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Is Bandai Namco on the verge of cracking the West?

"When you have the right game, like Elden Ring, people would buy it on Christmas Eve."

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ApocalypseShadow57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

Namco and Bandai have been "cracking the West" since gaming and toys started. Acquisitions and publishing are just added bonuses.

Elder Ring should do very well for them. But it's just the company extending its portfolio beyond Tekken, Soul Calibur and Pac Man into the next phase of the company. Nothing new.

What would really be awesome is a multi storied, souls type adventure game made using Soul Calibur and its characters with a darker tone. Which character you choose, the other characters end up as being bosses of their area they come from. My soul still burns for something like that. But I would make the game based off of Soul Calibur 1.

Knightofelemia57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

They have been in the West for a long time even after Bandai bought up Namco from anime to games they are pretty big. Enslaved was a sleeper hit but its one of my favorite games I love Gundam, I love the Tales franchise, I love Xenosaga. I remember as a kid I use to love SquareSoft and would always get excited when they produced a new JRPG or some other game. But after a while I have been getting excited when Namco drops a new Tales title. Tales games are my favorite JRPG sure there is some duds in the mix but I still played them. I wish Xenosaga saw an HD remake and I wish Enslaved got a sequel. Namco has been in the west for years after Tales of Arise and how its being praised as a fan favorite this could be their stepping stone to get even bigger in the west. I myself as a fan will always stick with Bandai Namco both anime and games sure they have some games that don't pique my interest. But if other fans can enjoy those games then it's great.

Rebel_Scum57d ago

Whats your favourite tales of game and why? Berseria is my first and I’ve played an hour of it but its not grabbing me like a Xenoblade Chronicles.

Knightofelemia56d ago (Edited 56d ago )

Vesperia, Arise, Xillia 1&2, Berseria, Graces F, Symphonia, Abyss, Legendia, Destiny. The one I did not like the most is Symphonia 2.

sourOG57d ago

The west is already cracked out

TheHan57d ago

Though people or fans are familiar with Bandi Namco know about the manga, toys and so on. But I’d say not until recently that their games have been doing good.

VTKC57d ago

Cracking the west? So you saying the west don't know about Pacman? Ridge Racer? Ace Combat? Soul Edge? Tekken? You been living under a rock for quite sometime ehh?

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