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eu Turn your Sega Race TV into R-Tuned

Turn your Sega Race TV into R-TunedSega informs us of the immediate availability of a R-Tuned conversion kit for Sega Race TV. We already told you about R-Tuned - Ultimate Street Racing in our ATEI 2009 report. It's a tuning themed racing game featuring 25 American and Japanese drift and muscle cars, 3 realistically reproduced cities: New York City, Hong Kong and Tokyo (Shinjuku and Shibuya), unlimited boost and 3 driver views. Up to 4 machines (2 twins) can be linked up for multiplayer games. Kit includes step-by-step instructions with pictures, all needed wiring and connectors, a new billboard, a new steering wheel, a complete set of decals as well as the game DVD-ROM and owner's manual. Order your kit today at Sega Amusements.

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jp Atlus announces Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena

Atlus announces Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka ArenaAtlus has announced that Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena will be released during Spring 2012. This 2D fighting game is developed by Arc System Works and runs on Taito (NESiCAxLive), it will be also released on consoles but in Summer. Persona is a series of role-playing games released on consoles telling the story of a group of adolescents with psy powers enabling them to summon Personas. Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena takes place 2 years after the events of Persona 4 and features characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4. There is still no information about the gameplay but we already know that it will playable with four buttons. Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena will be presented at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 that will take place from September 15 to 18 at Makuhari Messe.

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jp Super Street Fighter IV - Arcade Edition Ver.2012 on location tests

Super Street Fighter IV - Arcade Edition Ver.2012 on location testsAnnounced by Yoshi Ono during Evo 2011, the update requested by fans and destined to re-balance Super Street Fighter IV - Arcade Edition is in the works at Capcom. No information has been unveiled so far about this Ver.2012 except that it will be a free update and it will re-balance characters. The first location tests will start on August 26 at Sega Avion in Osaka and will end on September 4 at Capcom Plaza in Musashino. The complete schedule of the location tests is on the forum.

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jp Sega Network Taisen Mahjong MJ5

Sega Network Taisen Mahjong MJ5Sega Network Taisen Mahjong MJ5 is released today in Japan: the upgrade will start gradually throughout the country. MJ5 runs on RingEdge, it is available in full kit or in conversion kit for each element ("live" monitor, server and satellite). "Professional league" mode and "jansu" mode (májiàng in Mandarin and meaning sparrow) will be available from November. The conditions for participation in the professional league has changed in this new version.

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jp Chaos Code

Chaos CodeAnnounced since 2007 and then disappeared for a long time, Chaos Code is finally at the end of its journey since it's in Japan released today. Initially expected to be a 2D online fighting game on PC, it was developed by Taiwanese branch of Australian studio FK Digital, it runs on RingEdge and is distributed by Sega. The eleven characters are customizable: they each have four special moves and the player must develop a different combat strategy for each one. Before a battle, player must choose which special moves he wants to use. Using combos is very important during the game but they are easily achievable, the creators of Chaos Code, Michael and Mickey Lin wish to release a game that even beginners can have fun with. Chaos Code has a neat realization: backgrounds are varied and detailed and the fighters have many animations, some are pretty funny...

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fr Katsuhiro Harada & Yu Suzuki @ Toulouse Game Show

Katsuhiro Harada & Yu Suzuki @ Toulouse Game ShowThe next edition of TGS (Toulouse Game Show) will be held from November 26 to 27 in the "Espaces de Congrès et d'Exposition de Toulouse Labège". This show, which is now in its fourth edition, is dedicated to video games, manga, anime and Asian culture, gathers professional associations and of course passionates (25,000 visitors attended the event in 2010). Two guests comming from arcade stage are announced: Katsuhiro Harada (Tekken) that will be part of Namco Bandai representatives and Yu Suzuki (After Burner, Virtua Fighter). They will be present during the two days of the show and participate in conferences, meetings questions/answers and book signings.

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uk Robert Brown passes away

Robert Brown passes awayIt's with a deep sadness that we learn about the death of Robert Brown who was credit controller at Electrocoin (European distributor of Konami, Stern and Taito) for 24 years. He died on Thursday (July 28th) following a short illness. Robert had been hospitalized earlier last month but after undergoing tests and receiving treatment, he returned home and was feeling better. Unfortunately, he died two weeks later. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 9 at Breakspear Crematorium on Breakspear Road in Ruislip, Middlesex (UK) at 11:45. Our sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.

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jp Shin Koihime † Musou ARCADE EDITION

Shin Koihime † Musou ARCADE EDITIONShin Koihime † Musou ARCADE EDITION is out in Japan today. This 2D fight game is an adaptation of a hentai game developed by BaseSon and released on PC in 2007. An animated series was also released in 2008. The story takes place at the end of the Han Dynasty and the beginning of the Three Kingdoms period and features Kanu, a girl whose family was murdered and who joins a band of bandits hunters to protect innocent people. The game features only female fighters and uses a system of "assist": the player first chooses his fighter among the ten proposed and then his "assist" among the six available. Shin Koihime † Musou ARCADE EDITION is the first game that runs on the Neo Standard system (CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo G6950, RAM: max 8GB, Video: Geforce 220). The graphics are very colorful and the backgrounds are superb and very detailed.

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jp Mobile Suit Gundam - Senjo no Kizuna REV 3

Mobile Suit Gundam - Senjo no Kizuna REV 3Mobile Suit Gundam - Senjo no Kizuna REV 3 is released today. This major update features some changes in the cockpit: Bandai Namco wanted to make the game more immersive by improving sreen display (more info are displayed) and sound (especially weapons and explosions). Another new feature is BANA Passport use: previous IC cards data are transferred to the BANA Passport (the player must acquire one at the first game if he doesn't already own one) and data of the two factions (Earth Federation and Zeon) can be saved both on the same card. Futhermore, by registering on BANA Passport website, a player who lost his card can recover data on a new card. In terms of gameplay, changes have been made: players are divided by class and now they fight against other players of the same class. To move to the upper class, he will have to pass a promotion! And a player whose performance is in decline will be retrograded ... Winning battles grants victory points to purchase new Gundam (availability depending on player's level).

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jp Darius Burst - Another Chronicle EX

Darius Burst - Another Chronicle EXIn June, Taito has announced being working on Darius Burst - Another Chronicle EX but there weren't any informations about the game available. It's actually a big update of Darius Burst - Another Chronicle that will be held in two phases: the 1st one (Ver.1.13) is released tomorrow and the 2nd one (Ver.1.14) will be out later but there's still no date scheduled. There are Ver.1.13 main features: enhanced graphics, new ships in original modes, new boss, a tutorial, enhanced power-up system. New artworks are available to transform a Darius Burst - Another Chronicle in EX version. As we are not able to test it in Europe, don't forget that Darius Burst - Another Chronicle is playable in London at Casino on Goodge Street.

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