Friday, September 29, 2006

Chain of Tales 100%

Ichigo 100% pics are just my random anime hottie theme today. Anyways, I'd like to show off some sweet Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+/Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories Famitsu & Dengeki PS scans courtesy of my longtime source Ruliweb. Click on the scans to see more.

I hope the game will be coming to the US cuz unlike KH FM, this one will have Chain of Memories (called KH Re: COM) completely redone in 3D. However, since Re: COM comes on a seperate disc (w/ KH2FM+), they CAN bring it over and sell it seperately, hopefully at a cheaper price. HOWEVER, since it is a 'new' game on the PS2, they could charge full price (BASTARDS!). Though one is wondering if KHII FM+ will also be brought over, as
KH2 FM+ IS just the ENG version w/ JPN subs w/ prolly some new tweaks and bonus cutscenes (which might be the reason why they may not bring it over since SE might be lazy in localizing). However, they could use FM+ as a Greatest Hits and thus, will cause ppl who already bought it, want to buy it again :P (ala DBZ Budokai 3, it's added swap palettes + JPN voice options; DMC3, w/ it's added stages and Vergil). Either way, i'll still be getting the JPN version to be on the safe side as I bought the original KHII in Japanese as i'm used to hearing the characters in JPN, having played the first game in JPN. So it'll be a treat for me to finally hear some of the characters in Eng.. Square Enix also put up the official site today.

In other news, Jeux-France shows of some photos from Famitsu (scans will prolly be showing up shortly):

Subarashiki kono Seikai/ It's a Wonderful World
Trauma Center: 2nd Opinion - HAWT cuz it shows new hottie, Mira Kimishima
and some DQMJ

Lumines II Heavenly Star music video - for fun

Impress game Watch (as well as Famitsu) show off some new screenshots of Tales of the World for PSP and Tales of the Tempest for the DS. Shots show off battle and anime scenes. ToW looks awesome as they basically drew on Tales of the Abyss cameos (in ToA, you can fight against Mint from ToP, Rid/Reid from ToE/ToD2 US, Philia from ToD and Nanaly from ToD2 JPN) and made it into a game. The official US site for Tales of the Abyss opened a couple days ago too. I KNOW i'll get this game but i'm not sure when i'll play it cuz you got FFXII coming out after in a couple of weeks.

edit: ZOE 3...OMGOZ

So I'll end off w/ a slew of Ichigo 100% pics, starting w/ my very fave Satsuki!! Followed by my 2nd fave Nishino, 3rd fave Aya and uhh...not my fave (since y'all know i'm not a loli fan ;) gimme Kurokawa-sensei anyday!) Yui. Oh and finally, Manaka is such a fucking tool.

since i couldn't find any other Ichigo pics for my mizugi theme (i want to stick the the anime version and didn't want to use Kawashita art), this one will have to do.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Big Go...(.)dies

Because I'm such a big fan of Big God Okami, i decided to do sort of a tribute by showing off some awesome artwork and the hotness of Sakuya and Kushi ;). Again, GET THE FUCKING GAME!!!

and here's some big boobies courtesy of Saori,

yeah, i actually have more pics from Mahoromatic, just lazee, another time, another time ;).

some usual reviews before i go,
Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Neo (PS2, Bandai Namco): 8 / 8 / 7 / 6 - (29/40) - not a great score but i'm sure i'll enjoy and it's a shoe-in to sell MILLIONS!!!
Tomb Raider: Legend (Xbox 360, Spike): 9 / 9 / 8 / 7 - (33/40)
Tenchu Senran (Xbox 360, From Software): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (29/40)
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (PS2, Vivendi): 8 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (27/40)
Gundam Battle Royale (PSP, Bandai Namco): 8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - (31/40)
Guilty Gear Dust Strikers (NDS, Arc Systems): 8 / 6 / 6 / 7 - (27/40)
Kawaii Koinu DS (NDS, MTO): 6 / 6 / 6 / 7 - (25/40)
Ice Age 2 (NDS, Vivendi): 7 / 6 / 6 / 6 - (25/40)

Dengeki PS2
Power Stone Portable (PSP, Capcom): 80 / 85 / 70 / 75 - niiiice
Pop'n Music 13 Carnival (PS2, Konami): 85 / 90 / 80 / 85
Gundam Battle Royale (PSP, Bandai Namco): 90 / 90 / 90 / 85
Kuryuu Youma Gakuenki Recharge (PS2, Atlus): 75 / 80 / 75 / 75
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FC (PSP, Falcom): 80 / 75 / 70 / 80

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Status Quo

Well, the Genshiken pic is only an excuse for my mizugi theme (and cuz Kohsaka plays games). It's not really about the recently announced OVA (which I AM excited for). The official Genshiken site did update today. Anyways, i'd thought i would make an update since it's been almost a week since i updated (again). I've been busy w/ school (of course) but i've also been busy playing a lot of games. I'm trying to get most of 'em done before midterms and assignments hit (which start/due next week XD). Because i've been playing consoles, it's been almost a month since i've hit the arcade! So here's the status of the games I've been playing (all on PS2 of course):

Okami: Finished it today, been playing it nearly non-stop. yes, i did need to eat, sleep, take a crap, work out w/ my gf, and drink some beer. It took me about 3 1/2 days. Called in sick on the weekend too :D. Maybe THE BEST game on the PS2 this year. Graphics are just beautiful and gameplay is just SOO FUN, though it's not anything too original. Controls is awesome and love using the Celestial Brush. The soundtrack is gorgeous and a must get (5 CDs!). If you own a PS2, it's your duty to get this game and encourage Clover to make more awesome games!

Metal Slug 6 (JPN): A great old school game. Finished this in a day (took about 1 hr. and a 1/2) w/ a buddy. Fun stuff and i dug the unique moves some characters had like Ralf's vulcan punch and Clark's Super Argentine Back Breaker from KoF Series.

God Hand (JPN): Finished this game almost two weeks ago. I remember playing it non stop as well. Finished it in about 3 days after it's release (9/14). Since this is another Clover game, it's bound to be a hit right? Well almost. Those who remember that i posted the Famitsu review, know that it got a shitty score right (26/40)? Well, i personally would've given it a 32/40. It's definitely Clover Studio's weakest game but it's so downright fun and very deep. There's a ton of moves you gain and can later mix and match, thus giving a lot of depth in the fighting departmentThere's also a ton of strategy to be used w/ the moves as the game is very difficult, though not DMC3 difficult. I did manage to beat the game in about 12 hours on Normal ^^ (though i must admit continuing quite a few times). The game is a lot of fun and there's so much humour, though i found the humour pretty gay (pun not really intended) . It gave me a chuckle once in a while (the game is entirely voiced in Eng. ala RE, DMC). Gene's God Hand would kick Nero's Devil's Right Hand :P. The game IS hard and is one reason why Famitsu would've knocked it. The graphics are also sorta bland and backgrounds have little life and animation to them. There is camera issues and i encountered slowdown when there were quite a few enemies. Controls isn't the best, though you do get sorta used to them after 30-40 mins.
Is it worth the buy next month? maybe, depending on how you like your action games. I'd say give it a rental first as some ppl may have trouble w/ the difficulty as apparently, it's hard on easy mode too, i personally never tried. Though I'd imagine it'd be too easy for me since i know how to play the game now. As for hard mode? maybe.

Dirge of Cerberus FFVII: Finished this game a while ago as i was almost done anyways. Since i already played through the JAP version, i sorta breezed through this as the game is still easy but made a bit more fun w/ the improved US mechanics. I played it again to understand the story and to listen the the dub. Is the game worthy? like i said before, only if you're FFVII fan.

Xenosaga III: I'm still not done this game ;_;. I think i'm almost done. So far, the story has been great. The cutscenes are even better than ever and i love T-elos. Currently 30 something hours in and i'm in the cathedral. Hopefully, i'll get this done soon.

Rurouni Kenshin Enjou Kyoto Rinne (JPN): Finished it once in between playing GH and shortly after that. Game is a basic hack and slasher game (similar to Dynasty Warriors in a way) and pretty easy. It's fun though, if you're a fan of the anime (which i am). The game is awesome cuz of the combinations and moves it allows you to pull w/ the characters (kenshin's list of ryu moves...just awesome). Since it's basically the Kyoto arc, you know the story is awesome and brings back sweet memories of the anime + intense fights. Worthy to buy? if you're a Kenshin fan, yup. I felt like playing the Kenshin PSX fighting game after playing this, as crappy as it may be ^^.

NHL 2K7: The game came out today (which i so happen to get as games released today don't actually arrive in stores until tomorrow) and it was cheap too (20 bucks CDN). I always liked the 2k sports hockey game more than the EA hockey games (especially this year's right analog stick/shot am i supposed to do one timers?). Anyways, since i just got it, i haven't really played it. Been buliding my team in Franchise mode and i'm impressed w/ all the management that can be done (though a little tedious). It awesome they got minor league players. I'll probably play this game in spurts as i'm hyped for hockey season as it starts next week!

KoF 2006: It's my current game next to NHL 2K7 right now. Y'know I love fighting games as i can always play in spurts. So i've been playing this game now that i'm done Okami. I've played basically been going thru Challenge mode in an attempt to unlock all the stages and colour outfits. I've unlocked all the charas already. Game is a improvement over MI in terms of balance (but it's still far from being balanced), whichi isvery good. The new counterstrike (parry) is sorta effective. Still, this game is too easy and shallow for my taste. It's fun nonetheless and I love Lien (her new DOA Thrashing is awesome but abusable and should do less damage for balance sake). Graphics are a bit better than MI but still can't touch T5 and maybe VF4E for that matter. The game has been getting decent reviews that are above average and it certainly deserves it. If you're a KoF fan or enjoy a casual fighter, I'd say go buy this game to support SNKP so that they may bring over more games.

in other news the My-ZHiME Zwei OVA site is OPEN!! the main My-Otome site has the OVA pic on front. the chara section has Arika in meister uniform and mashiro in new outfit. storyline and 3 screenshots of the ova can be seen. the staff and cast are also up so one can see which characters will be returning for sure.

as for games news...don't feel like posting 'em really. i will mention that gametrailers put up more vids from TGS (ie. DOAX2 chara bios, Genji + DMC4 gameplay vids etc.) Don't be fooled by the Naruto Wii trailer though, as it's just an announcment and contains footage from GnT games. Not particularly impressive news i want to note is the FF/GD battle archives 2 (showing the Real Bout games) for PS2 and FF/GD Special for Xbox live arcade. Check on famitsu's page for other game info announced earlier today like It's a beautiful World art.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

King of Wolves

A short post and probably the one to end off the week. Anyways, I got KoF 2006 and Okami yesterday. Pre-ordered both but got nothing. I think Gamestop was the one giving out art/buddha boards, yet there's no Gamestop in Canada. Also, no KoF Another Day w/ KoF 2006 :(. SnkDavid (site admin at snkpusa's message board) is gonna ask Herman about that.

Some game news i just want to note in a follow up from yesterday is scans of Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Ruliweb had them up this morning but i didn't have time to post. Anyways, Jeux-France presents you w/ better Famitsu scans of Rachel in action.

I'll also follow up w/ some DOAX2 stuff for ze hornee fanboys
limited FP item

I'll also present you some scans from Famitsu that both of my gaming sources do not have yet (yeah baby i beat Ruliweb & JF :D). Click on the images to see their respective scans....ohhh yesh Christe....oohhh yesh...pole dance.

Want to note that Trusty Bell has been renamed Eternal Sonata for NA.

Lastly, a couple of my fave Futakoi Alternative pics, especially the first one. It's undoubtedly my fave pic from FA, due to the the awesomeness of the Momoi twins. YESH Ai, YESH Mai, but Yesh Ai MORE ^^.

There's bound to be a ton of game news and media this weekend cuz of TGS (like FFXII Revenant Wings site going live as well as It's a Wonderful World). Sony has their conference in a couple minutes. However, i don't think i'll be covering since i got things in life to do XD. So yeah, check out my usual sources (ie. Ruliweb, Jeux-France, Joystiq, IGN, Gamespot, 1up, Siliconera, Cyberfanatix, etc.) Have a good weekend peeps!

edit September 22 8:32 AM EST: Been following many TGS news and trailers this morning (NG Sigma, MGS4 PO, WKS, RR7, DMC4, PS3 price cut in JPN, etc.) but the fighting fan in me just had to post this image (i wuv u elisabeth...sick art) and news taken from fighters front line (a jpn fighting game news site that i've frequented for almost a yr now).

At TGS SNK announces Samurai Spirits collection which collects 6 Samurai Spirits/Shodown games and World Heroes collection. Both will be released sometime in 2007 w/ a price tag 5040 yen. They also announced Koi no Iroha ('love of Iroha') for the DS w/ the same price tag and also scheduled for 2k7. If you don't know, Iroha has risen to fame due to her rack size in Samurai Spirits VI. She also has THE BEST super move in the game (where she strips and dices her opponents ;). Anyways, I'm sorta surprised that VI is included in the collection as i got it near the beginning of the year, but by the time it's released, it'll been 1 year since its release on consoles and almost 2 years in the arcade. I think they should've added the NG64 SS games ;).

edit #2 Sept. 23 6:32 PM EST: a little tidbit i want to mention b4 i head to dinner w/ my girlfriend (mmm...italian) is that snkp is planning to bring king of fighters and samurai shodown to the psp as the metal slug compilation is being well-received. enjoy the rest of the weekend and get hammed baby!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Dragon + Volleyball + Bells = orgasmic Odyssey

Where have i been? Well, school isn't kind, not at all, which is what i've been mostly busy with, yet it doesn't stop me from checking game news. So i would like to share some big game news as of this morning. As you can see from my title pic and title, it's a heavy focus on 360 games (w/ sources from Xboxyde, Famitsu, IGN, Jeux-France etc.). I'm mostly interested in the Mistwalker games of course (and obviously moreso on Blue Dragon since y'all know i'm a Toriyama whore).

So anyways, Blue Dragon has been given a date of Dec.7 (in JPN) and will cost 7,140 yen. There will also be a Blue Dragon bundle w/ the JPN 360 that will cost 29,800 yen. The official site went up today but won't open till the 22nd of this month. A trailer was shown for the TGS conference w/ Sakaguchi (IGN rundown of the MS conference) and can be found at either Xboxyde or J-F (latter is streaming). Official JPN Xbox site updated the games section w/ some sweet screenshots of Zora (the hawt mercenary chick if you haven't been following), oh and of course, Shu and the gang.

Also on the MW front is of course, Lost Odyssey. It was just mentioned that the game will be released sometime in 2007. Xboxyde has a sweet intro movie.

Then there's the Trusty Bell trailer from the MS conference.

Lastly, to finish out the 360 news i'd like to cover is the a new FMV CG trailer of DOAX2 for you horny fanboys as well as new screenshots ;).

In other gaming news:
Ninja Gaiden Sigma announced for PS3!! - (i'll translate for ya since i can read french, yay for my bilingualism in Canada! :P) it's essentially another upgrade to NG, but this one being the 'most complete'. Rachel will be playable, graphics, combat will be improved (ie. being able to use two katanas at once)

Continuing w/ JF/Famitsu news is the news of Level 5's next game. A scan of White Knight Story is unveiled in Famitsu. The game is for the PS3. (Added: Clean scans @ Ruli)

the TGS trailer of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be approx 6 mins. long. The shooting style and perspective will be reminiscent of RE 4's camera. Here's some Famitsu scans from JF.

FFXII Revenant Wings info - which i'll translate for the interested: Motomo Toriyama (i'm not a whore of this toriyama ;) :D) is the director and in charge of scenario for this game. He worked on FFX-2 and is working on FFXIII. Ryuma Itou (of FFTactics Advance) will be in charge of chara design. It takes place after FFXII as Vaan and Penelo are 1 year older. It will focus more on their relationship (they're bf/gf if ya' didn't know u FFXII virgins :P) and adventures in the sky. Penelo will play a greater role this time and the combat system will make use of the touch screen. A Ruliweb scan.
Front Mission First is announced on the DS
JF would like to let you know that Castlevania: PoR (DS) JPN site is up
Some Mega Man DS scans and shots

what's been on a lot of ppl's minds lately is the back and forth of the Wii region issue. Well, 1up says that it WON'T BE REGION FREE according to Nintendo of yeah, that really sux. Oh well, there's always mods.

Lastly some Famitsu scores:
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl (NDS, Nintendo): 9 / 8 / 9 / 9 - (35/40)
Joshikousei Game's High! (PS2, Idea Factory): 6 / 7 / 6 / 5 - (24/40)
Aria: The Natural (PS2, Alchemist): 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 - (20/40)
Sekai no Zente: Two of Us (PS2, Yeti): 6 / 7 / 6 / 5 - (24/40)
San Goku Shi XI (PS2, Koei): 7 / 8 / 7 / 7 - (29/40)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (PS2, Sega): 7 / 6 / 6 / 6 - (25/40)
Otome no Jijou (PS2, Nine's Fox): 5 / 7 / 6 / 5 - (23/40)
.hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Kimi Omou Koe (PS2, Bandai Namco): 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (32/40)
Quartet! The Stage of Love (PS2, Princess Soft): 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (26/40)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (PS2, Ubisoft): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (28/40)
Project Sylpheed (Xbox 360, Square Enix): 6 / 8 / 7 / 8 - (29/40)
Full Auto (Xbox 360, Sega): 7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (27/40)
Boxer's Road 2: The Real (PSP, Ertain): 6 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (26/40)
Astonishia Story (PSP, Compile Heart): 6 / 6 / 6 / 7 - (25/40)
Chronicle of Dungeon Maker (PSP, Taito): 9 / 10 / 8 / 7 - (34/40)
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FC (PSP, Falcom): 9 / 8 / 8 / 7 - (32/40)
Fish Eyes Portable (PSP, Marvelous): 6 / 6 / 7 / 5 - (24/40)
Remindelight (NDS, Taito): 6 / 6 / 7 / 6 - (25/40)

Okami and KoF 2k6 should be arriving at EB today. So hopefully i'll be able to pick 'em up and show pics either today or tomorrow.

edit 12:50 PM EST: More gameplay vids of Blue Dragon from Xboxyde (simply AMAZING)!! I also decided i wanted to add some Infinite Undiscovery shots since i forgot it's by Square Enix and Tri-Ace.

Some SNK news I'd like to add:
I mentioned some possible KoF XII rumours/fakes at Cyberfanatix. Here's the site w/ possible fake news and shots of the game. Would be cool if confirmed true. Rosa in KoF would be sick!!!

SNK Slot Panic v.1 is up for preorder at P-A.
KOF MI 360 is suppose to be released sometime this year.

Last SNK news, more coverage on the 15th anniversary Garou set. Most interesting tidbit is the mention of the special movie entitled ~Memories of Stray Wolves~

Since it's been a while, i felt the need to check for the site to check in reality again. So here's Beyonce and "Lara Croft" (in my mizugi theme of course).

Thursday, September 14, 2006

It's on the Wii - Yay!!!

Well the NY times is the first to reveal the details onf the Wii. The JPN conference is done and can be seen here (famitsu link) w/ the US one starting later today in NY for OFFICIAL details. Here's the news from IGN:

"The Big N is set to officially announce that the system will hit retail in North and South America for $250 on November 19.

Nintendo's Wii console will come packaged with one Wii remote, one nunchuck attachment, an AC adapter, an audio/video cable, a sensor bar, sensor bard stand, a Wii console stand and two batteries. The US package will also come bundled with a copy of Wii Sports, a compilation sports game that best shows off the mechanics of the system's unique controller. Wii Sports features tennis, baseball, golf and previously unannounced bowling and boxing games.

Nintendo said it would provide Wii owners with more than 25 unique games this year.

Wii's much talked-about Virtual Console download service, which enables gamers to purchase classic games, will offer a library of some 30 titles when the system launches. Titles will include entries from the Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong franchises, Nintendo said. Virtual Console games will cost between $5 and $10 each. Specifically, Nintendo Co. Ltd. announced that Virtual Console games would cost 500 yen ($5), 800 yen ($8) or 1,000 yen ($10); we're presuming these prices are for NES, SNES and N64 games respectively.

The Big N confirmed that it would charge $50 for its new Wii games. No set prices for 3rd party as they're free to set their own.

Nintendo Co. Ltd. revealed that Wii's various controllers would be available to buy separately at launch. The Wii remote will cost 3800 yen or about $40; the nunchuck 1800 yen or about $20 and the classic controller 1800 yen or about $20.

Nintendo said it plans to ship 4 million Wii units worldwide by the end of the year.

Nintendo will launch Wii in Japan on December 2 of this year for 25,000 yen, it revealed. North America will get the system first."

This is sounding MEGA SWEET as i was gonna get Wii sports, but now it comes packaged!! Oh well, i can spend my 55 bucks (though i know those bastards will put it at 59.99) on another game ^^. The JPN official site is now officially open and the presentation details can be read (in JPN) here and the movie seen here. Jeux France likes to reveal some related news as well w/ scans of Biohazard Umbrella Chronicles (Famitsu has slightly better but smaller shots). In unrelated news though, is the announcement of Atelier Iris for the DS (i'm interested only cuz the music was FAB on the PS2 games, mostly doubting DS will have the capabilites of pulling off the awesome vocals of the big brother games) as well as scans of Heroes of Mana. Anyways u can check out most of the Wii news from my usual source Ruliweb on the first couple of pages or Joystiq and of course, U can also check out famitsu's page for the info i've given and many games like Necro-nesia.

I noticed that i've been resorting back to my gaming posting style sometimes, which i can't help since i check thousands of gaming websites daily and get a lot of game news around the world before ppl. anyways, i'll try to tone it down as i mainly want it to be a 'pic-sort-of blog'. I've also been playing a lot of new games on rotation (some real some fake :P), like the new Kenshin PS2 game, God Hand, Lego Star Wars II, Dirge of Cerberus (playing it thru the improved English, though i sorta miss the Jap voice), Metal Slug 6, Xenosaga III and a LOT of NHL 07 w/ my friends on my roommate's 360. Can't wait to for him to get NBA Live 07 as i'm an avid basketball game player just like hockey as i use to play both sports in a league. I'll still play both (as well as a few other sports) regularly as an otaku has got to keep in shape ^^.

some game news i'll share is the usual famitsu reviews:

Chaos Wars (PS2, Idea Factory): 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (26/40) - i was actually expecting something low like this
Rugby 06 (PS2, EA): 7 / 5 / 7 / 6 - (25/40)
NHL 06 (PS2, EA): 7 / 5 / 7 / 6 - (25/40)
Ryu-Koku (PS2, Kid): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (28/40)
Harukanaru Jikuu no Uchi de Mai Ichi Yoru (PS2, Koei): 7 / 8 / 7 / 7 - (29/40) Commandos Strike Force (PS2, Spike): 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (26/40)
Kamisama Kazoku: Ouen Ganbou (PS2, Dorart): 6 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (25/40)
Metal Gear Solid: Bande Dessinee [MGS: Digital Graphic Novel] (PSP, Konami): 8 / 7 / 7 / 8 - (30/40)
Bounty Hounds (PSP, Bandai Namco): 8 / 7 / 6 / 8 - (29/40)
Gintama DS: Yorozuya Daisoudou (NDS, Bandai Namco): 5 / 5 / 5 / 7 - (22/40) Yuu Yuu Hakusho DS: Ankoku Bujutsukai Hen (NDS, Takara Tomy): 4 / 4 / 4 / 6 - (18/40)
Jeux France posts a few Jump Ultimate Stars Scans
Some My-ZHiME/
Mai/My-Kinoto HiME PS2 scans from 2chan, reported by psmania from Ruliweb, since it's from 2ch, you may not see the scans as 2ch users update constantly, thus i can upload if you missed. I've also officially preordered my copy of the LE yesterday.

The other big news of the day is the aforementioned KH II Final Mix and FFXII rumours that i talked about. KH2FM will be for PS2 and is essentially a KHFM (english plus added bonus like modes and prolly characters, scenarios and maybe an extended secret ending ala deep dive). FFXII Revenant Wings is for the DS and could possibly be a "FFX-2". There's also another SE game for the DS entitled Subarashiki Kono Sekai - It's a Wonderful World w/ Nomura and Gen Kobayashi designs (looking very very good). Here's the full spread scan which Jeux-France stole and seperated in 3 pieces (jerks :P).

and why the Tony art?

juss cuz i'm in the mood, like almost always :D, gotta sleep now, classes in morning, can't be late, gf be mad....

edit 9:02 PM EST: Read all the news about the NY conference, mostly the same, though it's great to have official confirmation about the Wii being released earlier; packaged w/ Wii sports and most importantly REGION FREE. Anyways, the purpose of this edit is some news revolving around arcades and fighting games. As my city is lucky enough to still have arcades (and going strong) and the fact that i'm the gaming news guru + huge fighting game fan , i'd like to inform those who may be interested in the following. The offical announcement of King of Fighters XII, Samurai Spirits Sen and King of Fighters Maximum Impact Regulation A (which so far, has announced Ash Crimson as a new playable character posing in his usual GAY style) have been confirmed. These SNK games are running on Taito's Type-X2 board. As i mentioned some months ago that i've been casually playing and practicing Hokuto no Ken in the arcades, well I'd like to announce that the game has FINALLY been confirmed for the PS2 and will come out in March 2007. Go to arcade game site Neo-Arcadia (unfortunately, it's in French, which i have no problems in since i'm trilingual and thus, why jeux-france has been my source for years) for all the pics of AMOA show for all the sweet pics of arcade games like Initial D Arcade stage v.4, Cave's Mushihime 2, Dimp's YuYu Hakusho and vids of the SNK games i mentioned (they're short and not that intersting really). I'm out for the weekend as i got games (consoles and arcade) to play, as well as 'ppl' i need to give my attention too ;).
Naruto Shinobi Retsuden (a 3D Fighter) for Nintendo DS!! Expect a Naruto Wii game soon ;)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

To the Xtreme

I'll have more pics up but class starts soon for me. Anyways some quick game news.

there's an update w/ DOAX2, Worth Playing has 16 shots from yesterday, here's some samples:

and Gametrailers adds a Special Feature vid

Some kickass news is some confirmed Genesis titles for the Virtual Console/Wii that Codename Revolution reports about.

Joystiq has some sweet news and rumours
wii being boxed already
lik-sang taking in predorders for wii - soon most will have it (in a couple of days), but now...sketchy
umm...the xgp kids

NCSX is taking preorders for Jump Ulitmate Stars
D3 continues their simple mahjong series on PSP
Aa! Megami-sama PS2 game - i'll probably get this game :P
Bleach: Shiraha Kirameku Rinbukyoku (Wii) will be show in video form at TGS
And some Bleach Wii footage is up at GT

the My-ZHiME official site updated today w/ some of the swag in the LE that i wll be getting ^_^
the site updated w/ other stuff but not really worth mentioning about on my blog (cd single, fig)

Konami's TGS lineup
- Elebits

- Coded Arms Assault
- Mahjong Kakutou Club
- Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots

- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 13
- J. League Winning Eleven 10 + Europe League 2006 - 2007
- Pop'n Music 13 Carnival
- Guitar Freaks V2 & DrumMania V2
- BeatMania IIDX 12: Happy Sky
- Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA
- Negima!? 3-Jikanme
- Flatout 2 GTR

Xbox 360
- Winning Eleven-Serie

- Mahjong Fight Club Zenkoku Taisen Version
- Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
- Metal Gear Solid: Bande Dessinee
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous Edition
- Silent Hill Origins

Nintendo DS
- Mahjong Kakutou Club DS
- Bokura no Taiyou: Django and Sabata
- World Soccer Winning Eleven DS
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
- Otogi Juushi Akazukin
- Lost in Blue 2

- Mahjong Kakutou Club 5
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 2006 Arcade Championship
- Pop'n Music 14 Fever
- Guitar Freaks V3 & DrumMania V3
- BeatMania IIDX 14: Gold
- Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA

Bandai Namco's TGS lineup

- Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight
- Ridge Racer 7

- Tales of Destiny
- Battle Stadium D.O.N
- .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Kimi Omou Koe
- Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO
- Captain Tsubasa
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood
- Naruto: Konoha Spirits
- Digimon Savers: Another Mission
- Kamen Rider Kabuto
- Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny: Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. II Plus

- Tales of Phantasia: Full Voice Edition
- Ridge Racer 2
- Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
- Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology
- Bounty Hounds
- Gundam Battle Royale
- Gunpey Reverse

Nintendo DS
- Tales of the Tempest
- Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi Gohi-Kini
- Gintama DS: Yorozuya Daisoudou
- Oto o Tsunagou! Gunpey Reverse

- Battle Stadium D.O.N

Xbox 360
- The Idol Master
- TrustyBell: Chopin no Yume
- Culdcept Saga
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation: Troy

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Princesses of Tennis

Sharapova's got nothing on Kirie and her tennis balls ^^. Take what you will of the title as it can apply to the girls of Girls Bravo, but in my mind it applies to Kirie's (.)(.) ;). Anyways, congrats to cutie Sharapova for winning the US Open last night and congrats to Federer for winning again tonight. He's just a consistent BEAST. That game was a hard game to watch as i like both Federer and Roddick. However, Roddick just ran out of gas at the end of the third set (which was VERY VERY entertaining). Enjoy the pics (which i've purposedly chose for my fave Kirie to be included).

though Kirie isn't in this one (though my 2nd fave Maharu is), it's just too good to pass up.

edit 09/11 8:05 AM EST: just a gaming tidbit before i head out. Though DMC 4 has been getting a lot of attention lately w/ the new chara Nero and all, Capcom's other popular franchise is getting a new title (sadly not SF ;_;), Biohazard/Resident Evil. The game is called Biohazard: Umbrella Corp Chronicle and it's exclusive for the Wii!!! Ruliweb's got all the scans and english translation. It sounds like a sweet "compilation" and can't wait for it!
There's aslo rumours of a Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix and a FFXII - Another story similar to KH1 and FFX.