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Every Bandai Namco Title Showcased At Thailand Game Show 2022

Thailand’s biggest gaming convention has returned, and all the big – and small – boys are back in town. Bandai Namco, as one of the mainstay exhibitors for Thailand Game Show every year, continues to make an onsite presence this year, sporting neon-drenched lighting and decoration for its booth at the event.

As with each iteration, however, there’s always something new to show. Leading the charge for the Japanese publisher are One Piece Odyssey and Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom, both of which got their very own presentation showcase at the main stage. Hands-on sessions for the two titles have also been set aside for the public, joining Bandai’s slew of other titles that had a place at its booth. Here’s every one of them:

One Piece Odyssey

The Straw Hat Pirates will be setting sail to the Kingdom of Alabasta in One Piece Odyssey, which now features JRPG mechanics and elements. Players will be able interact with NPCs, embark on various quests, and traverse through the world by using Luffy’s elastic arm as a grapple hook. Party members, each of whom are armed with different abilities, can be switched out during combat, with certain attack types proving more effective in certain scenarios than others.

Luffy’s next adventure is coming to PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on 12 January 2023, and Steam on 13 January.

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom

Farming life gets even better in Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom. The upcoming game is bringing several new key features to the familiar setting of Natura, such as villager interaction, a friendship meter, and a new underwater and sky-bound region. More notably, the outer appearance of animals can now change depending on how they are treated, which offers a more personal touch.

The farming simulator, along with its same-day Winter Life DLC pack will be available on the Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Steam on 2 November 2022.

SD Gundam Battle Alliance

Released on 24 August, SD Gundam Battle Alliance puts players in an action RPG where they can band together with others to take down enemies, or defeat them singlehandedly. It features Mobile Suits and characters from across the Mobile Suit Gundam history, with an array of weaponry available for mechanised combat. The objective here is simple: acquire new suits, power them up, and accomplish missions.

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

It’s all about embracing your play style in Dragon Ball: The Breakers, which launched on 14 October. The online asymmetrical action game sees seven citizens trying to survive the Raider, a classic Dragon Ball rival such as Cell and Frieza, who will hunt them down and evolve into an unstoppable force during the round. Participants can choose to cooperate with others, escape alone, or customise their play style, which includes picking a progression path, unlocking skills, and items. The best part? The role of the Raider can actually be picked.

Pac-Man World Re-Pac

A ruined birthday party and family kidnapping is what it takes for Pac-Man to go ham. A modernised version of the original classic, Pac-Man World Re-Pac sports improved UI, updated visuals, and fine-tuned mechanics that involve dodging ghosts and solving environmental puzzles. Players will have to butt-bounce, rev-roll, Pac-Dot attack, and hover-jump to reach the final boss, but that’s always easier said than done. The game has been out since 26 August, so feel free to pick up the challenge anytime.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival

A favourite series for fans of rhythm games, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival returns after a four-year hiatus with a new character called Kumo-kyun, as well as three new additions: online battles, a party mode, and a music subscription service. It was recently released on 14 October, and has carried over some elements from the previous title, such as support for the “Sharing Joy-Con” and “Shaking” performance features.

Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits

A sequel to its 2019 predecessor, Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits is set in an aquarium-themed amusement park, and challenges players to complete quests to clean the world’s oceans for a sustainable future in Story Mode. Party Mode, meanwhile, offers multiplayer games like Gator Panic and Goldfish Scooping, with online battles making its debut here. The Switch-exclusive arcade fishing game will be available in Japan on 27 October and North America on 28 October, and is set to release bundled with a special rod controller.

Thailand Game Show 2022 continues to celebrate a shared love for video games, and Bandai Namco has long been part of this equation. With seven game demos lined up for its booth, visitors will certainly be in for a treat when they swing by the convention, which will end its run today, 23 October.