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The distant sound of a glade fights, Draglade 2 dated for July

By Spencer . May 2, 2008 . 12:36pm

And if you pre-order Draglade 2 before it comes out on July 10th in Japan you can get a free set of headphones. A fitting pre-order bonus since Draglade’s deviates from 2D fighting games with custom beat combos. The roster is the major difference thus far, which has been updated to include a broader range […]

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Watch – Combat in Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga

By Spencer . April 2, 2008 . 6:00am

We mentioned the awesomeness of Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga before and I’m not changing my tune especially after seeing this preview video. The battle scenes look really similar to Namco X Capcom, which makes sense since Monolith Soft is acting as the developer.   Renji, Xiaomu and KOS-MOS, the trio of […]

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Summon Night ® Twin Age & © Namco Bandai Games

By Spencer . March 19, 2008 . 12:43am

I’m not sure if this was mentioned or not, but on the bottom of the Summon Night press release Namco Bandai is mentioned as the copyright holder instead of Banpresto.   It reads, “(C) FLIGHT-PLAN SUMMON NIGHT (R) TWIN AGE &(C) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Published and distributed by Atlus USA.”   This shouldn’t […]

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Shin-Chan swipes Action Bastard’s costume in Cinema Land

By Spencer . March 13, 2008 . 5:50am

Banpresto is releasing Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land Kachinko Gachinko Daikatsugeki on the Nintendo DS, which is really a GBA to DS port with a few extras.     Action Kamen Shin-Chan is one of them. This mini game let’s Shin-Chan step into Action Bastard’s shoes a wail on enemies like this monster […]

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Super remake? Super Robot Taisen Advance ported to the PSP

By Spencer . March 4, 2008 . 2:53pm

Seven years ago Banpresto developed Super Robot Taisen Advance, which brought mecha from Nadesico and Gundam together for the first time. On June 19th, the Game Boy Advance game is getting is a facelift when it becomes a PlayStation Portable title. The comparison screenshots make the new version easier on the eyes, but this is […]

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Flight Plan summons Summon Night DS in April

By Spencer . February 5, 2008 . 3:29pm

Even though Banpresto will be officially absorbed into the Namco Bandai conglomerate they will be publishing Flight Plan’s remake of Summon Night on April 24. The Nintendo DS remake adds obligatory stylus control, but unfortunately no Wi-Fi battles. Perhaps, Japan won’t care because Summon Night DS is faithful port of a PsOne game that never […]

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Draglade alumni make friends in Draglade 2

By Spencer . January 30, 2008 . 4:25pm

I see some new faces in the concept art for Draglade 2. Rio sits in the center and it looks like he is the protagonist of the sequel. The dual blade wielding hero will be joined by other newcomers like a girl with a scythe, possibly the first female playable character in the Draglade universe, […]

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Pictures of Poison Pink

By Spencer . January 22, 2008 . 7:04pm

Banpresto and Flight Plan, the studio behind Summon Night, are teaming up to release their second PlayStation 2 strategy RPG. However, Poison Pink is quite different from Dragon Shadow Spell; it ditches fantasy for gothic and full motion videos of the main character that looks like an eerie doll. Hollow FMV aside, Poison Pink has […]

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Watch – Super Robot Taisen Scramble Commander the 2nd

By Spencer . November 26, 2007 . 6:27am

Not all of the Super Robot Taisen games involve micromanaging anime robots on a grid. Banpresto has a real time strategy Super Robot Taisen series too. Earlier this month Super Robot Taisen Scramble Commander the 2nd slipped into stores. The game features a manual mode, which lets you pilot mecha from Gundam Wing, RahXephon and […]

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Shin-Chan cashes out with a GBA to DS port

By Spencer . November 14, 2007 . 8:21am

Three years ago Banpresto released a Shin-Chan game ripe with movie parodies. Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land no Daibouken is a basic platformer where you take Shin through an action bastard themed first stage and jump on enemies. Banpresto is digging this up and shoveling it into Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema […]

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Banpresto absorbed by Namco Bandai

By Spencer . November 9, 2007 . 9:21am

In 2006 Namco Bandai bought Banpresto as a subsidiary. For over a year Namco Bandai allowed Banpresto to do their thing even though they were wholly owned by Namco Bandai. That is about to change because the company who brought us Super Robot Taisen and Ar Tonelico is going to be dissolved into Namco Bandai […]

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Watch – Ar Tonelico 2 clip collection

By Spencer . October 25, 2007 . 11:14am

Ar Tonelico 2 slipped into stores yesterday and videos are beginning to circulate around the internet. Let’s start out by looking at the opening video.   [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=nUSW_TQ1pbQ[/youtube]    Looking pretty good. You know NIS America has been pretty quiet. The only thing on their table now is the cleverly named Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness. Perhaps […]

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Watch – Ar Tonelico 2 trailer

By Spencer . October 4, 2007 . 11:59am

Don’t forget about Ar Tonelico 2, Banpresto is releasing it in Japan on October 25! Unlike Halo 3 stores don’t have big displays up for Ar Tonelico 2 and it’s falling off the radar fast. But not for Jeff L. who pointed me to a new trailer up on the official site (thanks!). You could […]

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More robots, more Super Robot Taisen

By Spencer . July 31, 2007 . 6:44pm

Barely a month has passed since Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations appeared on the Playstation 2, but that didn’t stop Banpresto from lifting the curtain on a follow up. Due out this winter is Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations Gaiden, which includes a free battle mode. Of course this is only for Japan, until some […]

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Watch: Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations trailer

By Spencer . June 26, 2007 . 2:45pm

With only two days until the release of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations an eight minute video started circulating on the net. Catch some animated scenes and robot on robot combat in the video.   [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=eB82aD0dJ3w[/youtube]    Traditionally, the Super Robot Taisen games never got localized in North America due to licensing issues with the […]

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Watch: Summon Night: Twin Age commercial

By Spencer . June 24, 2007 . 2:09pm

Banpresto has Summon Night: Twin Age scheduled to come out in August 30th in Japan and this commercial gives you a brief look at how it plays. There isn’t too much to say about the movie since it’s only fourteen seconds long, but the touch screen battles makes it look interesting.   [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=3lcpcLgJskk[/youtube]    So […]

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