Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Capcom announced that Super Street Fighter 2 HD remix will be released next week! November 26th on the Xbox Live Arcade and November 27th on the PSN. Pricing for the game is unavailible but will probally be premium priced at $15. Game includes online versus , score ranking and leaderboards.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Triangle Service announced the Shooting Love 200X would be released on Febuary 19th 2009 on Xbox 360 in Japan. The game will include Trizeal Remix, Shmup Skills Test , And Exzeal on one DVD.
In the meantime check out this video of the shmups skills test.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Capcom announced that Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix has completed development and has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft for release on thier PSN and XBLA services respectively. They said there were aiming for a November release so look forward to this game and enjoy the screenshots below in the time being.
New Screenshots have been released by Cave of Death Smiles for Xbox 360. The game is due in Febuary and will include Arrange and Original modes as well as Online Co-Op. There will be a Regular ($69) and a Limited Edition ($89)which will include the game soundtrack.
Below are some comparison pictures.
Capcom announced that Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion Testing in Japan starting November 6th-9th at NamcoLand Arcade in Umeda, Kawasaki, Japan. This will help with the balancing of the home port the team is currently working on simutaneously with the Arcade version.
Screens courtesy of Game-Watch
Mile-Stone announced they were working on a sequel to the Naomi/Dreamcast shmup Radirgy 2 / Radilgy / Radio Allergy due out for Arcades. Expect more cell shaded goodness and hopefully some added gameplay elements to the system as well. Seems with the way Mile-Stone is going a Wii port cannot be far behind. They also said they had 2 other untitled games in the works. My guess is a followup to the Tank Beat Series and another shmup.
Capcom confirmed that Street Fighter 4 would be released Febuary 20th 2009 worldwide for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will feature several characters not found in the Arcade version of the game. Other modes includes online , and Worldwide rankings.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sega announced they will be hosting a Thunderforce VI event October 26th and Dodonpachi Extra event November 2nd at the Akihabara Amusement Center. This will allow gamers try the games before they are released.
THUNDERFORCE was introduced in 1983 for the PC, ,"THUNDERFORCE VI", is the latest in the game series. The gameplay is in 2D with 3d graphics. The game will be released by Sega on October 30th.
Donpachi was introduced in 1995 for the Arcade. DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou EXTRA", is the 3rd game in the series developed by Cave and includes both the Original and Black Label arcade versions. The Game will be released by 5pb on December 25th.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
While searching the net about Shmups I stumbled across Gulti's web site and noticed they had a english page. Here is the Link to that site and a small excerpt from their Company Profile below.
Gulti Co., Ltd. (pronounced ga roo chi) is an entertainment software developer founded in 2006 and based in Tokyo the mecca of electronics, gaming and pop culture, Akihabara. The founding members of Gulti include the core development team from Seibu Kaihatsu, Raiden and Raiden Fighters series.
Hopefully we can count on them for Shmup ports and Original IP for years to come. I really am a huge fan of the Raiden games myself.
5pb released the boxart for Dodonpachi Dai Ou Jou EXTRA. The game is due out December 25th. They also announced there will be no longer be a HD mode instead opting for several Anti Aliasing Options. Also there is the option to choose 3 different Arrangements for for Soundtrack Mono, Arrange , and a remix by Manabu Namiki. Modes include Original version , Black Label version , Replay mode and Online Score Rankings.
5pb announced that Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi EXTRA on Xbox 360 will be released January 29th 2009. The game will include a EXTRA mode and original Arcade mode as well as Online Leaderboards. 2009 is shaping up to be a great year for shmups.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Namco Bandai announced that Yoda and Darth Vader will be released as DLC for Soul Calibur 4. Each character will cost about $6.00 to purchase. Now Xbox 360 owners can play with Darth Vader and PS3 owners play with Yoda. Interested to see if any other characters are released in the near future.
Konami announced that Otomedius Gorgeous will be released on November 20th for Xbox 360. The game will be available in two different versions. Regular game only and a limited edition set that includes a touch screen arcade stick to recreate the arcade experience. The game will include online multi player as well as 3 player LAN support.Screens below
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Cave's new shmup Switch is released as a I-Mode game. You can buy it from Cave's I-Mode site and access it for 315 yen monthly. The game features several selectable characters and ship styles. I hope this game receives a DS port in the near future or this is one Cave shmup we may never play!