This Day In Gaming History – May 2nd

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On this day in 2005, Bandai aquired Namco for 1.7 billion dollars, forming Bandai Namco. This merger would lead to one of the largest Japanese video game 3rd party publishers, who would go on to develop a number of memorable titles including the Dynasty Warriors, Dark Souls, Soulcalibur, Tales and Tekken series, as well as a number of licensed anime titles.

Most famously amoung Nintendo fans, Bandai Namco were the head developers of Super Smash Bros. 4, which lead to the inclusion of Pacman in the game, one of their most iconic characters.

Gamer by day, game designer by night - Lukas studied Digital Arts in school, and grew up in the age of the N64 and Gamecube. He's the youngster of the bunch, but that doesn't keep him from shouting out at every available opportunity on Infendo Radio. He often finds himself at the edge of counter-culture (hates Metroid Prime, loves Other M), but isn't afraid to dive into the next big budget AAA title with the best of 'em. Favorite game: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle/Skyward Sword/Ocarina of Time/Zero Escape 2/You get the idea