The global launch of Time Crisis 5 will take place at the EAG International show in London on January 13. As previously announced, this new episode uses two pedals to move between several strategic points around enemies. Once again, Bandai Namco Games draws out the big guns at the European trade show with the presence of many new titles: In addition to Time Crisis 5, visitors will be able to try Star Wars Battle Pod, the Star Wars game using the same cabinet as Mach Storm (with a 180° screen), the Lost Land Adventure shooting game using a semi-spherical screen, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, Super Alpine Racer and Dead Heat Riders. Also featured are the latest Raw Thrills games including the upcoming Jurassic Park Arcade and the very good Aliens Armageddon. For the first time, titles from Adrenaline Amusements will be presented on the stand of Bandai Namco Games including the arcade adaptations of Candy Crush Saga and Flappy Bird (Flying Tickets), Blackout, Jetpack Joyride Arcade and the new range of Touch FX games. Namco's mascot is not forgotten with many themed machines and a new range of Pac-Man plush toys. There will also be technological curiosities from Jennison Entertainment Technologies (JET) such as Ocean Pearl which uses "black screen" and Citrus Fruits Whacker that exudes the appropriate scent when a fruit is whacked... There will be many other things to discover, so be sure to check the Bandai Namco Games booth at EAG International 2015 on January 13, 14 and 15.
EAG is approaching slowly and exhibitors begin to publish the exhibited products list. JNC Sales unveiled its line-up yesterday. This year, they will showcase more new products than any previous year. The latest video games from IGS distributed by Wahlap will be on the stand: the racing game Overtake, the 4D shooter Monster Eye and the interactive kiddie ride Go Go Pony. The kiddies ride Midi Kiddie Submarine and Kiddie Fireman by Tecway will be also featured. JNC Sales announces the lastest Harry Levy pusher: Jurassic Park.
Examu unveiled its new figting game Nitro+ Blasters - Heroines Infinite Duel. The game includes characters from visual novels publisher Nitroplus. Saber from Fate series will also be present in the game. As AquaPazza - Aquaplus Dream Match also from Examu that has the same concept, there are playable and support characters. Some characters has already been announced. Payable characters: Ain (Phantom: Phantom of Inferno), Mohra (Kyuuketsu Senki Vjedogonia), Sansei Muramasa (Full Metal Daemon Muramasa), Sonico (Super Sonico) and Saber (Fate). Support characters: Supika (Star Mine Girl), Natsumi Aibara (Hello, World) and Dragon (Dra+Koi). The game is already halfway through development and will be published via Taito NESiCAxLive in 2015.
Left 4 Dead -Survivors- is out today, this is the arcade port by Taito of the PC game from Valve Software. It's distributed through NESiCAxLive. As in the PC version, players take the role of the 4 protagonists trying to survive against a zombie army throughout the 6 stages of the game. The first two are the Dead Center and the Dark Carnival. The four survivors must work as a team to try to escape alive from this hell. The player has the choice between four characters: Yusuke Kudo (voiced by Kijima Ryuichi), a Japanese scholar who made a trip to the USA when the zombies attacked. Haruka Hirose (voiced by Ayane Sakura), a Japanese student member of the art club at her school who was on a school trip to the USA. Kirishima Sara (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro), daughter of an American and a Japanese, she's a tour guide and took care of a group of Japanese students. And Blake Jordan (voiced by Hidenori Takahashi), bartender at the hotel where the students were. He is a former member of the Navy and is a fan of Japan. There are especially dangerous special zombies, each with unique abilities. To fight infected, players have a main gun and a secondary weapon (another gun or a bladed weapon or anything that can hurt like a baseball bat). He can also use explosives and first aid kits. Left 4 Dead -Survivors- uses unconventional controls for an arcade game: a mouse and a kind of nunchuk to move.
Spin! Gear Drive is available since yesterday. With this game, Konami incorporates the medal element into an arcade game. The player uses a rotary controller to shoot enemies appearing on the screen in order to win medals and items. Spin! Gear Drive is playable up to 4 in cooperative mode on 4 32" screens. Players must cooperate to defeat huge boss and participate in several mini games.
The last two titles in the Capcom games rerelease via NESiCAxLive campaign are available since yesterday. These are Street Fighter Zero 3 and Vampire Savior. As for the other titles, the display is widescreen with bands displaying characters moves on the sides. Players can save their name, number of points, rankings and number of KO on a NESiCA card. In Street Fighter Zero 3, hidden characters and game modes are unlocked from the start.
Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!! is released through NESiCAxLive today. A new character is now available: Korehara Minori. She comes with a new arcana: bloor ichor. All other characters and arcanas have been rebalanced. Players can choose between 6 new colors for the character costumes. Online rankings were reset with the game release.
Sega will release an entirely new and original game for children tomorrow: Edel Sand. The very pretty cabinet features a real sandbox containing a special synthetic sand. Players can play with the sand to build forms and landscapes using Projection Mapping technology. Two game modes are available: dekiru kana for beginners to create landscapes and suna asobi, a harder mode to create shapes following the indications on the screen.
Japanese players can play Chaos Code - New Sign of Catastrophe Ver2.0 since Yesterday. Some bugs are fixed in these update and the game is compatible with the NESiCA Network Ranking. But the main feature of this update is the addition of two new characters: Lupinus and Ray. Lupinus is a speed character like Cammy (Street Fighter) and Ray is a more technical character. FK Digital made 2 trailers to present the new characters. You can watch Lupinus and Ray trailers.
Code of Joker ver.1.3 begiNNing is available in Japan today. This update introduces a new costume functionality; Players can buy character costumes the same way they buy cards, the first costume being free. Sega plans to sell different costumes packs depending on the season in the future. Beside the new costumes, there are also 70 new cards added. A big "Master of Agent" tournament with ¥2.000.000 of prize money will be held in 2015. The qualification rounds are scheduled on March 14 and 15 at the Izumi Garden Gallery (Tokyo) and on March 21 and 22 at Umeda Sky Building (Osaka). The finals will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight TFT (Tokyo) on April 19.
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