North American readers, this one is going out to you so pay attention and take notes. This WILL be on the test. Anime Expo is coming up soon, it’s actually only about a week away which means exhibitors will be finalizing their showcase plans and starting setup preparations for the big convention. Bandai Namco Games are ahead of the pack this year, already releasing a whole bunch of information regarding their booth and what they’ve got in store for the big weekend.
Head down to the booth as soon as you can once you get there because there will be plenty of things to do include playing a bunch of their more recent/upcoming titles. The booth’s playable demos include: Dynasty Warrriors: Gundam Reborn, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, One Piece: Unlimited World Red, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Tales of Hearts R and Tales of Xillia 2. But that’s not all the Bandai Namco has to offer! Not even close. Take a gander below and you’ll soon see what I mean.
Events and activities:
Thursday, July 3rd
- 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Bandai Namco Games America Inc. JRPG Power Hour (Panel Room LP2) – A discussion about upcoming JRPG titles Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Hearts R, and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. The panel will provide insight on the localization of Tales of Xillia 2 with special guests as well as development of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment with the game’s producer. Additional surprises and prizes to be expected!
Friday, July 4th
- 10:00 a.m. – Sign-ups begin for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle tournament
- 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Yosuke Futami (Producer, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment) autograph signing
- 2:00 p.m. –JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle tournament begins
Saturday, July 5th
- 10:00 a.m. – Sign-ups being for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst tournament
- 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Koji Nakajima (Producer, One Piece: Unlimited World Red) autograph signing
- 2:00 p.m. –Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst tournament begins
Being a massive fan of Bandai Namco and their upcoming games, I’m extremely jealous of those of you out there who can make it to this event. It’s looking to be absolutely fantastic! Not only will you be able to get your hands on some of the best new Bandai Namco titles but you’ll be able to meet some of the people that made these games possible. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to land yourself a seat in one of the tournaments. If you’re even luckier, you may actually win!
Anime Expo 2014 will run from the 3rd of July to the 6th of July and will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For any more information on the event, just head to their official website which you can get to by clicking here. Make sure you stick to SnapThirty though, I’m sure there will be some exciting news to come out of this weekend and we’ll definitely be featuring it here on the site.