Namco Bandai teases new worldwide arcade title

Unannounced title in development at Singapore studio; no plans for the title to be on console at the moment.

Namco Bandai announced that its new studio in Singapore is working on a new game IP.

What do you think the mystery arcade game will be? Miss Pac-Man? Xevious?

The publisher told GameSpot Asia that the arcade title will be released worldwide on an unannounced date. So far, 15 people in the Singapore development office are working on it, including former developers from the LucasArts Singapore office.

Makoto Ishii, Namco Bandai division manager for amusement machine group 2, said that there are no current plans to release the new arcade game on consoles. Ishii also did not clarify whether the new arcade title will be related to past Namco Bandai IPs like the Gundam, Tales, and Tekken series.

In related news, Namco Bandai Singapore president Hajime Nakatani clarified that the Singapore studio will be focused on game development, though the studio may have plans to set up a localization division in the future. Namco Bandai Singapore will also do game development work outsourced by the Japanese headquarters. The company set up the studio because past efforts that involved collaborating with Asian game development partners were successful.

Namco Bandai will reveal the new arcade IP "in the near future," as development for the title started last month. For more information on Namco Bandai's latest title, check out GameSpot's coverage on Gundam Breaker.

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20 comments
NightFox313
NightFox313

Thanks for keeping the arcade spirit alive Namco.

goggles123456
goggles123456

The new arcade game should just be a port of Dark Souls.  It's hard enough for arcades!  C'mon!  lol

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

After playing Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition for the first time, I am thinking Namco Bandai hates me. I trudge through the darkness unknowing of the dangers that lay ahead but still, I persevere. Bosses may smash me into oblivion or I may get sniped from a far, or fall over an unsuspecting ledge, yet nothing will stop my journey. Oh hell...who am I kidding? This game is @#%^!* insane.

skunknuts
skunknuts

Arcades need to catch on again, I miss 'em.

NaturalDisplay
NaturalDisplay

Zzzzz... Why not just release it on consoles? Arcades are dead in many parts of the world nowadays. 

WarL0rdzz
WarL0rdzz

Not that interested in Namco Bandai to be honest, before they sued CD Projekt I didnt even know about them.

maitkarro
maitkarro

Bleh, another separate gaming market, that even eludes the consoles, except for very few titles.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

@WarL0rdzz But they are the guys behind RIDGE RACER!

RIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER! Oh and Soul Calibur, Tekken, Time Crisis, Point Blank etc etc...

h1221292h
h1221292h

@Phil-teh-Pirate @WarL0rdzz and publishing DARK SOULS

Hello Tales Of series...?