This Week on SPOnG: Namco Bandai Week

Soul Calibur V, Ridge Racer, Tales series all under the spotlight.

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SPOnG will be providing exclusive interviews with the brains behind hotly-anticipated brawler Soul Calibur V, the producer of the cult Tales RPG series and the man responsible for the Ridge Racer and Go Vacation games. We'll also be enjoying ice cream. More on that later. For now, here's a brief look inside the Japanese head office of the legendary Namco Bandai.

Based in Tokyo's Shinagawa district, the former Panasonic building was described to us as a 'giant Toblerone' from the outside. I certainly can't argue with that one - it's certainly a striking structure on the outside, and inside the lobby is a veritable collection of classic Namco arcades, full of Pac-man goodness.

Taiko no Tatsujin - or Taiko Drum Master - is currently celebrating its tenth year in existence, which explains the cheerful banners dotted around the vast lobby. Take a look at some of the pictures on the side there, and I hope you look forward to some exciting features coming to SPOnG this week.


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