Digimon

Bandai Namco TGS Preview by Aisha Anime

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Knowing that the Tokyo Game Show was going to be packed with press as well as normal attendees Bandai Namco thought out a great way so we could all get a chance on their hot new games. They invited me to play them in the privacy of their impressive offices with the producers and developers on hand to answer any questions.

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Upon entering the autumn themed HQ with chairs, fruit, Gundams adorning the site, we followed the trail upstairs past all the merchandise in cabinets including Tekken, Love Idol, Tales of, Pac man and drum game kits. You could also play with their many pods which had cameras and motion sensors to make shades appear on your face or you could make the appearing fish move away from you.

All the press were designated a team leader we had Dennis from America who helped where possible to explain the games to us and take us to the talks.

Digimon     All Stars Rumble

Digimon All Stars Rumble

It was exciting to be trying out Digimon All Stars Rumble  before anyone else in the UK, having such nostalgia for the game, it was a shock to see how serious it was. The game was a full fighting game with room to digivolve and use super moves. You could also collect items that randomly appeared after a timer in the fighting area to either target bombs at your competitor, or reverse their evolution and you digivolve instead. It was fast paced and easy to pick up.

Tales of Zestiria   

Tales of Zestiria 

Tales of Zestiria was the game everyone huddled around constantly, the game had two demo modes available to try out one was to demonstrate the CGI where you could feast your eyes on Square’s top notch graphics and get a glimpse of all the new characters. We all wanted to try out the battle mode which showed some significant changes such as seamless integration from cut scene to fighting stance. No loading time at all, before selecting your move.  We got to hear a presentation by Hideo Baba who announced the great news that by great demand of the fans he will be making all future games dual audio so we will get the option of English and Japanese audio. At the moment him and his team are focusing on new ideas and projects so porting old titles are not a priority however that being said Tales of Hearts was announced to be re-released internationally.

Dragon Ball Zenoverse

Dragon Ball Zenoverse

Dragon Ball Zenoverse had a few playable characters where I tried out supers and you fly off the ground and do different attacks in the air, the graphics had improved significantly with slick looking 3D characters on screen. New modes in the game include a master and pupil system so kid gohan cane learn from Piccolo and inherit his special moves and also engage in conversation and certain decisions made can be brought back to haunt you. You can also customise your OWN hero for battles and online modes which is the most exciting part for me. This game will be available on Steam so this can have a huge online following; I look forward to the beta testing.

Pacman    and the Ghostly Adventures 2    

Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures 2 

Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures 2 was a different concept reminding me of 3D Sonic’s transition; this game however was based on the Pacman animated series and includes the worlds and characters shown previously. You play as 3D Pacman chomping on things, attacking whoever gets in your way for a fun kids game.

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A new project was also unveiled to us The Rise of Incarnates with similar character styles from Tekken, this was a whole new game which is free to play. The only time you need to pay is if you want to customise items on your character. 6 characters had been previously revealed, and we were shown a new character called Ra. He is a French guy who fights using a book and has a different mechanics compared to the other characters.

Overall a fun packed day of playing new games and talks with the people behind them with the staff being really helpful and feeding us too. The best welcome to Japan by a games company!

Read my Glimpse into Tokyo Game show herehttp://www.ukanifest.co.uk/news/2014/9/18/tokyo-game-show-2014-glimpse 

~Aisha Anime~

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DIGIVOLVE WITH BANDAI NAMCO GAMES EUROPE’S DIGIMON ALL-STAR RUMBLE I by Aisha Anime

Classic characters are back meaner than ever  (Still with their cute charm)

Classic characters are back meaner than ever  (Still with their cute charm)

Enter the Smash/Brawl game but with Digimon characters! Enter Digimon UltimateEvolution Tournament to Defeat All Rivals and Become the Strongest Digimon Hero of Them All!

 BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe have announ ced a new fighting game on their streak of awesome releases this is DIGIMON All-Star Rumble. A series I haven't heard from since 2011. The initial games were JRPG  and later turned into online MMO's. The latest fighting game installment  is scheduled to arrive at retailers in Europe and Australasia for the PlayStation®3  and Xbox 360 in fall 2014. DIGIMON All-Star Rumble is a thrilling party-arena multiplayer game based on the popular Digimon entertainment franchise that encompasses toys, anime, manga, films and video games.

 

In DIGIMON All-Star Rumble the Digital World enjoys a time of restored peace after overcoming numerous wars and crises. However, Digimon must battle to Digivolve, so the restless Digimon propose to hold their first ever “Digimon Evolution Tournament” to determine who is the strongest of them all. In the vivaciously competitive tournament, up to four players will be able to select from a roster of 12 popular base Digimon characters and play as a total of 32 Digimon forms pulled from every Digimon series ranging from Digimon Adventure to Digimon Fusion. Players control these digital monsters and battle for supremacy in the main Versus Battle mode that players of all skill levels will be able to pick up and enjoy.

 

By powering up in battle, players can Digivolve into a much more powerful form, creating a unique combat atmosphere where players must balance attacking and simultaneously attempt to Digivolve and gain the upper hand. Utilizing special techniques during matches such as activating a Digimon’s “Evolution” power-up along with employing an aggressive attack or defensive strategy will provide colorful and exciting party-arena gameplay so that Digimon fans of all ages can face-off against rivals and become a true Digimon hero!   

 

For more than 15 years now, the DIGIMON brand has been growing up all over the world along with its incredibly passionate fan base. Thanks to DIGIMON All-Star Rumblewe look forward to delivering a battle arena experience that DIGIMON fans are waiting for!”  Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy, Marketing & PR at BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.

 

DIGIMON All-Star Rumble is scheduled for release in Europe and Australasia on the PlayStation®3 system and Xbox 360 in fall 2014. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe game titles and products, please visit www.BandaiNamcoGames.com.   Watch the trailer below ! This is Aisha Anime over and out ~