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duckroll
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(02-15-2007, 10:08 AM)
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http://am-net.xtr.jp/game/profile.cgi?_v=1171286947

Konami will be showcasing a new arcade horizontal scrolling shooter at AOU2007 this week. It's called "Otomedius" and it features female characters as the name implies. Parodius lives on!? :D
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(02-15-2007, 10:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

http://am-net.xtr.jp/game/profile.cgi?_v=1171286947

Konami will be showcasing a new arcade horizontal scrolling shooter at AOU2007 this week. It's called "Otomedius" and it features female characters as the name implies. Parodius lives on!? :D

XBLA/PSN port please.

(Gets ready to say this every time an old-skool style arcade game is announced)
Joseph Merrick
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(02-15-2007, 10:45 AM)
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seems hot
sonikokaruto
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(02-15-2007, 10:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by pswii60

XBLA/PSN port please.

(Gets ready to say this every time an old-skool style arcade game is announced)

in b4lock?
pswii60
(02-15-2007, 10:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by sonikokaruto

in b4lock?

huh?
bloke
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(02-15-2007, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by pswii60

XBLA/PSN port please.

Arcade ports in Japan will be always getting regular console releases first.
pswii60
(02-15-2007, 11:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by bloke

Arcade ports in Japan will be always getting regular console releases first.

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection says hi. (excludes PSP version)
duckroll
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(02-15-2007, 11:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by pswii60

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection says hi. (excludes PSP version)

Is that the same as saying "But I'm not wrong. (I'm wrong)"? :lol
bloke
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(02-15-2007, 11:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by pswii60

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection says hi. (excludes PSP version)

Ok maybe it will be happening with arcade revisons, but with totally original stuff like new Konami shooter... I'm kinda doubting that.
MrDaravon
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(02-15-2007, 12:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Is that the same as saying "But I'm not wrong. (I'm wrong)"? :lol

:lol
bloke
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(02-15-2007, 12:39 PM)
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Btw on the am-net BBS that information originates from, there's an AOU '07 thread with people hinting at Silent Hill arcade game (also mentioned on gamefront today), Tekken 6 and Monster Hunter card game all having appereance at the show.
http://www.am-net.jp/gnewbbs/././joy...de=res&no=1382
Ceb
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(02-15-2007, 12:44 PM)

Originally Posted by bloke

Btw on the am-net BBS that information originates from, there's an AOU '07 thread with people hinting at Silent Hill arcade game (also mentioned on gamefront today), Tekken 6 and Monster Hunter card game all having appereance at the show.
http://www.am-net.jp/gnewbbs/././joy...de=res&no=1382

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(02-15-2007, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by pswii60

XBLA/PSN port please.

(Gets ready to say this every time an old-skool style arcade game is announced)

I will take this stuff on a disc (hopefully a PS2 DVDROM) at full price.
STG!
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(02-15-2007, 04:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by jiji

I will take this stuff on a disc (hopefully a PS2 DVDROM) at full price.

Ditto.

Great to see Konami continue to support new shooters (and a horizontal one, nice!). Can't wait to see some screens/video.
Inumaru
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(02-15-2007, 05:05 PM)

Originally Posted by duckroll

It's called "Otomedius" and it features female characters as the name implies.

I don't get it. Why does "Otomedius" imply female characters?

Sounds like a rare...I dunno...ear disease or something to me.
Daigoro
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(02-15-2007, 05:08 PM)
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yay for Konami side scrolling shmups!

Originally Posted by jiji

I will take this stuff on a disc (hopefully a PS2 DVDROM) at full price.

yes please.
Mr. Pointy
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(02-15-2007, 05:09 PM)
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KOOOOOOOOOOOONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

This better get some form of home console port.
sixteen-bit
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(02-15-2007, 05:09 PM)
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:)
ghibli99
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Originally Posted by Inumaru

I don't get it. Why does "Otomedius" imply female characters?

Sounds like a rare...I dunno...ear disease or something to me.

Google image "otome". Your answer lies within.
Akai
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(02-15-2007, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inumaru

I don't get it. Why does "Otomedius" imply female characters?

Sounds like a rare...I dunno...ear disease or something to me.

I figure because "Otome" is Japanese for "young lady"...
Inumaru
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(02-15-2007, 05:11 PM)
Ah. I see. Thank you. :)
RavenFox
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(02-15-2007, 05:14 PM)
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Great news.:D
crunker99
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(02-15-2007, 05:18 PM)
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god yes, why more companies dont do this for us is beyond me

well it isnt really, i konw its cause of money, but still, WE WANT MORE
sixteen-bit
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(02-15-2007, 05:23 PM)
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Is there any reason why most newer shooters prominently feature young women?
Tain
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(02-15-2007, 05:25 PM)
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Awesome. When was the last time Konami made a shooter, though? Gradius IV?

Curious as to how this turns out.

I will take this stuff on a disc (hopefully a PS2 DVDROM) at full price.

Yeah, no doubt.
Sweedishrodeo
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(02-15-2007, 05:25 PM)
now this is news that makes me feel good inside.
duckroll
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(02-15-2007, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

Is there any reason why most newer shooters prominently feature young women?

To try and grab as much of the otaku fanbase as possible. Shooters are a dying genre, you need all the fanbase you can get.
lupin23rd
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(02-15-2007, 05:30 PM)
If you go by demographics, this will come out for 360 (think DOA).

If we go by Konami's track record, this will come out for PSP.

If I had my way, it'd be coming out for PS3 or Wii :)

In any event, one more week before Exelica is out!

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(02-15-2007, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

To try and grab as much of the otaku fanbase as possible. Shooters are a dying genre, you need all the fanbase you can get.

Hopefully this one, with a name like that, will take the piss out of the whole moe phenomenon at the same time as it rides it.
Takuan
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(02-15-2007, 05:41 PM)
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I can't see shit.
distantmantra
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(02-15-2007, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

To try and grab as much of the otaku fanbase as possible. Shooters are a dying genre, you need all the fanbase you can get.

I want a spaceship, dammit!
sixteen-bit
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(02-15-2007, 06:59 PM)
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UD had helicopters

piloted by little girls.

Surely there's middle ground.
Link
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(02-15-2007, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tain

Awesome. When was the last time Konami made a shooter, though? Gradius IV?

Err, Gradius V? Or are you not counting that since it was developed by Treasure?
ghibli99
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(02-15-2007, 07:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Link

Err, Gradius V? Or are you not counting that since it was developed by Treasure?

Speaking of whom, I hope they have some part in the creation of Otomedius.
dog$
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(02-15-2007, 07:16 PM)
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I do too so that way I would stop being reminded that Treasure has nothing to do with the game for every new thread or review that comes up.

Looking forward to six months of empty "while not developed by Treasure..." preambles.

Good luck with the game, Konami.
Kaitei grunkan
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(02-15-2007, 07:33 PM)
Treasure should hopefully be busy with their own stuff. I wouldn't mind if Konami hired G.rev to work on this.
duckroll
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(02-15-2007, 09:15 PM)
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For what it's worth, this game uses Konami's e-AMU cab with CVT. Anyone familiar with the hardware?
Tain
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(02-15-2007, 09:15 PM)
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Err, Gradius V? Or are you not counting that since it was developed by Treasure?

Right.

I guess there are technically the Parodius and Twinbee remakes they just released, but they're more graphical revamps than anything.

And G.rev would be awesome, but I'd like to see Konami make it on their own.
dallas
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(02-15-2007, 11:06 PM)
What was the last horizontal shooter released in arcades? Border Down?
jiji
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(02-16-2007, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by dallas

What was the last horizontal shooter released in arcades? Border Down?

Yup, that's it.
Jonnyram
(02-16-2007, 01:28 AM)
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Awesome news... maybe a smaller dev is working on it and Konami is just manufacturing/distributing? The -dius games have always had home ports though, so I'm looking forward to this getting one too.

Or maybe it's just Gradius V with Otome sprites/models, considering that never came out in the arcades.
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Originally Posted by duckroll

For what it's worth, this game uses Konami's e-AMU cab with CVT. Anyone familiar with the hardware?

As far as I can tell, eAMUSEMENT is just the system that handles cards for user data, and CVT means it's a conversion kit. I think. It might run on either PS2 or PC-based hardware, as those seem to be the two types of platforms Konami's using most recently.
Mr_Furious
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(02-16-2007, 02:59 AM)
Pics....................we NEED pics!
jiji
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(02-16-2007, 04:26 AM)
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Pics from the AOU show, courtesy neo-arcadia:

[IMG]http://i19.************/2li7dck.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i18.************/34e95w0.jpg[/IMG]

Buh...they might be playing this one straight (i.e., focus on the "maiden" and none on the "parody"). Looks like they've wrangled Yoshizaki Mine and his pervy talents for the character designs, though.
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(02-16-2007, 05:03 AM)
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those designs look REALLY familiar
jiji
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(02-16-2007, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by pancakesandsex

those designs look REALLY familiar

It's the guy who did Keroro Gunsou, designed recent Eva figures, and provided some art for Psikyo's Hot Gimmick games.
PepsimanVsJoe
(02-16-2007, 05:18 AM)
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Interesting

Haha see-through skirts they thought of everything. Guess Cave's recent obsession with girls in 2D shooters has rubbed one off on others more than I imagined.

Guess I should be happy about never seeing another Darius game, probably be filled with nothing but mermaids or something.

Also in that first pic the blue haired girl is sitting in a cockpit with a wing-shape similar to the Vic-Viper. Just a guess there but it would fit the color scheme.
(Blue/Light Blue = Vic-Viper)
(Red/Pink = Lord-British)
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jooey
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(02-16-2007, 05:19 AM)
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are companies now TRYING to make shooter fans feel guilty about their interest? (futile I know)
SapientWolf
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(02-16-2007, 05:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by jooey

are companies now TRYING to make shooter fans feel guilty about their interest? (futile I know)

How long is it before ships are replaced by boobs that shoot boobs at other flying boobs until they explode into a smoldering pile of boobs?
Somnid
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(02-16-2007, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by SapientWolf

How long is it before ships are replaced by boobs that shoot boobs at other flying boobs until they explode into a smoldering pile of boobs?

Like the opposite of Cho Aniki?

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