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!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Takara Tomy announced Toshinden for the Nintendo Wii. The game will be a fighting game sequel to the Battle Arena Toshinden series that was previously released on PSX and Sega Saturn. The game will feature 3d versus combat in interactive fighting arenas that can be used against each other like DOA or Virtua Fighter.
Arika and Nintendo announced that the Ketsui Trial demo will be released to the DS demo stations across Japan as well as the Nintendo Channel on the Wii. The game features boss rush modes as well as a few stages from the original Arcade version. It will be released October 23rd. Ketsui Death Label Official Site
Monday, October 13, 2008
According to the ESRB and Partnernet (Pics Below) Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is coming out on Xbox 360 XBLA and Playstation 3 PSN as a downloadable title for each console. No features have been announced yet but we can assume that it will have online multi player and score ranking modes.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Arc System Works has released a few trailers for BlazBlue at the Tokyo Game Show. The game will be released on consoles early next year. Aksys is releasing the game in the USA with on Taito Type X 2 with a Taito Viewlix cabinet for $7000.