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Namco Bandai Games UK Announce Biggest Eever Line-Up For MCM London Comic Con

MCM BandaiDate: 25th-27th October 2013

Venue: London Excel Royal Victoria Dock

Critically acclaimed Dark Souls II, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles to lead the charge at this year’s MCM London Comic con at London’s Excel!

NAMCO BANDAI Games UK has announced that it will lead an all-star cast of games, hit franchises, cult classics and highly anticipated major releases for hands-on at MCM London Comic Con. For the very first time we will showcase JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles™, Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers, as well as Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, One Piece: Romance Dawn, PAC-MAN™ and the Ghostly Adventures, Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land, Earth Defense Force® 2025, Armored Core™ Verdict Day™ and the highly anticipated Dark Souls™ II.

Not only will NAMCO BANDAI Games be dazzling with its biggest line-up of titles for the public but they will also be hosting signings from legendary development teams from the ‘Tales of’ series, ‘Dragon Ball Z’, ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’, ‘Saint Seiya’ Brave Soldiers including stage demonstrations and Q+As. Namco Bandai Games will also have signings on the Namco Bandai Games booth from Andi Ewington, Rob Williams and Simon Coleby, writers and artist of the exciting Dark Souls II: INTO THE LIGHT comic book which will be available soon as a pre order bonus with selected retailer.

Rob Williams is an acclaimed British-based comic book writer whose credits include Ghost Rider, Daken, Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark X-Men, Cla$$war, Star Wars Tales and the 2013 British Comic Award nominated Judge Dredd: Trifecta. Simon Coleby is a British comic book artist who has worked for Marvel and 2000 AD. His credits include creating art for Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper and the popular ‘The Authority’ series from DC/Wildstorm. He also worked on the 2013 British Comic Award nominated Judge Dredd: Trifecta. Andi Ewington is an up-and-coming writer whose breakthrough debut novel ‘45’ won critical acclaim from reviewers and fans alike, and has been a #1 Amazon UK graphic novel bestseller. He featured by Wizard Magazine in their ‘5 to watch’ for 2010. He is currently developing several creator-owned IPs.

“We are very excited to share this exciting line-up of games with MCM London Comic Con. It’s the first time we have some of these titles available for actual hands on” said Lee Kirton, PR & Marketing Director for Namco Bandai Games UK. “We have recently announced some new titles at the Tokyo Games Show, so to give us the chance to show these off is thrilling for us as well as those that get to play. We have also some superb pre-order only offers with Dark Souls II so we hope to challenge players to have a go at this brilliant game and meet some of the creative talents behind some of our other great games.

a full schedule of events and timings can be found below              

Saturday 26th October 

INTERVIEW ROOM 

9.00am – 11.00am: Press presentation 

MAIN STAGE 

11.30am – 1.00pm: NAMCO BANDAI Games will take over the main stage!

There will be presentations from:

–       Mito-San (Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers)

–       Hashimoto-San (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z)

–       Baba-San (Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles)

–       Matsuyama-San (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle)

Each producer will take it in turns to show you their latest, beloved title, followed by Q&A’s from the fans!

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES BOOTH

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Rob Williams (Dark Souls II comic writer), Andi Ewington (Dark Souls II comic writer) and Simon Coleby (Dark Souls II comic artist)

Dark Souls II: INTO THE LIGHT (Comic)

2.00pm – 3.00pm: Photo and signing session with Mito-San (Namco Bandai Games) and Kashino-San (DIMPS)

(Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers)

3.00pm – 4.00pm: Photo and signing session with Hashimoto-San

(Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z)

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Photo and signing session with Hideo Baba (General Producer)

(Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles)

5.00pm – 6.00pm: Photo and signing session with Hiroshi Matsuyama (CyberConnect2) and Noriaki Niino (Namco Bandai Games)

(JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle)

Sunday 27th October 

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES BOOTH 

11.00am – 12.00pm: Photo and signing session with Mito-San (Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers)

12.00pm – 1.00pm: Photo and signing session with Hashimoto-San (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z)

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Photo and signing session with Baba-San (Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles)

2.00pm – 3.00pm: Photo and signing session with Matsuyama-San (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle)

3.00pm – 4.00pm: – Rob Williams (Dark Souls II comic writer), Andi Ewington (Dark Souls II comic writer) and Simon Coleby (Dark Souls II comic artist)

Dark Souls II: INTO THE LIGHT (Comic) 

Note: there will community activities taking place throughout the weekend. Keep an eye out on the Namco Bandai Games Europe Facebook page

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.

About MCM Expo Group

The MCM Expo Group hosts the UK’s largest and most popular comic conventions and pop culture events, including the twice-yearly MCM London Comic Con, the largest show of its kind in Europe attracting around 80,000 visitors per event. Featuring film, sci-fi, comics, videogames, anime, cosplay, manga and more, MCM Comic Cons take place across the UK and Ireland, with events in Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Telford.

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