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FACTS 2016The Flanders Expo (Ghent) will be the place to be this week-end for all sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay fans! FACTS, the Belgian Comic Con will be held from Saturday 22 (10:00 to 19:00) to Sunday 23(10:00 to 17:00) October. This year, all the halls of the Flanders Expo will be used. As every year, famous actors will be present. Visitors can meet David Hasselhoff, Sean Astin, Sylvester McCoy, Erika Eleniak, Kristin Bauer and many others in hall 4. Many artists will also be present: Alvaro Martinez Bueno, Lucio Parrillo, Stephen B. Scott, Jérôme Alquié,... Visitors will have a lot of things to see and to do during the two days: cosplay contests, fan village, workshops, guests, shopping, ... and even speed dates. Hall 2 will be fully dedicated to gaming with many stands where visitors can try the latest titles from big publishers and play retro games... Arcade Belgium will occupy booth 217 with 20 arcade machines set on freeplay including all time classics such as Time Crisis II, OutRun2 SP, DoDonPachi Daioujou Tamashii, Strider Hiryu 2, Puyo Puyo Fever, The Simpsons, Teenage Muntant Hero Turtles - Turles in Time, Hyper Street Fighter II, etc... We'll organize two free tournaments: a Spawn - In the Demon's Hand 4-player battle royal on Saturday and a Garou - Mark of the Wolves tourney on Sunday. Registration at 13:30 and tournaments at 14:00.

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jp Legend Baseball on location test

Legend Baseball on location testCapcom starts today a location test of a new arcade game: Legend Baseball. It's a realistic simulator machine featuring a pitching machine. The player stands in front of a big screen where a virtual pitcher throws a ball. A real ball leaves a hole below the screen and the player must hit it. Thanks to sensors, the game analyses his shot (speed, direction,...) and reproduces the move on the screen. The location test is held at the Game Land Chiharadai shop (Chiba).

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jp Konami announces pop'n music Usagi to Neko to Shounen no Yume

Konami announces pop'n music Usagi to Neko to Shounen no YumeKonami celebrates pop’n music’s 18th anniversary with a big news for the fans: a new pop'n music game is coming. It’s titled Usagi to Neko to Shounen no Yume (The rabbit, the cat, and the boy’s dream). New characters and songs are announced and a new type of note (rumoured to be hold note)! A location test is held at the Game Skilhat Dice (Kawasaki) until October 2nd.

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jp Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalThe arcade version of Square Enix's popular musical game is out today. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival (Shiatorizumu Final Fantasy) is an adaptation of the rhythm games using Final Fantasy musics released on 3DS. As in the console version, the player must perform actions with the controllers in rhythm with the notes scrolling on the screen. The cabinet features 2 buttons and 2 trackballs. The buttons are used for the red notes, the trackballs for yellow notes and both at the same time for the green notes. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival is played with both hands. Nobuo Uematsu, composer of the music of the Final Fantasy series and Masayoshi Soken, sound director of FFXIV participated in the development of the game. 82 songs from all the Final Fantasy games are already available and 60 characters which some will be regularly added are announced. A new song and a new character were created specifically for the game. A local co-op mode and an online mode are available. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival uses the NESiCA network and cards. For the game release, special NESiCA cards and stickers are available in limited quantity. A release in American Round1 seems already planned. You can see the game trailer here.

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CHUNITHM AIRSega launches a new version of its musical game CHUNITHM today. It's named CHUNITHM AIR and its starts a collaboration with Key's visual novel AIR. This new version introduces new songs in Anime & POP, Touhou Project, Variety and Original categories. There are also new characters and new features: nameplates and limit exceeded. This upgrade also brings changes in the player data (level, titles, map will not be saved). Former WORLD'S END songs will no longer be playable but new songs will replace them.

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jp Densha de GO!! will be out in Spring 2017

Densha de GO!! will be out in Spring 2017To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Taito's train simulator series, a new Densha de Go! arcade game will be released in Spring 2017. Taito will present a real immersive game with a cabinet recreating the cab of a real train with authentic controls, three wide screens for the scenery and a touchscreen panel showing the various indicators of the control stand. Square Enix will supervise the visual works to ensure overwhelming quality graphics, the game engine features various weather conditions and different seasons. Furthermore, the game will feature realistic major railways such as the Yamanote Line. The mission system will offer the full experience of a train operator's day including taking care of passengers and time management. Famous railway-lines of Japan will be added from time to time through updates. Renketsu! Densha de GO!!, the smartphone puzzle game that will be released this Winter on Android and iOS will interact with the arcade game. Collaborations with nanoGauge, Jorudan Co. and Railfan magazine are planned.

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jp Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. Card Builder 2nd awakening

Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. Card Builder 2nd awakeningMobile Suit Gundam U.C. Card Builder 2nd awakening is the first update of the card game that is out in Japan today. The cabinet design has been renewed in green and 117 new cards appeared (76 mechas and 41 characters). Some cards come from totally new series: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: At the Site of the Fallen Colony, UC-MSV (Gundam Unicorn Mobile Suit Variations), MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. But there are also new cards from series already represented on the previous cards: Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM Gillen and Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO. Three new maps have also been added: Palau, shuttle launch site and Earth satellite orbit. Two new navigators and new functions semi-automatic operation and auto-pilot function are now available to help the players.

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jp Sega announces Initial D Arcade Stage Zero

Sega announces Initial D Arcade Stage ZeroThree days ago, Sega has surprised everyone with the announcement of a new Initial D arcade game! They revealed the first info about the game today. First the name: Initial D Arcade Stage Zero. The game will use a new cabinet (the same cabinet was used since Initial D Arcade Stage 4). It will feature a 6-speed speed shifter (instead of the sequential one). Sega also announced a new soundtrack maybe composed by songs from the latest Initial D movies as the game charadesign shown in the trailer is the same than in the movies... Maybe all the game will be based on them. There is also a renewing of the save system: save card is now AIME and not a proprietary one anymore (it means that you'll be able to use the same IC card for both Wangan Midnight and Initial D). You won't be able to use your Initial D 8 card. Initial D Arcade Stage Zero will be on pre-location test from August 4 to 7 at the following game centers: Sega GiGO Ikebukuro, Club Sega Shinjuku Nishiguchi and Sega Akihabara Building 1. It will be divided in two phases: on August 4 and 6: Time attack and on August 5 and 7: Nationwide competition. In competition mode, you can ask for a revenge race. Players will be sorted into teams according to the game center where they are. There are 6 players per group. Example: players 1-6: Red Suns 001, players 7-12: Red Suns 002, etc... They are divided like this: Red Suns: Sega GiGO Ikebukuro, Akina Speed Stars: Club Sega Shinjuku Nishiguchi and Night Kids: Sega Akihabara Building 1. Various goodies will be given at the location test: fans, stickers and clear files. A trailer of Initial D Arcade Stage Zero is available here.

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jp Ultraman Fusion Fight!

Ultraman Fusion Fight!Ultraman Fusion Fight! is a new Data Carddass game from Bandai. It uses cards of the same format as the cards that appear in Ultraman Orb, the new TV series that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ultra Series. The player can use two Ultra fusion Cards to create a combination as in Ultraman Orb. For example, he can combine an Ultraman Card and an Ultraman Tiga Card to transform into Ultraman Orb Spacium Zeperion. There are also game exclusive cards combinations. Bandai has already announced 56 cards. You can watch the trailer here.

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jp MÚSECA 1+1/2

MÚSECA 1+1/2MÚSECA 1+1/2 is released today. This is the sequel of Konami's MÚSECA. There are now 2 game modes: pure game and mission. In pure mode, Grafica can be used but they will not cause any effect. In mission mode, Grafica skills will affect the game. Grafica elements work like this: COOL counters PASSION, PASSION counters NATURAL, NATURAL counters COOL and PURE and DARK counter each other. The interfacer is easier to naviagate and charts can now be unlocked directly from the songlist screen during any stage. Only scores and unlocked songs from MÚSECA can be transferred to MÚSECA 1+1/2, Grafica are reset.

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