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<p style="text-align:right">[[File:Namco_Bandai_Logo.jpg|thumb|174px|The Namco Bandai logo, circa 2010]]</p>
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'''Namco Bandai Games Inc.''' is a video game developer and publisher based in Tokyo, Japan. Namco Bandai Games is the product of a 2006 merger between Namco and Bandai, two separate video game developers (with the latter also being a toy manufacturer). In the United States and Europe, video game publishing is handled by subsidiary companies named Namco Bandai Games America and Namco Bandai Games Europe, respectively.
   
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Namco Bandai Games has been the publisher of the [[Ace Combat (series)|''Ace Combat'' series]] starting with ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]'' since it was the first ''Ace Combat'' game to release after the merger. Before the merger, the ''Ace Combat'' series was published by Namco alone.
   
Namco (now [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namco_Bandai_Games Namco Bandai] after merging with toy/game developer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandai Bandai]) is the successful publisher and developer of the [[Main Page|Ace Combat]] series, ever since'' [[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''. It is an amusement company based in Japan, best known overseas for video games development. In addition to Ace Combat, they are also known for their "Tales of..." series, Soul Calibur, Tekken, Ridge Racer, Time Crisis and perhaps most famously Pac-Man.
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Since ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]'', an internal development team within Namco, and later Namco Bandai Games, was accredited to the development of the ''Ace Combat'' series. The team was known as "The AC04 Project" for ''Ace Combat 04'', and was then renamed to [[Project Aces]] for all of their subsequent games. Project Aces continues to handle development of the console games, while other development teams outside of Namco Bandai Games (such as [[Access Games]]) have worked on other titles.
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In addition to ''{{wp|Ace Combat}}'', Namco Bandai Games is also known for the ''{{wp|Tales (series)|Tales}}'', ''{{wp|Soul (series)|Soul}}'', ''{{wp|Tekken}}'', ''{{wp|Ridge Racer (series)|Ridge Racer}}'', and ''{{wp|List of Pac-Man video games|Pac-Man}}'' series of video games.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
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File:Logo namco.jpg|Namco's old logo before merging with Bandai
 
File:Logo namco.jpg|Namco's old logo before merging with Bandai
 
Namco hq.png|Namco Bandai HQ in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
 
Namco hq.png|Namco Bandai HQ in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
 
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==See also==
 
* [[Project Aces|Project Aces ]]
 
   
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namco Namco] on Wikipedia.
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*{{wp|Namco Bandai Games|Namco Bandai Games Inc.}} on Wikipedia
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*{{wp|Namco}} on Wikipedia
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*{{wp|Bandai}} on Wikipedia
 
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File:Namco Bandai Logo.jpg

Namco Bandai Games Inc. is a video game developer and publisher based in Tokyo, Japan. Namco Bandai Games is the product of a 2006 merger between Namco and Bandai, two separate video game developers (with the latter also being a toy manufacturer). In the United States and Europe, video game publishing is handled by subsidiary companies named Namco Bandai Games America and Namco Bandai Games Europe, respectively.

Namco Bandai Games has been the publisher of the Ace Combat series starting with Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War since it was the first Ace Combat game to release after the merger. Before the merger, the Ace Combat series was published by Namco alone.

Since Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies, an internal development team within Namco, and later Namco Bandai Games, was accredited to the development of the Ace Combat series. The team was known as "The AC04 Project" for Ace Combat 04, and was then renamed to Project Aces for all of their subsequent games. Project Aces continues to handle development of the console games, while other development teams outside of Namco Bandai Games (such as Access Games) have worked on other titles.

In addition to Ace Combat, Namco Bandai Games is also known for the Tales, Soul, Tekken, Ridge Racer, and Pac-Man series of video games.

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External Links

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