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Proving that old sprites never die (they just go 3D), upstart publisher Aksys has confirmed that it will release Arc System Works' "tactical action game" Guilty Gear 2: Overture in North America this fall for the Xbox 360. The game, which takes characters from the Guilty Gear 2D fighting game serie...

March 11th 2008 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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The Shikigami no Shiro series is pretty weird, for a number of reasons: first, the truly off-putting budget US release with the generic Charlie's Angels boxart; second, that the latest iteration of a shooter series is being released in 2007 at all; but most importantly, and most pertinent to actual...

November 26th 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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We don't know how today could get any better, unless we suddenly found a copy of Contra 4 in our Boo Berry (checking ... nope). Siliconera just reported that Aksys Games (also known as heroes of game publishing) will be bringing Chou Nekketsu Koukou Kunio-Kun Dodge Ball Bu to the U.S. under the exc...

October 19th 2007 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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Spencer Yip played a little bit of Cho Nekketsu Koukou Kunio-Kun Dodge Ball Bu while waiting for a meeting with publisher Arc System Works in which they discussed things that are infinitely less important than Cho Nekketsu Koukou Kunio-Kun Dodge Ball Bu. For him, it was a few casual minutes of gami...

September 25th 2007 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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A Wii version of Alfa System's Type X arcade shooter Shikigami no Shiro III will be released in Japan on December 13, published by Arc System Works. This is one of many shooters coming out for the system for some reason-- possibly lower development costs? Surprisingly, both of the previous entrie...

September 10th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The Wii is all about innovation and new gameplay experiences. Like swinging a controller like a tennis racket, or pantomiming cooking motions, or even standing on things. Sometimes, however, the innovation comes not in the interface, but in the content of the game, as in Petit Copter. Petit Copter...

September 10th 2007 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Even without the Cold War propaganda, we're still crazy excited about Super Dodgeball DS, setting our budgets, vacation time, and gods of worship around its release. These latest screenshots from the Kunio-themed sports title have us licking our lips, partly out of lust, partly due to chapped lips.I...

September 3rd 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.With Arc System Works and Milliom [sic] laboring together on a return for the Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club, we finally have an excuse to bring out...

September 2nd 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Famitsu's got some much clearer screens of Arc System Works and Sonic Powered's Petit Copter, and it looks great! But we love the aesthetic of Dreamcast games. Those of you expecting next-gen may be less enthused about the visuals. We're pretty sure, for example, that those rings are supposed to be...

August 6th 2007 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Million, the developer of Super Dodge Ball Advance and River City Ransom EX, is made up of former Technos employees, including founder Kunio Taki. It's as close to real Technos as anyone can get. That's why it's so great to see their name (misspelled as "Milliom" though it may be) in the copyright i...

August 6th 2007 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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Scans from the latest issue of Famitsu have showed up on NeoGAF, revealing that the Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club series -- known as Super Dodge Ball in North America -- will be headed to the Nintendo DS in Japan. The Famitsu article mentions that the game will support local download-play for...

August 1st 2007 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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Do you sometimes get the urge to fly a tiny helicopter all around the house and yard? Y'know, just for kicks. Don't worry, folks -- soon you'll be able to do just that. In Japan, that is, but perhaps the Petit Copter simulation will make its way to English-speaking gamers as well. Arc System Works,...

August 1st 2007 at 3:50pm 0 Comments