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:
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.
“We are planning for additional enhancements to the game,” says Level-5 CEO, Akihiro Hino.
Katsuhiro Harada also talks about swimsuits, introduces the game’s tutorial-esque Fight Lab mode, and says Tekken X Street Fighter is “progressing.”
Hands-on with some of Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s various modes on consoles.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will allow players to fight Sir Knight Artorias as one of the new bosses in the game.
Luffy, Zoro, and Nami chase after Buggy again, which gave Tecmo Koei a chance to show off the game’s map.
Naruto: Ninja Council developer Aspect Digital have developed a side-scrolling action game for the Nintendo DS based on the new cartoon series.
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.