E3 2017: Namco Bandai Announces Lineup

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Bandai Namco revealed their list of games to be displayed at E3 2017. These titles will be on show at their booth starting tomorrow and lasting until the 15th. Feature presentations will be provided for such games as Dragon Ball FighterZ, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, and Project Cars 2, but other games on display include Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown and Gundam Versus.

Bandai Namco described each game:

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

ACE COMBAT® 7: SKIES UNKNOWN (Aerial Combat Action game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM) – Available 2018

Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s in-house Project Aces team based in Tokyo, Japan and utilizing Unreal Engine® 4, ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN applies the latest evolution of its famed flight combat gameplay with the power of the latest generation of gaming consoles and PCs to create immersive aerial battlefields. ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern and near-future super weapons for players to deploy, while presenting formidable enemies for pilots to vanquish in the air. ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN will take players back into the highly regarded Strangereal universe and marks the return of Sunao Katabuchi as the lead writer behind the fictional storyline that players will experience in the game. Previously, Katabuchi-san wrote the storylines for both Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

DRAGON BALL® FighterZ (Fighting Game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via STEAM) – Available early 2018

One of the world’s most famous and beloved anime franchises returns to its fighting-game roots in DRAGON BALL FighterZ in early 2018. Developed by Arc System Works, a celebrated developer of classic 2D fighting titles, the game delivers an explosive, action-packed experience that combines classic 2D fighting visuals with advanced character models that look and feel as if they are taken straight out of the DRAGON BALL anime series.

Gundam Versus

GUNDAM VERSUS (Action/Fighting game for PlayStation 4) – Available fall 2017

World famous giant robot series and notorious head-to-head arcade smash hit, GUNDAM VERSUS, is coming to the Americas for the first time ever on home consoles, built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4! Featuring Mobile Suits from across the series’ history and delivering brand new features exclusive to the home console release, fans finally have a chance to take 2 vs. 2 combat to the next level!

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni no Kuni™ II: REVENANT KINGDOM (RPG for PlayStation 4, and PC via STEAM) – Available November 10, 2017

Explore a beautifully crafted world and experience a gripping story in an all-new RPG adventure. Famed Japanese developer, LEVEL-5, reunites with former Studio Ghibli artist, Yoshiyuki Momose, for character design, and Joe Hisaishi for music composition in the production of the next Ni no Kuni tale. In the world of Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM, players enter the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where cats, mice, and humans once lived in harmony. After a treacherous coup, Evan, the boy king of Ding Dong Dell is banished from his kingdom. Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM recounts the story of this deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world.

Project Cars 2

Project CARS® 2 (Racing Simulation for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM) – Available September 22, 2017

Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring iconic cars, racing under thrilling dynamic conditions to deliver the most realistic racing experience outside of driving an actual racecar.  Created by true motorsport enthusiasts, tuned by world-class racing drivers, and the definitive choice of eSports pros – Project CARS 2 brings together the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, authentically crafted, and technically advanced racing game on the planet. Project CARS 2 has it all – from GT to touring cars to endurance prototypes and exotic hypercars – delivering the full spectrum of motorsport racing with complete freedom to choose what and where to drive. Anytime. Anywhere.

Namco Bandai’s booth will also include hands-on demos for upcoming products. They are located at booth 1647 in the South Hall.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.