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Last week, Konami released the inscrutable Otomedius Excellent in North America. You might have missed the release, as it was delayed until the absolute busiest game release season of the year, allowing it to fly into retail undetected. It's a Gradius-inspired side-scrolling shooter for Xbox 360...

November 10th 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Hey, you know how you've been shopping for a pillowcase with pictures of girls in spaceship suits? Well, we can finally tell you where to find one, and it includes an Xbox 360 shooting game as a bonus. One day before its pre-E3 event (which would have been the perfect time to announce something...

June 1st 2011 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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After Konami pushed back the release date of Otomedius Excellent in Japan, it was safe to assume that the North American release would be delayed, as well. Actually, we didn't have to just assume that the original date wouldn't hold -- Winter 2010 has come and gone! Though it's not a terribly sp...

April 22nd 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Otomedius Excellent might as well have been titled "Game for Japan Only," being a shmup starring anime girls wearing spaceship parts, but for some reason Konami has announced plans to localize the Xbox 360 oddity anyway. It was set to come out last winter, but a delay in Japan pushed it to sprin...

April 7th 2011 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Otomedius Excellent, Konami's peculiar girls-as-spaceships shooter for Xbox 360, likely won't be making its appointed winter release date in North America. Konami announced a delay for the game in Japan, from fall 2010 to spring 2011, "due to a delay in production." If it won't be out until spring i...

November 25th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Fans of parody shmups like Parodius, take note: the impossible has happened, and Konami has announced a new shmup for North America. Otomedius Excellent, an Xbox 360 exclusive due this winter, is the first localized iteration of Konami's weird shooter franchise featuring anime girls in the form of...

June 16th 2010 at 5:02pm 0 Comments