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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...

Bandai Namco: For all your redemption needs

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  From management solutions to prizes Bandai Namco has all operational bases covered when it comes to redemption gaming.   MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS Prizes from Embed helps arcades to manage redemption easily while offering the best possible customer service. It offers instant updates to inventory and is fully integrated with all leading ticket eaters.It supports magnetic and Playwave contactless cards with up to four...

Chester FEC join forces with Bandai Namco

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A popular FEC in Chester is all set to unveil new gaming attractions as part of a partnership with leading interactive entertainment pioneers Bandai Namco.   Popular trampoline park Flip Out Chester, which is the second-biggest of its kind in the world, will receive over 50 new arcade games over the next few weeks. Head of marketing at Flip Out Chester Darren...

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe names new export sales manager

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) has appointed Josh Hurst to the position of export sales manager.   Hurst had already held sales positions in a number of high profile companies within the industry. His father, David Hurst, has long been well-respected in the UK amusement machine sector. The younger Hurst will report directly to commercial and sales manager James Anderson, alongside colleagues...

BANDAI NAMCO to represent global brands at EAG

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) will once again present one of the largest booths at this year’s EAG.   Stand 620 will showcase the different divisions of the company, including Games, Prizes, Virtual Reality, Management Solutions, Operations and Entertainment Projects, as well as welcoming international sales staff, distribution and manufacturing partners. “EAG provides the opportunity for us to set our...

Hollywood Bowl customers ’embrace Embed’ following Bandai Namco installation

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Customers at the newly refurbished Hollywood Bowl, Oxford are embracing the cashless revolution with enthusiasm following the installation of the latest Embed Cashless system which has been completed on time and on budget by Bandai Namco Services.   The 50 machine venue, which features a range of equipment including video, redemption, pool, prize and sports games, underwent a seamless installation of...

BANDAI NAMCO: Taking the summer by storm with DC

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  The DC Comics four-player, closed-loop, coin-in and ticket-out pusher from BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) has significantly outperformed traditional coin in and coin out pushers in many locations over the summer, according to UK operators.   David Cain from Cain’s Amusements in Herne Bay, Kent was so impressed with the DC Comics machine that he has bought two. “This game has...

Collectibles driving repeat custom for BANDAI NAMCO

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Approaching the pusher world from two different perspectives, John Crompton, Cain’s Amusements, Herne Bay, and Darrell Simmonds, BANDAI NAMCO Amusements Europe (BNAE) sales manager - prize division shed light on how improved pusher bed prize offerings has helped elevate the classic fare to a whole new level of prominence. Coinslot: How have you assessed the coin pushers market over the...

BANDAI NAMCO hails “excellent” show at IAAPA Expo

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe have reported their “busiest” showing for the IAAPA expo, which just wrapped up in Orlando, Florida.   The company presented its Jumbo Jumpin Jackpot, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. “The customer reaction to this title was incredible at IAAPA” James Anderson, sales and commercial director at BANDAI NAMCO, said of the latter title. Other highlights of the...

Second UK “VR Zone Portal” opens in Tunbridge Wells

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) has opened the second VR Zone Portal™ in the UK, at Hollywood Bowl Tunbridge Wells, Kent.   Earlier this year, BNAE opened their first Virtual Reality location outside of Japan – in the new Hollywood Bowl at London’s O2 Arena. “The opening of VR Zone Portal™ Tunbridge Wells is confirmation of the growing rise of BANDAI NAMCO’s ‘Out...

BANDAI NAMCO reveals road map for success at IAAPA

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  The IAAPA Show is effectively a road map for the company going forward into the next year and as such there will be a large number of titles on show on the BANDAI NAMCO booth 1000. These include everything from mechanical redemption games through to the latest VR developments.   Visitors to the stand at IAAPA will be able to see...

BANDAI NAMCO installs first AI Solve units into Hollywood Bowl and Tenpin

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe has signed a distribution deal with AI Solve for its We Play VR location-based VR attraction.   The first units of which were installed into Hollywood Bowl sites over the summer.   The We Play VR attraction comprises of a glass-walled maze in which the player wears a VR mask and backpack and is free to move around...

BANDAI NAMCO announces My Little Pony range

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) is predicting a stampede of interest for its latest range of plush and prizes from the leading kids brand My Little Pony.   The licensed plush toys are made from high quality, soft Velboa plush and depict the most popular ponies, namely Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity. The release of the...

BANDAI NAMCO and Hollywood Bowl debut VR at the O2 Arena

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BANDAI NAMCO has partnered with Hollywood Bowl to launch VR Zone Portal in the O2 Arena, the first virtual reality gaming suite outside of Japan.   Located inside the bowling alley venue at the O2, two games are initially available to guests: Argyle Shift, a single-player futuristic giant robot sim, and Hospital Escape Terror, a multiplayer VR horror escape game. “The VR...

UK sales show hero toys still super in 2017

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According to research conducted by specialist market research company NPD, £1 in every £13 spent on toys in first half of 2017 was on superheroes.   The research showed sales of superhero toys to have increased by 70% since 2014, with Batman from DC Comics taking the top spot as the UK’s most popular toy licence. The Super Heroes Girls from DC...

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