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07.05.2024
jp Konami announces DanceDanceRevolution World

Konami announces DanceDanceRevolution WorldKonami announced that DanceDanceRevolution World, the latest work in the DDR series, will be released in 2024. The two main characters are Emi and Rage with new designs. All the game screen have been renewed with new visuals. The folder selection screen also has been renewed. It will be more easy to find a music in the different folders: folders specialized in various genres, folders where you can choose from all conventional songs, folders for beginners with a simple screen, ALL MUSIC folder for people familiar to DDR and FIRST STEP folder where you can learn basic steps from famous songs. In addition to the usual various information displays, you can use the numeric keypad to use functions that are convenient for deep play, such as the filter function. On the difficulty selection screen, the Shock Arrow, Speed Change and Pause gimmicks built into the music sheet will now be displayed as icons. At the game launch, there will be licended musics and songs selected from the DanceDanceRevolution 25th Anniversary Song Creator Audition.

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17.04.2024
jp Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR PLUS

Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR PLUSWangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6RR PLUS is available in Japan today. This title celebrate the 20th anniversary of the licence from Bandai Namco. This is the 13th game in the series and the third upgrade of Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6. Many new features are available: 5 new BGM's composed by Yuzo Koshiro, addidtional Dress-up parts, several dress-up car redesigns, updated Time Attack Mode, vehicle's behavior changes after 600 horsepower, titles will be inherited, navigator map function enhancement, in-store ranking moved to Wangan Terminal, enhanced 2 on 2 mode in Tournament Mode, new Car: Nissan Fairlady Z Version ST (RZ34). The Nissan Fairlady Z 280Z-T (HGS130) and Nissan Leopard 3.0 Ultima (F31) that were previously only available as reward cars for players who transferred their data from Maximum Tune 5DX+, they will be made available to players as a default selection car.

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29.03.2024
jp BREAKING DOWN Hard Puncher ARCADE

BREAKING DOWN Hard Puncher ARCADEBREAKING DOWN Hard Puncher ARCADE is a new punching machine developed by BreakingDown Co and GiGO. A total of 200 units are scheduled to be in operation at approximately 170 GiGO nationwide. BreakingDown is a new type of mixed martial arts entertainment in which fighters with various backgrounds such as boxing, karate, karate, judo, Nippon Kempo, sumo. Fighters com compete to determine the strongest in a "one minute, one round" match.The game has two game modes: classic "punch force measurement": punching power will be measured, and after playing, you can register for the national rankings using the QR code that is displayed. Various events will be held on the BreakingDown app linked to the QR code. And "VS Fighter": players must defeat BreakingDown competitors using not only punching power but also impact and timing. BreakingDown famous competitors will appear for a limited time. The first two players, Teru and Ueda, will be available for a limited time from April 1st.

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28.03.2024
jp Polaris Chord

Polaris ChordPolaris Chord, the lastest musical game from Konami is available in Japan today. The game is about VTubers and you play a new employee of the SIHBA TV that have to recruit characters called "Contenters" to create video content. You get Contenters thanks to gacha, each one has different abilities related to score and life gauge. You play the game with a keyboard with 12 physicale keys and two faders. You have to press the keys while notes scroll from the back to the front and reach the judgement line. However, you don't have to hit the specific key on the keyboard to match the note on the screen, hitting a key surrounding the scrolling note is sufficient. There are different types of notes: Tap, Tap/Flick, Tap/Hold, Tap/Slide, Tap/Release, Honeycomb, Fader, Fader/Hold, Fader/Scratch.There are two monitors: a touch panel monitor, and another monitor which is used to display music videos during gameplay, and reactions of the Contenters during the results. The cabinet also includes a headphone jack terminal. There are 3 game modes: Beginner (2 songs), Basic (3 songs) and Timer (4, 6, 8 or 12 minutes).

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21.03.2024
jp Touhou Scarlet Diabolique Fantastica

Touhou Scarlet Diabolique FantasticaTouhou Scarlet Diabolique Fantastica is out in Japanese game centers today. The game will be available for Japanese consumers on April 18. Touhou Scarlet Diabolique Fantastica is the 2nd Touhou game released on exA-Arcadia and this is the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Touhou Episode 6). Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame are back to discover the mystery behind a strange red mist and two new characters join them: Sanae Kochiya (a descendant of a god Suwako Moriya and maid of the Moriya Shrine)and Patchouli Knowledge (a very smart magician from the Scarlet Devil Mansion). All game characters are voiced by 12 anime seiyu such as Ayaka Suwa, Naomi Ohzora, Kanae Ito and Asami Sanada. As for Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica, Team Shanghai Alice, the original series creators, supervised the game development. There are 3 play modes: Original (with 4 difficulty levels), Extra (you can play the epilogue) and Score attack. The exA is renowned for its low input delay, and this game is no exception, with an input lag of 2 frames, half that of the original version. You can choose between the original soundtrack and the arranged soudtrack composed by Keishi Yonao. Touhou Scarlet Diabolique Fantastica is in Japanese and in English and can be played both vertical or horizontal and 16:9 and 4:3. You can find the list of venues where it can currently be played on our exA tracker.

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19.03.2024
eu Cyborg Force

Cyborg ForceCyborg Force shipping starts today. Cyborg Force is a new run and gun video game for NeoGeo MVS by Neo Byte Force (Ozzy Ouzo and Johnny 16Bit, the team behind the Tsunami Edition of The Eye of Typhoon). You choose one of the 8 members of mankind’s most top-elite military corps, your mission is to save the universe from the mad tyrant of Mars’ ultimate weapon of mass destruction: the Necro-Doomizer. You fight against waves of hostile mutants, cyber-troops, air and armoured units. You can also play with a teammate. There are many different actions to perform: shoot with 10 unique weapons, jump, throw grenades and pick up bonuses to make your way through the 5 levels of the game to the rhythm of a heavy metal soundtrack. Weapon mastering and precise bullet-dodging are particularly important in Cyborg Force, the game is not easy, and you restart the level when using a "continue". Fortunately, there are 8 levels of difficulty, but if you want to see the true ending, you have to finish the game in one credit. Two editions of Cyborg Force are available: Standard (with a Jesus Mk II “Thank You” card and an arcade flyer) and Collector (which in addition, includes a Cyborg Force T-Shirt, an original soundtrack CD, an acrylic keyring, a 55mm Vladimir badge, 2 coasters, a custom bubble envelope and a poster). You can order the game at the Neo Byte Force online shop.

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16.03.2024
jp Gitadora Galaxy Wave

Gitadora Galaxy WaveGitadora Galaxy Wave starts operation today. This is the 10th work in the GITADORA series from Konami and the theme is theme is music from the galaxy where sparkling stars gather. The visuals have been completely changed from the previous work GITADORA FUZZ-UP which had a dark image with a noise motif. You can enjoy a wide variety of songs, including anime songs and popular songs, with a focus on Konami's original songs. There are ne features such as Gitado Ticket (by paying an additional fee and purchasing Gitado Ticket while playing you can take advantage of various additional features) and Restart function (allowing you to play the same song again from the beginning without returning to the song selection screen while playing Premium Free).

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05.03.2024
eu Zombies Ready, Deady, Go!

Zombies Ready, Deady, Go!ZOMBIES READY DEADY GO! from Sega Amusements is available today in Europe. This is a 4-players skill-based redemption game featuring a ball-rolling, derby-style experience. You choose between the 4 zombies: Bubbles, Coco, Dizzy and Smudge and then you take part in a hilarous race hosted by “live” TV presenter, Ken Chase, and Brian De’ath, his crazy Zombie Sidekick. The goal is to reach the finish line by roll balls into the scoring holesto make their zombie walk, jog, or run. During the final sprint, the super bonus zombie mouth open at the end of the playfield and gives tyou a super bonus if you thow a ball in it. When the race is over, tickets are awarded based on race position and ball scores. The cabinet features a 65" screen that showcases players' zombies and their race progress, a 6-channel audio system and a ticket dispensor.

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21.02.2024
be StepManiaX arrives in Belgium

StepManiaX arrives in BelgiumThe first StepManiaX machine has just appeared in Belgium. You'll find it at the S'pace bowling alley in Malmedy (formerly Bowling 362). Of course, S'pace is more than just a bowling alley. In addition to the 12 bowling lanes, there's a bar, an arcade area with video games, cranes and pinball machines (game list), racing simulators and a quiz room. After a few transformations, the arcade section reopens today with new games such as Jurassic Park Arcade, Mario Kart Arcade GP, Pac-Man Battle Royale, Skill Shooter, Super Bikes 3 and the famous StepManiaX. Already very popular in the United States and the United Kingdom, StepManiaX is a dance game developed by Step Revolution (In The Groove, ReRave, Pump It Up Pro). This video game began its career in American gyms in 2017, at which time the machine was equipped with a 43" screen and a 2.1 sound system. An improved version of the cabinet featuring a 4.2 sound system was released in arcades at the end of 2019. Finally, a deluxe version was released at the end of 2022, featuring a 65" touch screen and an 8.1 sound system. This latest version is the one found in Malmedy. The game features more than 400 songs, with new titles added every month. There are songs of all styles, and from a variety of artists including Naoki, Scott Brown, Cubic 22, E-Rotic, ... Having started out in gyms, the game shows the number of calories burned at the end of the game and aims to be more accessible than other arcade dance games. If you want more detail, feel free to check out our interview with Kyle Ward, the game producer. For the full experience, it's advisable to download the StepManiaX app to your smartphone (available on App Store and Google Play). The app keeps track of your scores for each song, the calories you've burned and your place in the national and world rankings. It also lets you search for players, define a rival and edit your own step charts. You have to admit, it's unprecedented. Other machines will be deployed in Belgium and tournaments organised in the future, so head over to S'pace Malmedy and start training!

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15.02.2024
jp Yatagarasu Enter The Eastward

Yatagarasu Enter The EastwardYatagarasu Enter the Eastward is available on NESiCAxLive2 today. This is the sequel to Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm. This new game introduces a new parallel world with new characters and gameplaywhile preserving the classic 2D fighting game format. Three new characters are added: Ugui (VA: Shinobu Matsumoto), an elderly butler who serves the last descendant of the now-deposed Suitoku royal family, Ao Tienyi (VA: Yumiri Hanamori), the last living descendant of the Suitoku royal family and Sistan (VA: Hisako Kanemoto), originally an automated doll designed to bring joy to people, Sistan was reprogrammed to become a secret operative. The game also features an in-game collaboration with Mad Catz in the form of stages inspired by the renowned maker of gaming hardware.

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