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Aero Cross, the XBLA and PSN reimagining of bizarre footracing game Metro-Cross, has officially been canceled, following two years of total silence. Namco cited "various" non-specific reasons for the curtailment of the project.Taken with the cancellation of Dancing Eyes and the total lack of other...

December 6th 2012 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. The Namco Generations series brought us cool reimaginings of Namco's ubiquitous arcade games, including Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and Galaga Legions DX. It can also be assumed to retroactively i...

October 19th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The next game in Namco's "Generations" series of creatively updated retro games may be a Rally-X revival. Siliconera found a European trademark for "Rally-X Rumble," filed at the end of last month. In case you never explored the filler games on your Namco Museum collections, Rally-X was a top-do...

August 2nd 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Namco's Generations series started off with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. Pac-Man seemed like a good starting point for the retro revival series. Then it expanded into Galaga Legions DX, and then Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions. Things got a little weird when Namco announced that it would remake...

June 17th 2011 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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The last trailer to feature Galaga Legions DX was pretty unsatisfying -- a few seconds of DX at the end of a minute-and-a-half of previous Galagas. This new trailer cuts all the unnecessary stuff and just gets to the bullet-hell-with-bugs insanity that is DX. The trailer demonstrates "Focus Fire...

April 6th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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This week's Pac-Man Championship Edition DX isn't just the second game in the Pac-Man CE series -- it's the first game in Namco Bandai's new "Namco Generations" series. Buying any game in the series, in Japan at least, will provide access to an online newsletter, visible from inside the game. In an...

November 16th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments