Bandai Namco hails fantastic IAAPA Europe
The Bandai Namco Amusement Europe (BNAE) team returned from IAAPA Europe with orders, enquiries and incredible feedback on its latest line up of games and prizes.
“It was a really worthwhile show for us,” says James Anderson, commercial and sales director. “We received particular interest in Nerf Arcade, Super Bikes 3 – both Raw Thrills titles and Tomb Raider from Adrenaline Amusements which we showed in a 65-inch screen version. The team saw many international customers in Paris and we will take good business from it.”
Nerf Arcade is a high energy fast paced game, where players use oversized NERF blasters to shoot as many targets as possible. Super Bikes 3 has been redesigned from the ground up to make it even more exciting and BNAE is struggling to keep up with demand within the EMEA.
Visitors to stand 224 will also appreciated PAC-MAN favourites from Bandai Namco including World’s Largest Pac-Man and the incredible multiplayer Pixel Bash.
There was a great deal of interest in the VR offer on the BNAE stand as well. IAAPA Europe saw the debut of We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush from AI Solve: the multiplayer, free roam VR game, is based on the award-winning series We Bare Bears and produced out of the Cartoon Network VR Lab. It is the first third-party IP game for AiSolve.
“We Bare Bears was an especially big hit with the crowd with many exhibitors as well as visitors coming back on following days to play the game again! We’re anticipating a few more installs of the WePlayVR arena in locations around the UK and Europe in the coming months,” says Matt Bradley VR project manager.
Bandai Namco’s Prize Division showed the multi-coloured Scooby Doo Range at IAAPA. This was joined by a Scooby Doo and the gang mix including Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Fred. “The Scooby Doo movie mix was a great success with many pre orders,” says EMEA sales manager Darrell Simmonds. We also received some good feedback about the Minecraft range as there is a new game in the pipeline and the Paddington range, which will receive a boost due to a new TV series. The PAC-MAN shiny range for the 40th anniversary received much better than expected pre-orders and comments on how great it is to see the favourite arcade licence with a new and improved look.”