Christmas 2023 – Gift Guides – Bandai Namco Highlights! 🎮

With festive events now launching across the country, pantomimes preparing to open and Christmas adverts starting to roll out, the lead up to the Holidays is well and truly underway. In the lead up to Christmas, we will be publishing a series of different themed Gift Guides to help you with your Christmas present shopping and provide some last minute inspiration.

For this latest guide, we’ve teamed up with Bandai Namco to highlight a selection of their top video game titles for Christmas 2023!

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

The Armored Core series returned for the first time since 2013 this year with the outstanding Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. Combining thrilling action gameplay with a brand-new, high octane experience, franchise fans couldn’t have hoped for a stronger return.

A mysterious new substance was discovered on the remote planet, Rubicon 3. As an energy source, this substance was expected to dramatically advance humanity’s technological and communications capabilities. Instead, the substance caused a catastrophe that engulfed the planet and the surrounding stars in flames and storms, forming a Burning Star System. Almost half a century later, the same substance resurfaced on Rubicon 3, a planet now contaminated and sealed off by the catastrophe. Extra-terrestrial corporations and resistance groups fight over control of the substance. The player infiltrates Rubicon as an independent mercenary and finds themselves in a struggle over the substance with the corporations and other factions.

Assemble your mech and get ready to soar freely through mission locales that redefine three-dimensional mobility in this frenetic and fast-paced action thriller.

One Piece Odyssey

The Thousand Sunny in tatters… crew members scattered… and Luffy has lost his straw hat!…

Prepare to set sail and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the iconic manga and anime sensation with One Piece Odyssey, a lovingly crafted new RPG that full immerses gamers in the fantastical world of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates.

One Piece Odyssey was produced with direct involvement from Eiichiro Oda, the author of ONE PIECE, who contributed with new characters and monster designs and with the main plot. The game is also complemented by a soaring soundtrack scored by composer Motoi Sakuraba, well known for his musical contributions to video games such as the Dark Souls and Tales of series.

During their voyage along the Grand Line, Captain Monkey.D.Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew are caught in a sudden storm at sea. When the storm subsides, they find themselves stranded on a lush, but mysterious island called Waford, becoming separated from each other in the process. The crew sets out on a new, daring adventure filled with marvels of nature, powerful enemies, and strange encounters with island locals.

Join Luffy and work together with the Straw Hat Crew to set sail once again!

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Survive to live. Evolve to triumph. Break Through or Break Down…

Speaking of iconic manga and anime sensations, Dragon Ball: The Breakers is the latest entry in the long running Dragon Ball video games series, set in the same universe as the Dragon Ball Xenoverse games, and pits one powerful enemy against seven ordinary citizens in this hugely entertaining asymmetrical action survival adventure.

Caught in by an unexpected temporal phenomenon, seven ordinary citizens find themselves stranded in a Temporal Seam: they share their imprisonment with the Raider, a menacing enemy from another timeline with an overwhelming power.

Their only hope for survival is to break out from the Temporal Seam with the Super Time Machine, but the Raider is on their tracks and becomes stronger minutes-by-minutes.

In a race against time the cunning of Survivors clashes with the power of the Raider, to break free or be broken..

Jumanji: Wild Adventures

Enter the dangerous game world of Jumanji in Jumanji: Wild Adventures, a thrilling adventure inspired by the latest films in the much loved movie franchise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), as intrepid gamers search for the stolen jewel, The Jaguar’s Eye, tackle fiendish puzzles and face deadly foes in a hostile, uncharted world.

Smolder, Ruby, Mouse, and Shelly are ready to explore uncharted territories home to fierce predators, warring factions, and devious traps that can sweep you off your feet. Survive the jungle to reach new zones including forgotten villages, icy mountains, and fetid swamps.

Upgrade your heroes with the loot and secret treasures you uncover. And always be ready for new threats, because the Jumanji drums could strike at any moment!

Elden Ring

No longer a new title, but an epic game in every sense of the word and one that fully deserves to be included in any list of top Bandai Namco titles this Christmas.

Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s largest game to-date and is set in a sprawling realm steeped in a rich and bloody history crafted by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the Dark Souls series – and George R.R. Martin – author of the best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire.

Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between. In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered. Marika’s offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will. And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.

Explore the vast landscapes and shadowy, complex dungeons in this truly epic, open-world fantasy and unravel the mysteries of the Elden Ring’s true power.


Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Naruto’s anime debut with NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS, the latest entry in the blockbuster Ultimate Ninja STORM series, available to play now on all major consoles.

Featuring the largest character roster in Ultimate Ninja STORM history, this fast-packed action-packed fighting game sees more than 130 beloved Naruto characters engaging in powerful ninja battles!

In addition to the previous series, the new characters include the brothers who started legendary ninja clans, Ashura and Indra Otsutsuki as well as characters from BORUTO, such as Boruto Uzumaki (Karma), Kawaki and Jigen.

For the first time in one game, relive selected scenes from Naruto’s childhood until his final battle with Sasuke through anime cut scenes and in-game battles. The game comes with an original story designed exclusively for the game, focusing on Boruto. The plot begins with Boruto Uzumaki meeting a girl in a popular online game “Ninja Heroes” and soon finding himself in a great battle involving the entire ninja world.

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