Pokkén Tournament has just been announced during the stream organised by Famitsu and The Pokémon Company. Rumors were running for a while on this game but against all expectation it will be an arcade game. Developed by Bandai Namco Games and supervised by Katsuhiro Harada, Pokkén Tournament will be a fighting game between Pokémon. The released date is scheduled for 2015. A teaser is already available here.
Gunslinger Stratos 2 ver1.10 is available in Japan today. This update fixes several bugs, adds a new weapon pack for each character, changes the scoring method of the national competition and introduces a new character: Rakan-do Rin. She comes from 20 years into the future to find the killer of her mother. She uses a fan among other weapons to fight.
The Isshun Sengeki Cup was held today. This is the Tokyo qualifier for the Ultra Street Fighter IV official tournament in Japan. During this event, Taito and Capcom announced that four legendary Capcom's fighting games will be re-released through the NESiCAxLive network. These games are Hyper Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Zero 3 and Vampire Savior. Taito will organise a public test during the Osaka qualifiers on August 30. Players will be asked to provide feedback. There is no release date yet for these titles but some info are already available: the display is in wide-screen format and players can save their name, points, ranking and number of KOs on a NESiCA card.
A new course is available in Initial D Arcade Stage 8 Infinity today: the Nichien-Momiji line, home of the Seven Star Leaf team. In real life, this is a 28km-long road connecting Shiobara Hot Springs and Kinugawa Hot Springs at an altitude of over 1000m. This course was only available in Initial D Special Stage until now.
La Tête Dans les Nuages features new games for the holidays. The famous Parisian game center acquired some new good games: Mach Storm, Deadstrom Pirates Special Edition and Super Alpine Racer. These 3 games from Namco were released in Europe in 2014. On players request, eight pinball machines were also installed as Metallica and Avengers pinballs. It's time to go to La Tête Dans les Nuages as the arcade will be open throughout the month of August (including August 15) and promotions for club members are running.
Every year Konami releases a new version of the Baseball Heroes card game. The 2014 version hits Japanese arcades today. There are 300 new cards from the 2014 season and 12 professional teams. Two new categories of cards are available: Super Rare and Ultra Rare. Players can now compete in a new versus game mode. New features allow players to develop new game tactics.
Puella Magi Madoka â˜† Magica: The Movie MAGICARD BATTLE from Sega starts operation today. All magical girls from the series (Madoka, Homura, Sayaka, Tomoe and Sakura) are present in this game and fight witches using spell cards. The player uses three buttons to fight: charge (green), attack (red) and skill (blue). There are 60 different cards to win during the game or buy. They are divided into 5 categories: Normal, Rare, Super Rare, Hyper Rare and Ultimate Rare.
In 1999, Konami released Silent Scope, a sniper game which has since become a classic. Konami hasn't given a true sequel to the series since the release of Silent Scope EX in 2001. It's now done with Silent Scope Bone Eater. The concept is the same as in the original but the story is now set in a cyber future and characters are completely new. Technology has also improved since this time, the cabinet features a transparent liquid crystal screen, headphones, a 3D sound system and a ventilation system to immerse the player in his role of a sniper. The game has 3 different story modes, a score attack mode and a mission mode. You can watch the opening here.
Puyo Puyo Quest Arcade ver1.2 will be out in two days. Three new characters are added: Maguro Sasaki, Rider and Risukuma. Level limit is updated to 50. The new challenge mode allows a player to choose the game rules and try to make a high score. There are other new features including 10 new cards and the ability to save up to 3 games.
Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX second update adds two playable characters and two support characters. Yukina Himeragi from Strike the Blood and Rentaro Satomi from Black Bullet are playable. Kojou Akatsuki from Strike the Blood and Aihara Enju from Black Bullet join the supporting characters. You'll find the characters presentation movie here.
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