With the press conference hype in full swing, the E3 expo is set to get underway in LA California tomorrow (local time). Bandai Namco have already released details for their lineup, including the presentations and and playable demos that they’ll have available this year. Have a geez:
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Developed by Ban Nam’s in house Project Aces team, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown promises to bring the latest evolution of their flight combat series to the latest generation of consoles and PCs using Unreal Engine 4. The game is set to have action packed aerial battlefields featuring almost futuristic super weapons, as well as formidable enemy pilots. Sunao Katabuchi returns as a lead writer, having previously worked on Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
My personal top announcement from BN comes in the form of a brand new 2D Dragon Ball fighting game, which promises to go back to the fighting game roots of the franchise in early 2018. Developed by Arc System Works, the game looks to combine high quality character models with classic 2D fighting visuals, and it’s already great to look at.
This iconic giant robot series has been given an arcade fighter that is on its way to home consoles later this year. Gundam Versus has been developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and will feature Mobile Suits from across Gundam history as well as brand new features for the console release.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Promising a beautifully crafted world and an immersive story, the smash hit JRPG Ni no Kuni is set to receive its sequel in November this year. Developer LEVEL-5 has teamed up with Studio Ghibli artist Yoshiyuki Momose for the character design, with Joe Hisaishi taking care of the music composition for the game’s soundtrack. Players will enter the Kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where the boy king Evan has been banished from his own kingdom. The game is set to follow Evan’s story as he rebuilds his kingdom and sets out to unite the world.
Project CARS 2
With the aim to deliver the most realistic racing experience outside of driving a race car, Project CARS 2 has high ambitions. Created by true motorsport enthusiasts and racing drivers, the game promises to combine realistic racing, a range of iconic vehicles, and technically advanced mechanics to deliver the full spectrum of motorsport racing.
If you’re lucky enough to be heading along to E3 in person, you can find Bandai Namco at booth number 1647 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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