Leading interactive entertainment publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe will be displaying its upcoming line-up of video games for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation VR, Xbox One, and PC, at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California from 13-15 June. Feature presentations for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, and Project CARS 2 along with numerous hands-on demos for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s upcoming products will be playable at booth number 1647 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Bandai Entertainment Europe will have the following games on display at E3 2017:
ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN (Aerial Combat Action game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC) – Available 2018
Developed by Bandai Namco Studios’ in-house Project Aces team based in Tokyo, Japan and utilising Unreal Engine 4, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown applies the latest evolution of its famed flight combat gameplay with the power of the latest generation of gaming consoles and PCs to create immersive aerial battlefields. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern and near-future super weapons for players to deploy, while presenting formidable enemies for pilots to vanquish in the air. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will take players back into the highly regarded Strangereal universe and marks the return of Sunao Katabuchi as the lead writer behind the fictional storyline that players will experience in the game. Previously, Katabuchi-san wrote the storylines for both Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
DRAGON BALL FighterZ (Fighting Game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC) – Available early 2018
One of the world’s most famous and beloved anime franchises returns to its fighting-game roots in Dragon Ball FighterZ in early 2018. Developed by Arc System Works, a celebrated developer of classic 2D fighting titles, the game delivers an explosive, action-packed experience that combines classic 2D fighting visuals with advanced character models that look and feel as if they are taken straight out of the Dragon Ball anime series.
GUNDAM VERSUS (Action/Fighting game for PlayStation 4) – Available Autumn 2017
World famous giant robot series and notorious head-to-head arcade smash hit, Gundam Versus, is coming to the Americas for the first time ever on home consoles, built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4! Featuring Mobile Suits from across the series’ history and delivering brand new features exclusive to the home console release, fans finally have a chance to take 2 vs. 2 combat to the next level!
Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM (RPG for PlayStation 4 and PC) – Available November 10, 2017
Explore a beautifully crafted world and experience a gripping story in an all-new RPG adventure. Famed Japanese developer, LEVEL-5, reunites with former Studio Ghibli artist, Yoshiyuki Momose, for character design, and Joe Hisaishi for music composition in the production of the next Ni no Kuni tale. In the world of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, players enter the Kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where cats, mice, and humans once lived in harmony. After a treacherous coup, Evan, the boy King of Ding Dong Dell is banished from his kingdom. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom recounts the story of this deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world.
Project CARS 2 (Racing Simulation for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC) – Available September 22, 2017
Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring iconic cars, racing under thrilling dynamic conditions to deliver the most realistic racing experience outside of driving an actual race car. Created by true motorsport enthusiasts, tuned by world-class racing drivers, and the definitive choice of eSports pros – Project CARS 2 brings together the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, authentically crafted, and technically advanced racing game on the planet. Project CARS 2 has it all – from GT to touring cars to endurance prototypes and exotic hyper cars – delivering the full spectrum of motorsport racing with complete freedom to choose what and where to drive. Anytime. Anywhere.
The line-up looks like a nice combination of new and old with a sense of diversity. After all, we have two beat ’em ups, a flight simulator, a driving simulator, and a stunning JRPG. Roll on this epic set of games I personally can’t wait for this line-up, especially with Bandai Namco Entertainment already showcasing Dragon Ball FighterZ earlier at E3 this year.