All Of The Hot Topics From Namco Bandai’s Global Gamer Day Event


Last week, Namco Bandai held a Global Gamer Day press event in Las Vegas. At the event, the company made a number of announcements from an enhanced version of Dark Souls for PC to Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for consoles, as well as localizations of more Japan-centric games like Ni no Kuni and One Piece: Pirate Warriors. Siliconera was at the event, and we scoured the floor for information on these games. Yesterday, after the press embargo on the event lifted, we were able to present our findings. Here’s a rundown of the stuff you may find interesting:



Exploring Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch’s Big Wide World

Battles aren’t random in Ni no Kuni. Enemies appear on-screen, so we could even run around admiring the landscape if we wanted to.




Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Will Have More Content For The West

“We are planning for additional enhancements to the game,” says Level-5 CEO, Akihiro Hino.



Tekken Director: If Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Has DLC Fighters They Will Be Free

Katsuhiro Harada also talks about swimsuits, introduces the game’s tutorial-esque Fight Lab mode, and says Tekken X Street Fighter is “progressing.”



In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, The Tables Turned When I Fought A 1-On-2 Match

Hands-on with some of Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s various modes on consoles.




Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Lets You Fight Against Sir Knight Artorias

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will allow players to fight Sir Knight Artorias as one of the new bosses in the game.




One Piece: Pirate Warriors Hands-On: Secret Passages And Pacifista Pummling

Luffy, Zoro, and Nami chase after Buggy again, which gave Tecmo Koei a chance to show off the game’s map.



Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats Video Game Ho!

Naruto: Ninja Council developer Aspect Digital have developed a side-scrolling action game for the Nintendo DS based on the new cartoon series.



Dragon Ball Z For Kinect Hands-On: Raditz Eats Piccolo’s Special Beam Cannon

It isn’t uncommon for a single Dragon Ball Z battle to stretch out across two or three anime episodes. While the Dragon Ball Z for Kinect fights aren’t quite that long, it sure feels like that.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.