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Keiichi Yano, VP of development for iNiS Corporation created Gitaroo-man and Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. Americans know him most recently for the conversion of the latter title to Elite Beat Agents. But since the original Japanese rhythm game centered on the rousing Ouendan, at his GDC seminar, Yano ex...

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The gaming community has embraced iNiS' incredible DS music games, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! and Elite Beat Agents, much to the surprise of game designer Keiichi Yano. His panel at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco featured an incredible large audience that filled the presentation ro...

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Duckroll over at NeoGAF teased us with this less than ideal scan of a Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 preview from a Japanese magazine. Normally we wouldn't report on a scan of this quality, but it's Ouendan, and normal rules and logic do not apply. We can learn some inte...

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So how 'bout that Mel Gibson? Drinking and driving, ranting about, well, everyone... the actor/director doesn't seem to be in the best place these days. It sounds like he might need some help! So what can we do? Why, send in the Elite Beat Agents, of course! They'll fix everything! Well, if the p...

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Dengeki Online has today posted Nintendo of Japan's latest release schedule, which includes mention of the long-awaited sequel to -- drum-roll for nervous anticipation -- Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (which was rejigged for the West as Elite Beat Agents). There's no release date mentioned other than a non...

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Buzznet.com is hosting an Elite Beat Agents video contest sure to produce some laughs over the next few weeks, as it calls on Agent wannabes to serve it up in front of the camera. Various colored DS systems and copies of Elite Beat Agents are at stake (and some promo swag too). Here's a tip: Lose...

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MTV.com's Stephen Totilo recently sat down with Nintendo's one-and-only, ass-kicking, name-taking man in charge Reggie Fils-Aime, where the man in charge admitted that he has a great amount of respect for the touch-screen tapping game. He also says that, given the sales figures for the game, a seque...

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In one of the best ideas we've seen in a while, Delta Airlines is partnering with Nintendo to bring DS download stations to the airport. What better time to test out a new title than a four hour flight? The new program is currently in place at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, th...

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Purists may scoff at these 'men in black' who lack the flair of Ouendan's male cheerleaders. They may also wince at tracks like Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" and Ashlee Simpson's "La La," included for Western-aligned palettes. Alas, cultural transitions are often difficult, but at least the series' un...

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The localized version of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! has finally hit our shores and, as Elite Beat Agents, the player is charged with maintaining the super-cool, dressed-in-black stylings of the crew as they bust the most elite beats and kick it to save those in need. Apparently, if the critics are to be...

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It's here at last -- Elite Beat Agents! We're told some other games might be coming out as well (who knew?), but we're too busy tap-tapping at the keyboard and practicing rhythm to think about much else. Which is probably too bad, because it's a good week for game releases. If this deluge of awesome...

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We knew those Elite Beat Agents were popular, but the commercial hitting #1 in games on YouTube is quite a feat! We can't say we're too surprised, not after seeing all sorts of people clustered around the game at the Fusion Tour, but it's definitely an exciting moment for DS fans nonetheless. Check ...

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Elite Beat Agents stars in today's most-watched YouTube game video; the winner is a commercial for this DS game. The ad shows the level and song featured in the retail kiosk Elite Beat demo. We haven't seen it yet on broadcast TV, but we usually skip through commercials. The ad does all it can to...

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The official English Elite Beat Agents site is up and ready to rock your socks. There's a montage of game footage tucked away behind the "action!" button that's certain to get toes a-tappin' and heads a-bobbin, so unless you're around people who understand your fascination with guys in dark suits wh...

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Would we be correct in saying that everyone and their dog is as excited for Elite Beat Agents as we are? Something about those slick male cheerleaders makes us giggle. So, you can imagine how excited we were to see the track list for the game. Sure we had to muffle laughter over artists like Cher an...

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Glancing at the newly revealed track listing for Elite Beat Agents instills some sort of inescapable fear of impending doom and cataclysm. There's every reason to suggest that lumping songs from Madonna, David Bowie, Chicago, Cher and Earth, Wind and Fire (ask your parents) onto a single storage med...

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This year's PAX was indeed the land of the DS, and we're not just talking about all the people relaxing with Pictochat. A wealth of new screens have surfaced from the Expo, particularly for the DS, and these new shots from the forthcoming Elite Beat Agents are definitely droolworthy. The rhythm-b...

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We have to update Joystiq, but we're feeling so dejected and uninspired. If only we had some motivation or some measurable system of support. We can't let the readers down! We need some assistance. We need oh ... oh ... OUENDAAAAAAAAANNN!! This article would simply not have been possible had i...

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Elite Beat Agents, the wacky English version of music-and-rhythm seizure game, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!, sees the cheerleaders getting replaced by gyrating secret agents who swoop in whenever people are in need of their rhythmic assistance. In the case of this video (higher resolution version he...

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