is a Japanese corporation best known as a former video game developer and publisher. Following a merger with Bandai in September 2005, the two companies’ game production assets were spun off into Namco Bandai Games on March 31, 2006. Namco was re-established to continue domestic operation of video arcades and amusement parks. Its headquarters are located in Ōta, Tokyo. The company’s English name is officially often written as NAMCO (in all capital letters).