Nostalgia Op.3 hits Japanese game centers today. For this new version of its piano game, Konami has chosen to immerse players in a world featuring a fairy tale design. Regarding the gameplay, a new "narrow down" function is added to order to make it easier to select songs and a new tutorial is available.
Almost 2 years after being announced, Aka & Blue Type-R (Aka to Blue Type-R in Japanese) is finally out in Japan today! This is the first game released on exA-Arcadia hardware and, unlike NESiCAxLive and All.Net P-ras MULTI titles, the game is not dematerialised and comes on a physical media that is similar to a cartridge. Aka & Blue Type-R is an adaptation of the Aka to Blue smartphone game from Tanoshimasu, a vertical scrolling shooting game released in September 2017. The game title refers to the colors of the two characters (Aka=Red and Blue). Aka uses a flared shot in a burst and Blue uses a more compact and slightly more powerful shot. Many improvements were made compared to the smartphone version. First, the resolution is scaled up from 720p for Aka to Blue to 1080p for Aka & Blue Type-R. Then, the design of enemies, especially bosses, has changed significantly. The enemies animation patterns are doubled and the moves are more complex. The ships have higher details and realistic coloring and the background graphics have been redesigned. The character visuals have also been renewed. The music of Aka to Blue was composed by WASi303, in the arcade version, the BGM includes arrangement versions and new music composed by several artists: Go Sato Band, FANTOM IRIS and O.T.K.. There are also new songs by Go Sato. Voices in the game are the same but a new voice for Blue has been added for the tutorial mode. Aka & Blue Type-R supports both 9:16 and 3:4 vertical screens. The gameplay will change if the ratio is different. In addition, horizontal screen (16:9/4:3) is also supported.
Star Horse 4 is out today. This new version of Sega's horse races medal game introduces new features. Special characteristics that trigger when some conditions are complete, make the horse or jockey abilities better than usual. The new secretary feature is added: after creating an account, you can choose a secretary (man or woman). If you chose a woman, you can select 6 secretaries from StarHorse Pocket.Sega uploaded how to play videos: . Furthermore, for the player comfort, Sega equipped the seat with an electric reclining function and headrest.
After Good Smile's 1000 Nendoroids exhibition last week, an SNK art exhibition organized by INDOR is held at Akiba CO gallery until Sunday November 24th. The galery is located on Akihabara's main street just outside Suehirocho subway station (Ginza line). Called Garou Densetsu ''Art of Fighting'', the exhibition is open from 14:00 to 20:00 on week days and from 12:00 to 19:00 on weekends. Beside looking at pieces of art like a painting of Geese Howard, his famous seat and Neo-Geo MVS arcade machines, visitors can buy exclusive merchandising such as Geese themed T-shirts and bags, Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters badges, Garou Densetsu stickers, Samurai Shodown goodies, etc... Free stickers are given when you spend more than 3000 yens. There are some pictures on the forum and the price of some goods on the exhibition website.
Readers of GamesRadar+ have awarded Yu Suzuki a Lifetime Achievement Award. He received his trophy during the Golden Joysticks Awards 2019 ceremony in London today. Yu Suzuki really deserves his Lifetime Achievement Award when you think about all the arcade games developped under his direction while he was working at Sega: Champion Boxing, Hang-On, Space Harrier, Enduro Racer, OutRun, After Burner, Power Drift, G-LOC - Air Battle, Virtua Racing, Virtua Fighter 1 to 4, Fighting Vipers, F355 Challenge 1 and 2, ... Of course, he's also famous among console players for his masterpieces: Shenmue and Shenmue II on Dreamcast. The long awaited release of Shenmue III will happen on PC and PS4 next week. Even if he told that he would like to return to licences such as OutRun and Virtua Fighter, it will depends on Sega's will (for whom he's a consultant) as they own the brands. He however told in an interview that somthing could happen... Once Shenmue III released, we'll be looking forward his next arcade game. You may watch the award ceremony on this video of The Golden Joysticks Awards 2019 (including a praise by Peter Moore).
11 years after Samurai Spirits Sen on Taito Type X², SNK will release Samurai Spirits on NESiCAxLive2 tomorrow! This new game uses the Unreal Engine 4. Like in previous titles, there are 4 buttons (3 slash and a kick) and anger gauge allowing players to perform the "weapon killing special" technique. 16 characters will be available for the game release (13 veterans and 3 new). Returning characters: Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Genjuro Kibagami, Yoshitora Tokugawa, Ukyo Tachibana, Hanzo Hattori, Galford, Kyoshiro Senryo, Jubei Yagyu, Tam Tam, Charlotte, Earthquake and Shiki. Newcomers: Yashamaru Kura, Darli Dagger and Wu-Ruixiang. 11 stages are selectable for now.
Konami Amusement releases beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE today. beatmania is a DJ simulation game that operates seven keys and one turntable according to the rhythm. This new version has new features to enjoy such as the "breaking news" fuction notifing in real time about record information updated by players nationwide, so you can enjoy score competition with other players.
Kemono Friends is a media franchise created by manga artist Mine Yoshizaki. The project first produce was a mobile game in 2015, then a manga published between 2015 and 2017 and an anime television series in 2017. Today, Sega releases the arcade game in the franchise: Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours. This is a card game for all ages. Players scan their cards and a battle begins after deciding at a roulette who will be the first attacker. There are 3 buttons (red, blue and green) and players must press the button of the color instructed on the screen within the limit time. When attacking, stopping the cursor in the zone with the deepest color, make a stronger attack and in defense, pressing the button quickly, increase the defense.
Sega releases today Ongeki SUMMER. In this new version of the gamne, the story continues with Chapter 3: "Shooter Festival" and 3 new characters are available. Ongeki SUMMER is be easier to play than n the lastes versions to help the beginners and for the veterans, the player level limit is changed from 999 to 9999. Some old songs are no longer available but the are many new ones and many events and missions are comming. A new type of card "SR+" more powerful than "SR" appears and ca be used as a bonus card for events and missions.
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