If you're a fan of Dark Souls, Pac-Man or Tales, Namco Bandai Games is very familiar to you. The publisher has been around since 2005 with the merger of long time games publisher Namco and entertainment giant Bandai. Since then, the company has been called Namco Bandai outside of Japan despite its logo saying Bandai Namco. This month, the company aims to remedy that.
Namco Bandai Games announced this morning that it will rebrand itself as Bandai Namco Games starting April 1. The name change will unify the publisher's global image and finally have its U.S. and European arms' branding match its logo.
“Since its merger in late 2005, BANDAI NAMCO Games has grown to be one of the largest and most successful game publishers in its native Japan, the United States, Latin America, and Europe,” says Nobuhiro Kasahara, Chief Operating Officer at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The BANDAI NAMCO Games logo has now become synonymous with great gaming products and services; it’s the perfect time for us to unify our corporate brand around the world and move forward together in a united front as a global company.”
So, does the rebranding to Bandai Namco Games from Namco Bandai Games change anything for the company? Not at all - the company still has a wide variety of games coming in 2014 that are sure to please core gamers and fans of RPGs.
Dark Souls II
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
Short Peace - Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day
Ace Combat Infinity
Lords of the Fallen
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