Square Enix starts operation of School of Ragnarok today. This new game is an online 1vs1 tactical "5D" action game. It's a kind of combination of fighting and RPG game. Players compete each other and they can customise their character appearance, costumes, weapons and statistics (they can level up). The "5D" feature is a mix of 2D and 3D perspectives during the fight. School of Ragnarok staff is very impressive: Takamasa Shiba (Lord of Vermillion, Drakengard) is the producer, Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa) is in charge of the world setting and scenario, the character design is from Kimihiko Fujisaka (Drakengard, Terra Battle) and the music is composed by Keiichi Okabe (Nier). The winner of the official School of Ragnarok tournament will win 1 million Yens! You can watch the latest trailer here.
Arc System Works releases a new Guilty Gear game today: Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-. There are three new characters for a total of 20 playable characters. Johnny, Jack-O and Jam Kuradoberi are the new fighters. Johnny and Jam are returning characters from the XX series and Jack-O is a new one. There are some changes to the gameplay and a new mode for beginners: the Stylish Type. The players can also choose a new stage. Finally, players who finish the game can vote for the next characters which will be added to the game. Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- features an animated opening movie. You can watch it here.
Six months after the last night at Le Cadran, God Save The 90's is back in Liège on Friday, September 25th! The opportunity to dive back again into the cheerful and colorful astmosphere of the '90s. Attention; for this eighth Liège edition, the concept leaves Le Cadran for an equally unique location: the Fonck barracks, a building built in 1837! It is located on Ransonnet street. For the occasion, we will bring 20 arcade machines set on freeplay (same number as at the Mons party). We will not disclose the line-up in advance, but expect a bunch of '90s classics in original versions and games themed after cartoons of the time. The presales launch will take place tomorrow at noon. Watch the party's Facebook page to avoid missing this strategic moment: https://www.facebook.com/Godsavethe90s. You will need to be fast as it is rumored that there are only 2,500 tickets available. And usually for each new edition, all tickets are gone on day one! Do not miss this special night! The next event is already planned, it will be big and will be held in a very unique location... But shhhht, we've already said too much!
The Pixels movie opens today in Belgian cinemas (in both 2D and 3D)! The plot: In 1982, the NASA sends a time capsule into space containing data about human culture. Some pictures show the popular arcade games of the moment. 33 years later, the message is intercepted by aliens who interpret it as a declaration of war. So they send an appropriate response to the threat they have before them in the form of giant video game characters (such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong) to destroy us. Powerless, the US President calls his friends who were arcade game champions in their youth to help him fight these creatures more efficiently than the army. The team calls itself the Arcaders (their suit is available at the official store). You can watch the trailer on YouTube. The cast of this film directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter, ...) includes among others Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage. This feature film is inspired by a short film made in 2010 by French director Patrick Jean that showed the New York invasion by characters from old arcade games. In the original short (visible on Vimeo), creatures were not coming from space but instead escaped a TV abandonned on the pavement. Thanks to his enthusiasm, Adam Sandler convinced Patrick Jean to sell the rights to Sony Pictures. Here is the result; a movie bashed by critics. Is it really bad? There's only way to find out... Go watch it!
The new version of Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX starts operation in Japan today. There are three new characters in Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX IGNITION: Emi Yusa from the light novel Hataraku Maō-sama! (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!) and Quenser Barbotage from the light novel Heavy Object as playable characters and Major Froletia Capistrano also from Heavy Object as a support character. Other characters are rebalanced. Sega and Dengeki will certainly add more characters from popular animes and mangas in the future. You can watch the trailer introducing the new characters here.
The new upgrade of Under Night In-Birth is available in Japan since yesterday. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] adds new characters and new gameplay features. The new character is called Phonon, she wears headphones and holds a whip. The two additional characters from the console version Nanase and Byakuya as well as story segments are now also available for the arcade version. A new stage is also added. The old characters have new moves and a new functionality is added to the gameplay: the Cross Veil Off. You can watch the trailer here.
Capcom launches its new arcade game today: crossbeats REV. This is the first rhythm game fully produced by Capcom. The game producer is Naoki Maeda who formerly worked on BEMANI games such as the DDR series. crossbeats REV. is played with a 32" touch screen. Lines come across the screen and when two lines intersect, notes appear and the player must touch them. When the lines are bold blue, the player must hold that note. The musical selection includes Glay and Babymetal. Music that Naoki Maeda composed when he was working for Konami are also available.
The Extreme VS. Summer Festival 2015 starts today and will last all Summer. During this festival, new mechas will be added. A new course E and a new final boss will appear. Today the new mecha is the PF-78-1 Perfect Gundam coming from the Plamo-Kyoshiro manga published between 1982 and 1986. On July 29, the RMS-108 (MSA-002) Marasai and the RX-110 Gabthley coming both from the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series will be added. On August 5, it will be the MSN-04II Nightingale coming from the novel Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children published in 1988 and on August 25, the GNT-0000/FS 00 Qan［T］Full Saber coming from Mobile Suit Gundam 00V : Battlefield Record, a graphic novel published between 2009 and 2011. The new final boss is the Extreme Gundam Dystopia Phase. This is a Prototype Multi-Mode mobile suit created for the Extreme VS. arcade games. You can watch the trailer here.
Luigi Mansion Arcade will be out tomorrow. The game cabinet is a theater style cabinet where two players take place to fight ghosts. The vacuum shaped controllers have two buttons: one for the flashlight that can surprise the ghosts before attacking them and the other for the vacuum cleaner. Players must shake controllers in vacuum mode to suck evil spirits. A button to throw a bomb that can destroy the "Greenies" ghosts armor is also available. Luigi Mansion Arcade is based on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon released on 3DS, the conversion was made byCapcom. Luigi appears during cut-scenes and a tutorial featuring Professor E Gadd helps players to familiarize themselves with the game.
This month at 1cc Shirts, you can choose between two T-shirts themed after NEOGEO games by Nazca Corporation: Neo Turf Masters and Metal Slug. The first model represents a sequence of Neo Turf Masters' attract mode showing a golfer hitting a ball with power while the second model is a drawing of the Metal Slug Super Vehicle-001, the tank from the game of the same name. Both illustrations are hand made and include the Nazca Corporation logo as part of their design. They're printed on the front side of the T-shirt. You can see both models in the 1CC Shirts dedicated topic at our forums. You may order your T-shirt until Sunday July 26th at midnight EST (July 26 at 6:00 CET). Price is (as usual) $33 shipped outside America ($25 if shipped within USA). Click here to order the model of your choice.
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