As TGS 2011 draws closer, Namco Bandai is the latest publisher to reveal its lineup of games (and movies) that will be at their booth this year. It also seems that they are giving more support to Sony and Nintendo in terms of console exclusives for their home consoles and portables this coming year and leading into next year. One thing to mention, as I’ve stated with the past TGS news posts, is that a majority of these games might not have a chance of coming over to the US. But who knows, maybe there’s a game that might catch the eyes of fans in this list and will rally together to have it published. It happened with Tales of Grace F, which is coming over to the PS3 here in the West, so it could happen again. Now here are the titles that you can expect to see at Namco’s booth come next week:
PS3 / Xbox 360
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye Hybrid Pack
One Piece: Pirate Musou
Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle
Tales of Xillia
AKB 1/48: I Fell In Love With an Idol in Guam
I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable
Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s Portable: The Gears of Destiny
Magical Girl Magica Portable
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Rebuild of Evangelion: 3nd Impact
Taiko no Tatsujin Portable
Weiss Schwarz Portable
Ace Combat 3D
Crayon Shin Chan
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Bakuman: Path of a Manga Artist
Cocoron no Cocoron
One Piece: Gigant Battle 2
Pirate Squad Gokaiger Assemble, Transform!
Suite PreCure: Melody Collection
Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes
Magical Carnival Portable
Super Sentai Battle Ranger Cross
Tekken Blood Vengeance
Kamen Rider Wars
In other Namco Bandai news, they have announced that the company will be expanding its support system for their workers who have kids. Reports confirm that Namco will be giving out greater bonus for workers with multiple children and will offer a child care service in the main office.
Namco plans to give parents who have three or more children a bonus of 2 million yen, while first time parents and those on their second child will receive a 200,000 yen. Now while there’s no conditions attached for new parents to receive the 200,000 yen, there is a catch for those on their third child. In order to qualify for the 2 million yen bonus, parents must take one week off within the first two and half months of their child’s birth and write a “child rearing report”.
In addition to the bonus, the child care space that the company will provide will be known as the Kids Room and will be filled will be filled with Namco Bandai games and toys. This is in response from workers who wished to have a place for their kids to go to during school breaks.
It’s nice to see a company step up and set up a support system for families and their kids, even if the main reason is to encourage employees to have babies and help turn around the declining birthrate in Japan.