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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 Bandai Namco Holdings.

On March 31, 2006, the video games division of Bandai was merged with Namco and renamed Namco Bandai Games (Bandai Namco Games in Japan).

On January 25, 2014, Namco Bandai Games and Namco Bandai Studios announced that the companies would be known as Bandai Namco Games and Bandai Namco Studios worldwide, respectively. The change is intended to unify the brand internationally (since the company was already known as Bandai Namco in Japan) in order to increase the "value" and "appeal" of the name.note  In December 2014, the company announced in a press release that the full company name will be changed to Bandai Namco Entertainment on April 1, 2015. Bandai's toy division, the largest toy company in Japan and third largest in the world, still operates as the core company of Bandai Namco's Toy and Hobby unit, and the Namco brand continued to be used until 2018.

They had a Webcomic site known as ShiftyLook, which specialized in comics based off various games, however it was closed down in 2014.

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    Developed and published games 

    Published games (different developer) 

    Published games by Western developers 

    Licensed games 
  • Star Wars (1987 Famicom game)

    Outside games/franchises published by Bandai Namco in a set region 


  • Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis (as Smash Court 2)
  • Dark Seed II (For the PlayStation and Sega Saturn ports only)
  • Disney Infinity (The first, 2.0 and 3.0, the latter two only released on PlayStation home consoles)
  • Enter the Matrix
  • Gauntlet (First game only released in arcades)
  • Gex (For Gex: Enter the Gecko only via PlayStation. Released as Spin Tail)
  • Hellgate: London (Only in 2007 before EA republished it in 2008)
  • No Man's Sky

South Korea

Asia (outside Japan and South Korea)

  • Agents of Mayhem (Can be purchased either through PSNnote  or through a physical copy)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (Demo only in Asia, full game released by Eidos Interactive and later by WB Interactive except in Japan by Square Enix)
  • Dead Island (via Definitive Edition compilation)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Only when purchased through PSN)note 
  • Dirt 4
  • Final Fantasy X (Only for the Nintendo Switch through physical copy or Eshop)
  • Guilty Gear -STRIVE-
  • Hitman (2016) (Only when the bundle is purchased through PSN)note  (As of 2018, it's not available on the PSN after its 2017 release. This is most likely due to Square Enix surrendering the rights of the games back to IO Interactive.)
  • Just Cause 3 (Can be purchased either through PSNnote  or through a physical copy)
  • Just Cause 4 (Can be purchased either through PSNnote  or through a physical copy)
  • Marvel's Avengers (Only when purchased through PSN)note 
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect (Only when purchased through PSN)note 
  • No Man's Sky
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Can be purchased either through PSNnote  or through a physical copy)
  • Sleeping Dogs (Available via PC through physical copy)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Can be purchased either through PSNnote  or through a physical copy)
  • Thief (2014) (Only when purchased through PSN)note 

North America



    Non-video game works produced (in whole or in part) by Bandai Namco or its predecessors 
See also Bandai Namco Pictures, Fox Kids (thanks to Power Rangers, many other FK shows created or dubbed by Saban Entertainment had their merch handled by Bandai, like Xyber 9: New Dawn), and Anime News Network (the creators of Anime News Nina; Bandai Namco having a non-controlling share in the website).


Tropes associated with Bandai Namco

  • Coca-Pepsi, Inc.: Both Bandai and Namco were big companies before the merger, having each one owning various absorved and third-party companies.

Alternative Title(s): Bandai, Namco, Bandai Namco Games, Namco Bandai Games, Namco Bandai, Bandai Namco