Nintendo teases Namco/Sega/Capcom collaboration for 3DS

Nintendo may have used today's Nintendo Direct broadcast to warn players about the existence of a demonic Dr Kawashima, but the company also posed some head-scratchy teasers of its own in the form of a mystery collaboration between three of the biggest names in Japanese game development (via CVG). Sega, Capcom and Namco Bandai will be teaming up to create a new 3DS title, Nintendo revealed – but beyond that, it's all a bit of a mystery.

The Namco-hosted teaser site for the project revels in the total inscrutability of the whole affair: a gloved hand punches in the numbers “032760” to gain access to a cold-storage vault of some sort, containing petri dishes bearing the logos of the three companies in question. Andriasang has been translating what little text the site contains, only to find that it's basically a further tease about just how indecipherable the whole mystery is.

If nothing else, it's nice of Nintendo to give us something to start building ridiculous theories around. Translation experts? Numerologists? People who've played games by Capcom, Namco, and/or Sega at some point? We're all ears for your theories, be they ever so far-fetched.


  • LEGOMatrix - February 23, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    I think those companies are going to start releasing their old games as 3D Classics on 3DS Shop. I'd prefeer it to be Smash Bros related.
  • GameManiac - February 23, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    This might be Smash Bros. related. Sonic (from SEGA) was in Brawl, and Sakurai hinted at the possibility of a Capcom character to enter the series. I don't know where Namco Bandai falls into this.
  • ani12 - February 23, 2012 6:26 a.m.

    Sonic x Megaman x Tales? =D Hey, a guy can hope, even if it is unlikely.
  • AuthorityFigure - February 23, 2012 4:56 a.m.

    It's a new brawler called "Logo Fight".
  • MCN2011 - February 23, 2012 2:03 a.m.

    Shenmue 3. Beleive.
  • Joco84 - February 23, 2012 12:43 a.m.

    It's gotta be Megaman, Pacman and Sonic featuring in Smash Brothers. Or... it could be Street Fighter vs. Tekken vs. Virtua Fighter?
  • EquipDeadFish - February 22, 2012 11:41 p.m.

    Tales of shenmue: (subtitled) breath of fire VI, Championship Edition DX .... thats what im hoping for anyway.
  • Mexiflan - February 22, 2012 7:10 p.m.

    Petri dishes make me thing of survival horror.
  • mackshizzle - February 22, 2012 6:56 p.m.

    I really hope this doesn't end up as a party game.
  • AuthorityFigure - February 23, 2012 4:57 a.m.

    A teaser site for a party game would be embarassing for everyone.
  • jackthemenace - February 23, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Horror Survival Party game? You get characters from all he groups' main series teaming up to fight off hordes of the OTHER characters from the series' through, like,dancing into the Kinect sensor.
  • moh82sy - February 22, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    Sonic , Pacman & Megaman @ the Olympics.
  • IceBlueKirby - February 22, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    Whatever it is, I think I already want it. I just hope it's worth the wait to find out.
  • ncurry2 - February 22, 2012 6:05 p.m.

    This may be a shot in the dark but hear me out. What if it is a game that does what the Smash Brother series did with the fighting genre and Nintendo characters to some other genre with a mashup of all three company's characters? Like an action adventure or rpg with all of their stars? Maybe.
  • J-Fid - February 22, 2012 5:52 p.m.

    Either they are all contributing to Smash Bros., or this could be the greatest platform-action-fighting crossover ever. Now that I think about it, it would probably be a 4-player platformer starring Mario, Mega Man, Pac-Man, and Sonic. Nintendo likes doing things like that.
  • Japanaman - February 22, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    It's probabaly a collection of mini-games based upon their franchises.
  • shawksta - February 22, 2012 4:44 p.m.

    This is definitly Exciting! though I have a theory: All we have is a vault as a hint, Remember the news about Nintendo "Reviving old 3rd Party Franchises for 3DS" What if THIS is part of it? Maybe a collab of sorts featuring Capcom,Namco and Sega's Forgotten characters? Its just a Guess and im sure im wrong, but that would be awesome!
  • Tom_Goulter - February 22, 2012 4:48 p.m.

    No, I think you may quite likely be right (or something approaching it).
  • CrKnight - February 22, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    If this goes along with the new Super Smash Bros games, that would be an amazing game to see Megaman and Pac-Man. Much more appropriate than SF X T.
  • WTeen8 - February 22, 2012 4:18 p.m.

    This could be anything....perhaps the worlds best fighting game Crossover of all time? A platforming Adventure staring the mascots of each company? Nintendo X Sega X Capcom X Tekken? Mario, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-Man all working together?

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