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The Japanese always luck out when it comes to games! From June 28th to July 11th, Japanese gamers with a copy of (deep breath) Moeru! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 will be able to head to the nearest DS Download Station and download the Elite Beat Agents characters, as well as Ne...

June 21st 2007 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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The time has come, faithful readers, for us to settle something once and for all. It's bound to be a heated issue, but it's a question worth answering. If you had to choose (and we grow faint just trying to imagine the horror of such a situation) between the Ace Attorney series and the Ouendan/Eli...

June 7th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Apparently, not everyone believes the language of music to be universal. Pro-G reports that Nintendo of Europe has rolled out of bed (which is the size of Manchester), grabbed a nearby megaphone and proclaimed July 13th as National Elite Beat Agents is Out In Europe Its About Time Seriously What Too...

June 6th 2007 at 12:41pm 0 Comments
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Today's video pick -- other than all of those Halo videos of course -- shows footage from Oundan 2, the sequel to the Japanese game that became Elite Beat Agents. There's no word yet on an American version of the title, but rhythm fans and importers should stick this on their list. The game is out i...

May 12th 2007 at 2:55am 0 Comments
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Wired's Chris Kohler has been enjoying some time in the Land of the Rising Fun lately, documenting his trip through about a billion photographs. This one above, is of interest. It shows Elite Beat Agents, which is pretty much a sequel made exclusively for the U.S. market to that of Osu! Tatakae! Ou...

May 7th 2007 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Japan's Famitsu magazine (as translated by NeoGAFer JonnyRam) has leaked word of a May 17 Japanese release date for the next game in the Ouendan series. The magazine also features a partial song list for the game, full of a bunch of Japanese bands and tracks you've likely never heard of. Not to worr...

April 11th 2007 at 2:10pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo World Report's reporters are the envy of Elite Beat Agents-loving, homebound bloggers everywhere, because they got to chat with EBA, Ouendan, and (best PS2 game ever) Gitaroo-Man creator Keiichi Yano at GDC. They've provided the audio from the interview with a promise to transcribe it lat...

March 13th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Keiichi Yano, VP of development for iNiS Corporation showed off some concept art, a few screenshots, and offered morsels of information about Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashi. Prospects of the Japanese sequel to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan had recently trickled out of Nintendo. Yano said that the title, d...

March 8th 2007 at 7:58am 0 Comments
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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 exp...

March 8th 2007 at 6:58am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/The_making_of_Ouendan_and_Elite_Beat_agents_Keiichi_Yano_speaks_at_GDC'; 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 t...

March 8th 2007 at 12:11am 0 Comments
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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 inter...

March 7th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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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 pla...

March 2nd 2007 at 6:30pm 0 Comments