Sega announced StarBoat release for November 24 but it is available since yesterday at the same time as another Sega betting game: Star Horse 3! There's no horses here but boats ... The principle is very similar to Star Horse: a giant screen broadcasting the race and each player has his own seat equipped with a screen. Here the player can acquire boats races, customize them (parts, colors, decorations), train and manage the careers of drivers, whom he can set the appearance as he wishes, and of course makes bets on boat races. Players with some experience will be surprised to be able to face Kenji Hatano, the main character of Monkey Turn, a racing boat themed manga by Katsutoshi Kawai. StarBoat runs on RingEdge, from 6 to 11 satellites can be connected to the giant screen, it uses ALL.Net network and it is compatible with Aime card and Bana Passport.
Horse racing bet/management game Star Horse 3 Season I - A new legend begins debuted today. The third episode of Sega's popular series in Japan, has a new housing even more luxurious than before: in addition to the big DLP screen, there are now five sub-movable LCD screens. LEDs, that light up on race rhythm, have been added. The new reclinable seats can now accommodate two people. Each player has a 32 "screen to display "BET game" and "Game owner" modes simultaneously. The game is highly diversified, between two bets on horse racing, players can raise and train their horses, select jockeys and train them (physically and tactically) and also play at the casino. Everything is done for the player to feel in the shoes of a real breeder: each type of training field will promote a type of horse development, the kind of food influences the horse, horses can be pastured to rest or when they retire, it is also when they are grazing that the player may attempt to breed them... Star Horse 3 is compatible with Aime card and Bana Passport.
Today, Sega starts to distribute Shining Force Cross Raid VersionB. Version.A released in June added a lot of new features but this time the update seems a little less consistent. New cooperative quests for level 30 and above players are available, some of them are limited in time. Shining Force Cross Raid Version.B adds new scenarios, corrects problems in some items' name and makes some adjustments to the gameplay.
Since the closing of the Family Games Gallery 5 years ago, there was no place to have fun in Brussels any more. Things will change tomorrow with the opening of a new arcade! But beware, this time, this is not the place for a Sunday family day because versus fighting is the theme. This is not surprising when one considers that Kenpachi (representing Europe on SSF4AE and SSF2X at Tougeki 2011) is behind this initiative. There are no fewer than 7 Astro City and 4 cabinets with HD screens on which you can fight each others on Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter II X, The King of Fighter XIII, The King of Fighter '98, Hokuto no Ken and Garou Mark of The Wolves. The price is 50 cents for 1 or 2 credits depending on the game. The arcade is located at Rue Haubrechtsstraat No. 8 in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, just steps away from the Compte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen subway station (lines 1 and 5). The doors will open at 14:30 tomorrow. On this occasion, it will be possible for only €5 to have infinite credits for all games until 2:00! Food and beverages will be available and the famous French player/commentator Ken Bogard will attend the party. Players will therefore be of a very high level, if you are looking for a fight, you're at the right place!
Chaos Code Version 1.01 arrives today in Japanese arcades. FK Digital fighting game's update was quite expected since it fixes the bug that prevented the game to run correctly when the player selects the character Cerberus. This version 1.01 fixes also other bugs and rebalances the game. A new character is added to the line-up: Celia II, a modified version of the character Celia.
Konami has announced DanceDanceRevolution X3 Vs 2nd Mix release for November 30 and REFLEC BEAT limelight release for November 24 but it's a surprise that the last BEMANI musical games are available since today. Now DanceDanceRevolution X3 Vs 2nd Mix songs list reaches 480 songs. "2ndMix Mode" lets you play an HD version of DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMix released in 1999 and to which the e-AMUSEMENT support was added. Other modes have been added: the "Quick Play Mode", a variation of Marathon Mode appeared in DanceDanceRevolution X2 and the "Premium Mode". Improvements were made â€‹â€‹to the interface: color menus, animated backgrounds, the "Benami Title sort" that allows the player to sort songs by BEMANI games from which they originally come. Another new feature, the "Target Score" allows the player to see other players records without playing the song. On REFLEC BEAT limelight side, there are now 130 songs available, including 50 new one. Konami has worked on improving communication between players, variety of songs styles, game customization and a wide variety of game modes.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its famous series of musical game with drums Taiko no Tatsujin, Namco releases tomorrow a new episode in a brand new cabinet: Taiko no Tatsujin Shin Kyota. This new cabinet now has an 32" LCD monitor and additional speakers. As usual, there are songs from different styles: J-Pop (which Kaze Fuiteiru recorded by the group AKB48 for Taiko 10th anniversary), anime music (Pokémon, One Piece, Gintama,...), video game music (Tales of the Abyss, Druaga, Idol Master 2,...), classical (Beethoven) and Namco original compositions. New songs will be added from time to time through the net, the game is now connected via Namco network. Taiko no Tatsujin Shin Kyotai supports the Bana Passport card: each game, the player earns points and can unlock hidden songs and costumes for Don and Katsu.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is updated by Namco Bandai today. This upgrade, known as "C08", provides technical adaptations to adjust some characters commands. Moreover, Tekken Blood Vengeance DVD, edited by Kazé, will be released in Europe on November 23. Produced by Digital Frontier (Appleseed), directed by Yoichi Mori from a screenplay written by Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop), this animated film was released in theaters in July.
World Club Champion Football Intercontinental Clubs 10-11, the latest version of Sega's football management game series that combines arcade and collectible card game is out today. In addition to traditional players and teams data update, seven new clubs are entering the competition that now includes 22 teams: Santos FC, Olympique Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, CSKA Moscou, Benfica and Sampdoria. The "All Time Legend" card set is back, where we find legendary players such as Marco Van Basten. Cards, always produced by Panini are divided into three categories according to their rarity: regular cards are white, special cards (especially popular players) are black and the rare cards are metallic. "World Championship Winners" tournament now includes foreign teams in addition to the best Japanese teams, the goal for the player is to become the best coach in the world! Regarding gameplay, two new parameters are now to be considered by the player: the "super sub" and "team moral effect". WCCF 2010-2011 runs on RingEdge, it is available in 8 player or 4 player sattelite setup and is compatible with Sega ALL.Net network.
Sega and Namco Bandai have teamed up to make life easier for Japanese players: today, Sega Aime card and Namco Bandai Bana Passport are compatible. Furthermore, players can transfer their data from one card to another to keep only one of the two. For now, the following games are concerned: Sega Network Taisen Mahjong MJ5, Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade, Sengoku Taisen 1570, Star Horse 3 et StarBoat on Sega side. And on Namco Bandai side: Dragon Ball Zenkai Battle Royal, Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjo no Kizuna, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Taiko no Tatsujin et Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 4.
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