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Tales of Symphonia Remastered Will Only Be 30 FPS On All Consoles

Tales of Symphonia Remastered was officially announced at the Nintendo Direct earlier this week, bringing back one of the GameCube’s most beloved JRPGs to modern platforms. Characteristic of most Nintendo Direct streams, there were not initially a ton of details in the game’s announcement, but we have a better sense…

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No One Will Say Why Soulcalibur Disappeared From Digital Stores

Transcending history and the world, the Soulcalibur series has long been a fan favorite for 3D fighting game fans. I remember playing the first title, Soul Edge, in the arcades as a child. The desire to play more unleashed from the tether of quarters and tokens was a primary motivation in buying…

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Elden Ring Has Shipped More Than 13.4 Million Units

It probably wasn’t excessively hard to predict that Elden Ring would be a rather big sales success. Sure, there’s historical data to go off of showing that previous titles like Dark Souls and Bloodborne were modest successes that were likely well-scoped with their eventual sales numbers in mind. From the jump, however, Elden Ring…

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Elden Ring is Quite Simply a Masterpiece

At an extremely basic level, video games are a conversation between intent and reception. The developers — made up of designers, coders, artists, etc. — create an idea what the player should be seeing and feeling in a moment and hope against hope that it works. On the player’s end,…

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Dragon Ball: The Breakers Developers Are Candid About Their Obvious Influences

Last month, Bandai Namco announced the latest Dragon Ball game in their generally fighting-heavy portfolio for the series. Eschewing the usual genre choices this time around, The Breakers is actually a 7v1 asymmetrical multiplayer game where non-fighter characters in the Dragon Ball universe work together to escape an evolving villain like Buu…

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Dragon Ball: The Breakers Announced

Like the migration patterns of animals, you can always count on Bandai Namco to deliver a new Dragon Ball game every two years or so, which is why it has been so strange to see the publisher be so quiet since 2020’s release of Dragon Ball: Kakarot. Apparently the silence has been…

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Jump Force Leaving Digital Stores in February

Jump Force, the Bandai Namco fighting game that crosses over characters from multiple Shuishea Shonen Jump licenses, sucks. There’s no sugarcoating that, it’s a pretty bad game. The art style is horrendous, but the actual gameplay can’t shine through that mud to anything more interesting, not that the gameplay was…

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Bandai Namco, Please Consult TikTok User @EmilyZugay on Your New Logo

There’s a TikTok creator named Emily Zugay who makes new logos for companies like Amazon and Funko because she deems the originals as inferior. She has over a million followers and a degree in design, so as a person who believes that higher education is valuable and not in any…

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Tales of Arise Breathes Life Into a Previously Stale Series

With even its most diehard fans growing bored, Tales of Arise has a lot riding on its shoulders. It was developed with the purpose of breathing new life into the long-running series, and given the track record of recent games, I was skeptical that Tales could actually update its formula…

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Despite Fraught Development, Tales of Arise Aims to Rejuvenate the Series

Tales of Arise hasn’t had the smoothest development. Former God Eater producer-turned Tales of Arise lead Yusuke Tomizawa knows this better than anyone. In the aftermath of 2016’s Tales of Berseria, its development team faced a simple but potentially explosive choice: keep using the same development engine, or uproot everything…

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Scarlet Nexus Brings Unexpected Humanity to Its Superhumans

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a superhero more than anything in the world. Saving citizens from melodramatic villains and preventing the end of the world seemed much more glamorous than being a celebrity. I always daydreamed about being able to save people while looking cool. Invisibility,…

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Tekken vs. Street Fighter was Cancelled Roughly a Third Through Development

Just over a decade ago, both Capcom and Bandai Namco announced two parallel crossover fighting games — Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter. The idea was similar to Capcom’s previous collaborations with King of Fighters developer SNK in which both developers made their own takes on the fighting game casts for…

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Tales of Arise Seeks to Evolve Itself Rather than Reboot

As far as anthology JRPG series go, the Tales of games had a lot of connective tissue. While they differed in art style, story details, and tweaks to the overall battle system, they were largely recognizable as a specific kind of JRPG unto itself. It may have been formulaic, but you…

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Dark Pictures: House of Ashes Continues the Anthology but I am Begging Them to Find a New Plot Twist

It was not that long ago that the idea of the Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of horror games from Until Dawn developer Supermassive, was one of the most exciting things happening in gaming. Now, after Man of Medan and Little Hope, I don’t really feel that way anymore. Both games had immense potential…

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You’ll Never Guess Who the Next Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Character Is

There’s a new DLC fighter coming to Arc System Works’ exceptional Dragon Ball FighterZ, and you better hold on to your entire butthole because there’s no way in Hell you’ll ever be able to guess who it is! Go ahead and try, I dare you! It’s not Kami! It’s not…

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Trademarks Filed for Klonoa, Mr. Driller, and Splatterhouse ‘Encore’ Games

Bandai Namco has filed several new trademarks for unannounced entries in its Japanese “Encore” series of remastered games, including Mr. Driller Encore, Splatterhouse Encore, and Klonoa Encore. Since these titles haven’t been officially announced yet, we don’t know if any of them will come stateside, as Katamari Damacy Encore did…

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Watch: Jump Force E3 2018 gameplay showcases manga heroes and villains

Bandai Namco takes the kitchen sink approach with Jump characters (again).

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