Tag: Bandai Namco

Super Bikes 3 revs up revenues

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Super Bikes 3 from Raw Thrills is continuing the series' successes and posting positive revenue figures across sites. The latest iteration of the highest-earning motorcycle racing franchise ever: Super Bikes 3 was redesigned from the ground up to make it even more exciting. BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) - which supplies the title into EMEA - is struggling to keep up...

Bandai Namco: High wire act for hospice charity

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An intrepid of the BANDAI NAMCO warehouse team is taking on a charity high wire act to raise money for The Myton Hospices. Jan Waterhouse, team leader at the BANDAI NAMCO Wellesbourne Warehouse is challenging himself to complete a 135-metre long zip wire to raise money for The Myton Hospices. The challenge, which is not for the faint of heart, will...

BANDAI NAMCO debuts Red Zone Rush at Bowl Expo

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement is excited to announce the release of a brand-new card-redemption game, Red Zone Rush. This new game is an NFLPA licensed, four-player centre piece where the player attempts to rush the ball through the “Red Zone” to score big! Choose your NFL player, get your timing right and push the button. Your player will push forward through dozens...

K1 Speed heralds first Bandai Namco VR installation

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California’s K1 Speed indoor-go kart racing track has announced the integration of a range of Bandai Namco titles as part of its new VR Zone Portal.

“Prizes are as important as the games”

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The importance of top quality prizes in the FEC landscape cannot be overstated. Darrell Simmonds, EMEA sales manager at Bandai Namco, comments how an..

BANDAI NAMCO ready to bowl over Las Vegas

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The team at BANDAI NAMCO is gearing up for this month’s Bowl Expo, which will be held from 26-27 June at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Visitors to booth 601 will see two great redemption titles, one of which is utilising a huge brand IP and is getting its global unveiling at the show. BANDAI NAMCO will also be showing Jumbo...

Interfun Expo identifies new profile of operator in successful debut show

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Hosted by Intergame in Leeds’ Royal Armouries, the recent Interfun Expo gave exhibitors the chance to meet operators outside the traditional amusements sphere.

Bandai Namco: “It’s all about timing”

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Due to their beneficial timings and personal environments regional events such as the Crown Northern Showcase are just as important in their own ways comments James Anderson..

BNAE enjoys fantastic Interfun first

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) fully supported the first InterFun Expo held this week in Leeds having been one of the key supporters the brand new show. Seeing the potential in the show the company was the first to sign up, took the biggest stand, and also sponsored and co-hosted the popular exhibitor social event at the Hollywood Bowl location...

Bandai Namco’s blockbuster Shazam plushes

The Shazam range of plush prizes from Bandai Namco Amusement Europe looks set to be one of the highlights of this summer season with excitement already building for the associated film’s April release. Darrell Simmonds, EMEA sales mananger, prize division at Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd, is tipping the company’s Shazam plush range to be one of this season’s biggest...

Plenty more to come from redemption market

Bandai Namco Amusement Europe’s commercial and sales directors, James Anderson and Darrell Simmonds, prize division, comment on the company’s commitment to best-in-class redemption units and retail-quality merchandise. Coinslot: Redemption has been one of, if not the most talked about machine types in the last few years, do you see this market importance continuing? James Anderson: “There is a lot of innovation...

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe: A hive of activity at EAG

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) enjoyed a particularly positive EAG show at Excel last week. “We had a very busy stand throughout the show and our visitors were of a high quality. This year we took the decision to show not only a large number of new products but also some of the ‘ever-greens’ which are still in our catalogue...

Bulldog’s Pac-Man pusher makes the headlines with BANDAI NAMCO order

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Bulldog Games, the pusher and redemption brand that was launched to critical acclaim at last year’s show, made a huge statement of intent securing what managing director Peter Collinge described as a ‘significant order’ from BANDAI NAMCO for the company’s Pac-Man Pusher which is making its industry debut at EAG. John McKenzie, managing director, Bandai Namco Holdings (UK),completed the deal...

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe: The Stand that Delivers at EAG

The BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe team is readying itself for a busy EAG on stand 620 next week. There will be a two-player version of Halo: Fireteam Raven shown in Europe for the first time at EAG, plus 65-inch screen, compact 4-player versions of Tomb Raider and Rabbids Hollywood. In addition, visitors will see Super Bikes 3 – the latest...

Bandai Namco shows strength in depth at IAAPA

Bandai Namco showcased a number of new launches alongside its portfolio of classic titles at this year’s IAAPA show. The strength of the company’s product range was on display at the event held 12- 16 November with a slew of debuts lined-up. Halo: Fireteam Raven has already been grabbing headlines and generating strong incomes on venue floors with its four-player variant...

Bandai Namco roll out the big guns with Tomb Raider

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Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd. is confident that it has "the biggest licences in the amusement industry right now". Tomb Raider and Rabbids are packing a punch in arcades across the world and both titles will also be available in a 65” LCD version soon. “This year, in particular, we feel we have secured some of the most influential brands to...

The prize is right for BANDAI NAMCO at EAS

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd. (BNAE) has expanded its range of licensed plush and gifts and is looking forward to unveiling the new line-up at the upcoming EAS show, including its new range of Shazam plush. Due for release in April 2019, Shazam is a new DC Comics film featuring Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Grace...

HALO: Fireteam Raven takes to the European stage at EAS

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd. (BNAE) is extremely excited to debut a range of new products at the EAS Show that have proven themselves over summer testing. EAS takes place at RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands, from 25th to 27th September and BNAE will show a range of market-leading titles on stand #2-110. The incredible Halo: Fireteam Raven was developed by...

Genting’s Vortex Gaming appreciates Embed and BNAE choice one year on

It has been 12 months since Vortex Gaming opened at Genting’s Resorts World - bringing immersive digital experiences and iconic gameplay to Birmingham with the help of Bandai Namco Amusement Europe and the Embed cashless system. Vortex Gaming in Birmingham has reported that its first year of cashless operation has been a great success after working closely with Bandai Namco...

Genting’s Vortex Gaming appreciates Embed & BNAE choice a year on

It has been 12 months, since Vortex Gaming opened at Genting Resort’s Resorts World – bringing immersive digital experiences and iconic gameplay to Birmingham. Resorts World worked closely with BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) and Embed to install the Embed cashless system with smart touch readers into the state-of-the-art entertainment centre and reports that the first year of cashless operation...

First Halo Fireteam Ravens fly the nest

BANDAI NAMCO has started shipping the first Halo Fireteam Raven product out to its EMEA markets. There are limited numbers of the four-player super deluxe version of the game, which has been hailed as one of the most ground-breaking out-of-home gaming experiences in decades. In the Middle East, the firm’s distribution partner, Warehouse of Games, has sold the units into Magic...

Mario Kart VR launches in O2 Hollywood Bowl

Mario Kart VR has launched at Bandai Namco’s VR Zone Portal located within Hollywood Bowl at the O2. On the evening prior to the official 4 August UK launch, an event was held for members of the British press and guests to experience ‘Mario Kart VR’ first-hand. It was an evening of drinks, food and Virtual Reality which welcomed the...

Numskull Designs announce The Quarter Arcades ‘PAC-MAN’ ¼ Scale Arcade Cabinet

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Numskull Designs is incredibly proud to team up with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment for the first in a series of Quarter Arcades exclusives! The world’s most recognisable video game ‘PAC-MAN’ has gone back to where it began with one of the most realistically-presented formats of the original platform. ‘PAC-MAN’ as a character inspired generations and the original game is still one...

Bandai Namco target 50 percent original IP split

Speaking at E3 to GameIndustry Biz, Herve Hoerdt, Bandai Namco European digital and marketing vice president, commented that the company is aiming for 50 percent of its portfolio to be original IPs as it looks to increase its footprint throughout western markets. An overall move from Bandai Namco to place original IPs at the forefront of its portfolio could have...

Let’s push things forward

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The adoption of ticket payouts, impressive prizes and collectible options have proved to be a boon for the UK pusher market, comments John Crompton, UK sales manager BNAE who is keen to highlight a market sector that is constantly on the front foot. An undoubted classic, pusher units have remained at the forefront of the UK FEC market with a...

The heroes that arcades need

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Featuring one of the hottest licences around, Bandai Namco’s Heroes and Villains pusher units are fast becoming a prominent feature of the UK FEC landscape. The DC Comics closed-loop, coin in and ticket out pusher from Bandai Namco Amusement Europe is now available in a two-player as well as a four-player version. The pusher features DC Comics heroes and villains and...

It’s always sunny in Park Avenue: A day of product, people, and post-Triennial Review conversation

Despite the industry being spread thin between Euromat and an expo in China, ParkAvenue Open Day lived up to its name as the industry’s premier summer event, with manufacturers and operators piling into Electrocoin and UDC’s offices for a day of product, networking, and the Stergides’ famous Greek hospitality. Another sunny, successful and busy ParkAvenue took place on 6 June,...

Bandai Namco discuss ever-evolving redemption market

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John Crompton, regional sales manager BNAE, and Darrell Simmonds EMEA sales manager prize division, take stock of the ever-growing UK redemption market. The UK redemption market is one of constant evolution and Bandai Namco Amusements Europe has kept at the forefront of this with a portfolio full of product innovations and recognisable licences. Crompton commented that this market growth shows little...

Bandai Namco’s DC Comics ticket pusher availiable with collectable cards

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The hugely successful DC Comics closed loop ticket pusher is now available as a two-player installation, offering operators the same high quality engagements with a smaller footprint. BNAE are suitably impressed. The hugely popular four-player DC Comics themed, closed loop ticket pusher, created as a joint venture between Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) and Andamiro, is now available in...

Bandai Namco to bring Halo: Fire Team Raven to EMEA

Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) is gearing up to distribute Halo: Fire Team Raven into the EMEA this summer. There will be limited numbers of the four-player version of the game, which has been hailed “the most ground-breaking out-of-home gaming experience in decades”. The game received its official launch in Chicago last week and was created by Raw Thrills,...