Today, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe confirms its attendance at Gamescom 2018 (August 21st to 25th in Cologne, Germany). Located in HALL 6 – B 41, this year’s booth will feature eleven playable games, including:
Jump Force – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shonen Jump magazine, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe brings together some of the world’s most famous manga and anime franchises into the ultimate cross-over experience – pitting iconic characters against each other and doing battle in real locations from across the world.
SOULCALIBUR VI – Two decades after its first iteration, SOULCALIBUR VI returns to its roots while bringing brand-new gameplay features, new stories and new characters to the fight. SOULCALIBUR VI allows players to battle across its signature 16th century stages and experience the epic struggle for the two legendary swords – with a complete roster of returning, iconic SOULCALIBUR characters, as well as some newcomers!
DRAGON BALL FighterZ on Nintendo Switch – Already one of the most acclaimed fighting games of the year, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is coming to Nintendo Switch on September 28th 2018. Developed by Arc System Works, a celebrated developer of classic 2D fighting titles, the game delivers an explosive, action-packed experience that combines gorgeous 2D fighting visuals with advanced character models and visual effects that bring to life the classic DRAGON BALL art style.
ONE PIECE World Seeker – The next big adventure of the iconic Straw Hat Pirates puts players into Luffy’s shoes. Experience a huge and immersive new world to explore and battle across, and help the Straw Hat crew discover the secret lying in the depths of Jail Island…
ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – Providing the ﬁercest air combat experience ever, ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN puts players in the cockpit of the most advanced war planes ever developed, as different weathers and flight conditions put players’ skill, dexterity and ingenuity to the ultimate test.
MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE – Fan favourite characters from the popular Weekly Shōnen Jump manga series come to life in MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE. Play as All Might, Izuku Midoriya or Katuski Bakugo to protect people from evil, or play as the Villains with Himiko Toga, Dabi or Stain and unleash your vision of Justice to the world!
NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER – NARUTO is back! This game lets players fight with their favourite characters in exciting all-new 3D environments. Players will be able to create and personalise their own Shinobi, choosing their face, attire and even Jutsu. Players will also be able to experience team battles, choosing their favourite fighting style and taking the battle to the online arena.
EP!C Rewards Club, our Loyalty Program dedicated to our fans, will also offer members exclusive benefits during Gamescom at our stand. Fans should register for free at www.bandainamcoent.eu/epic-rewards-club to stay up-to-date ahead of the show.
“Gamescom is one of the best opportunities to give our fans an early, first-hand look at some of our biggest upcoming titles – and 2018 is no exception. This year’s line-up includes the return of fan favourites such as SOULCALIBUR, DRAGON BALL and ONE PIECE, as well as all-new titles such as the mashup of the greatest-ever manga and anime characters in Jump Force.” says Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President Marketing and Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “We’re also proud to announce a brand-new co-publishing project at the show we think our fans will be very excited about. Stayed tuned for more information.”
To learn more about the stand itself, we sat down with avec Héloïse, Communication & Event Manager:
Q. What’s our main goal for this year’s Gamescom?
For us, Gamescom is the biggest videogame convention and event of the year. Our primary goal is to offer the best experience possible to our fans, allowing them to get their hands on the latest versions of our games. This year, we’ll be delighted to offer our visitors more than 140 playable stations on 12 different games.
We’re always looking forward to meeting our fans face to face during this massive show. Don’t hesitate to come and say Hi!
Q. How do you manage to prepare this event?
Our presence at Gamescom represents a full year of planning, starting at last year’s show. Closely collaborating with our German colleagues, we take into consideration all the titles that our fans are eager to see, giving an extra care to the fans’ expectations. Then the goal is all about providing them with the best experience. As the show itself is so big, attendees must be offered with the best conditions possible on our booth, to enjoy the time they will spend with us.
Q. Is there something special planned for the fans?
We’re always looking for opportunities to meet our fans, and Gamescom is a perfect opportunity to do so. That’s why we’ll be glad to welcome them at the EP!C counter centered right in the middle of our booth. Being an EP!C member will give you advantages during the show. They will have a surprise gift they can get at the EP!C Corner on the booth, and will have access to fast-passes to avoid waiting in line to tests the games. We hope to see you there, and if you can’t attend Gamescom this year, stay tuned here for the latest news and announcement!
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