“FromSoftware has an excellent pedigree of producing remarkable fan-favorite games that have made a huge impact and invigorated their respective categories,” said Kenji Hisatsune president and CEO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The two upcoming games will exemplify this heritage while yet again introducing exciting new ways for gamers to experience these genres.”
“Combining the development power of FromSoftware with NAMCO BANDAI Games’ global publishing expertise will greatly benefit our upcoming projects,” said Eiichi Nakajima, studio head, FromSoftware, Inc. “We look forward to a successful partnership and delivering new revolutionary titles for gamers around the world.”
In the words of the great philosophers: Oh hell, yes.
Namco Bandai makes more big deal gaming news today by announcing they're also publishing FromSoftware's Armored Core V in 2012 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The long-running mech combat franchise has jumped to a few different publishers over the years and with the recent aquisition of publishing rights to Dark Souls, it only makes sense that From keeps things 'in the family' as it were. This should make for interesting message board fodder, as I can see folks wondering all day about the whys and hows here. Me, I could care less about the overall reasoning behind this deal as long as the games are coming and they're as good as From can make them.
Screens, art and me fainting dead away from pure bliss and terror to come in separate galleries shortly.
Now, about that Shadow Tower Abyss remake (you guys at FromSoft ARE working on one, right? Right?)