Sega rides the wave of Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade success with the release of its latest arcade title tomorrow: maimai. This is dance/rhythm game using Vocaloid titles, J-Pop, original Sega music, songs from Anime (Magical Girl Madoka Magica) and video games (Initial D),... Cabinet design is very particular with its circular touch screen monitor and controls located all around. The gameplay is simple: the player has to tap or slide along in rhythm when the notes reach the defined zone. At the same time, a camera films the player and at the end of the game, he can upload the video on Nico Nico Douga. maimai is playable up to 4 and data are saved the https://my-aime.net/aime/jp/p/ card. maimai promotional video is available on our Youtube channel.
Version B of Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade is available today. Sega has added some new features to delight Miku's fans. The first one is the "PV" function that allows to shoot pictures of a scene during playback and send them to DIVA.NET. The player can store up to 3 and uses them as mobile wallpaper. A new "Rival" mode is introduced: players scores registered on DIVA.NET will be displayed on the game screen, so it is easier to compete with friends. Also new: it is now possible to randomly select music and modules, players can tweet their results from the game directly and a new "Excellent" note is available.
Shining Force Cross Ver.A Elysion is the first update of Shining Force Cross Elysion that was released in March. Unfortunately, there is no major new features, the changes are mainly related to gameplay, weapons, attacks and damage. More specific adjusments were also made to Normal and Elysion modes.
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost third update is released today. New features: a new mecha, a new map and a new Navi. The new mecha is the MS-08TX [EXAM] Efreet Custom driven by Nimbus Schterzen coming from Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny trilogy out on Sega Saturn in September 1996 for the first episode, in December 1996 for the second and in March 1997 for the last one. This mecha has three weapons: Grenade Launchers Twin, 6-Tube Missile Pod, Heat Saber and it has also special attacks. The new map "Manyupichi" is the same as in Extreme VS. but now the fights take place in the evening. Maureen Kitamura is the new Navi, she also comes from Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny.
Square Enix releases ChÅ Soku Henkei Gyrozetter (Super High-Speed Transforming Gyrozetter) today. This car/robot game features an unique concept. The cabinet can be transformed from a driving mode to a robot operating mode! The first mode is a driving mode featuring cars from these constructors: Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, Mitsuoka and Mitsubishi. The second mode is a robot battle mode. The cars from the first mode can be transformed into robots. You can watch the trailer to see the cabinet transformation! The team developing the game is the team behind the Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road game (led by RyÅ«tarÅ Ichimura, creator of Dragon Quest VIII and Dragon Quest IX). Square Enix has big plans for the Gyrozetter licence: an anime series from A-1 Pictures will be released this October, there is also a manga published since December and a Nintendo 3DS game will be out on Spring 2013. Toys, card games and other products are also planned.
Sega Card-Gen MLB 2012 will be released tomorrow. The second edition of the card game from Sega gathers 30 U.S. teams and 400 players are represented on the cards produced by TOPPS. Two game modes are available: mode "season" mode and "tournament". The game can be played in simulation mode: actions are done automatically depending on the pitcher and batter characteristics or play mode: the player uses the touch screen and buttons to control the pitcher and the batter. RingEdge 2 powered Sega Card-Gen MLB 2012 is compatible with the Aime card and supports ALL.Net network.
Unveiled in March, the eve of the Amusement Expo, the new Big Buck is now available! This series of hunting games developed by Play Mechanix is very popular in the U.S.A. where it appeared in TV shows. As its name suggests, Big Buck HD sports a high resolution (1080p). And it's true that the graphics are impressive (video)! Regarding new content, there are new dangerous trophy animals such as tigers and bears that attack you. The game can be connected to the internet by ethernet, wi-fi and even cellular connection in order to offer online rankings, online games, Facebook and Twitter integration and of course tournaments where players can win money. As in Dirty Drivin', an achievement system is integrated. Each achievement grants a badge and unlock a new challenge. The player can check his status via his free Big Buck Online account. The game is updated automatically via CoinUp for connected machines. The standard version of the cabinet features a 32" screen but there is also a "Panorama" model which is cheaper but has no screen. It's up to the operator to attach a screen of 42", 47" or 55". Another novelties is the ability for the player to pay using debit and credit card. No doubt that Big Buck HD will meet the same success as its predecessors. In Europe, this game can be purchased from Namco.
Chaos Code Ver 1.02 is out today. This second update of the 2D fighting game from FK Digital makes some balance adjustments. Furthermore, it adds a new fighter: MG Hikaru (a figures fan version of Hikaru, the main character of the game). There are now 13 selectable characters. A new trailer is also online.
Magical Beat is a puzzle game developed by Magical Bit Team, a development team of Arc System Works. This game is a mix of musical and puzzle game, the gameplay is hard to explain, so let's have a look at the trailer to understand it. Two players can enjoy Magical Beat, several game modes are available and the players can send blocks to the opponent's playfield. The game is available on NESiCAxLive (Taito Type X²).
Information about European qualifications for the Toukegi 2012 have just been published. For easy access to all European players, the qualifications will take place in two arcades: Versus Dojo (Paris) and Gamespirit (Lyon). The tournaments will be played in two winning rounds on Street Fighter III - 3rd Strike and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012. All the characters from the arcade version are allowed and the selected character must be kept during the entire qualifications. The qualifications will be divided in three stages: the first round will take place on 16, 23 and 30 June. The 16 qualifying players will gather for the second round which will be held, as the third (final round), during July in Paris. Qualifications will be solo and the final winner may choose the members of his team who will represent Europe at Toukegi. In addition, he will receive a round ticket to Japan, a Toukegi card and a personalized Vs Dojo polo shirt. The selected players from the top 8 will receive a 50% discount on the airfare and selected players out of top 8 will have a 10% discount.
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