Namco Bandai x Tecmo Koei reveal coming next week

Countdown site for crossover project from makers of Tekken, Dead or Alive, Dynasty Warriors, and Gundam goes live.

Corporate crossovers are all the rage lately. While Capcom has been particularly prolific in producing games with other companies (Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter x Tekken, and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright), other publishers may have picked up a taste for working with the competition.

Could it be Tekken x Dead or Alive? Dynasty Warriors Pac-Man?

Namco Bandai has launched a Japanese teaser site for Namco Bandai x Tecmo Koei. The site is dominated by a countdown timer set to hit zero at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Monday, September 5. Unfortunately, it appears gamers will have to wait until then to find out more, as the site gives no other details on the project.

The Namco Bandai x Tecmo Koei naming suggests a company-wide crossover likely pulling source material from each company's popular franchises. Namco Bandai's big franchises include Pac-Man, Tekken, SoulCalibur, Ace Combat, Ridge Racer, Klonoa, and more. For Tecmo Koei, that list is composed of Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, Dynasty Warriors, Monster Rancher, Rygar, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Nobunaga's Ambition.

This would not be the first time Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei have collaborated on a project. Since 2007, the pair have released three Dynasty Warriors Gundam titles, combining Namco Bandai's giant robot license with gameplay in the mold of Tecmo Koei's historical beat-'em-up series.

Both companies also have prior crossover experience beyond their own interactions. Namco Bandai is collaborating with Capcom on the aforementioned Street Fighter x Tekken and working on its own counterpart in Tekken x Street Fighter. In 2005, a pre-merger Namco released the role-playing game Namco x Capcom featuring an extensive roster of both companies' characters. The publisher has also worked crossover characters like Spawn, Link, Darth Vader, and Yoda into its SoulCalibur series.

As for Tecmo Koei, it has also adapted its Dynasty Warriors series for Fist of the North Star. It is also readying another crossover created by the merger of Tecmo and Koei, as the upcoming Champion Jockey represents the combination of the two publishers' own horse racing sims, Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey.

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71 comments
beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

if its just a one piece game like the other user says, damn....................

Ikouze
Ikouze

I thought it would be a crossover for Tecmo and Bandai....It's just a one piece game :(

angelic-moose
angelic-moose

From what I'v heard from recent rumors, it's supposed to be a One Piece game with Dynasty Warriors gameplay apparently... well from the rumors anyways. And if it's true I hope it comes to america....

kh2gamer
kh2gamer

on the site it says for ps3 so i think it's an exclusive

madd_hatter
madd_hatter

all I need to see is DOA and I'm sold.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@megakick Haha! Tekken Dynasty Warriors would be quality. Lot's of Characters to choose from anyway.. Plus the KO moves would be awesome :D

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

No love for the Deception series... ;_; I want that super-obscure gem revived! As for this, a Musou with lots of crossovered characters would be nice, but I'm waiting for them to realize what the Musou games need: special attacks, not just one combo with variants. They were going the right direction with Warriors Orochi and Strikeforce (at least in that department, other changes were not so welcome...) In conclusion, I want a Musou with enough decently mapped attacks so it's not repetitive, and the comeback of Deception.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

what does Temco make besides Ninja Gaiden and DOA, I'm not trying to be messed up i really am curious. Cause I do love the Ninja Gaiden series despite it being hard as crap lol

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Whatever they end up with, I see a future full of DLC characters.

simon1812
simon1812

hmmmm more crossover-crap-non-sense?

ffviiifreak
ffviiifreak

I'll probably like it but I doubt it will have mass appeal.

Raxyman
Raxyman

It wolsn't make mush sense tekken. After all, they're already with tekken vs street fighter at hands, aren't they? If they mix um Dynasty with Ninja gaiden or something like that would make more sense.

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

Calibur Warriors! XD or Soul Warriors depends if its a hack n slash or fighter, but since Tekken is already in the works on a crossover fighter, i bet its gonna be a hack n slash crossover with Soul Calibur and Dynasty Warriors, but who knows! Surely is a mystery.

megakick
megakick

DOA X TEKKEN! TEKKEN: Dynasty Warriors. GAWD I hope not!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Tekken: Dynasty Warriors!!! I would LOVE that. Oh my life actually properly love it. Lu Bu would own :P

JohnnyWPSP
JohnnyWPSP

Soul Calibur vs. Dead or Alive would be my guess.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

I hope it has Ryu from Ninja Gaiden. Assuming it is a crossover fighter.

boklau
boklau

Tekken X Dead or Alive

tekkelite
tekkelite

come on everyone knows its gonna be a new power rangers game

Kezman118
Kezman118

My guess is Dynasty Warriors Gundam x Tekken. Its possible...

servb0ts
servb0ts

I want Tecmo to bring back Monster Ranch & Kagero Deception series. :D come on Tecmo get the ball rolling please.:D

Byaku524
Byaku524

SCV is definitely there but I can see SC integrating into the Dynasty Warriors format. I mean it worked for Gundams. As for a crossover besides Tekken x SF, I would really like to see DoA vs Tekken please!

zaiwen
zaiwen

Tekken VS DOA woohoo nice... i do hope its a fighting game, if it does i wish it has a tag option.. though i don't mind if it ends up being a tactical as well

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

If its TEKKEN vs Dead or Alive it will be made by Namco! since Tecmo is so scared to bring a new Dead or Alive game to the consoles and Arcades!

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Maybe a new DoA or a SC vs DW. But we will know more at TGS which is next month.

Henninger
Henninger

I guess we'll just have to wait & c.

X-RS
X-RS

naruto vs something -_-

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

Looks to me like Namco Bandai is trying ignore Street Fighter.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

Dynasty Warriors: Pac-Land!!

Yasviele
Yasviele

DON'T make it like SF x Tekken! mmake it 3D!! like Tekken tag 2 please!!! PLEASE ONEGAIII!! POR FAVOR X0

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

Tekken vs. DOA is the most likely crossover. Soul Calibur isn't fit for either games because weapons vs. punches/kicks wouldn't work well IMO. However SC may work vs. Dynasty Warriors. They're both weapon based and the very original DW was actually a weapon only 3D fighter.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Well, this should be interesting to say the least.

ryan_sr97c_1
ryan_sr97c_1

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ryan_sr97c_1
ryan_sr97c_1

id like it to be an rpg or sum uber fantastic fighting game like naruto or dbz or some crazy dmc-like complex action game but with the mayhem of dynasty warriors... or all of the above. yeah thats good. release a game for all genre types and please the world. =)

FusionRain
FusionRain

Tekken x DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball :)

reyace
reyace

OMG!!! This is gonna be epic. Instead of individual series, (like Pac man vs Dynasty warrios, Tekken vs Dead or Alive) i would like it to have a little bit of characters from each series. That would be EPIC.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I'm always up for "Versus" franchises against each other. Fighting games are the easiest to get away with since the characters have come to fight. So not too much in the way to explain how the characters from different "Game Universes" meet. But for other genres it is very hard to do. Kingdom Hearts series is one of the few Non fighting genres that has done the 'crossover universe" successfully. So this should be another good fighting game.

Spahettificator
Spahettificator

@Rottenwood Haha, I might make a countdown that keeps going past zero. "BREAKING NEWS! The countdown is now at -2 hours and still counting. Obviously whatever was meant to have happened has and we all missed it as we were watching numbers on a screen."

GrLeviathan
GrLeviathan

I dont want no x thing, i just crave for a pure Dead Or Alive

GrLeviathan
GrLeviathan

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santinegrete
santinegrete

Please put Sheena Fuyibayashi in the roster! (sorry if I wrote it wrong)

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

I'm calling it, Tales vs. Dead or Alive. (not)