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neo2046
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(04-27-2007, 03:45 AM)
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PR in pdf / Japanese

Bandai Namco sold Monolith Soft to Nintendo
http://ir.nikkei.co.jp/irftp/data/td...3/241b0630.pdf
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The Autumn Wind
(04-27-2007, 03:46 AM)
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Are these the Xenosaga people? If they are....

Do not want!
AniHawk
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(04-27-2007, 03:46 AM)
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Haha Nintendo got screwed.

Xenofan bitching in 3... 2...
Grecco
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(04-27-2007, 03:46 AM)
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Wow!
P90
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(04-27-2007, 03:46 AM)
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Cool. More RPG love. A Xeno game done right? BK DS?
Wario64
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(04-27-2007, 03:47 AM)

Originally Posted by Link

Are these the Xenosaga people? If they are....

Do not want!

Baten Kaitos too. And Shogo. lol ign


Originally Posted by AniHawk

Haha Nintendo got screwed.

:lol
Zierath
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(04-27-2007, 03:47 AM)
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I've expected this for a long time.
Rlan
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(04-27-2007, 03:47 AM)
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Doubt it comes with Baten Kaitos or Xenosaga though.
Mejilan
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(04-27-2007, 03:47 AM)
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I did not expect this. They acquired them 100%?!
Shaheed79
dabbled in the jelly
(04-27-2007, 03:47 AM)
Unexpected but sounds nice. Looks like more Baten Kaitos love for the next 10 years. Yay?
Shard
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(04-27-2007, 03:47 AM)
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I think it is more shocking that Nintendo actually bought another firm then anything else.
Firestorm
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(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
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I know they made Baten Kaitos and Xenosaga. What else?
Does BK belong to Namco though? If so, Dragona am cry?

Edit, alright according to GameFAQs:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/company/62918.html

BK and Xenosaga is all they made except for Namco x Capcom and the upcoming Disaster: Day of Crisis.
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The Autumn Wind
(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
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Wait, they did BK, too? Maybe it's not so terrible. Nintendo could definitely use a big RPG dev under their umbrella.
arab
(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
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These are the Baiten Kaitos Origins people though!

Do want!
jamesinclair
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(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shard

I think it is more shocking that Nintendo actually bought another firm then anything else.

Agreed
splattergnome
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(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
I wonder what IPs travelled over, as well.
Smiles and Cries
To hell with Bono,
here's a worthy cause.
(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
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I don't care who they are... its very good news that Nintendo went Shopping

its so Rare for them to buy other devs :D
Error
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(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
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Tabris on suicide watch.
brandonh83
(04-27-2007, 03:48 AM)
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Xenosaga Episode III is one of the best RPG's I've ever played so I'm interested to see where this goes.
Speevy
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(04-27-2007, 03:49 AM)
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Nintendo keeps gobbling up the little guy. For shame.
CAPCOWNED
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(04-27-2007, 03:49 AM)
Ugh. Hope they won't make a habbit out of this. :S
SolidSnakex
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(04-27-2007, 03:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Firestorm

I know they made Baten Kaitos and Xenosaga. What else?
Does BK belong to Namco though? If so, Dragona am cry?

NAMCO x Capcom is the only other game they released outside of BK and Xeno.
Aokage
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(04-27-2007, 03:49 AM)
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Hmm, so Nintendo gets 80% of Monolith stock and Bandai Namco retains 16%. That probably means Bandai Namco keeps the Xenosaga IP, but I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo got Baten Kaitos.

I wonder if this means Nintendo is looking to develop a strong first/second-party RPG franchise. A Baten Kaitos III would be groovy, but I'd like to see Monolith develop a new IP.
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(04-27-2007, 03:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Eatable Arab

These are the Baiten Kaitos Origins people though!

Do want!

Actually they are only half of the Baten Kaitos development staff, the other half was Tri-Crescendo, whom are currently doing Trusty Bell.
AniHawk
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(04-27-2007, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by CAPCOWNED

Ugh. Hope they won't make a habbit out of this. :S

n-Space is next. Then Bungie.
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The Autumn Wind
(04-27-2007, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rlan

Doubt it comes with Baten Kaitos or Xenosaga though.

Didn't Nintendo publish BKII? Namco may have let them have the IP.
jj984jj
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(04-27-2007, 03:50 AM)
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Given how Nintendo published BK2/O everywhere they got the license as well right?

More BK for us all? :O
The Black Brad Pitt
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(04-27-2007, 03:50 AM)
I thought nintendo were against buying companies because once talent leaves you have nothing.
P90
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(04-27-2007, 03:50 AM)
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BK DS and BK Wii would be great. A less pretentious Xenosaga would be cool.
Grecco
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(04-27-2007, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aokage

Hmm, so Nintendo gets 80% of Monolith stock and Bandai Namco retains 16%.

I wonder if this means Nintendo is looking to develop a strong first-party RPG franchise. A Baten Kaitos III would be groovy, but I'd like to see Monolith develop a new IP.


Cough Id settle for Golden Sunn 3 Cough :D
splattergnome
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(04-27-2007, 03:50 AM)

Originally Posted by Shard

I think it is more shocking that Nintendo actually bought another firm then anything else.

Maybe Nintendo had to invest some of their capital for tax reasons.
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The Autumn Wind
(04-27-2007, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by CAPCOWNED

Ugh. Hope they won't make a habbit out of this. :S

I can already tell you're not gonna be around long.


EDIT -

Originally Posted by Error

Tabris on suicide watch.

Haha.
Dragona Akehi
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(04-27-2007, 03:51 AM)
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WTF? Of all the developers to buy out. I bet they "replace" Takahashi. Permanently. That would be for the best.

This news would be better if tri-Cresendo would be involved in their next project.

Baten Kaitos' license shouldn't be a problem: Nintendo published BKII both sides of the Pacific. I bet Namco couldn't wait to get rid of the license.

Please BKIII. With tri-Cresendo.
Shard
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(04-27-2007, 03:51 AM)
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What are some of you people on about? This is like the third firm I can think of that was ever outright bought out by Nintendo.
Quazar
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(04-27-2007, 03:51 AM)
Prob a cheap buy.
Segata Sanshiro
(04-27-2007, 03:51 AM)
OH NO.

TABRIS

MY SWEET PRINCE

DON'T DO ANYTHING HASTY
Future Trunks
lemme tell you something son, this guy is SO FARKING HUGE HE'LL FLEX AND DESTROY THE SUN no shit
(04-27-2007, 03:51 AM)
Does this mean Disaster is coming along much better than we know? A la Retro and MP?

Also, anyone know what games they may have been developing for other platforms? I doubt any would get shifted to Wii as they were probably owned by Namco who will shift the games elsewhere, but it'd be interesting to know.
jj984jj
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(04-27-2007, 03:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Black Brad Pitt

I thought nintendo were against buying companies because once talent leaves you have nothing.

Nintendo has enough money now so not to make anymore excuses.

Originally Posted by Dragona Akehi

WTF? Of all the developers to buy out. I bet they "replace" Takahashi. Permanently. That would be for the best.

This news would be better if tri-Cresendo would be involved in their next project.

Baten Kaitos' license shouldn't be a problem: Nintendo published BKII both sides of the Pacific. I bet Namco couldn't wait to get rid of the license.

Please BKIII. With tri-Cresendo.

This is crucial, please don't let Trusty Bell get in the way! (Even though it looks awesome too).
Red Eyed Soul
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(04-27-2007, 03:52 AM)

Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

I don't care who they are... its very good news that Nintendo went Shopping

its so Rare for them to buy other devs :D

:lol clever. :lol
FtsH
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(04-27-2007, 03:52 AM)
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anyway Xenos are already done, i don't care.......
mj1108
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(04-27-2007, 03:52 AM)
I'm more shocked about Nintendo buying any part of anyone than anything.
Dragmire
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(04-27-2007, 03:52 AM)
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More proof that hardcore gaming is part of Nintendo's plan. Didn't like Xenosaga, but I'm a fan of Baten Kaitos.
Kadey
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(04-27-2007, 03:52 AM)
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OMG, a Xenogears/Saga like game on a Nintendo console with Nintendo backing=Dream come true.
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(04-27-2007, 03:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

Nintendo has enough money now so not to make anymore excuses.

Also, sometimes a talent exodus works for the better, see Retro Studios.
duckroll
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(04-27-2007, 03:54 AM)
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:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

I guess Namco FINALLY BAILED OUT! I wonder why Nintendo would want them anyway, they've never made a single profitable game and the good developers from the Baten Kaitos series aren't even on board here.

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
AntMurda
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(04-27-2007, 03:54 AM)
Very cool. Baten Kaitos 3 and Disaster Day of Crisis :)
Shaheed79
dabbled in the jelly
(04-27-2007, 03:54 AM)

Originally Posted by The Black Brad Pitt

I thought nintendo were against buying companies because once talent leaves you have nothing.

They're against the forceful aquiring of developers against the wishes of some of the staff a practice MS perfected last gen. When a company wants to become Nintendo exclusive why not buy them out. I doubt we'll see any resignations from Monolith.
Jonnyram
(04-27-2007, 03:54 AM)
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They're gonna make all the new Mario Sports games.
Chris Michael
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(04-27-2007, 03:55 AM)
PLEASE give Nintendo some original RPG's.
jj984jj
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(04-27-2007, 03:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shard

Also, sometimes a talent exodus works for the better, see Retro Studios.

:lol

Rare/Silicon Knights/Left Field am cry? Actually, what does Monolith Soft have that they don't?

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