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Namco was the video game company that helped with the making of Star Fox: Assault.

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Namco Limited (株式会社ナムコ, Kabushiki Kaisha Namuko) was an amusement company based in Japan, best known overseas for video games development.

On September 29, 2005, Namco officially merged with Japanese toymaker Bandai to form Namco Bandai Holdings Inc (NBHD), one of the largest entertainment companies in Japan. Namco became a wholly owned subsidiary of the holding company. Although officially the merger was absorption, "Under the holding company, Namco, Bandai and other affiliated companies will mutually cooperate and contribute to the growth of the whole group based on their respective business strategies.

Under the holding company, on March 31, 2006, Namco merged with Bandai's video game operations and was renamed Namco Bandai Games Inc. (NBGI), which is also the head of NBHD's Game Contents Strategic Business Unit (SBU). On January, 2014, they changed their name to Bandai Namco Games Inc., and then rebranded into Bandai Namco Entertainment by April, 2015.

Namco Ltd.'s arcade venue, theme park and exploratory businesses as well as the Namco Ltd. corporate name and logo were spun off to create a new sister company. It is the head of NBHD's Amusement SBU.

Some of the company's most famous games include Pac-Man, Galaxian, Klonoa, Rally-X, Galaga, Bosconian, Dig Dug, Pole Position, Xevious, Mappy, Soul series, Time Crisis, Tekken, Taiko no Tatsujin, Tales series, Xenosaga, Ace Combat, Katamari Damacy and Ridge Racer.

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