Bandai Namco Plans To Announce A New IP At This Year’s Gamescom


Bandai Namco is gearing up to announce a brand new IP at this year’s Gamescom fair, the publisher has announced. Alongside the new mystery property, the news confirms that the likes of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Tekken 7 will also be present at the event next month, presumably in playable form.

Interestingly, the new IP is being billed as one that will appeal to a “western audience,” although exactly what that means remains to be seen. Bandai Namco‘s VP of IP strategy Herve Hoerdt said (via VideoGamer) that both he and the rest of the company are “very excited” to reveal the new project, so hopefully we’re in for a treat.

This year, again the world’s largest gaming fair will be home to hundreds of thousands gaming fans who gather in Cologne. We are bringing 3 very interesting projects this year. We are particularly pleased to be able to fulfill the desires of fighting game fans as they get the chance to experience the most impressive TEKKEN-game to date through near photo-realistic graphics with TEKKEN 7.

We’re also showing off DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 which with all its new features is anticipated to be one of our biggest games to date! Lastly, we will reveal a brand new project and we are very excited!

Gamescom kicks off in Cologne, Germany on August 17 to the media and press, with full access for the public due to be granted the following day. Traditionally seen as Europe’s version of E3, both Microsoft and Sony have held their own conferences at the event in the past, but this year, it seems neither party intends to do so.