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27.04.2016
jp Aikatsu Stars!

Aikatsu Stars!Aikatsu Stars! is out today. This is the second Data Carddass game in the Aikatsu! series from Bandai. Data Carddass games are collectible card games that use special cards with data stored on them. The player scans his card on the machine to interact with the game. In Aikatsu!, the player can scan cards featuring various clothes to make his character wear them. Once the character is dressed, the game consists of using the buttons to make the character dance in rhythm. A new character is added in this version: Yume Nijino. She wants to become a top idol and she enrolls in the Yotsusei Gakuen (Four Stars Academy). This academy has a special group called the S4, who are the top four active idols in the school. Yume and the other first-year students aim to become part of the S4. Aikatsu Stars! cabinet features an LCD touchscreen.

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26.04.2016
jp KanColle Arcade

KanColle ArcadeSega releases KanColle Arcade in Japan today! Developed by AM2, KanColle Arcade is an arcade adaptation of Kantai Collection (often shortened to KanColle), a collectible free to play card game for web browsers from Kadokawa Games. The game is only available in Japan but it enjoys an international reputation. The player plays the role of an admiral who runs a fleet of "kanmusu", boats and submarines of World War II personalised by girls. The appearance and personality of each girl is based on the ship that she represents. For example, a girl representing a boat with a large tonnage will have a big breast and a girl representing a submarine will wear a swimsuit. In KanColle Arcade, the player controls the direction and speed of his ship during the battles. Just like in the browser version, he can also collect different shipgirls. Kantai Collection was also adapted in mangas, books and an animated series of 2 seasons since January 2015. Sega doesn't waste time with its arcade version since Revision 1 of the game will be released on Thursday April 28th. This update will open access to the North waters and will add 9 shipgirls (video).

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21.04.2016
jp Wonderland LIBRARY

Wonderland LIBRARYA new feature is available in Wonderland Wars since April 21: Wonderland LIBRARY. It's an additional terminal that allows players to playback and download any public play videos including rankings and tournaments. They can be downloaded to smartphones and USB memory cards. Players can install the Wonderland LIBRARY application on their Android and iOS smartphones. You can watch the trailer here.

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19.04.2016
us First 4 Figures: King

First 4 Figures: KingThe famous statues manufacturer First 4 Figures launches a new line of statues based on Tekken characters today. King is the first character to be released. 4 statues are available: King from Tekken 5 in regular and exclusive versions and King from Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection in regular and exclusive versions as well. In fact, it's masked King II who is represented here as he's the successor of King who was killed by Ogre. As all First 4 Figures works, King is made of high quality polystone, every detail has been captured perfectly (including whiskers on his mask and even beads of sweat on his body) and the statue is finished with a detailed hand-painted finish. The statue is at 1/4 scale and is 19" tall (22" for the exclusive version). The box also includes an art print of King inspired by the statue. The exclusive version stands on a special wrestling ring themed base, including the corner post and ropes. King comes in deluxe packaging with an authenticity card that allows you to register the statue online and to secure the same number for future statues in the Tekken line. The statue was sculpted by Vinai Mangalagiri and will be shipped during Q4 2016. The price is $374.99 for the regular versions and $439.99 for the exclusive ones. As usual, you can pay the total amount in 3 months. Pre-orders deadline should be scheduled to May 3rd, 2016.

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15.04.2016
jp Sega announces Code of Joker S

Sega announces Code of Joker SSega published the opening movie of Code of Joker S. This is an upgraded version of Code of Joker that will be out in May 2016. There will be two new characters: Kiritani Murasakiame (voiced by Sōma Saito), a scientist of the developers of Cyberspace "ARCANA" and Lina Valentine (voiced by M·A·O.) an agent of the National Intelligence of the Defense Agency of the United Kingdom. The old characters illustrations are renewed and a new "W-JOKER system" will be added. You can watch the opening movie here.

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13.04.2016
jp Pokémon Ga-Olé announced

Pokémon Ga-Olé announcedTakara Tomy Arts and Marvelous announced a children's arcade game named Pokémon Ga-Olé. The game uses a special type of card designed for children named "Olé disk". They are more thicker than normal game cards. Kids insert them in a card reader and a 1vs1 Pokémon battle starts. 50 Olé disks will be available at the start. The game cabinet features a 50" screen. Pokémon Ga-Olé should be out in July 2016.

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10.04.2016
us NeoGeo fighting game prototype found

NeoGeo fighting game prototype foundNeoTurfMasta has just succeeded to dump the contents of a Neo-Geo development board he had bought in Japan in March 2016. When he managed make working what he thought to be Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, he was in shock: it was a completely different game! Unfortunately, data on Fix and Voice SRAM cart was completely unreadable and S1 card was not present. Consequently, there is no sound nor music and elements such as the font and health bars are absent. The game has 12 characters, but they are not all finished, some are not fully drawn, others are missing some of their animation frames or have no hit box. Each character has 3 classes: Chaotic, Neutral and Lawful. The selected class changes the stance, speed, moves and even the character's victory pose. The implementation of the class system is not complete because you must use the debug menu to select a class. Game data have been sent to Haze and the game may therefore be playable in the next version of the MAME emulator. Unfortunately, with missing Fix data, they will need to use replacement data (like NeoTurfMasta did). NeoTurfMasta has published a video of the character selection screen on YouTube and Haze posted a video of the game running in MAME. There's also another video showing the game running on the actual hardware at Midwest Gaming Classic. All other information can be found in his post at Neo-Geo.com. Will we find the developers of this game and learn more about it? Or even finish the game? Nowadays, anything is possible! (at Zombo.com)
Update: The name of the game is Dragon's Heaven. It was developed at Face by ex-Technos staff members (part of the development was outsourced to Toy Pops), the game release was planned for the end of 1997. It was to be a story driven fighting game with a lot of text between fights. The story was written by Kengo Asai. You'll find a good sum up of all info at MadMan's Cafe.

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09.04.2016
us Order your Psikyo T-shirt

Order your Psikyo T-shirtThis month you will find a superb forest green coloured Psikyo T-shirt at 1cc Shirts. Psikyo's story begins in 1992 at Video System. After the release of Aero Fighters (Sonic Wings in Japan), the designer of the game Shin Nakamura leaves the company to found Psikyo and continues to develop shooting games including the famous Sengoku Ace, Strikers 1945, Gunbird and Zero Gunner series. Psikyo is also responsible for the well-known Taisen Hot Gimmick series of mahjong games. Psikyo also released two fighting games: Battle K-Road (which offers realistic fighting moves) in 1994 and The Fallen Angels (developed by The Steel Hearts) in 1998. A part of the team behind Fallen Angels went to SNK to work on The King of Fighters '99. After releasing a mahjong game with G-Taste characters in 2002, the company was acquired by X-Nauts. Their last arcade game, Taisen Hot Gimmick 5, was released in 2005. Psikyo productions have marked the '90s with their sumptuous graphics, perfect gameplay and very high difficulty. You have until Sunday, April 24 to order this Psikyo T-shirt. It will not be available any more after that date and will never be reprinted.

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31.03.2016
jp BlazBlue CentralFiction Act3

BlazBlue CentralFiction Act3A new update of BlazBlue CentralFiction is available in Japan since today. The story of CentralFiction continues in BlazBlue CentralFiction Act3. A new mode named Alliance Mode is added: the player creates a team of 4 characters with different parameters and can get new ones from enemy teams. The trailer is available here and the opening here.

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30.03.2016
jp DanceDanceRevolution A & jubeat Qubell

DanceDanceRevolution A & jubeat QubellKONAMI starts operation of 2 BEMANI games today! DanceDanceRevolution A and jubeat Qubell. DanceDanceRevolution A features a lot of new EDM (Electronic Dance Music) songs and remixes. The selection screen has been redesigned and the game is easier to play. Konami confirms that there will be location tests of DanceDanceRevolution A in some Dave & Buster (USA) this summer. jubeat Qubell is the second game released today. There are 30 new songs for a total of 600 songs. A new system analyzes player's choices and automatically suggests songs popular among players sharing the same taste.

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