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Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (BNEI) is a Japanese video game development company and publisher. The company also releases videos, music, and other entertainment products related to its intellectual properties (IP).

Bandai Namco Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings (BNHD) and specializes in management and sales of video games and other related entertainment products, while its Bandai Namco Studios subsidiaries specialize in the development of these products. It is the core company of Bandai Namco Group's Content Strategic Business Unit (Content SBU).

Bandai Namco Entertainment is the result of a merger in March 2006 between the video game operations of Namco and Bandai. Originally known as Namco Bandai Games, the company was renamed as Bandai Namco Games in January 2014. In April 2015, Bandai Namco Holdings changed its gaming division name from Bandai Namco Games to Bandai Namco Entertainment.

In addition to its core publisher operations in Japan, Bandai Namco Entertainment publishes content worldwide through different entities. Bandai Namco Games America handles publishing across North America; Bandai Namco Games Europe handles publishing across Europe; Bandai Namco Games Asia handles publishing across Asia (except Japan); Bandai Namco Games Australia and Bandai Namco Games New Zealand handle publishing in Oceania. The company has its headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

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Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. (株式会社バンダイビジュアル, Kabushiki gaisha Bandai Bijuaru) (Formerly known as AE Planing (August 1983–March 1989), Network Frontier (1984–1988), is a Japanese anime, film production and distribution enterprise, established by Bandai Company, Limited and a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings, Inc..


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  • June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16) - Bandai Namco officially announces an event space named VR Zone Shinjuku.
  • May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22) - The Pac-Man series celebrates its 37th anniversary.
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Did you know?

... That Ms. Pac-Man was actually created by Midway, not Namco?
... That Namco developed a speech-impediment device called Talking Aid?
... That Mr. Driller was almost a third Dig Dug game?
... That Xevious was known as Columbia in South America?
... That Dragon Buster was one of the earliest video games to feature a life bar?
... That Namco was the first third-party company for the Sony PlayStation?
... That Namco, Nintendo and Sega collaborated and developed an arcade board named "Triforce"?
... That Mappy was originally a robot constructed in the late 1970s?
... That Bandai Namco entered the Guinness Book of World Records for "Most TV Commercials Of The Same Product", when the company produced 100 commercials for Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?



Video Game Development Areas: Bandai Namco EntertainmentB.B. StudioBandai Namco PartnersCelliusD3 PublisherDimps

Animation Areas: Bandai ChannelBandai Namco PicturesBandai VisualDaisukiSunrise

Former Areas: Italian TomatoMonolith Soft

Other Areas: Bandai MuseumBanprestoHanayashikiLantisSotsu

Defunct Areas: BECNamco NetworksNamco Tales StudioShiftylookSunrise InteractiveWonder Eggs

Properties: Ace CombatAce DriverAlpine RacerAssaultBaradukeBattle CityBeraboh ManBosconianBurning ForceCosmo GangCyber SledDangerous SeedDirt FoxDragon BusterDragon SpiritEmeraldiaF-1Family StadiumFinal LapFinest HourGalagaGalaxianGee BeeGenpei Toma DenGolly! Ghost!KatamariKlonoaKing & BalloonKosodate Quiz: My AngelKotoba no Puzzle: MojipittanMappyMarvel LandMetro-CrossMotosMr. DrillerNebulasRayOrdynePac-ManPoint BlankPole PositionQuesterRally-XRidge RacerShoot AwayShooting MedalSky KidSplatterhouseStarBladeStar LusterSteel GunnerSubmarineSuzuka 8 HoursTank BattalionThe Tower of DruagaThunder CeptorTime CrisisToy PopValkyrieWinning RunWonder MomoWorld StadiumX-DayXeviousYokai Douchuuki

Notable franchises: Ace CombatBabylonian Castle SagaDig DugDigimonFamistaGalaxianGod EaterGundamKatamariKlonoaKotoba no Puzzle: MojipittanOne PiecePac-ManPoint BlankPower RangersProject X ZoneRidge RacerSplatterhouseTaiko no TatsujinTalesTamagotchiTekkenThe [email protected]Time CrisisWorld StadiumXenosagaXeviousZatch Bell!

Notable personnel: Hideo YoshizawaKatsuhiro HaradaKeita TakahashiMasanobu EndōMasaya NakamuraShinji HosoeToru Iwatani

Namco hardware: Namco GalagaNamco GalaxianNamco Libble Rabble / System 16Namco Pac-LandNamco Pac-ManNamco PhozonNamco Pole PositionNamco NA-1Namco NB-1Namco ND-1Namco System 1Namco System 2Namco System 10Namco System 11Namco System 12Namco System 21Namco System 22Namco System 23Namco System 86Namco System 246Namco System 357Namco System FLNamco System N2Namco Super Pac-ManNamco Warp & WarpTriforce

Bandai hardware: Apple Bandai PippinBandai ArcadiaBandai RX-78Bandai Super Vision 8000Digimon Virtual PetDesign Master Senshi MangajukuuPlaydiaPower PadLCD SolarpowerSwanCrystalTamagotchiWonderSwanWonderSwan Color

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