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Bandai Namco may be making a new horror game

Is Bandai Namco making their own P.T.?

By Derek Strickland | Aug 14, 2018 06:35 pm CDT

Bandai Namco is mostly known for games like Tekken, Dragon Ball Z, and Naruto, but the publisher may be jumping into Capcom's backyard with a horror game.


The Japanese games-maker recently launched a site with the tab text of summer horror project, indicating the company is developing their own thriller/horror game. The website is cryptic and only gives a few clues. We see what appears to be a defunct apartment home being recorded by a lower-res camera, illuminated with a strange orange sun glow cast upon it. I personally get a very outdoors-y P.T. vibe from the image.

Apart from "domas," which could refer to the game's name or something else, we have a small teaser via the Twitter button: "Appears a mysterious site? Something happens this summer..." The footage's timestamp reads 8/30/2018 so it's possible we could get a reveal on August 30.

This tease follows Bandai Namco's new focus on creating fresh IPs for its release slate. It's very likely this "summer horror project" will be a new IP for the company as it gears up towards more wholly-owned franchises and titles.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Derek Strickland

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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