Namco Bandai Opens Shop in Vancouver
One of the world’s best-known digital entertainment studios opened up an online social gaming studio in Vancouver Tuesday afternoon. Japan’s Namco Bandai Studios, known for classic titles such as Pac-Man and Tekken, will employ about 30 people to work on mobile and online game production at the North American hub of operations.
The new player on the city’s gaming scene was welcomed by Vancouver’s video gaming elite at a ceremony in the new Centre for Digital Media office on Great Northern Way, where the Japanese company has signed a two-year lease. Through an interpreter, Namco Bandai Studios President Hajime Nakatani said Vancouver beat out Montreal and Toronto because of its sizable “cluster” of digital artists and engineers.