Bandai Namco Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Bandai Namco RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Special Eevee Tamagotchi Potentially in Development Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:40:06 -0500 Erroll Maas

While not yet officially confirmed, an image has surfaced on Japanese imageboards and Twitter that shows a special edition Tamagotchi in the form of Pokemon Eevee, the starter Pokemon for the upcoming Nintendo Switch title Pokemon Let's Go, Eevee!.

Again, none of this is confirmed, but from the image, it seems that the digital pet is based on the Tamagotchi Nano. It seems to have two different versions: a brown "Daisuki Eevee" version and a pink "colorful friends" version with silhouette images of Eevee's evolutions.

Besides color, it is currently unknown what the exact differences between these versions would be -- if any.

Like other tamagotchi, raising Eevee would require feeding it, cleaning it, and playing with it, as well as other various duties. It is currently unknown if Eevee (if real) will go to the bathroom, get sick, or die like other Tamagotchi creatures.

Eevee would also evolve into one of its eight evolutions depending on how the player takes care of it. Additionally, a few different types of Eevee have been shown, including an Eevee with a Team Rocket outfit, a Ditto Eevee, and an Eevee with a flower on its head.

Pokemon has had digital pets before with Pokemon Pikachu and Pokemon Pikachu 2, as well as the Pokemon Breeder Mini and the Pokewalker, which came with Pokemon Heartgold and Pokemon Soulsilver versions and could connect to them.

This (potential) Eevee Tamagotchi would be the first collaboration Pokemon has with Tamagotchi specifically. Something else notable about this potential collaboration is that Tamagotchi is owned by Bandai Namco, who also owns Digimon -- which started as a Tamagotchispin-off aimed toward children.

Does this mean some kind of Pokemon and Digimon crossover could happen someday soon, or is this as close as we'll get? We'll have to wait and see to find out.

Soul Calibur 6 Roster Will Include The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:34:37 -0400 Zach Hunt

After much speculation, it's official: The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia will indeed be a playable character in Soul Calibur 6 when it's released later this year. With the announcement, Bandai Namco continues its tradition of introducing characters from other franchises into the fighting game series.

Equipped with his steel and silver swords, as well as an arsenal of Signs, Geralt will join confirmed Soul Calibur fighters Mitsurugi, Nightmare, Kilik, Ivy, Xianghua, Zasalamel, and Sophitia -- not to mention brand-new character Groh -- in the series well-known weapons-based combat. Additionally, The Witcher's Kaer Morhen will be included as a new stage.

The reveal trailer shows the White Wolf in action, and from the looks of it, CD Projekt Red's hero is going to fit in SCVI's other fighter just fine. 

Are you hyped over the opportunity to lay the smack down with Geralt of Rivia? Has this announcement swayed you toward picking up Soul Calibur 6 when it releases later this year? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to stick with GameSkinny for more information on SCVI as it develops.

Dragonball FighterZ Open Beta Network Problems Unresolved, Possible Beta Extension Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:35:44 -0500 wlkrjesse

For many who did not preorder Arc System Works' upcoming Dragon Ball franchise-based fighting game, Dragonball FighterZ, the open beta was met with much excitement. This quickly turned sour, as it was soon revealed that the open beta was a minefield of network problems.

Considering what a big game this is, Bandai-Namco quickly released a statement on Twitter:

"FighterZ, the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Open Beta is experiencing network issues that cannot be addressed quickly. We'll keep the Open Beta online but you might experience problems during gameplay."

The tweet led to a Facebook post in which Bandai-Namco stated that if they're unable to address these network issues in a timely manner, they will "consider extending the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ."

While many people were looking forward to getting their hands on FighterZ, which features a wide range of characters from the franchise, including newer ones such as Hit, Goku Black and Android 21, a longer wait could mean an optimal network experience is on the horizon for an extended beta.