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Namco Bandai Games today announced a freebie Pixels mobile game is coming, in support of the upcoming Pixels movie. Pixels blends several styles of gaming. From the first screenshot, you can see Pixels takes place in an isometric view, with iconic video game characters in a 3D pixel style.

Pac-ManFrom Namco Bandai Games:
“The free mobile game offers an innovative twist on traditional tower defense game mechanics; players can take the role of the heroic Arcaders from the film to defeat aliens before they destroy the world. For the first time, PAC-MAN, Q*bert, Frogger along with other iconic game characters from the 80’s will be featured in one game.”
Watch for the free downloadable Pixels mobile game to arrive before the movie’s release on July 24, 2015.


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Tekken Hybrid Limited Edition

Namco Bandai Games will be releasing a limited edition of Tekken Hybrid, a PS3 exclusive release, packed with bonus extras. In addition to including Tekken Tag Tournament HD, the Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D movie, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, this bundle includes an art book, soundtrack CDs, and redeemable PlayStation Home content.

Tekken Hybrid Limited Edition includes:

  • A physical art book containing art from Tekken Hybrid, production stills from Tekken Blood Vengeance, character renderings and more.
  • 2 full length music CDs containing fan favorite tracks from Tekken Tag HD and Tekken Tag 2
  • PSN Home content: Tekken themed costumes and accessories

The Tekken Hybrid Limited Edition is available for pre-order here at $59.99 for the PlayStation 3. The standard edition of Tekken Hybrid will be available for $39.99. For more details on the Tekken games and Tekken Blood Vengeance CG movie, visit

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Blik PAC-MAN Ghost adhesive wall graphics Want to liven up your gaming room with some classic video game nostalgia? Spruce up those dull corridors and walls with the classic gaming icons of PAC-MAN! Namco Bandai Games and Blik have partnered up to offer a selection of PAC-MAN inspired wall graphics.

Three sets are available, including “PAC-MAN Ghost,” “PAC-MAN Maze Re-Stik” and “PAC-MAN Border.” A pretty sweet touch to any room with the irresistable pixel icons. Maybe one day we’ll be able to play a paste-up PAC-MAN game, but for now these PAC-MAN wall graphics scream gaming time.

Check out the current available PAC-MAN wall graphics at For more video game inspired wall graphics, don’t overlook these offerings from Blik.

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Dark Souls

Namco Bandai Games and FromSoftware are preparing to release a relentless challenge in the form of Dark Souls next week. To get you wound up for the game, a new “All Saints’ Day” trailer has been released. Watch the dramatic video below, and don’t be surprised if the odds seem insurmountable.

Namco Bandai Games has also teased a giveaway of five original (and incredible looking) Dark Souls statues. See them further below. Getting your hands on them will also be a challenge. Here are the details:

“The five unique, one-of-a-kind statues were crafted by sculptor and Dark Souls enthusiast Peter Nordstrom, aka ‘PNordstrom’ on the forums.  Each are of limited edition “1 of 1″ status, all measuring over 12” tall in actual size.  These items will not be sold online or found anywhere else. For more detailed information on how you can be one of the lucky five fans to acquire these rarities, visit for a full list of rules and regulations. If you haven’t been playing all along, it’s still not too late to jump into the action and walk away with one of these unique Dark Souls character statues that won’t be found in stores.”

Dark Souls will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week. Pre-order and get prepped to die here. Dark Souls will be available in North America on October 4th and in Europe on October 7th. Visit and for more details.

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iGuncon (iPhone 4, iPad 2)

Prime up those virtual trigger fingers! Namco Bandai Games has released the free iGunCon App for the iPhone 4. The virtual GunCon controllers, replicas of Namco’s light gun controllers of years past, allow for integrated gameplay with TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE HD for the iPad 2 and TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE from the Mac App Store. An iPhone 4 and iPad 2 (or Mac) is required as well. Yes, your iPhone 4 will double as a gun controller for that near-arcade experience on the go!

Here is what Namco Bandai Games had to say on the iGunCon App:
“The device running iGunCon will display a Trigger, Action and Reload areas, while the device running TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE will show crosshairs. Players can line the crosshairs up with enemies and tap the Trigger area to shoot your way through multiple pulse-pounding game modes.

In addition to Controller Mode, the app has a standalone feature called Toy Mode that allows gamers to recreate the shooting sounds from TIME CRISIS series of games, including the three classic types of GunCon usable in Controller Mode as well as international models. Players can pick their favorite version, and tap the on-screen buttons to play the sounds of the in-game handgun, machine gun, shotgun and grenade launcher.”

Give the iGunCon App a shot and download it here for free from the App Store. Put it to play with TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE HD for the iPad 2 (here) or TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE for the Mac (here).

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