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In early 2005, Namco Ltd and Bandai Co Ltd announced plans to combine their operations. The merger took effect in September of that same year and both companies became under the umbrella of the newly created Namco Bandai Holdings.

On March 31, 2006, the game division of Bandai was merged to Namco and renamed Namco Bandai Games. During the same time, the amusement venue business of Namco was transferred into a new NBHD subsidiary that took on the Namco Ltd name and logo.

Namco Bandai has purchased a 34% stake in Atari Europe on May 14, 2009, paving the way for its acquisition from Infogrames.

They have a {{Webcomic}} site known as ''Website/ShiftyLook'' ([[http://www.shiftylook.com See here]]), which specializes in comics based off various games.

On June 22, 2012, it was announced that Namco Bandai are partnering with Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Sora Ltd. to produce the next ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrothers'' games for the WiiU and Nintendo3DS. Almost two years later, it was confirmed that Pac-Man would be a playable fighter. Namco Bandai are lending some of their top staff to the project, such as director of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' Yoshito Higuchi and the main [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} TEKKEN Project]] development team.
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!!Developed Games
* ''VideoGame/BattleCity''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bosconian}}''
* ''VideoGame/DarkEscape4D''
* ''VideoGame/DeadToRights''
* ''VideoGame/DeadstormPirates''
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' [most games, owns the [=Franchise=] %%Bandai is the originator and owner of the Digimon franchise, so it is technically not a licenced game%%
* ''VideoGame/DigDug''
** ''VideoGame/MrDriller''
* ''VideoGame/DragonValor''
* ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''
* ''VideoGame/GenpeiToumaDen''
* ''[[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]''
* ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' (with NOW Production)
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}''
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfTheValkyrie''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mappy}}''
* ''VideoGame/MetalMarines''
* ''VideoGame/MuscleMarch''
* ''VideoGame/NinjaAssault'' (with NOW Production)
* ''VideoGame/NobyNobyBoy''
* ''VideoGame/PacMan''
* ''VideoGame/PointBlank'' AKA ''Gun Bullet Series'' (not the MMO FPS by Zepetto)
* ''VideoGame/PolePosition''
* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (Banpresto + Creator/MonolithSoft)
* ''[[VideoGame/RallyX Rally-X]]''
* ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''
* ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer''
* ''VideoGame/RollingThunder''
* the ''[[SoulSeries Soul]]'' series (Soul Edge, Soul Calibur)
* Seven: Molmorth no Kiheitai (PS2, 2000, obscure 2D turn-based RPG with Vanillaware-level art direction)
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' (previously Bottle Rocket)
* ''VideoGame/{{Starblade}}''
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroineChronicle''
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' (Banpresto + Winkysoft)
* ''VideoGame/TaikoDrumMaster''
* the ''[[Franchise/TalesSeries Tales]]'' series (Namco Tales Studio)
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''
* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis''
** ''Time Crisis 4'' (Nex Entertainment)
* ''VideoGame/TheOutfoxies''
* ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga''
** ''VideoGame/TheQuestOfKi'' (Game Studio)
* ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}''
* ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}'' ([[NoExportForYou Only in Japan]], anime by Studio Deen)

!!Licensed Games:
* ''Anime/AfroSamurai''
* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''
* ''DigitalDevilStory: MegamiTensei''
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Ultimate Tenkaichi
* ''Franchise/DotHack''
* ''EurekaSeven''
* ''Game Center CX: Arino's Challenge'' (alt. title: ''RetroGameChallenge'')[[labelnote:pub]]the first game was published by XSEEDGames in North America[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Godzilla}}'' (with Tamashii Nations providing 3D character models)
* ''KamenRider'' games from ''VideoGame/KamenRiderClimaxHeroes'' onwards
* Many ''MobileSuitGundam'' games (including ''DynastyWarriorsGundam'')
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}: Ultimate Ninja (Storm)''
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Powerful Shippuden'' (based on the spinoff ''Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals''; developed by [=intiCreates=])
* ''Manga/OnePiece: Unlimited Adventure''
* ''Manga/OnePiece: Unlimited Cruise''
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' games from ''[[{{YesPrecure5}} Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go Go: Zenin Shu Go! Dream Festival]]'' onwards
* ''{{Spawn}}: Armageddon''
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai: Battle Ranger Cross''
** '''"[[Creator/TomokazuSeki BAAAAN-DAI]] [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger NAMCO]] [[http://youtu.be/VG25uG8B7XQ?t=15s GAAAAAAAAAAAMES!!!"]]'''
** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' games as well
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for Wii U and 3DS (With Sora Ltd., subsidiary of Creator/{{Nintendo}})
* ''StarWars'' (1987 Famicom game)
* ''WanganMidnightMaximumTune''
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''

!! Published Games (different developer)
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' (developed by Project Aces + Access Games)
* ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos''(tri-Crescendo + Monolith Soft)
* ''VideoGame/{{Bravoman}}'' (Now Production)
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' (Creator/FromSoftware)
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII''
* ''EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'' (Ninja Theory)
* ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' (tri-Crescendo)
* ''VideoGame/FightingLayer'' (Arika)
* ''VideoGame/GhoulPanic'' (Creator/EightingRaizing)
* ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'' (Shift)[[note]]published by D3 Publisher in North America; D3 was eventually purchased outright by Namco Bandai[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Inversion}}'' (Saber Interactive)
* ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' (Creator/CyberConnect2)
* ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' (Monolith Soft)
* ''[[VideoGame/NiNoKuni Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch]]'' (Creator/{{Level5}} + Creator/StudioGhibli)
* ''VideoGame/PanzerBandit'' (Fill-in Cafe)
* ''VideoGame/SaintSeiyaOugonDensetsu'' (TOSE)
* ''VideoGame/SigmaStarSaga'' (Creator/WayForwardTechnologies)
* ''VideoGame/{{Weaponlord}}'' (Visual Concepts)
* ''VideoGame/WeCheer'' (Machatin + Land Ho)
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' (Monolith Soft)
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