGE market.

  • Uso Ewin

    Oh Klonoa you always know how to blow me away.

  • freezestar

    I’ve never seen something shoot themselves in the foot twice on the word go.

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    Lord, they’re really grasping at straws these days.

  • WyattEpp

    Fascinating. Hussie’s an expert troll, so this is going to be incredibly popcorn-worthy.

  • Christopher Nunes

    When I first read the title I was thinking “Why the hell would I want to date the employees from Namco Bandai?” and then it took me a moment to read the rest of the article to see it meant the “video game characters” from Namco Bandai and I went “oh”.

    I’m not sure who to go for, but I don’t like playing browser-games but I might give this one a shot, there’s so many good choices. KOS-MOS, T-ELOS, Cassandra, Sophitia, Taki, Pyrrha (I don’t care what you think I thought she was cute), Alisa, Black Rose, Alkaid, Milla, Tear, Rita, Sheena… dammit there’s too much to count!

    By the way who is “Homestuck”? Never heard of them and why the hate?

    • Kawashima

      Homestuck is the webcomic that Hussie made. It is pretty popular and theres alot of hate and some of the fandom is a bit out there. Used to read it but got bored and moved on. Not sure why all the hate though.

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Hsien Ko is from Capcom.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Oops… got a littlew excited since Morrigan and Hsien-Ko were in Project X Zone. :P

  • akiko_sakuraba

    So strange. And will this game include Tales of characters?

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Would be strange if it doesnt.

      • akiko_sakuraba

        I was just thinking if they’d focus more on “American” well-known characters, since it’s being written (or something) by the Homestuck creator… Like dating Ms. Pacman. I don’t know how he would write in Takane, Chihaya, and Azusa (Idolm@ster), or Collet, Shihna, and Natalia if they have no idea who they are. I think choosing a non-Japanese writer was a bad choice…

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

    if there are Tales of characters, count me in.

  • Detective Sabin

    Am I the only hoping Ki makes it in?

    • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

      I want her in too.

  • PowerOfTheFlamesIori

    Japan sure seems to love reliving high school. I’m 27 and once was enough.

    Though admittedly, had I been dating Sophitia at the time, the whole experience would’ve been a bit more enjoyable.

  • Demeanor

    Milla.
    Maxwell.
    Oh God. ^ ^ And possibly… Lili Rochefort. Omggggg!!! WANT XD

  • Ben Sylvia

    ….

    wut?

  • fyi1191

    Gaius must be the banchou.

  • NRool

    As long as I can date me a Pooka I “WILL” play this, and I HATE Dating Sims.

    The concept is just too hilariously weird, I just hope it isn’t all “UGUUU ANIMU GURLSS~~” and actually tries to have some fun.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Lili oh Lili where for art thou Lili Rochefort…

  • LegoBaka

    Andrew Hussie?

    Seriously?

    …SERIOUSLY?!

  • HatsyaSouji

    I’m now considering the following: Kanon, Nana, Yuno, Ciel, and Anette (basically GOD EATER Girls), and Rutee Katrea too.

    • TheExile285

      No Alissa? Whats wrong wit you?

      • HatsyaSouji

        Too busty. I’m sure many will fight over her. Henceforth, I’m taking Nana, Kanon or Rutee.

        • TheExile285

          Too busty”? Lol

          Just so you know, Kanon is also top tier with Alissa ;P

          • HatsyaSouji

            That leaves me either Yuno, Ciel, Anette, Nana, and Rutee. If they’re all taken, I’m going for Rita Mordio, and get blah-blah-blah Indignated!

          • TheExile285

            Good luck lol

          • ShadowDivz

            “Too busty”?

            Alright, Exile you wanna hold his arms while i fuck him up or vice versa?

          • TheExile285

            I’ll hold him and you can beat some sense into him.

            After that, well make him play DoA so he can see the error of his ways.

          • ShadowDivz

            Indeed. The bounce– uh, the light our messiah Team Ninja has bestowed upon the world.

  • Dylan Neill

    I hope Pac-senpai will notice me today~

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Now the big titted SoulCalibur girls can come! :D

  • Junko Enoshima

    ANDREW HUSSIE

    YESSSSSS

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    I honestly don’t know how to take this. I am so eager to know more of this now.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I want to date the frog from Shadowlands

  • SupaPhly

    Andrew Hussie? wwwhyyyy

  • universalperson

    Wait a minute, wait a minute.

    THIS
    IS
    STUPID

  • TheExile285

    Lol

  • http://www.carpefulgur.com SpaceDrake

    Oh man, normally I’d just dismiss this, but if it’s coming from The Huss, then it’s going to be something really special. And ridiculous. I can’t wait.

  • Ni
  • ShadowDivz

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZsPbxaCZiQ

    Nuff said.

    But for me it’s between Gina And Alisa.

  • SteveEdwards

    i have no words for this

    this is better than anything i’ve ever experienced or imagined
    this is so far beyond my conceptions of what is possible that i literally cannot comprehend how excited i am

    either
    this is a ridiculous joke
    or
    this is the best of all possible worlds

    • Göran Isacson

      I agree and am pretty much just sitting here laughing at how insane this all is and how I have no idea where the hell they’re even gonna go with it. Oh well. Hopefully we can have hilarious cross-over fan art of, like… Eridan trying to dress like Kazuya. And Nepeta can sit with Xiaoyu in the “forever wasting our affections” corner. Or include a secret clip where Pac-Man seduces Hussie… after revealing that Pac-Man had been the villain behind EVERY SINGLE EVENT in the plot all along and we just never saw it coming. I don’t even know man.

  • Fitzkrieg

    I’m a dude and I’m going to date the shit of Nightmare.
    I don’t even care.

  • 4shiki

    I’m going to be so disappointed if there’s no iDOLM@STER.

  • Rollersnake

    I hope Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff find their way into this somehow.

  • ZidanReign

    I better be able to date frickin Wonder Momo or Waya-Hime, Namco.

    Or else ill cri everytiem

  • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

    I hope it would have an otome side as well! And Tales characters!

  • Qunton C.

    As long as I can date a Rob Paulsen voiced Bravoman, (or play as him) I’m game. I could listen to that voice til I die.

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