Dark Souls 2 Beta Registration Starts Now


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Are you prepared to test?  If you’re one of the thousands, if not millions, of fans of the Souls series, and you can’t wait to get your teeth sunk into the next release, than I have good news for you.  From Software has announced via the Dark Souls facebook page that they are now taking applicants for the Dark Souls 2 beta that will run in October.  There is only one catch to applying: You must have a European PSN account.  If you’re one of the many people living in Europe and you want to apply, simply click this link, sign into your account, and “purchase” the application ticket.  If you don’t live in a European country and still want to participate, well no worries! It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to set up a Euro account and get started!  All you have to do is make an account in a European country, give it some fake billing information (or look up a real address, it doesn’t matter), and you’re on your way to the numerous ways From Software has planned for you to die.  The first round of the beta is to start on October 12th, and according to the facebook post, is supposed to be open to players from North America and Europe/Australia, however no word on how to get it with a NA account has been stated yet.

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Project X Zone Heading to the US and Europe


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If you had doubt of Project X Zone ever hitting stateside, you can now safely put those doubts away. Project X Zone has been confirmed to be released in Europe and America during the summer of 2013. is a tactical role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS co-developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft and published by Namco Bandai Games. A sequel to 2005′s Namco × Capcom, the game is part of Namco’s X series (“X” stands for “Cross”). This is the first crossover game between the three companies, Namco Bandai Games, Capcom, and Sega, and the third collaborative effort between Capcom and Namco. The game was released on October 11, 2012 in Japan.

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/21/project-x-zone-coming-to-north-america

New Jump Game In The Works


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Namco Bandai has announced that a new game in the Jump series is in development.  The Jump series is a 2D fighting game series a little in the vein of Super Smash Brothers in that it brings together characters from tons of different mangas that have been published in Jump Magazine.  No word on release date or even what consoles the game, titled Project Versus J, is being developed for at this time.  If you wish to check out the previous Jump titles, Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars, they are Japan only games, but given the DS’s lack of a region lock and the vast community of fans for the games, you should have no hard time finding and playing the games to their fullest.

The price and release date have yet to be announced.

http://gematsu.com/2012/12/namco-bandai-announces-project-versus-j
https://twitter.com/kazu4281/status/276300671123333120

Choose How You ‘Waka Waka’


Over the years, Pac-man got a lot of make overs. But now, you can help worsen his identity crisis. On the official Pac-man Facebook page, there is a survey you can take to help determine which of the four styles, pictured above, will be used in the next Pac-Man title.

Based on the question, I’m assuming that this game will most likely be a casual title, so expect to play this on your smartphones and tablets.

Also, if you are unfamilar with the style used in choice A, be prepared to see more of CG-man. Back at E3 ’12, Namco announced that a 3D Pac-man cartoon is in the works. Here’s a preview of the show.

My fingers are crossed for either choice B or D. I like D’s overall style the most, but B’s Pac-Man is my favorite.

You can take the survey here (Facebook account required): https://www.facebook.com/pacman/app_127709503932081

Another New Trailer for Project X Zone


Another New Trailer for Project X Zone

If it’s one thing Namco Bandai likes to do for this game, it’s to make long ass trailers for it. The newest trailer logs in at 16 minutes, and showcases everything from characters, enemies, gameplay and breasts. Also in the trailer is the Japanese release date, coming this fall on October 11th. Check out the trailer below!

In similar news, Namco Bandai have stated that they are interested in localizing the game, but want to wait to see how it sells in Japan first. You hear that Japanese people? If there was ever a time to go buy a game, it would be October, 11th.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Bikini Trailer



Tekken is taking a page out of “Dead or Alive”‘s book and throwing in some bikinis outfits as a preorder bonus when you reserve Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Everyone gets an outfit: ladies, men, robots, kangaroos, and bears. You’ll also the extra Snoop Dogg stage and the exclusive characters including Michelle, Ancient Ogre, Angel and Kunimitsu in advance.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is released in North America on September 11, 2012.