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Share a scary story with us this Halloween

Spooky season has arrived… Share a creepy encounter or scary story and stand to win a digital copy of The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope for PlayStation 4! No tricks from us, just treats for our BNE fans!

Thank you to everyone who have participated in this week-long contest. Recounting your story must have been traumatising. We’ve picked six of the most spooky stories contributed by fans from Southeast Asia to share with everyone:

The people have spoken and voted for their favourites on our Instagram Story. Congratulations to @wolfryne (IG), Fajar Ismayoko (FB) and @crashokami (IG) for winning a trip to Little Hope on the PlayStation 4!

This sleepy town will be available for visit from 30 October 2020. Preorder your copy of The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam now.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris new trial version available now!

Based on the original anime, SWORD ART ONLINE: Alicization Lycoris embraces the medieval-fantasy world of the Alicization canon – with players able to wield great swords, meet knights and come face-to-face with mythical creatures.

You can now play the First Chapter of the game until “Extracurricular Lessons” for free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After reaching the end of the trial, you will be able to upgrade your trial version into the full version and continue the adventure!

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory — 15 Million Copies Sold Worldwide!

We’re happy to announce that total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory have exceeded 1.5 million units!

Thank you to everyone’s continued support!

Digimon Survive Delayed To 2021

To all our Digimon fans, we reget to inform you that our launch of Digimon Survive has been pushed back to 2021. We appreciate and thank you all deeply for your support in these difficult times and we look forward to bringing you exciting updates in the Spring 2021.

Please read the important message from Digimon game producer, Habu Kazumasa:


Digimon Survive

Nintendo Switch , PC , PS4 , XBOX One

Kin’emon is coming with sharpened blades in ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4!

Samurai from the Wano Country. Member of the Kozuki Family. Leader of the Nine Red Scabbards. Kin’emon, also known as “Foxfire Kin’emon”, masters the Foxfire Style technique, allowing him to set ablaze everything met by his blades.

Action Type: Technique
Kin’emon is a foxfire samurai who can control fire. He can clock his sword in fierce flames to burn all enemies within range.

Ready to slice his opponents into pieces, Kin’emon will join ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 as the first character of the third Character Pack. All Character Packs are included in the Character Pass or can be purchased separately.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris — Upcoming SAO Shop Campaign Schedule

Dear SAO fans, thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris!

We are pleased to inform you that several SAO Shop campaign based on seasonal events and character’s birthdays are coming up for Southeast Asian players!

*For PlayStation® platforms in the Southeast Asia region, the SAO Coins are available for purchase and accessible in-game from today (2nd October 2020).

【Autumn Campaign】
Date:1st Oct, 11:00 – 14th Oct, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Various swimsuits, T-shirts, and emotes will be on a discounted price
⇒ 1st week: Higher chances to obtain ”Costumes” through CUBE
⇒ 2nd week: Higher chances to obtain “Weapon skins” through CUBE

【Silica Happy Birthday Campaign】
Date:4th Oct, 11:00 – 5th Oct, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Items related to Silica will be sold on a discount

【Kirito Happy Birthday Campaign】
Date:7th Oct, 11:00 – 8th Oct, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Items related to Kirito will be sold on a discount

【Halloween Campaign】
Date:15th Oct, 11:00 – 2nd Nov, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Various SAO Shop limited alternative colored costume items sold on a discount

Enjoy dressing up your characters to these events with players from all over the world online!

Online Features — About SAO Coins, SAO Shop, CUBE & CUBE Tickets

SAO Coins and SAO Shop are now available for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam in Southeast Asia.

SAO Coins
SAO Coins are purchased for real money, and can be exchanged for various items in the game. You can buy SAO Coins via the menu in the SAO Shop.

*The game must be connected to the internet in order to purchase and use the SAO coins.
*Image shown from game under development.

SAO Shop
You can buy CUBE items in the SAO Shop using SAO Coins and Tickets. There are also certain items only obtainable from the SAO shop.

*For PlayStation® platforms in the Southeast Asia region, the SAO Coins are available from 2nd October 2020 onwards.
*Image shown from game under development.

One variable quest is delivered each day. By clearing it, you can get material rewards and you can also get “CUBE tickets”.

You can use “CUBE” with the “CUBE ticket” that you got from your daily quests to exchange for various items such as costumes, weapon skins, and consumable items at random. Items that can be obtained from “CUBE” can be freely selected and purchased by using SAO coins as well.

*”CUBE Ticket” cannot be purchased with SAO coins.
*Image shown from game under development.

Thank you for your continued support to SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris!

For more information on SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, you may visit the following game official sites:
English: https://bandainamcoent.asia/game/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris/
Japanese: https://al.sao-game.jp/

Title: SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
Release Date: 10th July 2020
Genre: RPG
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam
No. of players: 1 (Offline) / 1 – 4 (Online)

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris Announces Free Update Series “Ancient Apostles” & Major Expansion DLC” Blooming of Forget-me-not”

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. has just announced at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online several upcoming game content updates for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, consisting of a series of free updates and a paid Major Expansion DLC to be released later for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital via STEAM. A new teaser trailer featuring a preview of the first free update has also been released today.

Additional Story Free Update – “Ancient Apostles” Series Coming in 2020!

Each additional story in the “Ancient Apostles” series will focus on one of the characters from SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, along with additional bosses and items added in each one of them. Starting with “Additional Story Update #1 Sinon: The Reaper of the Woods”, with script written by Kana Akatsuki, author of “Violet Evergarden,” enjoy the original stories of the characters untold in the main story and revealed in several batches. Do look forward to more additional scenarios planned for future updates as well!

Additional Story #1 Sinon: The Reaper of the Woods
Script writer: Kana Akatsuki (Violet Evergarden)

The legend of a forbidden love between a maiden and the divine beast.

Long ago, a deathly divine beast resided in the lands. All who encountered it met their end at the hand of death’s infernal sickle. A beautiful maiden, the legendary Demonic Archer, was tasked with the deed. However, the Archer and the beast had fallen in love with each other. Their love, unbound by race, enraged the humans, and the couple was slaughtered. The forest was now free, but something in it changed after the beast’s death. It transformed into a deadly maze of trees that swallow up all who entered. Many reported that citizens near by the woods had been mysteriously injured. Kirito and Sinon approaches the woods to investigate…

Additional Story #2 Tiese: The Knight of Contradictions
Script writer: Gan Sunaaku (Ptolemy’s Singularity)

Additional Story #3 Selka: The Bruised King
Script writer: Matsuri Akaneya (Alice reloaded Hello, Mr. Magnum)

Additional Story #4 Silica: The Blue-Eyed Demon
Script writer: Matsuri Akaneya (Alice reloaded Hello, Mr. Magnum)

Paid Major Expansion DLC #1 – “Blooming of Forget-me-not”

The plot is written by Kana Akatsuki (“Violet Evergarden”) who also worked on the free update, and scenario by Matsuri Akaneya (“Alice reloaded Hello, Mr. Magnum”). A new story spun around a new field by these renown writers will add new elements to the main story, so do look forward to this episode.

Plot: Kana Akatsuki (Violet Evergarden)
Scenario: Matsuri Akaneya (Alice reloaded Hello Mr. Magnum)

After the battle with the Administrator, Kirito sees a dream where he loses Eugeo. This never actually happened, but from this dream, Kirito becomes worried that he might lose his close friends.

Kirito then decided to go on a journey…

New Additional Playable Characters – Game original heroines joins the journey!

Heroines from the past SAO games will be added as free additional playable characters – planned to come in 2021! In addition, the popular original heroine Eydis from the highly acclaimed mobile game SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Rising Steel will be joining the battle! New costumes and sub-episodes for each heroine are planned to be added, so stay tuned for more details.

*Character designs shown are from ‘SWORD ART ONLINE Fatal Bullet’ and ‘SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Rising Steel’, and do not represent the final character design of the free additional playable characters for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris is available now for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM™ in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines).

For more information on SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, you may visit the following game official sites:
English: https://bandainamcoent.asia/game/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris/
Japanese: https://al.sao-game.jp/

Title: SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
Release Date: 10th July 2020
Genre: RPG
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam
No. of players: 1 (Offline) / 1 – 4 (Online)

3D Fighting Game Series TEKKEN Home Console Version Surpasses 50 Million Units in Sales Worldwide!

50 Million Series Sales & 6 Million TEKKEN 7 Sales Commemorative Illustration

3D Fighting Game Series TEKKEN Home Console Version Surpasses 50 Million Units in Sales Worldwide!

– TEKKEN 7 surpasses 6 million with more than 95% sold overseas –

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Yasuo Miyakawa) has made an announcement that the home console version of the TEKKEN series has sold more than 50 million units worldwide. TEKKEN 7, which was released in June 2017 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, and STEAM®, has sold more than 6 million units. We will be releasing the downloadable content, Season Pass 4 for TEKKEN 7 in FALL 2020 for all to enjoy. A new DLC “Kunimitsu” and the 17th new stage “Vermillion Gates” will also be released soon.

■What is the TEKKEN series?

The TEKKEN series is a series of 3D fighting games that dates back to 1994 as an arcade game that made its way to home gaming consoles. The games are known for their in-depth fighting mechanics and exhilarating gameplay, bringing about strategic player versus player bouts. The games have been supported for more than 25 years by a wide demographic of players, with core players comprised of males in their late teens to 40s. The series has been recognized by Guinness World RecordsTMas the “Longest-running 3D fighting videogame franchise” (21 years and 179 days), and the “Longest-running videogame storyline” (20 years and 99 days). The series has also made its way across many mediums as an IP such as in a full-length CG movie, in pachinko and pachislot machines, among others.

Scene from TEKKEN World Tour 2019

The TEKKEN series has proactively taken part in the esports movement (*2). Official TEKKEN world tournaments started from 2015 with prize pools for top placers, and from 2017, the home console version of TEKKEN 7 was used for the game’s official international tournament series, “TEKKEN World Tour” (*3). The game series also takes center stage in many world-class fighting game events.

The series is also committed to building and supporting game communities worldwide. Starting from May 2018, TEKKEN 7 official tournaments are periodically held in Japan (*4) that consistently gather more than 100 fans on each occasion to challenge and communicate with one another. From 2019, the series has adopted community-based tournaments into the official world tournament schedule, which brought heated TEKKEN 7 battles across the communities worldwide, further expanding the breadth of TEKKEN communities. With the help of all the fans and the communities, the game series has reached the staggering 50 million unit sales mark.

■More than 95% of sales from overseas; TEKKEN 7 sells 6 million units

TEKKEN 7, which was released in June 2017 for the PlayStation4, Xbox One, and STEAM, has sold more than 6 million units and counting. The game supports 12 different languages (*5), with more than 95% of the game sales coming from outside of Japan, breaking down to 4% in Japan, approximately 6% in Asia, approximately 30% in North America and LATAM, and approximately 60% in EU and Australia.

TEKKEN 7 has been designed with esports in mind, with features and effects that are enticing to players and spectators. Players with low health can unleash Rage Art through a specific command to deal crushing damage to their opponents, and spectators can enjoy seeing finisher moves through the game’s Super Slow feature where the players go into slow motion before the deciding blow is dealt when both sides are low on health. These and many other features that cinematically bring out the action have been well received, bringing the excitement to players and spectators alike.

It has been well over 3 years since the release of TEKKEN 7, and the game continues to sell well, even to this day. The ascension of esports offering greater spectating opportunities, player posted bouts bringing newcomers to the franchise, timely delivered downloadable contents, free feature updates, among others, have kept the game on player radars, leading to boosts in sales, which can be seen with sales in 2019 surpassing sales in 2018. We will continue our analysis of worldwide gameplay data and trends, development to community communication and direct interactions, communication with players through social media, and more, so that we can seek ways to bring more fun to everyone.

■Activities to support the fighting game market

In an effort to support and invigorate the fighting game market, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment held an online, live stream program in August 2020 known as the “Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable” where 6 Japanese game companies joined in a roundtable meeting to discuss pre-selected player suggested themes.

We will continue to promote the TEKKEN series for all to enjoy. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment follows its corporate slogan to the word – more fun for everyone. We will strive to bring the fun to everyone throughout the world.

■DLC16/17 announcement (Kunimitsu) (JP)

■Season 4 Free Update Content Introduction

Also, in the dialogue video between Tekken series General Producer Harada P and Tekken 7 producer Michael P, which was delivered on the 27th, the delivery start timing of “Season 4” including the download content introduced this time is Fall 2020. We have also released information on free updates such as adding new techniques to all characters, renewing the rank system, and improving online play.

①      Balance Adjustment

②      Renewal Rank system


④      Online Play Enhancement (Response Improvement / Wi-Fi indicator)

Watch the latest information on Season 4 below (JP)

Legal Line: TEKKEN™7 & (C)BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

*1: Includes the downloadable versions, and download from the PC platform, “STEAM”.

*2: “Esports” is short for “electronic sports,” and is a terminology used for entertainment and competitive sport competitions using computer games, video games, and electronic devices. 

*3: The tournament has been cancelled for this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (“TEKKEN Online Challenge” to begin in September 2020).

*4: The tournament takes place at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo under the event name, “Fighting Tuesday”, which held every week Tuesday, and dedicated to fighting games. Currently, the location and event is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

*5: Supported languages are Japanese, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Neutral Spanish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.

*The information herein represents the information according to the date of the press release. Information may be updated without notice after release.

*”PlayStation” and “PS4” are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

*Xbox, and Xbox One are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

*© 2020 Valve Corporation. All rights reserved. Steam, and the Steam logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack release date announced

Taiko no Tatsujin RPG?!
Save the world with your drum beats!

Release Date 26 November 2020 Confirmed!
& TVCM Revealed!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce the release of TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: RHYTHMIC ADVENTURE PACK on 26 November 2020! Stay tuned for the reveal of the TVCM!

Big Drumming Adventure!

Previous Nintendo 3DS™ titles include “Taiko no Tatsujin: Don and Katsu’s Great Time Adventure” and “Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure” is now renewed and back on the Nintendo Switch™ as one!

◆Release Date: 26 November 2020
◆SRP: 64.90 SGD (same price as digital version)

Taiko no Tatsujin RPG?! Take control of Don-chan and go on an epic adventure around the world! Face off against the enemy in a taiko-based rhythm battle! And of course, the familiar “Taiko Mode” is also included! Over 130 songs, including new songs such as “Gurenge,” “Marigold,” “Pretender,” and more, can be played together with the existing songs! Nintendo Switch™ also supports Motion Controls!

TVCM Revealed!

* The information provided is as accurate as of the date of the announcement. Please be informed that the contents may be changed after the announcement without notice.

* Some specifications may differ from the previous release. Also, this is a single player only software.

* Nintendo Switch™ and Joy-Con are registered trademarks of Nintendo. Ⓒ 2017 Nintendo

For more information regarding titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.asia, or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bandainamcoent.asia. Join the conversation on Twitter at: https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoSEA.

Title Overview

PlatformNintendo Switch™
GenreTaiko rhythmic game
Release Date26 November 2020
No. of players1
Copyrights©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

Day One Edition and bonuses for Little Nightmares II announced!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia reveals today the Day One Edition and its bonuses of Little Nightmares II for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC Digital via Steam for Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia).

The Day One Edition of the game will give players access to the Nomes’ Attic, an exclusive DLC for Little Nightmares II as well as a mini-soundtrack, composed by Tobias Lilja.

Players who purchase Day One Edition of the game in Southeast Asia will also receive the Mokujin Mask for Mono, inspired from the popular character from TEKKEN. Digital pre-orders will be available at a later date.

Little Nightmares II will be available on 10th February 2021 for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch, 11th February 2021 for Xbox One and PC Digital via STEAM, and later in 2021 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X with a free upgrade for owners of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version.

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