No, it’s not some sort of April Fool’s joke. Namco Bandai is literally switching their name up. The two companies merged back in September of 2005, but individual logos have still been used for certain products. Other products have used the unified logo with Namco on the top and still other products, most notably Japanese imports, have used the unified logo with Bandai at the top. Well, all of this logo malarkey is going to stop as Namco Bandai will be unifying everything under one Bandai Namco logo.
“Since its merger in late 2005, BANDAI NAMCO Games has grown to be one of the largest and most successful game publishers in its native Japan, the United States, Latin America, and Europe,” says Nobuhiro Kasahara, Chief Operating Officer at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The BANDAI NAMCO Games logo has now become synonymous with great gaming products and services; it’s the perfect time for us to unify our corporate brand around the world and move forward together in a united front as a global company.”
Source: Bandai Namco Press Release