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Title: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Adamjirra on November 09, 2007, 06:05:06 PM
Shamelessly ripped from /m/, which was originally shamelessly ripped from IGN

"US, November 8, 2007 - Gamers outside of Japan may not be familiar with the Banpresto name, but in Japan, the Bandai Namco Group subsidiary is responsible for big titles like Super Robot Wars, Another Century's Episode and Magna Carta.

That's all going to change on April 1, 2008. Bandai Namco Holdings announced today that as of that date, Banpresto's console game development will be merged into the Bandai Namco Games fold. That's right, Super Robot Wars will now be published by the same company that publishes Tekken.

The Banpresto name will still be around. The publisher will now focus its efforts on prize machines for arcades.

In line with this reorganization, Bandai Namco Holdings is shifting two Banpresto subsidiaries. Pleasure Cast and Hanayashiki, both of which operate amusement facilities, will become subsidiaries of Namco."

So, what do you think about it? I can't tell if this will be good or bad...


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: jolly_old_saint on November 09, 2007, 08:27:13 PM
Well, it's not like merging with enix stopped square from making good final fa...oh, yeah. Crap.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: JayBee on November 10, 2007, 01:11:44 AM
Squeenix was responsible for FF8? Great Scott, Marty!



Honestly, I don't know enough about the situation to care.
Banpresto being a separate division made more logical sense back when Bandai didn't HAVE another games division, though.

I'll miss the Banpresto logo, if nothing else. The Bandai-Namco one isn't to my tastes.

Now then... keep churning out those anime SRPGs Bandai-Namco!  If you sacrifice SRW for Tales of the Asterisk, I will kill you! With a PLASTIC BUTTER KNIFE!


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: TCM on November 10, 2007, 03:06:43 PM
Bad: SRX mask is pointless, no more Banpresto jingle.

Good: Opens possibility for Sanger in Soul Calibur. >_>


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Derek on November 10, 2007, 03:41:08 PM
Good: Opens possibility for Sanger in Soul Calibur. >_>

^ That.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Adamjirra on November 10, 2007, 06:05:44 PM

Good: Opens possibility for Sanger in Soul Calibur. >_>
Do want.

Too bad this really doesn't help a non-og SRW coming out in america still, however, I still feel that somehow SRWW will see a translation.
Someday.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Dsvaun on November 11, 2007, 07:29:20 PM
Only problem is that the one to do it will probably be Ghideon.

Square wasn't exactly marching uphill with their games before the merger.  A good example is FFX-2.  The system itself was interesting with the revival of the class system along with other things.  The downside..............play for 10 minutes and you'll see.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Xeno on November 12, 2007, 06:23:58 PM
A good example is FFX-2.  The system itself was interesting with the revival of the class system along with other things.  The downside..............play for 10 minutes and you'll see.
X-2 is pure ebil~!


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Sume Gai on November 12, 2007, 06:32:01 PM
I personally think Square (with or without enix) has been going down hill since after FF IX

the only exception to this being Kingdom Hearts 


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Osairis on November 12, 2007, 11:50:04 PM
Apparently Valkyrie Profile went downhill according to everyone. I hated XII at first, but ended up immersing myself into its grinding scheme soon after. Let alone, finished the game afterwards. Took the liberty of finishing Crisis Core as well and indeed, I felt satisfied with the game and its dramatic ending. Regardless of what one says, Squenix managed to bring forth gamers who weren't known to play RPGs to sit down and play one. Playing a RPG became less "nerdy" through them. Rather rash to say, but I have to say it's true...

As for the merger? Next SRW game possibility will probably include the Xeno series and it'll be like the focus of that game. Disturbing? Up to you if it EVER happens.



Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: JayBee on November 13, 2007, 12:56:59 AM
Apparently Valkyrie Profile went downhill according to everyone.
Yeah. But that's tri-Ace, not Squeenix. And it would've been an example of Enix going downhill instead of Square.




All I have to say:

FUCK YOU SQUEENIX! LEAVEING ME WANTING PARASITE EVE 3 FOR SO LONG, THEN ANNOUNCING IT AS A GOD-DAMN CELLPHONE GAME!


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Ian Kelley on November 13, 2007, 01:00:47 PM
Apparently Valkyrie Profile went downhill according to everyone.
Yeah. But that's tri-Ace, not Squeenix. And it would've been an example of Enix going downhill instead of Square.

Well if you want to be real technical, Enix could have never really gone downhill since they never actually made their own games, only published games developed by other studios. A lot of other studios.

On that note, I think the Enix side has gone way downhill since the merger. (The Square side was in the shitter IMHO for years beforehand) Enix used to be one of the few console publishers that took risks publishing quirky and experimental niche games like Astronoka and Segare Ijiri, (the latter which was far too bizarre for me but still cool that they took a chance on it) but after the merger has not done much more than typical mass-market stuff.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Tyria on November 13, 2007, 03:56:22 PM
Yes...Enix mostly jsut publishes games from other softhouses, but thanks to that eu can find some pretty good games, even if they are a bit bizarre


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Armetius on November 13, 2007, 08:35:56 PM
I thought Banpresto was already a part of Bandai, so this is news to me. Damn, it's like Bandai is the Japanese equivalent of EA.

Speaking of which, releasing an SRW with licensed characters in the U.S. is probably the only thing that would make me forgive Bamco for the retarded stunt they pulled with Hellgate: London.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Dsvaun on November 13, 2007, 08:43:04 PM
Banpresto was owned by Bandai as a subsidary, meaning its owned by bandai, but its still its own company.  If Bandai is taking an important part of Banpresto, they better take the good parts instead of putting their own crap in it.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: JayBee on November 13, 2007, 09:06:16 PM
Right.
And after creating Bandai Games, they had TWO video game divisions. And the Namco merger means that BandaiNamco Games is FAR better equipped than Banpresto. It makes sense to centralize it in one division, and Namco > Banpresto from a marketability standpoint.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Adamjirra on November 15, 2007, 10:38:40 AM
Banpresto was owned by Bandai as a subsidary, meaning its owned by bandai, but its still its own company.  If Bandai is taking an important part of Banpresto, they better take the good parts instead of putting their own crap in it.
See, this is what I slightly fear, if the next non-OG SRW focuses more on gundam and the other sunrise series than other robots.
Also, this makes me uncertain for SRWOGS future here in america.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: NineInch on November 26, 2007, 10:31:14 AM
The Banpresto name will still be around. The publisher will now focus its efforts on prize machines for arcades.

What does this mean?


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: jolly_old_saint on November 26, 2007, 11:41:08 AM
The Banpresto name will still be around. The publisher will now focus its efforts on prize machines for arcades.

What does this mean?

What, indeed....incidentally, I'm trademarking "Bandamco."


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Bastard king on November 26, 2007, 12:46:53 PM
If we're playing that game, "Nampresco" is mine.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Sume Gai on November 26, 2007, 01:00:42 PM
I'll take Banpresco (sounds like some kinda salsa)


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Adamjirra on November 26, 2007, 11:48:10 PM
The Banpresto name will still be around. The publisher will now focus its efforts on prize machines for arcades.

What does this mean?

Claw game, in all of it's evil glory.

I HATE YOU CLAW GAME, YOU CRUSHED MY DREAMS, AND MADE ME CRY WITH YOUR CRUEL METALLIC LACK OF THE ABILITY TO LATCH ONTO THE STUFFED ANIMAL I REALLY WANTED. MY DREAMS ARE STILL HAUNTED BY YOUR CRUEL DEMEANOR!

Okay, I'm better.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: jolly_old_saint on November 27, 2007, 07:59:39 PM
Claw game, in all of it's evil glory.

I HATE YOU CLAW GAME, YOU CRUSHED MY DREAMS, AND MADE ME CRY WITH YOUR CRUEL METALLIC LACK OF THE ABILITY TO LACK ONTO THE STUFFED ANIMAL I REALLY WANTED. MY DREAMS ARE STILL HAUNTED BY YOUR CRUEL DEMEANOR!

Okay, I'm better.

I think you mean "latch"...or lock...either way "bandamco" is still the coolest name.


Title: Re: This will intrest any SRW fan
Post by: Adamjirra on November 29, 2007, 10:39:22 PM
Fixed. See how evil they are?

And yes it is.