The move to combine the operations of Namco and Bandai to form Namco Bandai Games Europe follows on from similar alignment of the two companies in Japan and North America.

"The integration has been extremely exciting for all concerned," said Masayuki Matsuo, president of Namco Bandai Games Europe. "The collective strength of our two companies will allow us to position ourselves and our products more aggressively in Europe, competing alongside top tier publishers and supporting our distribution partners to maximise sales and marketing opportunities."

In case you have no idea who Namco and Bandai are, some of their biggest brands include Ridge Racer, Pac-Man, Digimon and Dragon Ball Z.