E3 2019 Recap: Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco revealed games all over E3 and not just during their own show, but I thought it’d be better to put everything together in one place, so here’s the result.

The original Ni no Kuni is coming to PC in September 2019

It took almost ten years, but Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is finally coming to PC in the form of a remaster that will be out on September 20th. Hopefully that means the sequel sold well on PC, so we’ll get more Level-5 goodness in the future.

This remastered version of the 2011 PlayStation 3 classic will feature several visual enhancements, with 4K resolutions and 60fps already confirmed.

CODE VEIN brings its anime Souls action to PC on September 27th

Looks like everything is coming out in September! CODE VEIN joins Ni no Kuni with a release date on the ninth month of the year.

The world as we know it is gone. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. Those who remain fight for survival by acquiring Gifts of power in exchange for their memories, and an ever-increasing thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost; fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity who wander aimlessly in search of blood. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.

A story driven connected dungeon experience.

Team up with a cast of AI characters, each with a unique plot and fighting style.

Take on quests with your friends in online co-op

Customize your character, from appearance to playstyle, to fit the way you want to play.

Choose from dozens of unique “Gifts” that can increase your strength, weaken enemies, or cast powerful attacks.

Become a master of combat: dodge, parry, and unleash combo attacks your foes.

Take on challenging bosses with a myriad of combat options.

Switch your build at any time. Choose from numerous Blood Codes and expand your techniques.

Challenging gameplay that will test your abilities as you face hordes of the Lost.

Tales of Arise is coming to PC in 2020

The “Tales of” series has been going on for more than two decades, and there’s no sign of that stopping anytime soon, as Bandai Namco revealed that there’s a new entry coming next year, Tales of Arise. Details were in somewhat short supply, but we know this is a new start for the series, as things seem to be going in a more sci-fi way.

On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom.

Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise.

DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT goes all action RPG, out early 2020

Dragon Ball Z fan? Bandai Namco’s got you covered with this new action RPG that will let us control Goku for a more in-depth experience than usual. No release date has been provided, but according to the publisher, the game should be out in early 2020.

Experience the story of DRAGON BALL Z from epic events to light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of Dragon Ball lore for the first time!

FromSoftware is collaborating with George R. R. Martin to bring a new IP to life: Elden Ring

Yup, this one is BIG. FromSoftware revealed during E3 that their much-rumored collaboration with George R. R. Martin is Elden Ring, a new action RPG title that should be Hidetaka Miyazaki’s largest game to date. Continuing this E3’s trend of less gameplay and more CGI, we have a cinematic trailer below.

Developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., ELDEN RING is a is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin – author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Within the world of ELDEN RING, danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware’s largest game to-date.

Overall, I think that Bandai Namco had a great E3, though I would have wished to see Elden Ring gameplay. Being able to replay Ni no Kuni on PC is a fantastic thing, and I’m cautiously optimistic for CODE VEIN, though September seems to be an incredibly crowded month so far.

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