In recent years, Anime Expo seems to be becoming a place where the general public can get their hands on games featured at the same location just weeks ago at E3. Adding to that perception again this year is Bandai Namco, who’ve announced their line-up for Anime Expo 2014, taking place from July 3-6.
The publisher will feature playable demos for the following games:
- ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red
- NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM REVOLUTION,
- Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM Reborn,
- TALES OF XILLIA 2
- TALES OF HEARTS R
- Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
Additionally, there will be a number of fun activities planned for the booth including tournaments for Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. Also featured will be special autograph signings with the producers for Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and One Piece Unlimited World Red with special items on-hand at the booth to be autographed.
Outside of the booth, Bandai Namco will host a panel Thursday afternoon at 3:30PM in room LP2 to discuss their upcoming Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Hearts R and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. The panel will provide insight on the localization of Xillia 2 with special guests as well as insight into the development of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment with the game’s producer. Additional surprises and prizes should be expected.
Check out the full schedule below:
Thursday, July 3rd
3:30PM-4:30PM – BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. JRPG Power Hour (Panel Room LP2)
Friday, July 4th
10:00AM – Sign-ups begin for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle tournament
11:00AM-11:30AM – Yosuke Futami (Producer, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment) autograph signing
2:00PM – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle tournament begins
Saturday July 5th
10:00AM – Sign-ups being for NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst tournament
1:00PM-1:30PM – Koji Nakajima (Producer, One Piece Unlimited World Red) autograph signing
2:00PM – NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst tournament begins