Love Live! School Idol Festival ~ after school ACTIVITY ~ Next Stage is out in Japan today. They are two new buttons added : "decision button" and "cancel button". A new music notation "PLUS" aslo appear. And, of course, many new songs are available (We know the future, Energetic fully open DAY! DAY! DAY!, Tricholico PLEASE !!, Strawberry Trapper, ...).
Available since June on PS4, FIGHTING EX LAYER starts operation on NESiCAxLive2 today. Arika's fighting game is played in a 2.5D environment and uses the Unreal Engine. The battles take place in closed arenas. The gameplay retains many of the mechanics from the first FIGHTING EX out in 1998 and Street Fighter EX series , such as Super Cancels and running. Arika added an original new feature to the game: power-up deck. Players can build a deck fitting their style of play. They pick various power factors such as rampage, cancel, erase, grap,... to create their "Strong Deck" and active it during the match. This feature adds a strategic vision of being able to choose a strong deck according to the opponent.
Square Enix starts operation of Starwing Paradox today. This is a new battle mecha action game that is playable in 8 vs 8 online. The game cabinet is a cockpit reproducing the mecha movement. Starwing Paradox cabinet features two control levers for the different weapons and pedals for boost movements. There is also a touchscreen sub-monitor for information. The player attacks with different weapons using the right and left triggers. He can equip weapons such as a shotgun and proximity weapons. The mecha's head, fuselage, legs, arms, wings and weapons can be freely reconfigured by the players. There are 6 playable characters: Hikari; a positive girl, Nagi; a boy with a great sense of justice, Reika; a calm girl, Shirley; a young energic girl, Kazuma; a genuine warrior and Isadora; a popular girl. Starwing Paradox's animation is handled by the famous Japanese studio Sunrise. The producer is Naohiro Ogata (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn), the character designer is Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and the mecha designers are Ippei Gyoubu (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) and Jun’ya Ishigaki (Xenogears Gear). You can watch the trailer here.
Konami starts operation of beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage in Japan today. beatmania series will celebrate its 20th anniversary in February 2019. The theme of this new work is "Music Library" and it's now possible to read code with a camera placed on the cabinet, register and share playlists and recieve bonus. The function "high speed option" allows you to easily set the score speed, makig the game easier for beginners to play.
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Versus 2 hits Japanese game centers today! This sequel to the famous 3D fighting game from Bandai Namco runs in a brand new Namco Noir cabinet equipped with an USB port to connect a gamepad and a headphone socket. The game graphics are in full HD and all Gundam were redesigned. There are more than 160 Mobile Suits coming from 36 differents Gundam works. The newcommers are the SW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex (Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS), the TBG-011B Try Burning Gundam (Gundam Build Fighters Try), the GF13-006NA Gundam Maxter (Mobile Fighter G Gundam), the MS-06R-AB Zaku Amazing (Gundam Build Fighters), the MBF-P03D Gundam Astray Blue Frame D (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray B), the AGE-1G Gundam AGE-1 Full Glansa (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) and the MSAM-YM03 Montero (Gundam Reconguista in G). Beside the new Mobile Suits, two new stages are available: "agricultural pant" and "axis". Two new EX Burst are introduced: Mobility and Linkage allowing to boost partner's boost, EX gauge and weapon. New and improved game modes are added: Plus Coin Mode (play 3 battles even if you lose), Training mode, Group Play Mode and Player Tournament. You can watch Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Versus 2 trailer here and the game's opening here.
Sega releases a new version of its musical game CHUNITHM today. The game concept is of course still the same but there are a lot of new songs and collaborations are already coming. The first one starts today and will end on November 21th. It's a collaboration with the animes Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S withe the opening Sister's Noise by fripSide and Pop Team Epic with the second opening POP TEAM EPIC by Sumire Uesaka.
The new Konami's pop’n music game is out. pop'n music peace celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of the first pop'n music game and the theme is the original one renewed. Original characters Mimi and Nyami appear with their 1st generation design and popular songs from the past series are present.
SNK Heroines AC Tag Team Frenzy is a fighting action game starring the heroines of various SNK titles. The game is available via Taito's NESiCAxLive2 today. Two players team up to fight. There are an attacker on the front of the screen and a supporter at the back. The game is simple to play and players can use deadly techniques with only one button. And, even if the opponent's physical strength reaches 0, the unique way to finish him is the ultimate deathblow "Dream finish". The fighters line-up includes Athena Asamiya, Kula Diamond, Kakoruru, Mai Shiranui, Leona Heidern, Yuti Sakazaki, Shermie and others. As there are only girls in the game, a female version of Terry Bogard is available.
9 years after The House of the Dead EX, Sega releases at last a HOTD game: The House of the Dead - Scarlet Dawn. The story takes place after the events of The House of the Dead 4 and the main characters are Ryan Taylor (James Taylor's brother) and Kate Green (already featured in The House of the Dead 4). There are 5 missions. The gamplay includes many features from the previous titles such as hostages and civilians to rescue (as in House of the Dead 1 & 2) and "save your partner" sequences as in House of the Dead III, well-know ennemies as The Chariot that is back in damaged form but with new attacks and branching paths prompted the same way as in The House of the Dead III. The game has two game modes: Normal and Master. In normal mode, different weapons are used for specific moments of the game. The Master mode is more difficult but you start with 2 weapons of your choice out of 6 (shotgun, flamethrower, grenade launcher, hand grenade, laser gun and rocket launcher). In the Japanese version, an Aime card is required to unlock the Master mode. The Aime card allows you to take part in nationwide ranking and win trophies. This new episode displays the largest crowds of zombies ever seen in a House of the Dead game, perfectly animated through Unreal Engine 4. The House of the Dead - Scarlet Dawn is playable in a theather cabinet featuring an air canon, 5.1 surround sound, and vibrating seats and floor. The game controller looks a bit like an Apache-SMG with recoil effect. It has two handles, a second trigger and a switch to change weapons. The controller uses an unique vibration technology producing realistric recoil feeling: by controlling the frequency to the vibration unit, the controller generates the right type of recoil that feels natural for the kind of weapon used in the game. The cabinet also features a button to lower the volume of explosions. Sega also scheduled an occidental release in November! The House of the Dead - Scarlet Dawn will be present on Sega’s booth at IAAPA from 13th to 16th November.
Konami started the operation of GITADORA EXCHAIN today. A new "Easy Assist Settings" feature allows the player to change the notes flowing speed, the number of uses buttons of GuitarFreaks and the Auto setting of DrumMania. Moreover, Konami added the "design change" function: players can freely change the design of attack effect, judgment effect, notes... to enjoy playing with their own original production. 25 licenced songs and 25 Konami orginal songs have been added.
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