Bandai Namco Games announces new titles for 2014

Bandai Namco Games has today released lots of new information regarding some of its 2014 line-up of games which includes release dates for Soul Calibur Lost Swords and Ace Combat Infinity. There’s also some new collections for One Piece Pirate Warriors and Naruto  fans amongst other things. Take a look at the list of titles (some new) with their associated trailers for more info.

 

Ace Combat Infinity launch date – May 28th 2014

 

Tales of Xillia 2 Ludger Kresnik Collector’s Edition and Day 1 Edition for PS3 – August 22nd

TALES OF XILLIA 2 follows two brand new protagonists, Ludger Kresnik and Elle Marta, a year after the events of the first game as they search for the Land of Caanan in a beautifully animated epic odyssey full of decisive choices, drama and adventure. You can pre-order the Collector’s Edition from Amazon.

The collector’s edition will include:

* TALES OF XILLIA 2 full-game

* Ludger Kresnik figure

* Elle’s Pocket Watch Replica Compact

* TALES OF XILLIA 2 Original tracks selected by the dev. team

* TALES OF XILLIA 2 Art Book

* Ludger’s emblematic cat, Rollo, gets his fair share of awesomeness with a Metalcase picturing him

TALES OF XILLIA 2 Day 1 Edition includes:

* TALES OF XILLIA 2 full-game

* TALES OF XILLIA 2 Original tracks selected by the dev. team

* TALES OF XILLIA 2 Metalcase

 

One Piece Unlimited World Red’s Chopper Edition & Straw Hat Edition – 27 June, 2014 (PS3, PSV, WiiU, 3DS)

 

The Straw Hat Edition includes:

* One Piece Unlimited World Red full game

* Exclusive Costumes: 10 outfits – Luffy Strong World Outfit & the Anniversary Pack with 9 outfits commemorating Japan’s 15th anniversary of the One Piece animated series.

* A unique quest where the 2 brothers are re-united: “Flame Fist & Straw Hat”

Chopper Edition Includes – PS3 exclusive.

* One Piece Unlimited World Red Day 1 Edition

* Key Holder of Chopper

* 10 stickers of the Straw Hat Crew members and the game logo

* Wall scroll of Chopper

* Lanyard with Chopper

* Artbook

* The Takoyaki DLC Pack (3 costumes & 1 quest)

 

SoulCalibur Lost Swords  – April 23rd 2014 (free to play – PS3)

Players will start out with one of three characters including  Mitsurugi, Sophitia and Siegfried, and unlock additional characters through quests. Taki has been announced as a new character alongside a host of favourites from the series.

 

DeadCore  (5 bits games) – PC/Mac/Linux – Summer 2014

 

DeadCore, previously known as DeadLock, is a Platformer-FPS featuring some insane environmental puzzles. The main idea of the game is you must climb a gigantic Tower as fast as possible while avoiding to be kicked down by its security system (robots, turrets…): on your way to the top, you will eventually figure out the truth behind this strange universe. Official website can be viewed here.

 

Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle – 3DS

 

In this 2D-robot combat game, young fighters can step into the role of one of the four Tenkai Knights heroes and must stop the evil Vilius and his army of shape shifting robots from destroying planet Earth and Quarton. Young heroes can Power-up their favourite character with over 100 customization parts and cooperate with an ally to complete missions from the Mission Mode! Up to 4 Players can also compete against each other in a Versus Mode to find out who’s the most powerful hero!

 

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – Samurai Edition and Rival Edition – PS3/Xbox 360/PC September 2014

 

 

The Day 1 edition, called “Rivals Edition”, includes two exclusive costumes which will not be sold separately at a later date. Naruto will be dressed as his long-time rival Sasuke, meanwhile the Uchiha boy wonder will be dressed in Naruto’s signature orange costume.

Last but not least, the Samurai Edition will top all Ninjas expectations:

* Rivals Edition of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution

* A 17cms Naruto Samurai Figurine (Produced exclusively for the game)

* NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution Collectible Metal case

Good news never comes alone; the game features the untold story behind Shisui Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha. This tale will be revealed in an exclusive animation that will be woven into gameplay, allowing players to play Shisui for the first time ever!

 

Tales of Hearts R – PS Vita – Winter 2014.

Tales of Hearts R follows the story of Kor Meteor, a brave young man living in a small village by the sea, as he sharpens his fighting skills under the watchful eye of his grandfather. Impressed with Kor’s growing skill, his grandfather bequeaths to him a special type of weapon known as a Soma. Soma users must possess exceptionally strong Spiria, the source of all life from which the human mind and will are derived.

Armed with his Soma, Kor soon encounters a young woman named Kohaku Hearts who has been placed under a spell by a mysterious witch. As Kor attempts to lift the spell, he accidentally shatters Kohaku’s Spiria Core, the source of her emotions. Kor must set out on a journey to find a way to make Kohaku’s Spiria whole once more.

On top of the compelling and heart-felt storyline, Tales of Hearts R features a unique and dazzling battle system that builds upon the TALES OF series’ celebrated “Linear Motion Battle System” by introducing the “Aerial Chase Linear Motion Battle System.” Players will be able to

move freely in the air and experience fast-paced aerial battles that will be sure to blow enemies away.

 

Rise of Incarnates – PC 2014

You can visit the official website here.

Born from BANDAI NAMCO Games’ fighting game tremendous pedigree, the teams behind Tekken, SoulCalibur, and Gundam Extreme VS unite to bring Rise of Incarnates to life. Rise of Incarnates features avant-gardist 2 vs. 2 gameplay, a multitude of characters and roles, and battlegrounds throughout shattered yet accurately rendered real-world cityscapes. These diverse character types and roles, each with unique skills and powers, appeal to a variety of play-styles while accommodating expansive team dynamics and strategy. Players employ sharp reflexes, mental resolve, and strategic insight as they run, jump, and fly through 3D arenas, engaging in both close-quarters combat and long-range assaults.

Players take the role of “Incarnates”, humans that command untold mythical powers as they vie to avoid tragedy and reshape the course of their world. Due to their special abilities, Incarnates are both feared and loathed by the general population while being persecuted by the authorities that want to harness and use their power for their own vile needs. One day, a mysterious voice calls out to the Incarnates telling them the only way to avoid certain destruction is to destroy the “Sovereign of this era.” It is here that the battle for dominance amongst Incarnates begins and the fate of life on Earth hangs in the balance.

 

Written by: Robert Cram

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