Namco Bandai Combines All Its Game Development Studios; Forms Voltron

Jarret Redding
Executive Editor
February 11th, 2012

Namco Bandai has merged all of its development studios into a new company called Namco Bandai Studio.  All development responsibilities dealing with current IP and new franchises will all be handled by this mega game studio.  This fusion of game studios will create a uber-studio of over 1000 people lead by Hajime Nakatani in Shinagawa, Japan.

Namco Bandai is hoping this approach creates a more creative and efficient environment that encourages free-flowing ideas.  Not exactly sure how this will turn out, but since Namco’s recent financial reports have been strong I can only assume that the captain of that ship knows what they are doing.  At any rate, if it gets me closer to Enslaved 2… I’m in!





Jarret is Editor-in-Chief as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He's been playing games since before he could read and that's turned into a love of all things game related. His favorite genres include FPS, RTS, racing, and action-adventure platforming. He is currently spending way too much time playing Starcraft II followed by Team Fortress 2.

Specialty: FPS