Bandai Namco to open new European HQ in 2020
New building will house current employees in Lyon, France and allow for expansion
4th December, 2018 - Richmond, UK: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is proud to announce the commission of a brand-new European Central office situated in Lyon, France.
The publisher, famous for video games such as PACMAN™, TEKKEN™ and DARK SOULS, as well as European-developed franchises like LITTLE NIGHTMARES™ and THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY, has designed the new building alongside key partners from across the region, focusing on delivering a world-class, cutting-edge environment to accommodate the very best talent in games industry.
The new building is expected to break ground in Spring 2019, with work due to finish by the end of 2020. More than 150 staff, of more than 30 different nationalities, currently work at the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe offices. With this new building providing space for the company to grow significantly over the next decade.
"BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has been a proud resident of Lyon since 2009, and we're delighted to continue to base our Central European teams in this fantastic city" said Naoki Katashima, President and COO of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. "We're currently working with developers across Europe, including France, to create the next generation of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment franchises, and are committed to developing 50% of our new titles outside of Japan. To this end, the decision to invest in Lyon and in our European base was a no-brainer."