In recent news, Bandai Namco has unveiled its lineup of games for this E3. The upcoming games that the company has zipped away in its portfolio that will soon be present include Code Vein, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and Disney Tsum Tsum Festival.
There’s no telling if the rumored Ni no Kuni game will be announced or will be playable at the event, but in the meantime, website nintendoeverything.com has a list of Bandai Namco games that will appear through June 11th – June 13th, 2019.
“In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has caused the collapse of the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past, pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team-up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein.”
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is another re-telling of the Dragon Ball Z story that puts you in the shoes of Goku. The action game is said to have “role-playing-game” elements where Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One early 2020.
“Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will take players on the most dramatic and epic telling of the Dragon Ball Z story, experienced through the eyes of Kakarot, the Saiyan better known as Goku. The game will tell the legendary story of Dragon Ball Z, taking players on an unforgettable adventure to experience over-the-top battles and challenging quests, create life-long friendships, and crusade to protect Earth from fearsome villains.”
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
The devs behind The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan claim it to be a “narrative horror game.” The title with a long name is set to come out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One come August 30th, 2019.
“Developed by Supermassive Games, the critically-acclaimed studio behind the cult-classic thriller Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of standalone cinematic horror games linked by one common element: that every playable character can live and every playable character can die throughout the story, yielding numerous possible endings and near-limitless replayability. Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, bringing supernatural horror to the South Pacific. Four friends set sail on a holiday diving trip with a rumored WWII wreck to find. As the day unfolds and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die? It’s down to you. Can you save them all?”
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival
The Switch exclusive title Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is a “family/party game” that will be available sometime this year (2019).
“Disney Tsum Tsum Festival stars a large roster of beloved characters, including Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear and Lightning McQueen, in a myriad of party games that can be enjoyed both at home and on-the-go, by up to four players on a single Nintendo Switch, or players can also choose to play online with Tsum Tsum fans around the world. The classic mobile Disney Tsum Tsum puzzle game will also be included in Disney Tsum Tsum Festival, enabling players to experience the fan-favorite game on a larger screen and hone their Tsum Tsum connecting and popping skills.”
Elden Ring is also a product of Bandai Namco, so we should see some stuff on that too this year.
Speaking of Elden Ring, according to website neowin.net, we learn that Elden Ring is “a fantasy action-adventure RPG.” The game in question will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and will not be a mobile game as some thought.
As for gameplay, it’s unclear what it’ll be like as of this moment, but expect familiar gameplay elements from Miyazaki’s popular Souls games.
For now, we know Code Vein, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Disney Tsum Tsum Festival will be a part of Bandai Namco’s E3 2019 lineup.