Sunday, February 21, 2010

You had me with the Blinky attack, Namco Bandai

Late last year, the folks at Namco Bandai unveiled Keroro RPG: Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no Kaizoku (Keroro RPG: Knight, Warrior and Legendary Pirate in English).

Developed by the company's Tales Studio, this forthcoming DS title combines the Keroro (known as Sgt. Frog to English-speaking audiences) anime license with the Linear Motion Battle System of the Tales series.

So far, so "meh," right? That was my response, too--until I saw the following screenshot over at

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: One of the game's characters is calling on the support of Pac-Man and Blinky in the image above.

A number of other Namco classics will be represented in the game, too. Among them: Dig Dug, Katamari Damacy, Klonoa, Taiko no Tatsujin and Xevious.

Normally I'd say there's no way Keroro RPG will be released outside of Japan (à la 2005's Namco x Capcom), but that's exactly what has happened to a number of Sgt. Frog manga volumes in the last few years so, who knows, maybe Namco Bandai will throw us a bone.

Watch: Keroro RPG trailer


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Huh. You had me at Katamari Damacy!

Bryan Ochalla said...

I thought you'd say that! :)

I'm completely excited about the fact that it includes Dig Dug, Katamari and Pac-Man. Fingers crossed that it's released here or in Europe... (I'd totally import this if I had to.)