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Bandai Namco Entertainment

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Unlike the other two, Bandai Namco is the fusion company that combined the best of both worlds.
Founded: July 5, 1950 (Bandai)
June 1, 1955 (Namco)
September 29, 2005 (Bandai Namco)
Founder: Masaya Nakamura
Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Key people: Shukuo Ishikawa (Chairman)
Mitsuaki Taguchi (President)
Parent: Bandai Namco Holdings
Subsidiaries:
Bandai Namco Studios
Bandai Namco Online
Bandai Namco Network Services
B.B. Studio
BXD, Inc.
D3Publisher
Vibe, Inc.
Website: https://bandainamcoent.eu/


Bandai Namco Entertainment, Inc. (formerly known as Namco Bandai Games and Bandai Namco Games) is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher founded in 2005 by Masaya Nakamura through the merger of Bandai with Namco.

Bandai Namco produces several multi-million-selling video game franchises, including Pac-Man, Galaxian, Gundam, Tales, Tekken, Soulcalibur, Ace Combat and Taiko no Tatsujin. The company is the third largest video game publisher in Japan by revenue and the seventh in the world.

Why They Rock

Bandai

  1. Nice reputation on their video games published by them.
  2. Their intellectual properties, such as Mobile Suit Gundam and Digimon, are famously awesome.
  3. Has a great relationship with Namco, localizing their NES games to Western markets in the 1980s before merging it in 2005.
  4. They began to create awesome video games in 1985.
  5. Licenses many properties like Dragon Ball and Godzilla.
  6. Localizing Vectrex and Intellivision to the Japanese market.
  7. Outstanding graphics for each era.
  8. Good music for the respective video game generations.
  9. It used to publish games in the United Kingdom, like Street Fighter II
  10. Classical and decent gameplay for each game.
  11. Made its partnership with Nintendo's Gunpei Yokoi, creating WonderSwan, but only in Japan.
  12. They also make great toys.

Namco

  1. Expiration of Namco's Patent on Loading Screen Minigames.
  2. Their intellectual properties, such as Pac-Man, Galaga, Xevious, Tekken, Ridge Racer, Time Crisis, Ace Combat, Idolm@ster, Point Blank, Wangan Midnight, and Taiko no Tatsujin, are famously awesome.
  3. Huge classic arcade hits like Pac-Man, Galaxian, Pole Position, Mappy, Xevious and Dig Dug.
  4. From the golden age era, they started to port video arcade games or exclusively make video games for home consoles and computers, mostly Sony PlayStation consoles.
  5. Pac-Man, the titular hero of the greatest arcade game of all time, popularly became one of Namco's video game mascots.
  6. Outstanding graphics for each era.
  7. Good music for the respective video game generations.
  8. Listens to their feedback like in Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 5 International version where people complained that the game itself was a rehash of Wangan #Midnight Maximum Tune 4, which Namco listens to their feedback and brought some of the content from vanilla Japanese Maximum Tune 5 into the International releases of Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 5DX.
  9. Classical and decent gameplay for each game.
  10. Banapassport revolutionized the usage of player cards in the arcades that were used to level up your character, cars, etc.

Bad Qualities

Bandai

  1. They try to copyright the term finishing move.
  2. They made in collaboration with Apple the infamous Apple Bandai Pippin console.
  3. They are infamous for its terrible handling on licensed games. In fact, most of their crappy games in the CGW are licensed games.

Namco

  1. They no longer care about Pac-Man anymore (even though Pac-Man Championship Edition and Pac-Man And the Ghosty Adventures were decent), though not as badly as how Capcom has been treating their mascot, Mega Man.

List of video games developed/published

  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: Alliance vs. Z.A.F.T. II (2006)
  • Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (2006)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (2006)
  • Pac-Man World Rally (2006)
  • Tales of the Abyss (2006)
  • Gunpey (2006)
  • .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth (2006)
  • Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (2006)
  • Digimon World DS (2006)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (2006)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (2006)
  • Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles (2006)
  • Ridge Racer 7 (2006)
  • Super Dragon Ball Z (2006)
  • Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop (2006)
  • Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2 (2006)
  • Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra (2006)
  • Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier (2006)
  • Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna (2006)
  • One Piece: Grand Adventure (2006)
  • Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel (2007)
  • The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean (2007)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (2007)
  • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (2007)
  • Nodame Cantabile (2007)
  • The Idolmaster (2007)
  • .hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce (2007)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 (2007)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes (2007)
  • Tales of the Tempest (2007)
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology (2007)
  • Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 (2007)
  • Soulcalibur Legends (2007)
  • .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption (2007)
  • Eternal Sonata (2007)
  • Digimon World Dawn and Dusk (2007)
  • Namco Museum DS (2007)
  • Trioncube (2007)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (2007)
  • Beautiful Katamari (2007)
  • Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (2007)
  • Namco Museum Remix (2007)
  • Nodame Cantabile: Dream Orchestra (2007)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Adventure (2007)
  • Tamagotchi: Party On! (2007)
  • Tekken 6 (2007)
  • Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 (2007)
  • Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 DX (2007)
  • Tales of Innocence (2008)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 (2008)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress (2008)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (2008)
  • Super Robot Wars Z (2008)
  • Soulcalibur IV (2008)
  • Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (2008)
  • Digimon World Championship (2008)
  • Mobile Ops: The One Year War (2008)
  • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (2008)
  • Tales of Vesperia (2008)
  • Tales of Hearts (2008)
  • The Idolmaster Live For You! (2008)
  • Dragon Ball: Origins (2008)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (2008)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (2008)
  • Mario Super Sluggers (2008)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (2008)
  • Klonoa (2008)
  • Afro Samurai (2009)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 (2009)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5 (2009)
  • Namco Museum Essentials (2009)
  • Dragonball Evolution (2009)
  • Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (2009)
  • Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo (2009)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (2009)
  • MagnaCarta 2 (2009)
  • Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes (2009)
  • Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes W (2009)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Cruise (2009)
  • Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (2009)
  • Tales of VS (2009)
  • Super Robot Wars Z: Special Disk (2009)
  • Super Robot Wars K (2009)
  • Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (2009)
  • The Idolmaster SP (2009)
  • SuperRobo Gakuen (2009)
  • The Idolmaster Dearly Stars (2009)
  • Super Robot Wars NEO (2009)
  • The Munchables (2009)
  • Katamari Forever (2009)
  • Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked (2009)
  • Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon (2009)
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (2009)
  • Tales of Graces (2009)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin 13 (2009)
  • Muscle March (2010)
  • Dragon Ball: Origins 2 (2010)
  • Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (2010)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (2010)
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (2010)
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)
  • God Eater Burst (2010)
  • .hack//Link (2010)
  • Gundam Battle Universe (2010)
  • Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OOO (2010)
  • Tank! Tank! Tank! (2010)
  • Super Robot Wars L (2010)
  • Dead to Rights: Retribution (2010)
  • Splatterhouse (2010)
  • Battle Spirits: Heroes Soul (2010)
  • Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 DX PLUS (2010)
  • Tales of Graces f (2010)
  • Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (2010)
  • Endless Frontier EXCEED: Super Robot Wars OG Saga (2010)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 (2010)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (2010)
  • Pac-Man Party (2010)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (2010)
  • Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (2010)
  • Ni no Kuni (2011)
  • Dragon Ball Heroes (2011)
  • Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butoden (2011)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (2011)
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (2011)
  • The Idolmaster 2 (2011)
  • Ridge Racer 3D (2011)
  • Knights Contract (2011)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. (2011)
  • 2nd Super Robot Wars Z (2011)
  • Dark Souls (2011)
  • Go Vacation (2011)
  • Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes Fourze (2011)
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (2011)
  • Tales of Xillia (2011)
  • Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 4 (2011)
  • Another Century's Episode Portable (2011)
  • Ridge Racer Vita (2011)
  • DualPenSports (2011)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact (2011)
  • Power Rangers Samurai (2011)
  • Soulcalibur V (2012)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2012)
  • Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masō Kishin II – Revelation of Evil God (2012)
  • Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect (2012)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection (2012)
  • Tekken 3D: Prime Edition (2012)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (2012)
  • Power Rangers Super Samurai for Kinect (2012)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (2012)
  • Ridge Racer Unbounded (2012)
  • Inversion (2012)
  • Kamen Rider: Super Climax Heroes (2012)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2012)
  • Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (2012)
  • Project X Zone (2012)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Battle Destiny (2012)
  • ThunderCats (2012)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors (2012)
  • Armored Core V (2012)
  • Tokitowa (2012)
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D (2012)
  • The Idolmaster Shiny Festa (2012)
  • Accel World: Ginyoku no Kakusei (2012)
  • 2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generation (2012)
  • Tales of Innocence R (2012)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (2012)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost (2012)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin (2012)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (2012)
  • Digimon Adventure (2013)
  • Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten (2013)
  • Gintama no Sugoroku (2013)
  • Super Robot Wars UX (2013)
  • Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (2013)
  • Super Robot Wars Operation Extend (2013)
  • Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masō Kishin III – Pride of Justice (2013)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (2013)
  • Star Trek (2013)
  • Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (2013)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (2013)
  • Tekken Revolution (2013)
  • Super Robot Wars OG Infinite Battle (2013)
  • Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (2013)
  • Power Rangers Megaforce (2013)
  • Disney Magical World (2013)
  • Gundam Breaker (2013)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (2013)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013)
  • Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy (2013)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (2013)
  • Armored Core: Verdict Day (2013)
  • God Eater 2 (2013)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version (2013)
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red (2013)
  • Naruto Online (2013)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (2014)
  • Super Heroine Chronicle (2014)
  • Tales of Hearts R (2014)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories (2014)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link (2014)
  • Casting Voice (2014)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost (2014)
  • Dark Souls II (2014)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikū Daibōken (2014)
  • Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle (2014)
  • 3rd Super Robot Wars Z (2014)
  • Ace Combat Infinity (2014)
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (2014)
  • Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masō Kishin F – Coffin of the End (2014)
  • Gundam Breaker 2 (2014)
  • Enemy Front (2014)
  • Soulcalibur: Lost Swords (2014)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (2014)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (2014)
  • Tales of the World: Tactics Union (2014)
  • Power Rangers Super Megaforce (2014)
  • Digimon All-Star Rumble (2014)
  • J-Stars Victory VS (2014)
  • Star Wars Battle Pod (2014)
  • One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X (2014)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! (2014)
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus (2015)
  • Tales of Zestiria (2015)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse (2015)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (2015)
  • Super Robot Wars BX (2015)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version (2015)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen! (2015)
  • God Eater 2: Rage Burst (2015)
  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (2015)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (2015)
  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (2015)
  • Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. (2015)
  • Gundam Battle Operation Next (2015)
  • Ray Gigant (2015)
  • Pokkén Tournament (2015)
  • Lost Reavers (2015)
  • Rise of Incarnates (2015)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (2015)
  • Project X Zone 2 (2015)
  • Project CARS (2015)
  • Sword Art Online: Lost Song (2015)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (2016)
  • Dark Souls III (2016)
  • One Piece: Burning Blood (2016)
  • Necropolis (2016)
  • Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (2016)
  • Duelyst (2016)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure (2016)
  • Tales of Berseria (2016)
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (2016)
  • Digimon World: Next Order (2016)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade (2016)
  • Gundam Breaker 2 (2016)
  • Dragon Ball Fusions (2016)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (2016)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs-Force (2016)
  • My Hero Academia (2016)
  • Mighty Action X (2016)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle (2017)
  • Impact Winter (2017)
  • Little Nightmares (2017)
  • Super Robot Wars V (2017)
  • Chroma Squad (2017)
  • Tekken 7 (2017)
  • Get Even (2017)
  • Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (2017)
  • City Shrouded in Shadow (2017)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (2017)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy (2017)
  • Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (2017)
  • .hack//G.U. Last Recode (2017)
  • Project CARS 2 (2017)
  • Mario Sports Superstar (2017)
  • Summer Lesson (2017)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (2017)
  • Ben 10 (2017)
  • Pokkén Tournament DX (2017)
  • Kamen Rider Climax Fighters (2017)
  • One Piece: Grand Cruise (2017)
  • Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match (2017)
  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory (2017)
  • The Idolmaster: Stella Stage (2017)
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (2018)
  • Shoot Away PRO (2018)
  • Sword Art Online: Replication Project (2018)
  • Dark Souls: Remastered (2018)
  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (2018)
  • Super Robot Wars X (2018)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 (2018)
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (2018)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)
  • New Gundam Breaker (2018)
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll (2018)
  • Gintama Rumble (2018)
  • Full Metal Panic! Fight Who Dares Wins (2018)
  • Record of Grancrest War (2018)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (2018)
  • Dragon Ball Z: X Keepers (2018)
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (2018)
  • God Eater 3 (2018)
  • Black Clover: Project Knights (2018)
  • Divinity: Original Sin II (2018)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (2018)
  • My Hero Academia: One's Justice (2018)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
  • Nari Kids Park: HUGtto! PreCure (2018)
  • Nari Kids Park: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger (2018)
  • Nari Kids Park: Ultraman R/B (2018)
  • Black Clover: Quartet Knights (2018)
  • Soulcalibur VI (2018)
  • 11-11: Memories Retold (2018)
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (2019)
  • Jump Force (2019)
  • One Piece: World Seeker (2019)
  • Super Robot Wars T (2019)
  • The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (2019)
  • Code Vein (2019)
  • Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (2019)
  • Ninja Box (2019)
  • Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist (2019)
  • Doraemon Story of Seasons (2019)
  • Rad (2019)
  • Bless Unleashed (2019)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (2020)
  • One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows (2020)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (2020)
  • My Hero Academia: One's Justice 2 (2020)
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (2020)
  • Fast & Furious Crossroads (2020)
  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (2020)
  • Project CARS 3 (2020)
  • Twin Mirror (2020)
  • Digimon Survive (2020)
  • Tales of Arise (2020)
  • Scarlet Nexus (2020)
  • Elden Ring (TBA)
  • New Pokémon Snap (TBA)

Comments


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Glitchedblood

4 months ago
Score 2
i think they've milked idolmaster enough. we need a proper mappy sequel
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SuperStreetKombat

2 months ago
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Dude... imagine if mr-ex777 saw this page on this wiki. 😂🤣
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GRAND-DUCHY

one month ago
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I would say Bandai is the Google of the anime/manga-based genre, since they (almost) have exclusive rights to Toei Animation and Shounen Jump, which are responsible for 85% of the most famous anime in the world.

I wouldn't say they nearly monopolized, since there are anime not handled by them, such as those from Osamu Tezuka, Studio Ghibli, the "Nasuverse"...
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ThePCGamer

15 days ago
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Let's hope they will care for Pac-Man again than publishing random games (even if they are good or bad)
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Lsw1002

7 days ago
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On BQ#1: Namco, I'd say that they treat PAC-MAN even worse than Capcom treats Mega Man.
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YukariWayne

6 days ago
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not all in life is milking the mascot.
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SuperStreetKombat

6 days ago
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How do they treat PAC-MAN worse than how Capcom treats Mega-Man?

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