Jennifer Poulson, Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Senior VP Marketing Asia walks us through Bandai Namco’s booth at the E3 2017 showfloor.
Games in order of appearance:
Project CARS 2
First up was Project CARS 2, the next evolution in the award-winning racing series. While I am not the biggest gearhead, just seeing how gorgeous some of the cars are in the game made me eager to try my hand at racing and hopefully, not destroying them! Featuring some of the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions, it is definitely a worthy contender to challenge both the incumbents of the driving genre on both PS4 (Gran Turismo) and Xbox One (Forza) and deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey.
Get ready to experience a new evolution in racing games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this September 22, 2017.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
If you have been following Level-5’s previous works, then you already know the esteemed pedigree of the studio and the JRPGs it puts out. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the next significant title coming off the success of the first game, and recounts the story of Evan, a deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world! I have always been a fan of the distinct art style of Level-5’s games, and Ni no Kuni II definitely looks the best of the bunch, reaching a level that is almost akin to Studio Ghibli’s standards in animation. Awesome and adorable characters, a deep fighting system, and an engaging story, Ni no Kuni II will be an instant buy for any fans of the JRPG genre.
It will be available on PlayStation 4 and PC on November 10, 2017.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
The upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ, developed by Arc System Works, is one of the most lauded classic 2D fighting title sighted at E3. Anyone who had a chance to get a hands-on with the title was absolutely amazed by how well the game looks and plays. We saw an incredible polished product that blew everyone away like only a Kamehameha can! The strength of the IP is backed by the boundless experience that Arc System Works had gained through their BlazBlue series. Now, we are simply witnessing how far a solid fighting engine can go with a top tier IP.
The explosive, action-packed game combines classic 2D fighting visuals with 3D character models. If kids in the past grew up watching the anime, kids in the present will grow up playing the anime!
It will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in early 2018.