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Bandai Namco Holdings is a Japanese holdings company that produces video games, anime, toys, arcades and amusement parks. The company was formed after the merge of Namco and Bandai on September 29, 2005, and is located in Shinagawa, Tokyo, while their US branch, Bandai Namco Holdings USA, is located in Cypress, California. Bandai Namco is notable for their video game products, such as Pac-Man, Tekken, Galaxian, Ace Combat, Dig Dug and Super Robot Wars. The company is the seventh-largest video game company in the world and the third largest in Japan. The core game development area of the company, Namco Bandai Games, was renamed to Bandai Namco Games in 2014 and renamed again to its current name a year later. Bandai Namco owns several other entertainment companies, including Sunrise Interactive, Banpresto and D3 Publisher.

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Mr. Driller (ミスタードリラー Misuta Dorira) is a series of video games developed by Namco. Mr. Driller puts the player in the role of a driller moving down through screens of blocks, having to keep his air supply from running out while avoiding being squashed by falling blocks. Games in this series have been released for PlayStation, Dreamcast, WonderSwan, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, DS, WiiWare, Xbox Live, Windows, and iOS in addition to the arcade versions. The main character of these games is Susumu Hori, the son of Taizou Hori, who was the star of the original Dig Dug game.


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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

Other Areas: Bandai MuseumBanprestoHanayashikiLantisSotsu

Defunct Areas: BECNamco NetworksNamco Tales StudioShiftylookSunrise Interactive

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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