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15.07.2014
jp Taiko no Tatsujin Kimidori Version

Taiko no Tatsujin Kimidori VersionTaiko no Tatsujin Kimidori Version will start operation in Japan tomorrow. This is the 5th upgrade of Taiko no Tatsujin released in 2011. The color theme of this version is green. As usual all Banapassport features from previous version are still available (Reward Shop, titles, outfits,...). New folders for Banapassport can be created to sort songs. Some folders are permanent (Favorite,User Tournament,...) and some other are created for special events (events, special collaboration). A dozen of new songs were added.

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

14.07.2014
jp Namco confirms Tekken7

Namco confirms Tekken7Namco confirms that Tekken 7 is under development. The game will use the Unreal Engine and will be released in arcades. A teaser is available here (Japanese) and here (English). There will be more info at Comic-con in San Diego on July 25.

* Author: AB Team * More info... * Permalink

02.07.2014
jp Hero Bank Arcade

Hero Bank ArcadeHero Bank Arcade starts operation today. Hero Bank is a cross-media license for children from Sega. There are a 3DS game released in March, an animated series broadcast since April and now an arcade game. The arcade game is an adaptation of the 3DS version. Hero Bank has an original concept: it is a money themed Action-RPG. The player is Kaito Gosho, a young boy having some problems with debts. He must participate in a tournament of virtual fights to repay his debts. But in the game, the money is also used to perform actions during combat. This is a 3vs3 card game, the goal is to make the opposing team members lose all their HP. The player can play alone or with friends.

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

01.07.2014
fr Japan Expo 2014

Japan Expo 20142014 is the year of the fifteenth anniversary of the Japan Expo. Needing no introduction, this huge manga convention annually manages to invite prestigious guests. The show will open its doors at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte tomorrow and ends on Sunday, July 6. The guest list is too long to be enumerated here but it includes Daigo Ikeno, the artistic director of Street Fighter IV (formerly illustrator on Street Fighter III 3rd Strike and Capcom Vs. SNK 2) and Kenji Kanno, the creator of Crazy Taxi and Top Skater. Kenji Kanno talks about the genesis of the Crazy Taxi series in conferences to be held at 13:30 on Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4. Each presentation will be followed by questions/answers sessions. An opportunity for visitors to ask him about a new arcade episode. Famous mangaka will also be present such as Izumi Matsumoto (Kimagure Orange Road), Kachou Hashimoto (Cagaster), Kamui Fujiwara (Dragon Quest - Emblem of Roto) and Ippei Kuri (co-founder of Tatsunoko Production). Music will be performed by, among others, Yoshiki of X Japan, Berryz Kobo x °C-ute, Gacharic Spin and Wagakkiband. Obviously, Japan means arcade games and these will be worthily represented on the stand of DDR Belgium and by the Coin-op Legacy association (invited on MO5's booth) that will offer 4 arcade rare in Europe. An Ultra Street Fighter IV event is scheduled on Saturday, July 5 at 14:30 on the video game stage with Kayane, Marcus and Daigo Ikeno. Visit the official website for all guests and activities.

* Author: Nomax * More info... * Permalink

26.06.2014
jp Puzzle & Dragons Z Tamer Battle

Puzzle & Dragons Z Tamer Battle GungHo Online teamed up with Marvelous AQL to release Puzzle & Dragons Z Tamer Battle today. This is a version for kids of Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament that GungHo Online released in collaboration with Square Enix in April. The game is easier than the original, there are only three colors of gems to assemble unlike the 5 colours in the original version. The chara design is also a bit more childish. You can watch the two trailers of the game here and here.

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

24.06.2014
jp Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxi Boost June update

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxi Boost June updateThe Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxi Boost June update adds a new Gundam and a new campaign. The GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam is piloted by Nicol Amalfi and comes from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, a series of 50 episodes released between 2003 and 2004. It features the following weapons and special equipment: Piercer Lock "Gleipnir", "Trikeros" Offensive Shield System, 50mm High-energy Beam Rifle, "Lancer Dart" Hypervelocity Kinetic Energy Penetrator, Beam Saber, Mirage Colloid stealth system and Phase Shift armor. From June 16 to July 7, a second special campain is held. During this time, the players can win limited edition items, extra mecha, new gauge design and emblem depending on the number of days the player played the game during the campaign. Extra mechas: XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero piloted by Quatre Raberba Winner (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing), RX-178 Gundam Mk-II piloted by Elle Vianno (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ) and MS-06FS Zaku II (Shin Matsunaga Custom) piloted by Shin Matsunaga (MSV-R).

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

23.06.2014
jp pop'n music Lapistoria

pop'n music LapistoriaPop'n Music Lapistoria is the 22nd release of the Pop'n Music series by Konami. Unlike the other Pop'n Music games, this is the first game to have an anime opening. In this opening you can see MZD, Retsu, Hiumi, Fuga, Rinka and Nia, shown in their new costumes as well as Mimi and Nyami. The theme of the game is "parallel world" and a story mode is introduced. MZD, the god of Pop'n World, uses a lapis to create a parallel world named "Another World" and sends Retsu, Fuga, Hiumi, and Rinka to this world. The gameplay is enhanced with the introduction of special items called Auras. They are placed in the bottom of the song banner. Auras can have six colours: gray, blue, green, yellow, orange and pink. The grey Aura represents a few points, while the pink Auras represents a lot of points. The opening is here.

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

17.06.2014
jp Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade Ver1.7

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade Ver1.7Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade Ver1.7 is out today. A new character is added to this version. Nyotengu, the legendary "tengu woman" whose legend handed down from ancient times in the mountainous regions of Japan. She has wings which allow her to deflect aerial attacks. Her presentation video is here.

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

10.06.2014
jp Ma tama shōbu! Professional Baseball Dream Stadium & Ultimate Stiker

Ma tama shōbu! Professional Baseball Dream Stadium & Ultimate StikerKonami releases two sports games for children today: Ma tama shōbu! Professional Baseball Dream Stadium and Ultimate Stiker. Ma tama shōbu! Professional Baseball Dream Stadium is a card game with a baseball theme. It is licensed by the "Japan Professional Baseball" association, so the real players are featured on the cards. The game uses a joystick and a button for a gameplay suitable to children. The player chooses a skill with the joystick and uses the button to launch the ball if he's the pitcher or hit the ball if he's the batter. Ultimate Stiker is a football game with cards that uses the Winning Eleven engine. Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Brazil are represented on the cards. The game is a face to face battle with the opponent. The player can use one of the four strategies available by stopping a wheel on the one he wants to use.

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

05.06.2014
jp Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX June update

Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX June updateSega releases an update of Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX today. Four new character are added. Two of them (the girls) are playable: Taiga Aisaka from Toradora! and Miyuki Shiba de Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (The Irregular at Magic High School). Each one comes with a support partner from her series: Yūji Takasu from Toradora! and Tatsuya Shiba from Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei. Watch the presentation movie here.

* Author: SophieKitty * More info... * Permalink

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