Mario & Sonic at Tokyo 2020 Olympics release was announced for February 8 but Sega finally decided to release it on Thursday. The game concept is of course the same than in the first game but there are new events and this time there is no more josticks but 2 buttons (red and blue) and a foot panel. A total of 8 events are available and each has it own way to use the buttons/ foot panel. For example, in the 100me event, you have to press the blue/red buttons to start running, then, step on the foot panel to rise the speed and when tthe goal is near, jump to start the last spurt and finish the race. The events are thoses ones: 100m, 100m Freestyle, Triple Jump, Discus Throw, Sports climbing, Rugby, Shortboard (surf) and Artistic gymnastics. Mario & Sonic at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will also be released for the Western, it was present on Sega Amusements stand at EAG 2020 in January.
Marvelous! and HARDCORE TANO * C released a sequel to WACCA yesterday. During a live broacast held on January 20, REDALiCE (HARDCORE TANO * C), t + pazolite (HARDCORE TANO * C), aran (HARDCORE TANO * C) and producer Tatsuya Yokoyama presented the new game named WACCA S. 16 new songs are available (Vocaloid, songs from anime / J-POP with East arrange, original HARDCORE TANO * C musics,...). There is also a new mode "Stage-up": in this mode, you play 3 predetermined songs but to continue, you have to clear the rules. 10 stages can be selected and the rules become more severe at each stage. And a new function is added: "Gate function", when you play the game, you accumulate "gate points" to unlock new titles and new songs.
The latest version of maimai is available today: maimai Deluxe PLUS. There are two major new features. First, players can now choose a character as partner. Then, the categories are renewed: "Maimai" and "Ongeki & CHUNITHM" categories are added, "Variety" category changed to "Game & Variety" and all songs in "Original" category have been moved to "maimai", "ongeki & CHUNITHM" and "Game & Variety" categories. maimai Deluxe PLUS 1st campaign also starts today and will end on April 4. During this period, players can earn original goods (CD, clearfiles, aime card) according to the points accumulated by playing the game.
Bandai Namco releases Poker Stadium today. This game is an online Texas Hold'em Poker game playable up to 6. The game is composed by 4 rounds and each player decide their action one by one in order. There are 3 actions possible: Exit from the game (get off the game without betting any more chips), Continue the game (keep the game with the same amount of chips already bet in the round) and Increase bet (increase the bet for the round). Two game modes are available: "Win with the strength of your hand" and "take everyone off the game". Bandai Namco has developed a deep background for the game: the story takes place in a world where poker has become the world's most popular mind sport. The poker stadium is the place where the strongest players compete for various reasons. 9 characters with their own past stories are available: Shun, Mio, Rei, Marika, Brian, Noel, Alva, Eddie and JJ. Poker Stadium will be present at JAEPO.
Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6R is available in Japan today. The Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R and Sylvia (S14) are already unlocked in the game and various other elements are added including speed above 300km/h. Aero parts from 5DX PLUS are back and less points are required to increase the dress-up level. An event to get the GR Supra RZ (DB42) in Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6R is already announced scheduled. You can get the car every 20 plays from January 31 to February 16.
Like every January for the past 11 years, the much-anticipated EAG International European trade show will be held in London. Don't miss to register for your free entrance on EAG website. The show will be held at ExCel from January 14 to 16. The show is famous for its seminars and, this year, visitors can assist to five different seminars: The Immersive Attractions Landscape (Tuesday), The eSports Debate by GiocoNews (Tuesday), Ticket Redemption: The Future is at Stake (Wednesday), Payment Systems - The Future (Wednesday) and Competitive Video Games In A Competitive Market (Wednesday). Of course, the major amusement companies will bring their latest products. Let's see what you could find at EAG International 2020: Sega is coming with a big stand to showcase the brand new Mission: Impossible Arcade and Mario & Sonic At The Olympics Arcade Edition Tokyo 2020. They also will come with the final version of ATV Slam, Cosmic Fighter and House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn. Bandai Namco didn't communicate its lineup yet but as they distribute Raw Thrill games, we can expect to see Nitro TrucksBig Buck Reloaded (including the Terminator Salvation: Delta Mission game mode; an updated version of Terminator Salvation with better graphics and adjustments) and Raw Thrill’ VR Project: King Kong of Skull Island. Unis (represented by Instance Automatics in Europe) will present Crazy Ride, a racing game with a concept similar to Crazy Taxi with a touchscreen monitor. If Unis presents the same line-up than at IAAPA, there will be Taito games on their stand: GunArena, Space Invaders Counter Attack and Festival Hero (known as Omatsuri Quest Hippare Q in Japan). We can also expect to see those titles: Storm, the new VR & motion ride from Trio-Tech, Wild West Shootout on UDC booth, Speed Driver 5: New Generation by IGS and Technoplay's Racecraft racing simulator. As usual, Electrocoin will present the latest pinball tables from Stern such as Stranger Things and Elvira’s House of Horrors. EAG International 2020 is an unmissable event for any serious operator.
After being first scheduled for summer, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure-Last Survivor is finally out today. As announced, the game from Bandai Namco is a network battle royal game where up to 20 players can participate at the same time. Depending on the number of players, up to 20 NPCs (Derby's thugs) can join the battle. So, up to 40 characters can battle at the same time. When a player defeats Derby's thugs or other players, het gets "soul chips" and his character level rises (maximum level 6). The level is a condition to use skills. The cabinet is equipped with earphone jack and USB. The game uses two joysticks with buttons: [R2] button for a normal attack, [R1] button for the skill and [R3] for "JoJo Standing". Many characters from Part 3 to Part 5 of the series are selectable: Dio Brando, Jean-Pierre Polnareff, Noriyuki Kishibe, Josuke Higashikata, Giorno Giovanna... There are short-range type characters that have a powerful attack, but they are slower and shooting type character that can attack from remote place but are less powerful. To celebrate the game release, costumes from the manga Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan - Episode 9: The Run are available and a collaboration with the mobile puzzle game JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! also starts today.
In collaboration with Treasure, Data Discs releases the Radiant Silvergun original soundtrack on vinyl. Released in arcades in 1998, Radiant Silvergun is regarded as one of the most epic shoot'em ups due to its complex gameplay and perfect presentation, partly thanks to its sound atmosphere. The magificent music by Hitoshi Sakimoto (who also did the music of Mahou Daisakusen (Sorcer Striker), Soukyugurentai (Terra Diver) and Final Fantasy Tactics) is available as limited edition (multicolour vinyl), translucent orange edition and black edition. All editions are pressed on 180g vinyl and includes 17 stickers of the game characters (while stock last), a double-sided lithographic print and a foldout poster. The first record contains music from the arcade version while the second record includes music from the Saturn version (tracklist). This record can be pre-ordered at Data Discs online shop for £26.50 (€31.50). All orders will be shipped by January 13th, 2020. Hopefully, Ikaruga soundtrack will follow...
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