KONAMI starts operation of 2 BEMANI games today! DanceDanceRevolution A and jubeat Qubell. DanceDanceRevolution A features a lot of new EDM (Electronic Dance Music) songs and remixes. The selection screen has been redesigned and the game is easier to play. Konami confirms that there will be location tests of DanceDanceRevolution A in some Dave & Buster (USA) this summer. jubeat Qubell is the second game released today. There are 30 new songs for a total of 600 songs. A new system analyzes player's choices and automatically suggests songs popular among players sharing the same taste.
During a conference held today at its headquarters, Sega announced a new Border Break game. Border Break X is scheduled to be released in early Summer 2016. There isn't a lot of information about this new version but the main color will be green and there will be a new type of weapons to respond to any war situation: guerilla weapons.
reflec BEAT VOLZZA 2 is out in Japan today. This version is easier to play thanks to the Top Object Assist that locates the objects to help the player. It's possible to hide the Top Object Assist for the experimented players. There is also a new mode named My course mode where the player runs through 4 songs with one life gauge. New anime songs are also added (Boruto, Gintama, Valvrave the Liberator, Ushio to Tora, Shingeki no Kiojin, School-Live!, World Trigger, Yowamushi Pedal).
A new version of Monster Hunter Spirits originally released in June 2015 is available in Japan since yesterday. As a reminder, Monster Hunter Spirits is a trading card RPG set in the universe of the famous series of monster hunting games from Capcom. Monster Hunter Spirits Karitamashi features redesigned cards and new cards featuring monsters in their baby and adult forms. You can watch the trailer here.
After an anticipated release in some game centers, Bandai Namco releases its new game based on the Gundam license nationally today. It's Mobile Suit Gundam UC Card Builder, a card battle RPG game. Many mechas and pilots from all generations of Gundam are available. The cards are divided into 4 types: Common (C), Uncommon (UC), Rare (R) and Super Rare (SR). Rare cards have a silver background and Super Rare have a golden background. Some cards will be available only on certain occasions. For example, to obtain the MSZ-006 Z Gundam card, players will have to pre-order Gundam Breaker 3 for PS4 or Vita and will receive it as a gift. A special campaign starts today between the 3 Gundam arcade games and ends on April 7. During this campaign, players can get special cards for Mobile Suit Gundam UC Card Builder: the MS-06S Char's Zaku II card if they play both Mobile Suit Gundam UC Card Builder and Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxi Boost ON and the MS-06K Zaku Cannon card if they play both Mobile Suit Gundam UC Card Builder and Mobile Suit Gundam - Senjo no Kizuna. You can watch the trailer here.
In Belgium, fans of arcade games are in luck lately! After Star Wars Battle Pod and MotoGP, more new games reach our country. After some renovation works, the famous Reflex arcade in Ostend has indeed installed the new Jurassic Park Arcade environmental shooter by Raw Thrills, two MotoGP and Crossy Road Arcade, a very addictive redemption video game! It's a two player Frogger-like game with cute graphics and funny animations. We rarely see video redemption games in Belgium. This is unfortunate because there are many titles available and unlike mechanical games where earnings are often due to luck, here the number of tickets earned depends directly on the player's skills. The Reflex also announced the imminent arrival of Grand Piano Keys, another video redemption with a giant piano where you have to press the keys that light up to play familiar tunes. Reflex arcade is located on the corner of Langestraat and Vlaanderenstraat. This will be another addition to the twenty arcade games already in the arcade. So you know where to go if you visit Ostend...
We don't see new arcade games in Belgium very often, but when it happens, it's the heavy weights! Today, two brand new titles are coming to us: the first one is MotoGP, the best motorcycle racing game since Manx TT. Thanks to its license, MotoGP offers the players the chance to ride the motorbikes of the greatest drivers such as Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez. The game features authentic circuits from the championship and graphics are stunning! The cabinet blows air into the face of the player to simulate speed. Prepare for the mind-blowing races! The other novelty is the Flat Screen edition of Star Wars Battle Pod! Relive the greatest battles of the first trilogy flying an X-Wing, a snow speeder, a moto-speeder and an even Darth Vader's TIE Advanced! A new level; the battle of Takodana from the seventh episode is announced for this summer. You can play both games as soon as today at 4pm at Coney Island arcade on spring funfair in Mouscron. There, you will find two linked-up MotoGP arcade machines and a Star Wars Trilogy Flat Screen Edition cabinet, but also Aliens Armageddon, Winter X Games SnoCross, Dead Heat, a F355 Challenge deluxe cabinet and the classic Sega Rally 2 racing game. That's plenty of fun! Mouscron spring funfair will end on Sunday, March 20th so visit it before that date if you live in the area. Coney Island will then visit other cities such as Charleroi, Namur, Tournai, Liège and Mons. Maybe it will stop near your place... And if it is not the case, these games are worth the trip!
Groove Coaster 3 Link Fever is already the 4th version of Taito's musical game. The first Groove Coaster was released 3 years ago. This time the cabinet and the interface become red coloured. 29 new songs are already available for the game release, they are divided in different categories: Pop, Anime, Game, Vocaloid, Variety and Original. Players can now exchange messages and information about the songs via the online service. They can also register their friends to have access to their rankings and results. A collaboration with the Smartphone version starts for the launch of the arcade version.
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxi Boost ON is at last available in Japan. It's the first title in the Extreme VS. series that features a national online play mode! There are already 160 mechas available including some from recent Gundam anime series: the YG-111 Gundam G-Self piloted by Bellri Zenam and the CAMS-05 Mack Knife piloted by Mask (Gundam Reconguista in G), the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos piloted by Mikazuki Augus (Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS). Other Gundams will be regurarly added. Conquest mode have been renewed: a new course, a new stage: the capital Territory of Gundam Reconguista in G, new BGM and a new final boss. The EX Burst system has been revised with the addition of 3 functions for new strategies: Fighting burst (increases melee attack), Extend burst (avoids critical situations) and Shooting burst (cancels ranged attacks). A national competition is launched: "VS. Conquest pre-season". Players win contribution points if they win a battle. According to their contribution points and their ranking, they can get a premium G ticket to exchange against the season reward: an emblem icon and special gauge design. As usual in the Extreme VS. series, the opening movie song is composed by a famous band. This time it's NO FUTURE (Prototype ver.) by SiM, a Japanese alternative metal band from the Kanagawa Prefecture formed in 2004.
Attention! The new meeting point of Liège players will open this Friday, March 4th! It's the Player e-Sport bar! This e-sports bar offers several networked PCs, game consoles and of course arcade machines including a DanceDanceRevolution X3 VS 2ndMIX! This may quickly become the gathering place for the BEMANI community! The setting is beautiful thanks to the wonderul works of airbrush artist ECTO! Of course, versus fighting is not forgotten with the attendance of Kayane, Luffy, Alioune and Asenka on the opening day! Hearthstone player Tic-Tac will also be present. Friday evening will be hot with Street Fighter V, League of Legends and Hearthstone tournaments with cash prizes to boot. There will also be an exhibition match of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive opposing team LouvardGame to a public team. Visitors will have the chance to test Overwatch thanks to AFB Multi-Gaming. The crazyness will continue the next day with a Kayane Session where there will be many prizes to win! The Player e-Sport bar is located in the premises of the former Meltdown bar (50 Leopold Street), 500m from the Liège-Palais train station. See you there this Friday at 19:00 for a crazy gaming night!
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