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Japanese Developers Wish You a Happy 2018

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2018 is already here, and Japanese videogame companies have rushed to share videos and messages through social networks, wishing their fans a happy new year. Some of them have reunited their top developers to dedicate a few words to their fans, while others have let their most famous mascots deliver the message with a charming new artwork. Those include Mario, Kirby, Sonic, or Morgana (pictured above), and characters from Dragon Quest X or Monster Hunter Stories.

Bandai Namco for example has posted a video online featuring the developers of upcoming titles like Code Vein, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory, Soul Calibur VI, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, or Dragon Ball FighterZ. On the other hand, Koei Tecmo says goodbye to 2017 with a video retrospective on their biggest releases of the year, like Atelier Firis, Berserk, Toukiden 2, and of course, Nioh.

Finally, Arc System Works has posted an original video in which they celebrate the arrival of a year that will mark the 10th anniversary of BlazBlue, the 20th of Guilty Gear, and the 30th of the company. You can watch all three videos below.

Happy New Year from all of us at Bandai Namco Entertainment!