Industry news going down, yo.
Namco Bandai has announced that it has fully integrated the distribution network of Namco Bandai Games Europe. This means that distribution and publishing have now been merged into one company, which has resulted in the consolidation of both into a single name and brand logo.
Regarding the integration of both companies, president of Namco Bandai Games Europe Shusuke Takahara recently stated, “The group of companies’ new names will encompass the full dimension from both Publishing and Distribution to develop European business further and reinforce the organization in one unified team behind our logo. This name unification is the final outcome of the subsidiaries integration, concluding the full process.”
Currently Namco Bandai has a strong line-up of games ready for this year. The company recently released Project X Zone – a crossover fighting game featuring characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai and Sega – for the Nintendo 3DS in the United States with a European release coming soon.