This Day In Gaming History – May 2nd

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.

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