Konami just announced the new major version upgrade of the music game jubeat: jubeat Ave. There will be many original songs by returning artists but also by new artist. To celebrate the version upgrade, a musical score contest for the theme song Explore Every Ave. started in the smartphone app jubeat today and will last until July 7th. The released date is not yet announced.
A new title is available from today on exA-Arcadia: NOISZ ARC⌖CODA. It is a 1P rhythm & shooting game developed by Anarch Entertainment (created by the developers of Pump It Up Infinity and NeonFM). NOISZ was released in 2018 on PC and its sequel NOISZ re:||VERSE in 2020. Battles in NOISZ are an unparalleled experience, merging the intensity of classic shooter gameplay with an immersive rhythmic mechanic, with each level closely tied to the music. NOISZ ARC⌖CODA brings a revamped and speedier gameplay, more challenging stages and all content from NOISZ and re:||VERSE. The game also features 6 new exclusive levels including a duel against the super boss NOISZ Beast Genbu and 40 songs are available (the track list can be found here). Many voices have been added. Visual and audio cues as well as tutorials have been added to help the player get a feel for the action. Players can share their ranking online via a QR code. As always with exA-Arcadia games, input lag is minimal. NOISZ ARC⌖CODA is distributed by Red Sun Systems and the kit includes a poster, a header, instruction strips (Japanese, English) and a manual (Japanese, English).
Shadow Gangs X is a ninja action game similar to Shinobi that is released today on exA-Arcadia. It is developed by British studio JKM Corp. The arcade version features redesigned and shorter levels, as well as a playable female character. Like in Shinobi, the players have to take turns. You play as Dan or Erika in their quest to stop the evil Shadowlord and rescue your fellow clansmen. When you power up, you transform yourself into your ninja form. Shadow Gangs X features 4K visuals designed by Tekken 7 illustrator, jbstyle. and the soundtrack is arranged by Keishi Yonao. The game is compatible 16:9 HD Widescreen and 4:3 SD CRT and you can display scan lines. You can order your gamekit from Red Sun Systems, it contains a A1 Poster, a header, instruction strips (Japanese/English) and manual (Japanese/English).
Taito announced a new arcade game named MUSIC DIVER scheduled to start operation this winter. This is is a musical game that uses 2 stick to hit two types of input areas: the screen device and the edge device that surrounds it. Each is divided into upper, lower, left and right and there are a total of 8 locations. During play, notes appear from the center of the screen according to the music and flow toward the outer circumference, so if you hit the input area specified when the judgment line is reached with the stick at the right time, the input will be successful. Each song has four different levels of difficulty: "EASY", "NORMAL", "HARD", and "EXTREAM". The songs are divided into 12 levels from 1 to 12. The biggest feature of this game is the "Create Dive" mode. In this mode, you can freely arrange the notes of the song and create a musical score of your choice, and you can change the instrument that sounds when you hit it. The created musical score can be saved on the amusement IC card, and can be uploaded to the server and shared with other players. MUSIC DIVER location tests will be held at Round 1 in Yokohama and Osaka from May 27th to 29th.
Released towards the end of 2021 on NeoGeo console, Neotris is finally available in MVS format. This variation of Tetris made by Chips on Steroids offers a caravan mode, a two-player versus mode and a single player mode where it is possible to play with or without time limit. The game is very colourful and has a funky atmosphere. You have to clear a certain number of lines in order to reach the next level, which grants you with a 3D bonus stage where you have to catch stars and a nice animation that tells you a bit of the story. As far as the gameplay is concerned, it is of course possible to rotate the pieces in both directions and bring them down directly. But it is also possible to put a piece aside to use it later. It should be noted that unlike the console version, this MVS version does not support the Neotap or the official SNK 4-player adapter, so it is not possible for more than 2 players to play at the same time. In addition to the game cartridge, the MVS kit includes a mini-marquee, flyers and an instruction sheet. Neotris is available for 180€ + shipping (35€ for Europe, 50€ outside Europe). To order it, send your details (name, surname, address, phone number and Paypal email address) to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted back.
CHUNITHM NEW PLUS is out in Japan today. New songs are available and new collaborations are held until May 11th. The first one with the TV anime Tokyo Revengers. The second one with Project Sekai Colorful Stage! Feat. Hatsune Miku Episode 2. You can get, character nameplate by advancing the event map. The Groove Coaster and The Irregular at Magic High School collaboration event and will reappear until June 8th. In addition to the characters you got in the previous event, you can now get new nameplates. If you couldn't get the character at the previous event, please take this opportunity to participate in the event.
The new version of BASEBALL COLLECTION is out in Japan today. To celebrate the release of BASEBALL COLLECTION SEASON 2022, two campaign are held until Arpil 27th: a Startup Campaign for youg players and an Opening Stamp Campaign tp get items that are useful for training.
maimai deluxe UNiVERSE PLUS is released today. The latest upgrade of the rhythm game from Sega brings new popular songs in POPS & ANIME, Vocaloid, Touhou Project categories and new collaborations. The first new collaboration will be held with Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S until May 12th. You can get in-game rewards such as tour members, Nameplates and Frames.
Pokemon Corogarena starts operation today. This is a new medal game with video game parts from Sega. You start the game with a Pikachu and you roll a virtual dice. Pikachu makes a number of steps determined by the dice. If he stops on a Get spot, you will meet different Pokemon that you can catch with Pokeball. When you get a party of 6 Pokemon, you enter the Battle Mode. When you win a battle, you get a bonus roulette that gives you various bonus including encountering Mew and Mewtwo.
Chase Chase Jokers is a new action game from Konami that will be released this year. A location test is held this week-end. This a 3vs3 games where players are divided into two groups, humans and Oni, and compete against each other. The two teams compete in a maze to collect keys and avoid being touched by their opponents. The cabinet features a thumbstick to control the characters. There are different kinds of buttons. 3 colored buttons: action, jump and slide. 1 big white: camera move and a "Skill" button to activate skills when you became an Oni There is a touch screen that allows chatting. All the characters are fully voiced.
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