K-ON!! Hokage Rhythm Selection starts operaration today. This is the second card game from Sega based on K-ON! licence, coming after K-ON! Hokage Rhythm released in 2013. The game is based on the PSP version named K-ON! Hokage Live. There are 46 different cards, 7 stages and music from the anime including the opening GO! GO! MANIAC and the ending Listen!! from the season 2. The players can scan up to three cards, the character costume on screen depends on the type and combination of cards. This also affects combos and the score.
Like every year at this time the new World Club Champion Football IC arrives in Japanese game centers. World Club Champion Football IC 2013-2014 will be out tomorrow and features an updated line-up of teams and players. The cards are divided into 9 categories: Young Star, Rising Star, Bandiera, Superstars (for different countries), World Best Eleven, MVP, All Time Legends, History of Legends and King of Legends. Sega made some innovations to make the game more user-friendly, the most original one is the introduction of "secretaries". The players will be helped by one of the 11 secretaries available. About the clubs, the SSC Napoli entered the line-up, the ACF Fiorentina is back for the first time since the 2001-2002 season and the Bayer 04 Leverkusen returns after a two-year absence.
The second title in NESiCAxLive re-release series of Capcom games is out today. It's Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. As for Hyper Street Fighter II, the display is in widescreen but the 4/3 aspect ratio is respected, bands are added to the sides dispaying moves of the characters used. Players can save their name, points, ranking and number of KO's to a NESiCA card. A website is also available for players: http://capcom.nesica.net/sf3_3rd/. Compared to the original version released in 1999, the NESiCaxLive version features 6 new colours for each character. They can be selected by pressing one of the six buttons while holding "start" at the character selection screen.
BLADE ARCUS from Shining starts operation in Japan today. This is a tag-battle fighting game featuring a dozen characters from the Shining video game series. The game is developed by Studio Saizensen and is released via the ALL.Net P-ras MULTI network (Sega RingEdge 2). Tony Taka is in charge of the character design and new voices were recorded for the game. Two characters were especially created for BLADE ARCUS: Pairon and Ryuga. Eight other characters are available: Altina, Roseline, Rage and Fenrir from Shining Blades, Maxima Enfield, Lin Xiao-Mei, Melty and Isaac Saint-Germain from Shining Hearts. Sega already planned to add two new characters in the beginning of 2015. The first one will be Rick from Shining Hearts. The second one has not been unveiled yet. Players registered on www.bladearcus.com will be able to win different wallpapers for their smartphone according to the dates they play the game.
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone Version A REVISION1 will be available tomorrow. This revision adds a new feature allowing the player to play the next stage even if he fails the previous one. 4 new songs are added at the same time: two sung by Miku Hatsune, one by Rin & Len Kagamine and the last one by Loli MEIKO.
Lord of Vermilion III is updated to ver 3.2 today. 75 new cards are added for a total of 150. This update brings new cards from BlazBlue Chronophantasma (Rachel and Tsubaki), Magic the Gathering, Star Ocean and Shingeki no Kyojin. New familiars cards with new capabilities are also available.
First images and info about Time Crisis 5 are available. The game features a double pedal system allowing the player to move and turn around the enemies. The 55" screen displays continuously 60 fps. For now, 3 stages were unveiled. The gun keeps the recoil effect and is equipped with a button on each side to change weapons. Time Crisis 5 will be out in March 2015 and costs 1980000Yen (14580€).
Examu announced the release of an update for Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! for this Winter: Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!. This new version will add a new character named Korehara Minori and a new arcana: blood ichor. As its predecessor, the game will be released via NESiCAxLive.
EAG International will be held at the ExCeL London from January 13 to 15, 2015. This is a little earlier than other years so the registration is already opened. More than 180 companies from around the world will be represented (including Bandai Namco Games and Sega). They will present their latest products, services, technologies and innovation. As usual, visitors can participate to seminars and enjoy a fantastic party in the evening. With an EAG badge, people have access to a new show: the Visitor Attraction Expo held at the same place. The VAE is produced by the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers & Attractions (BALPPA). Many exhibitors involved in the industry of attraction parks, indoor play center and animal attractions will showcase their newest products. Register for your entry ticket here.
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