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Nintendo found a winner when it launched its Nintendo Direct broadcasts almost 10 years ago. By disclosing information about upcoming games in an online presentation, a massively accessible format has been offered and we have seen no end to competitors trying their own versions. In Xbox, Ubisoft Forward, Sony’s State of Play … the list goes on and (pun intended) Bandai Namco could be next.
“Bandai Namco Next” is a new trademark registered with the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union on December 29th. There is a long list of cover pictures, but outside of games, especially online publications, esports competitions, computer networks, movies, and toys.
Brands don’t necessarily mean anything is going to happen, but speculation has been fueled by one too Elden ring Trailer leaking online yesterday. Given the upcoming restructuring of Bandai Namco in April, it is possible that the future President Masaru Kawaguchi is also looking for a new approach.
Such an idea certainly has potential if the company continues with it. If you remember that Bandai Namco’s portfolio includes franchises like Ace fight, Dark souls, Digimon, Pac-Man, Soulcalibur and TekkenWe would be curious what it has planned.
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