It should come in as no surprise that Bandai Namco will appear at Gamescom 2018. At the August games event, Bandai Namco will detail upcoming games, reveal new games and unveil a brand-new co-publishing project. All of this will happen from August 21st to August 25th.
Whether you’re going to attend Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany, or watch it from afar, do know that the company over Ace Combat 7 and Soul Calibur VI will exhibit there.
The good news is that Bandai Namco took to bandainamcoent.eu to show off their lineup, reveal playable games and to prep fans for a special announcement.
In addition to the above, particularly the special announcement, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe vice president of marketing and digital, Hervé Hoerdt, relayed that the company will announce a “brand-new co-publishing project” at this year’s Gamescom that they think fans will be “very excited about.”
Without wasting any time, though, you can read over the following titles that will be playable at the event:
“Two decades after its first iteration, Soulcalibur VI returns to its roots while bringing brand-new gameplay features, new stories and new characters to the fight. Soulcalibur VI allows players to battle across its signature 16th century stages and experience the epic struggle for the two legendary swords with a complete roster of returning, iconic Soulcalibur characters, as well as newcomers!”
“To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shonen Jump magazine, Bandai Namco Entertainment brings together some of the world’s most famous manga and anime franchises into the ultimate cross-over experience pitting iconic characters against each other and doing battle in real locations from across the world.”
“Providing the ﬁercest air combat experience ever, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown puts players in the cockpit of the most advanced war planes ever developed. Different weathers and flight conditions put players’ skill, dexterity and ingenuity to the ultimate test.”
“Featuring a story-driven connected dungeon experience, the third-person action RPG lets players create their own avatars and choose their partners as they venture out into a dystopian world of destruction. It’s here where players will find themselves up against the Lost, a group of fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity who will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger.”
“Already one of the most acclaimed fighting games of the year, Dragon Ball FighterZ is coming to Nintendo Switch on 28th September, 2018. Developed by Arc System Works, a celebrated developer of classic 2D fighting titles, the game delivers an explosive, action-packed experience that combines gorgeous 2D fighting visuals with advanced character models and visual effects that bring to life the classic Dragon Ball art style.”
“Fan favorite characters from the popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga series come to life in My Hero: One’s Justice. Play as All Might, Izuku Midoriya or Katuski Bakugo to protect people from evil, or play as the Villains with Himiko Toga, Dabi or Stain and unleash your vision of Justice to the world!”
“Naruto is back! This game lets players fight with their favorite characters in exciting all-new 3D environments. Players will be able to create and personalize their own Shinobi, choosing their face, attire and even Jutsu. Players will also be able to experience team battles, choosing their favorite fighting style and taking the battle to the online arena.”
“The next big adventure of the iconic Straw Hat Pirates puts players into Luffy’s shoes. Experience a huge and immersive new world to explore, battle and help the Straw Hat crew discover the secret lying in the depths of Jail Island.”
Hopefully, at the event we will get to see release dates for games like Ace Combat 7, new gameplay and character customization footage of Code Vein, and more at Gamescom. I say this because at the end of the memo on their European site they say that Gamescom is “the biggest video game convention and event of the year.” And if their primary goal is to offer “the best experience possible” to fans, hopefully, the wait time will be worth it.
Anyway, you can learn more about Bandai Namco and what they have to offer at this year’s Gamescom by heading on over to bandainamcoent.eu.