Bandai Namco Showcase Anime Expo 2023

Bandai Namco Announces Games Showcase for Anime Expo 2023

Publisher Bandai Namco has announced that it will host a games showcase during Anime Expo 2023, which is scheduled take place on 1 and 2 July. Those expecting to hear Bandai Namco’s non-anime related game announcements and reveals might be disappointed as this showcase will largely focus on video games based on anime or games inspired by the medium.

The Bandai Namco Summer Showcase will go live on 1 July at 4:30pm PT or 1:30am CAT (2 July) for South Africans. “The Bandai Namco Summer Showcase panel returns this year, once again bringing together top anime game makers from Japan to deliver a barrage of news and reveals,” reads the official announcement. “The panel will feature exciting developments for hotly anticipated games based on Naruto, Sand Land, Sword Art Online, Baten Kaitos and more.”

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Bandai Namco previously announced Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4 earlier this year so there’s a good chance we might see the game be showcased in more detail during the publisher’s panel. Additionally, Naruto fans can possibly look forward to seeing more of Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections, the next entry in the Ultimate Ninja Storm fighting game series based on the popular anime and manga by Masashi Kishimoto.

Those attending Anime Expo 2023 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 1-4 July will have the opportunity to try out the following games on the show floor:

  • Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS (Booth #2600) – Enter a memorable recreation of Hidden Leaf Village from Naruto and be one of the first to play brand new characters in this hotly anticipated game that celebrates the anime’s 20th anniversary.
  • Sword Art Online: Last Recollection (Booth #2300) – Experience the beginning of this alternate Sword Art Online adventure with Kirito and his friends in this new demo. Snag free swag and grab photo opportunities with Sword Art Online weapon replicas and cosplayers from Spiral Cats.
  • One Piece Odyssey (Booth #2300) – Check out the opening moments and play as your favorite Straw Hat Crew in One Piece Odyssey, considered one of the best games based on this iconic anime series, and collect a free poster afterwards.
  • Photo Ops – Anime Expo attendees can visit Booth #2300 for collectibles and photo opportunities themed around their favorite anime games including Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster and Sword Art Online: Last Recollection.

Source: Gematsu

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