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With some of the industry’s hottest titles in fighting, action, and role-playing games, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. dials up the heat with its lineup at this year’s E3

Available in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 invites gamers to explore a new hub city, character options, and upgrades. “The Dragon Ball franchise is a... perennial fan-favorite,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco.  “And Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will build upon that illustrious legacy.” 

Hartness throws the gauntlet down again with Bandai Namco’s new fighting game, Tekken 7. “We’re setting our sights on lighting up the tournament scene with the hardest-hitting Tekken game ever,” he said. Players can experience classic one-on-one bouts, new fighters, and an in-depth story mode. The game’s release date has not yet been announced, but it is currently in development for PS4.

Next, combat gets monstrous with God Eater Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst. Resurrection challenges players to save a near-future world using the new Master Predator Style and new hybrid God Arc blade/gun. After that, God Eater 2: Rage Burst challenges them to use a whopping 200 Blood Arts, Blood Bullets, and new Blood Rage attacks to save the day. Four-player online co-op—as well as the PS4’s exclusive Cross Play and Cross Save functionality—let friends combine their skills across both consoles and handhelds. God Eater Resurrection arrives June 28 for PS4, PlayStation Vita, and PC, while God Eater 2: Rage Burst arrives August 30 for the same platforms. 

Swapping monsters for mechs, gamers become pilots in Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Force. Arriving July 17 for PS Vita, the game reunites gamers with old friends from Gundam Reconquista in G and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and gives them a new team battle mode. Players can also level pilots, customize teams, and collect new suits.

The online armored assault continues in Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. This squad-based, persistent-world shooter tosses players into massive battles and lets them choose from among 20 different sub-factions. Front lines will shift, and new Predator tanks will roll out on September 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Next, the battle moves underground with the multiplayer Necropolis. Available now for Xbox One and PS4, this stylish action game features a fast-moving combat system and an ever-changing dungeon layout. Gamers collect magic books, create potions, and upgrade their characters while uncovering the labyrinth’s myriad secrets.

Conflict takes a more emotional turn with role-playing adventure Tales of Berseria. In early 2017, player will join a complex heroine and a band of pirates to explore the islands of Midgand. Six playable characters bring unique skills, dazzling combo attacks, and a new Linear Motion Battle System to the table. Tales of Berseria will be available for PS4 and PC.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization keeps the role-playing going with a new original story full of old friends and new mysteries—plus a new solo battle system that promises one of the most exciting, immersive experiences ever. The journey starts later this year on PS4 and PS Vita.

Finally, sentiment turns strange in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven. This colorful fighting game for PS4 invites gamers to battle it out online in all-new two-on-two mode. A whopping 50 characters engage in open-stage co-op battles using powerful Dual Heat Attacks. Embrace the bizarre on June 28.

With its big-thinking games, Bandai Namco remains a best-in-class publisher of one of the most diverse and far-reaching game libraries at E3 2016.

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