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Bandai Namco's current headquarters in Minato, Tokyo

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.,[a] officially stylized as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. and often shortened to Bandai Namco, is a video game developer and publisher based in Tokyo, Japan. Bandai Namco was founded in 2006 following the merge of Bandai, a toy manufacturer, and Namco, a video game developer.

Bandai Namco's internal video game development teams, including Project Aces, are collectively named Bandai Namco Studios. In addition to the core development studio in Tokyo, the company has development studios in Singapore and Canada.[1]

Along with the Ace Combat franchise, Bandai Namco is known for developing the Tales, Soulcalibur, Tekken, Pac-Man, and Ridge Racer franchises.


Old Bandai Namco HQ building in Shinagawa, Tokyo, demolished in 2016

Prior to the 2006 merge, all games currently owned by the company were published solely by Namco. Immediately following the merge, the company was named Bandai Namco Games Inc. (internationally Namco Bandai Games Inc.). In April 2015, the company renamed to Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Ace Combat

Namco published all Ace Combat games up to and including Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.

Bandai Namco Games published all Ace Combat games from Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War up to and including Ace Combat Infinity. The company's name change to Bandai Namco Entertainment took place during Infinity's service, so the game was updated to use the new name.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is currently the only Ace Combat game initially published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Bandai Namco's former headquarters building in Shinagawa was featured as an easter egg in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. It is also visible in the Tokyo maps in Joint Assault, Assault Horizon, and Infinity.


  1. Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (株式会社バンダイナムコエンターテインメント Kabushiki Gaisha Bandai Namuko Entāteinmento)


  1. Romano, Sal. "Namco Bandai opening Singapore and Vancouver studios". Gematsu. Published on 10 April 2013. Retrieved on 1 February 2021.