New 2D Shooters at AOU 2007: Otomedius, Exzeal, and Muchi Muchi Pork

 There was a lot of shmup action being shown off at Japan’s AOU 2007 (Japanese Amusement Machines Operators Union)…

One of the biggest stories of the show is Konami’s apparent successor to the Parodius franchise. it has the same quirky and sexy feel, but also will include networking and touchscreen capabilities (supposedly for locking on enemies). Could a DS port be in the game’s future?
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This new shmup from Triangle Service is essentially the sequel to Trizeal and will also be most likely running on NAOMI. Is a Dreamcast port too much to ask for?
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Muchi Muchi Pork
This shooter from Cave (of DoDonPachi fame) definitely makes you look twice for more than one reason. This side scrolling shmup features two-player gameplay and an exclusive “Lard Attack”. Interesting.
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Timerever says:

Otomedius: Seems nice but I don’t want a DS port because I don’t wanna turn blind trying to find bullets on a tiny screen. Plus the lock-on attack seems to freeze the action (check the end of the movie) so it can be done with the analog stick as well.

Exzeal: Trizeal was garbage, this might be better, we’ll see.

Muchi Muchi Pork: I have mixed fellings about Cave, they like to over abuse fast and screen filling bullet patterns. But you never know, might be cool.

That said at least we are seeing some new shmups.

John says:

Trizeal is insanely fun, and kills all the recent raiden games imho. Don’t listen to the sea of cave fanboys and gfx whores; try it for yourself.

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