Readers of GamesRadar+ have awarded Yu Suzuki a Lifetime Achievement Award. He received his trophy during the Golden Joysticks Awards 2019 ceremony in London today. Yu Suzuki really deserves his Lifetime Achievement Award when you think about all the arcade games developped under his direction while he was working at Sega: Champion Boxing, Hang-On, Space Harrier, Enduro Racer, OutRun, After Burner, Power Drift, G-LOC - Air Battle, Virtua Racing, Virtua Fighter 1 to 4, Fighting Vipers, F355 Challenge 1 and 2, ... Of course, he's also famous among console players for his masterpieces: Shenmue and Shenmue II on Dreamcast. The long awaited release of Shenmue III will happen on PC and PS4 next week. Even if he told that he would like to return to licences such as OutRun and Virtua Fighter, it will depends on Sega's will (for whom he's a consultant) as they own the brands. He however told in an interview that somthing could happen... Once Shenmue III released, we'll be looking forward his next arcade game. You may watch the award ceremony on this video of The Golden Joysticks Awards 2019 (including a praise by Peter Moore).
11 years after Samurai Spirits Sen on Taito Type X², SNK will release Samurai Spirits on NESiCAxLive2 tomorrow! This new game uses the Unreal Engine 4. Like in previous titles, there are 4 buttons (3 slash and a kick) and anger gauge allowing players to perform the "weapon killing special" technique. 16 characters will be available for the game release (13 veterans and 3 new). Returning characters: Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Genjuro Kibagami, Yoshitora Tokugawa, Ukyo Tachibana, Hanzo Hattori, Galford, Kyoshiro Senryo, Jubei Yagyu, Tam Tam, Charlotte, Earthquake and Shiki. Newcomers: Yashamaru Kura, Darli Dagger and Wu-Ruixiang. 11 stages are selectable for now.
Konami Amusement releases beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE today. beatmania is a DJ simulation game that operates seven keys and one turntable according to the rhythm. This new version has new features to enjoy such as the "breaking news" fuction notifing in real time about record information updated by players nationwide, so you can enjoy score competition with other players.
Kemono Friends is a media franchise created by manga artist Mine Yoshizaki. The project first produce was a mobile game in 2015, then a manga published between 2015 and 2017 and an anime television series in 2017. Today, Sega releases the arcade game in the franchise: Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours. This is a card game for all ages. Players scan their cards and a battle begins after deciding at a roulette who will be the first attacker. There are 3 buttons (red, blue and green) and players must press the button of the color instructed on the screen within the limit time. When attacking, stopping the cursor in the zone with the deepest color, make a stronger attack and in defense, pressing the button quickly, increase the defense.
Sega releases today Ongeki SUMMER. In this new version of the gamne, the story continues with Chapter 3: "Shooter Festival" and 3 new characters are available. Ongeki SUMMER is be easier to play than n the lastes versions to help the beginners and for the veterans, the player level limit is changed from 999 to 9999. Some old songs are no longer available but the are many new ones and many events and missions are comming. A new type of card "SR+" more powerful than "SR" appears and ca be used as a bonus card for events and missions.
After Ge-Sen Love in 2012, Triangle Service is back with a new skill test game: Tapping Skill Test. As the title suggests, the game features a large-sized touch panel. It is composed of mini-games using many operations made with fingers such as touch, swipe, pinch,... Tapping Skill Test starts operation today on ALL.Net P-ras MULTI3. You can watch the trailer here.
Chrono Regalia EX started operation yesterday. Sega renewed the game with a lot of new features. Fist, a new unit named Despina (CV: Mikako Komatsu) that use traps to fight appears. Other new features are also implemented: a new 1-player "Search mode", new cards, new abilities, a new story, a new Cecilia character, personal replay function, "Castle decoration" customization,...
The upgrade kit of DanceDanceRevolution A20 is out today. This new game celebrates the 20th anniversary of Konami's musical game. DanceDanceRevolution A20 is available in a new golden cabinet since March 20th but the normal white cabinet can now be upgraded. The new "NON STOP A20" mode has been added and it features the original song "DDR A20", eight songs by Western artists (AronChupa, Marshmello, Zedd feat. Foxes, Dua Lipa, LMFAO, David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo & Akon, The Chainsmokers & Coldplay), and four songs set are played in medley format. Some new features are exclusive to Gold version like the remixes of Dancemania songs, the Dan courses and the Golden League. Good news: Beside Japanese, the interface language can be changed to Korean and English.
Marvelous! and HARDCORE TANO*C release a new rhythm game named WACCA. This games uses a 360 degree touch area to touch the "Notes" approaching from the center of the screen in timing. There are 4 patterns of notes: "touch" "hold" "slide & snap" and "chain". When Notes comes to the judgment line in the touch area, it is judged by three kinds of "Marvelous", "Great", "Good" depending on the timing. There are three levels of difficulty: "Normal", "Hard", and "Expert". The recordings will include a wide range of genres: original songs from HARDCORE TANO*C, animes and games musics, J-POP...
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