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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:30 pm
by RackGaki
Flak Beard wrote:It breaks my heart just thinking about this handful of SHMUPs being unaccessible to me. I really hope a smaller publisher picks up on some of these. Come on D3! Go for it! :)


They would have better luck releasing a few Cave shoot 'em ups in a bundle - like the Ultimate Shooting Collection from Milestone (Chaos Field, Radilgy, Karous). The market for shooters is entirely too small to make multiple disc-based releases worthwhile.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:53 pm
by Flak Beard
RackGaki wrote:
Flak Beard wrote:It breaks my heart just thinking about this handful of SHMUPs being unaccessible to me. I really hope a smaller publisher picks up on some of these. Come on D3! Go for it! :)


They would have better luck releasing a few Cave shoot 'em ups in a bundle - like the Ultimate Shooting Collection from Milestone (Chaos Field, Radilgy, Karous). The market for shooters is entirely too small to make multiple disc-based releases worthwhile.


Agreed. I would love to see a Raiden IV/Raiden FA bundle. Some of these games I'm sure they could release on XBLA with the new 350MB limit.

Speaking of the Milestone collection, I hope they decide to do a PS2 or 360 port as well. As far as I know, it's only on Wii at the moment.

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:04 pm
by mrtie
Flak Beard wrote:Some of these games I'm sure they could release on XBLA with the new 350MB limit.


Don't count on it, Cave's first plan was a XLBA release for ketsui and DOJ, and microsoft shot them down and told them no go.

They went so far as to call it a faithless arcade port.

http://www.xblah.net/2008/03/5pb.html

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:24 pm
by LoneCynic
I can't resist the idea of playing Raiden IV and Raiden Fighters Aces, so I too am highly considering importing a Japanese Xbox 360 console. I have a couple of questions I would like to ask first to become better informed. First off, if I go the money saving route and purchase the Arcade console, can I attach a North American Hard Drive to it without problems? (I upgraded my USA Pro system to a 120GB HDD and have a spare 20GB lying around.) Second, can you guys give me a list of the best SHUMP imports for the Xbox 360 so I know what games to go after? Thanks in advance for the info.

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:58 pm
by Doctor Fugue
mrtie wrote:
Flak Beard wrote:Some of these games I'm sure they could release on XBLA with the new 350MB limit.


Don't count on it, Cave's first plan was a XLBA release for ketsui and DOJ, and microsoft shot them down and told them no go.

They went so far as to call it a faithless arcade port.

http://www.xblah.net/2008/03/5pb.html


If you read carefully, they do not call it a faithless arcade port. Microsoft has said that they wish to cut down on faithful arcade ports. Quite a difference! But still the same end result. No games for us.

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:07 pm
by Doctor Fugue
LoneCynic wrote: Second, can you guys give me a list of the best SHUMP imports for the Xbox 360 so I know what games to go after? Thanks in advance for the info.


I don't have a full list in front of me, but off the top of my head (most of these are unreleased):

Otomedius Gorgeous
Raiden Fighters Aces
Raiden IV
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou BL
Ketsui
Death Smiles
Shikigami no Shiro III (there is a US release of this on Wii)

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:57 pm
by ZenLogikos
That's five games I want, and five middle fingers for Microsoft.

Re: New Shmup for Xbox 360

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:53 am
by ZenLogikos
Hold your yen! 360 will see a drop in price in Japan, on September 11. Anyone looking to buy one may want to at least wait till then.

Re: New Shmup for Xbox 360

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:20 am
by Doctor Fugue
Great! Which version or versions?

Re: New Shmup for Xbox 360

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:26 am
by ZenLogikos