As a console that is doing rather poorly in Japan, the 360 receiving two exclusive games from a Japanese developer with a large following is news indeed. The buzz is that there will be two full retail releases exclusive to 360: Ketsui, and DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou Black Label both of which are shoot-em-ups of the old-school hard-as-nails variety. Similar to Ikaruga, Ketsui and DonDonPachi involve controlling a ship while the screen scrolls by and you're assaulted by numerous waves of enemies who shoot in increasingly difficult-to-dodge geometric patterns. With the rumors surrounding the classic Radiant Silvergun and confirmation of Ikaruga, but nothing concrete on either game, things have been hard for shmup fans. Now, the manic pace of shoot-em-ups isn't for everyone, but for those of us who are fans this confirmation is just pure sugar.
[Thanks, Gabriel Gray]