GameCo, Inc. recently announced the company has entered into a license agreement with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., pursuant to which the companies will jointly develop a skill-based gambling video game based on one of the world's most popular fighting games, "SOULCALIBUR II". In accordance with this license agreement, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. will leverage their original engineering, production, and creative teams to adapt the game to GameCo's innovative VGM. GameCo will hone the gameplay for a shorter form session and optimize it for a casino gaming entertainment experience. This marks the first time that a AAA fighting video game will be adapted for skill-based gaming at land-based casinos.
"We're excited to collaborate with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. to bring this highly regarded classic fighting video game for the GameCo VGM experience," said Blaine Graboyes, co-founder and CEO of GameCo. "We are focused on developing entirely new gaming entertainment experiences that enable casino operators to evolve their gaming floor with products that engage current players and simultaneously attract new players. Our VGMs combine the engagement of playing video games with the excitement of gambling to develop new immersive offerings that help casinos generate critical incremental revenue."
"SOULCALIBUR is a fan-favorite among video game enthusiasts, and we're excited to bring the franchise to casino floors, where we can present the brand in a completely new environment with GameCo's revolutionary VGMs," said Yoshiyasu Horiuchi, executive officer, AM business unit, of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.