TGS 2008: Drums, Gundams, and Ninjas at Namco Bandai

Haven for anime fans with latest Gundam, Dragon Ball, and Naruto games playable; Wii represented by new We Ski and Taiko games.

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TOKYO--Namco Bandai had one of the most pleasant booths to vist at the 2008 Tokyo Game Show, and not only because of the games that were on show. There was lots of free space here, with the megapublisher going for an open plan design in its booth, which allowed for better viewing of its large list of playable games.

Anime fans were well catered to. In one corner was the latest button-mashing Gundam epic, Gundam Musou 2 (the sequel to Dynasty Warriors Gundam), which is slated for release sometime in 2009. Inside the booth itself were plenty of playable units of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm for the PS3, as well as Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World for the PS2. On the more casual side, Namco broke out the balance boards to allow the public to try out We Ski and Snowboard for the Nintendo Wii.

Sticking with the Wii, Namco had on show Taiko Drum Master Wii, complete with the small drum peripheral the game will ship with. The drum connects to the Wii Remote, but unfortunately there's no word yet on whether the game will be released internationally. Taiko Drum Master Wii will come out in Japan sometime in December.

Discussion

15 comments
Skycosis
Skycosis

wow i was really hoping they would make a naruto shippuuden game for the xbox where you can make your own character pick your village and then pretty much build up you rninja doing the chunin exams and even cross paths with the mains characters as enimies or allies or possible become a missing nin and join the akatsuki

lilaznfromabove
lilaznfromabove

dynasty warriors gundam 2 thats gonna be so sick, the last one wasn't very good at the whole flying ideă but they captured the entire army idea which was perfect with all the enemies which related to an actual war lets hope that this has great hype and lives up to it

jeffehrke
jeffehrke

darn, wish I could have went to tgs.Everything sounds great. :(

035DRAGON
035DRAGON

yeah Id have to admit the DW:Gundam was alright. Im looking forward to the next one.

sasuke609
sasuke609

Yes Naruto ultimate ninja storm

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

more DW gundam headed our way is awesome really like the 1st one.Especially with 2 players :P. Was really hoping for an Ace Combat announcement but TGS has been good that would have been the cherry on top if there was but whats the point in wishing when theres good stuff!

pikaby
pikaby

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii. The one game that made this year's TGS all worthwhile for me

devotedgmr17
devotedgmr17

i actually cant wait for DBZ IW, to me all the other DBZ games had the storylines right, but I always wished for extra mini games or side missions like the snake way run, or other things. Its just sad that such a great game couldnt have also been developed for the current gen systems as well. would have been nice to see on a 360 or ps3, but still def worth buying

HaRdNiPs
HaRdNiPs

foeleaf yeah i wish the same thing and i agree with you shaheermian. sorry gamespot for cusing

shaheermian
shaheermian

anime fans had a good time i'd say! ;)

foeleaf
foeleaf

I wish i could have been there...just to watch the gameplay would be amazing..cant wait

siLVURcross
siLVURcross

The Taiko Drum Master game will never come out here...sad...it's a pretty difficult game.

Dogar230
Dogar230

I'd like Gundam Musou alot more if all the AI mobile suits moved around/attacked each other more. It needs to look more like a battle from the shows. Instead they just stand around waiting to get killed by the player.. like a zombie game.