List of Bandai Namco video game franchises

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Bandai Namco Holdings is a Japanese holdings company, based in Tokyo, that specializes in video games, anime, toys, arcades and amusement parks.[1] The company was formed following the merger of Bandai and Namco on 29 September 2005, with both companies' assets being merged into a single corporate entity. The core video game branch of the company is Bandai Namco Entertainment, formerly called Namco Bandai Games, which develops games for home consoles, arcades and mobile phones internationally. Bandai Namco is best known for its video game franchises; Pac-Man is its highest-grossing franchise with over US$12.8 billion by 2016,[2] while Tekken is its best-selling franchise with over 49 million copies across multiple platforms.[3] By the late 2010s, Bandai Namco was the largest toy company by revenue and the eighth-largest video game company.[4][5]

Bandai Namco owns former developer Banpresto, which operates as a toy company in Japan and was purchased in 2006,[6] and acquired a 95% stake in D3 Publisher in 2009.[7] The company owns the video game assets of defunct developer BEC, which merged with Banpresto in 2011 to form B.B. Studio.[6] Bandai Namco also owns the video game rights to several anime licenses, notably Dragon Ball;[8] in this instance, the first entry for these franchises will list the first game developed or published by Bandai Namco or a subsidiary company, even if the series did not begin at that time.

Franchises[edit]

Franchise First release Latest release Ref.
Ace Combat Air Combat (1995) Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (2019) [9]
Ace Driver Ace Driver (1994) Ace Driver 3: Final Turn (2008) [10]
Alpine Racer Alpine Racer (1995) Super Alpine Racer (2014) [11]
Another Century's Episode Another Century's Episode (2005) Another Century's Episode Portable (2011) [12]
Ar Tonelico Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia (2006) Ar Tonelico Qoga (2010) [13]
Babylonian Castle Saga The Tower of Druaga (1984) The Labyrinth of Druaga (2011) [14]
Baraduke Baraduke (1985) Bakutotsu Kijutei (1988) [15]
Bosconian Bosconian (1981) Final Blaster (1990) [16]
Bravoman Bravoman (1988) Bravoman: Binja Bash! (2013) [17]
Compati Hero* SD Battle Ōzumō: Heisei Hero Bash (1991) Lost Heroes 2 (2015) [18]
Cyber Sled Cyber Sled (1993) Cyber Commando (1995) [19]
Dark Souls Dark Souls (2011) Dark Souls: Remastered (2018) [20]
Dig Dug Dig Dug (1982) Dig Dug Island (2008) [14]
Digimon Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers (1998) Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory (2018) [21]
Dōchūki Yōkai Dōchūki (1987) F1 Dōchūki (1991) [14]
Dragon Ball* Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo (1986) Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (2020) [22]
Family Stadium Pro Baseball: Family Stadium (1986) Pro Baseball: Famista 2020 (2020) [23]
Final Lap Final Lap (1987) Final Lap Special (2002) [24]
Galaxian Galaxian (1979) Galaga Revenge (2019) [25]
Genpei Tōma Den Genpei Tōma Den (1986) Samurai Ghost (1992) [14]
God Eater God Eater (2010) God Eater 3 (2018) [26]
Golly! Ghost! Golly! Ghost! (1990) Golly! Ghosts! Goal! (1996) [27]
Gundam Kidou Senshi Gundam Part 1 (1983) Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON (2020) [28]
Gunpey Gunpey (1999) Gunpey Flower Carnival (2017) [29]
.hack .hack//Infection (2002) .hack//G.U. Last Recode (2017) [30]
The Idolmaster The Idolmaster (2005) The Idolmaster Starlit Season (2020) [31]
Katamari Katamari Damacy (2004) Katamari Damacy Reroll (2018) [32]
Klonoa Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (1997) Klonoa (2008) [33]
Mappy Mappy (1983) Mappy World (2011) [14]
Mojipittan Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan (2001) Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Encore (2020) [34]
MotoGP* MotoGP (2000) MotoGP (2006) [35]
Mr. Driller Mr. Driller (1999) Mr. Driller Drill Land (2020) [36]
Namco Generations Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010) Galaga Legions DX (2011) [37]
Namco Museum Namco Museum Vol. 1 (1995) Namco Museum Archives (2020) [38]
Naruto* Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (2003) Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (2018) [39]
Numan Athletics Numan Athletics (1993) Mach Breakers: Numan Athletics 2 (1995) [40]
One Piece* One Piece: Become the Pirate King! (2000) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (2020) [41]
Pac-Man Pac-Man (1980) Pac-Man Geo (2020) [42]
Point Blank Point Blank (1994) Point Blank X (2016) [43]
Pole Position Pole Position (1982) Pole Position Remix (2008) [44]
Project X Zone* Project X Zone (2012) Project X Zone 2 (2015) [45]
Rally-X Rally-X (1980) Rally-X Rumble (2011) [46]
Ridge Racer Ridge Racer (1993) Ridge Racer Draw & Drift (2016) [47]
Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder (1986) Rolling Thunder 3 (1993) [48]
Sailor Moon* Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (1992) Sailor Moon Drops (2015) [49]
Simple Simple 1500 Series Vol. 1: THE Mahjong (1998) Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade (2012) [50]
Sky Kid Sky Kid (1985) Sky Kid Deluxe (1986) [14]
Soulcalibur Soul Edge (1995) Soulcalibur VI (2018) [51]
Splatterhouse Splatterhouse (1988) Splatterhouse (2010) [52]
Star Luster Star Luster (1985) Star Ixiom (1999) [14]
Steel Gunner Steel Gunner (1991) Steel Gunner 2 (1992) [53]
Summon Night Summon Night (2000) Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (2016) [54]
Super Robot Wars Super Robot Wars (1991) Super Robot Wars T (2019) [55]
Suzuka 8 Hours Suzuka 8 Hours (1992) Suzuka 8 Hours 2 (1993) [56]
Sword Art Online* Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (2013) Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (2020) [57]
Taiko no Tatsujin Taiko no Tatsujin (2001) Taiko no Tatsujin Nijiiro Version (2020) [58]
Tales Tales of Phantasia (1995) Tales of Berseria (2016) [59]
Tank Battalion Tank Battalion (1980) Shingun~Destroy! Girl's Tank Battalion (2014) [60]
Tekken Tekken (1994) Tekken 7 (2017) [61]
Thunder Ceptor Thunder Ceptor (1986) 3-D Thunder Ceptor II (1986) [62]
Time Crisis Time Crisis (1995) Time Crisis 5 (2015) [63]
Valkyrie Valkyrie no Bōken (1986) The Glory of Walküre II (2009) [64]
Wagan Wagan (1987) Chibikko Wagan no Ōkina Bōken (2009) [65]
Wangan Midnight* Wangan Midnight (2001) Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 6 (2019) [66]
We Ski We Ski (2008) We Ski & Snowboard (2009) [67]
Winning Run Winning Run (1988) Winning Run '91 (1991) [68]
Wonder Momo Wonder Momo (1987) Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster (2014) [14]
World Stadium Pro Baseball: World Stadium (1988) World Stadium 5 (2001) [69]
Xenosaga Xenosaga Episode I (2002) Xenosaga Episode III (2006) [70]
Xevious Xevious (1983) Xevious Resurrection (2009) [14]

See also[edit]

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