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BNDeNA: Joint Venture Between DeNA And Namco Bandai To Be Dissolved In March

BDNA, the joint venture that Mobage operator DeNA (2432) and Namco Bandai (7832) launched in 2011 and that was rebranded to BNDeNA in 2012, is ending on March 31 this year. The news isn’t coming as a big surprise, for a few reasons. First, BNDeNA has released pretty solid games such as Gundam Kingdom and social 3D shooter Macross SP Cross…

GREE Gets Another Potential Hit: Bandai Namco’s “Idolmaster Million Live”

GREE didn’t have a good last financial quarter, mainly because of a lack of strong games (that talk about kompu gacha shock after-effects, for example, is total nonsense). As a consequence, even Puzzle & Dragons maker GungHo is now worth more in terms of market cap. But some recent additions to the GREE platform were…

From Bandai Namco: Wizardry – The Demon Tower Wars Gets First Trailer

About 2 weeks ago, Bandai Namco revealed it is working on the first social game based on the popular Wizardry RPG series (which is especially popular in Japan). Dubbed “Wizardry – The Demon Tower Wars”, the F2P title is still scheduled to hit iPhone/iPod touch next month – in Japan, at least (note: it won’t…

Bandai Namco Now Counts 30 Million Social Game Users In Japan

Namco Bandai‘s social gaming business is doing very, very well: the company today announced it counts a total 30 million users across their social games offered on the Japanese market. There are various reasons for this success: Namco Bandai has partnerships with Mobage and GREE, usually uses established IP from the entertainment or video gaming…

Tales Of Card Evolve: Bandai Namco’s Social Card Battle Game Lands On GREE [Social Games]

In June, Bandai Namco caused quite a splash when the company announced a partnership with GREE under which a number of selected social games would be released on GREE’s Japanese and global platforms. (Before that, Bandai Namco inked a similar deal with Mobage in 2011, which was even refreshed in April this year.) Fast forward to…

Guilty Dragon: Namco Bandai Teases Next-Gen Social Game For Mobage [Social Games]

Mobage is seeing quite a few titles marketed as so-called “next-generation” social games lately: following social shooting game Macross SP Deculture and social RPG Valkyries In The Twilight, a new title called “Guilty Dragon” is supposed to help bring social games in Japan to the next level. Despite its stupid name, Guilty Dragon actually looks…

GREE And DeNA “Partner” Bandai-Namco Ink Social Game Deal [Social Games]

Apparently, things aren’t going too well between DeNA and Namco Bandai, two companies that entered a spectacular partnership right after the Tokyo Game Show last year. Following the deal, Namco Bandai rolled out a number of hit titles on Mobage, i.e. Tales of Kizna, Idolmaster, and mega hit One Piece Grand Collection. Earlier this year,…

Bandai Namco’s Gundam Masters Hits 2 Million Users On GREE [Social Games]

Bandai Namco’s excellent, Gundam-based Sci-Fi social game Gundam Masters reached the two million user milestone on GREE. The title was released on September 1 last year and racked up the first million users in about 4 weeks. In other words, growth slowed down significantly, but Namco Bandai should be reaching 15 million players across all their social games…