A new game is available on exA-Arcadia system today: Kira Kira Star Night Exa. This is an arcade version of the Kira Kira Star Night DX game released on Famicom in 2016, which is itself an improved version of the original game released in 2013 (for the 30th anniversary of the Famicom). Kira Kira Star Night Exa is a 8-bit platform/action game developed by the mangaka and illustrator RIKI and exA-Arcadia TEAM EXA-AM1. The story takes place in a world where a girl named Fami-chan helps her friend Paso-kun to catch all the stars falling from the sky because of a mistake of Paso-kun... so the goal of this solo game is to catch all the stars in a given time to move on to the next level. There are 9 different levels. The automatic scrolling makes it difficult. The game is played with a joystick and 2 buttons. There are 3 characters with different styles (standard, advanced and freestyle). This exA-Arcadia version brings many improvements to Kira Kira Star Night DX: name entry after the game ends, improved graphics, new characters with different performance, input lag reduction (so input lag is the same on a 4K LED screen as on a CRT screen). Some of these improvements can be seen in the trailer. It is the first exA game to be available at a budget price. It is also the first horizontal game that can be played on a vertical screen without having to rotate it. Kira Kira Star Night Exa is available in Europe (Red Sun Systems) but will only be released in Japan on June 22nd. The game is in both English and Japanese and includes a reversible A1 poster, an instruction sheet and a reversible instruction strip (Japanese and English).
Announced a few days ago during a live stream, Virtua Fighter esports is already being released today on ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Version 3 from Sega. This is a remaster of Virtua Fighter Final Shodown featuring from improved graphics thanks to the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's Dragon Engine (Yakuza). Virtua Fighter esports is compatible with the Aimé card that allows you to save grades, records of the 19 playable characters and choose the character used at the start of a game. Several game modes are available to compete against other players locally or online: in-store battle, store-to-store battle and password battle modes. While waiting for a VS match, players can wait with the Arcade and Training modes. Goods (T-shirt, towel and mug) are available on the Sega store: to celebrate the release of Virtua Figher esports.
The arcade version of Virtua Fighter esports was announced during a live broadcast on VF Youtube channel today. This is a remaster of Virtua Fighter Final Shodown using the Dragon Engine from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (Yakuza games). It will be available on ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Version 3 on June 2nd. The international name is Virtua Fighter Ultimate Shodown. Virtua Fighter esports will be also released on PS4. You can watch the opening movie and the trailer.
CHUNITHM PARADISE LOST is released in Japan today. Sega has added many new songs (Paradise Lost - Minori Chihara, BATTLE NO.1 - TANO * C Sound Team, ...). Two collaborations are already held at the game release with Machikado Mazoku (The Demon Girl Next Door) and Isekai Quartet series. As you progress through the event maps, you can earn nameplates and titles. In addition, the new map PARADISE ep. III is available.
Team ARCANA & exA-Arcadia announce Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!! Xtend. This is the first collaboration between the two companies. This title celebrates the 10th anniversary of the release of Arcana Heart 3. Arcana Heart 3 was released on EX-BOARD in 2009 and has already had several sequels: Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! in 2013 and Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!, both on NESiCAxLive. This is the same version as the Steam release of yesterday (except that the DLC characters are included). This update was made possible thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. This exA-Arcadia version is developed by Team ARCANA and TEAM EXA-AM4. Hirotaka Akaga made the key visual and M.P. Yoshihira took care of the sound part. Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!! Xtend adds 2 new characters (Pistrix and Dark Heart) and the boss Paracelsia from Arcana Heart 2 who is available as an Arcana. All the other characters have been rebalanced. The game will be released this summer, it will have less input lag than the PC version and will support 4K and HD 16:9 widescreen monitors as well as 4:3 CRT screens (480p). The game will be in both English and Japanese languages.
Quiz Magic Academy Mugen no Kagami is out today. Konami added several new features. Two new quiz themes are added: animation movie and overseas travel. The Magic Coliseum mode is back in response to fan requests: 4 players work together to defeat enemies. Every month, an archive test for high-grade models will be added. Two themes, Pet and School are available at the start of operation. 63 characters in total are available in Quiz Magic Academy Mugen no Kagami.
P-47 Aces Kai (P-47 Aces Mk.II in the West) is the new shoot'em up announced by exA-Arcadia. It was unveiled at Shooters Fes 2021. It is an improved version of the NMK game released by Jaleco in 1995. The game now supports 16:9 display ratio and 4-player simultaneous gameplay. It's developed by Team EXA-AM2 (Alex Marshall). The game is scheduled for release this year.
The latest work of the Konami's series of music games, Gitadora High-Voltage, starts operation from today. A total of 20 Konami original songs have been added including famous songs and the latest linked songs from BEAT ARENA. A new unlockable event "MUSICIAN'S ROAD" will also be released soon to relive the feeling of being a musician.
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[cl-r] is available today on Sega's ALL.Net P-ras MULTI version 3. This is the 3rd upgrade of the game from French Bread/Arc System Works. This new version features various enhancements to the gameplay and all adjustments of the 21 characters available are the same as home version. A new character is also added: Londrekia Light who made first appearance in the Chronicle Mode of Exe:Late[st] is now a playable character.
Blazing Chrome AC is out on exA-Arcadia today! This is the arcade version of Blazing Chrome a run n'gun by Brazilian developer JoyMasher released on home consoles and PC in 2019. The story, very similar to Terminator, takes place in a future where the world is under the machines' domination, putting the few humans alive on the edge of total extermination. Humans have been expendable since an army of AI-controlled robots conquered the world, and they survive in hiding while their predators rule the surface. When a small group of rebels learns of a major AI installation, the machines attack their camp before they can launch an assault. A few rebels escape and lead a suicide mission to destroy the facility. Bring your best pal and kick some metal butts to free the humankind. You can use hoverbikes, massive armour and a whole arsenal of kick-ass weapons to blast your way through 5 16 bits apocalyptic environments with hundreds of enemy robots and bosses. Between Contra and Metal Slug, Blazing Chrome is made by and for arcade and action fans. So it was an evidence that an arcade version must be developed! The arcade version features a fifth playable character (Zaku from Oniken) and an arranged soundtrack by Motoaki Furukawa (Super Contra). Blazing Chrome AC supports both 16:9 Widescreen and 4:3 CRT monitors. Different languages are available: English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Korean. The game kit that can be ordered from RedSun Systems includes an A1 poster, instruction sheets and instruction strips in both Japanese and English languages.
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