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Arcana Heart 3, Tetris Dekaris(Giant Tetris) released in Japan; Tetris at D&B in Illinois

December 23, 2009

Arcana Heart fans can rejoice as today Examu released the latest version of AH to arcades in Japan, Arcana Heart 3. The game features new characters, new arcana (elemental alignments that determine special moves for your characters) and of course, updated graphics. I haven’t seen a price for the game yet on any importing sites but they are listing the game already so I imagine that we’ll know how much it costs soon. As it runs on the ex-Board, it can’t go for all that much, I recall Arcana Heart 2 going for some great prices. For those of us who would like to add a new fighter to their game line-up but can’t afford things like the new BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, this is certainly tempting to pick up. I played Arcana Heart 2 at AMOA 2008 and it was surprisingly fun.

[Via Dengeki Online]

Also we have word that Sega has launched Tetris Dekaris (or as they are calling it here, Tetris Giant) in Japan as well. That means that a US release for this one can’t be far off, as you remember it was at IAAPA 2009. It’s a great game I just don’t think that they should be asking $10,000 for it, because even with huge joysticks and a projector screen, Tetris itself is still one of the most available games out there. Obviously I don’t know what the base cost is for building one of these but I can’t imagine that they are needing to recoup development costs here.

UPDATE: I have been informed that the Dave And Busters in Addison, IL has a Tetris Giant on location. (Thanks Sam!)

[Via Andriasang (thanks igo!)]

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New details on Examu's Arcana Heart 3 and SNK's KOF Sky Stage

October 15, 2009

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(Thanks to Aaron Auzins for the information)

Another Examu fighter is just around the corner and thanks to both Famitsu and a translation by Aaron Auzins we have a little better idea on what will be seen in AH3. As you can kofsky1see above, the game fits into a similar art style as AH2 and like any new fighter sequel, it adds more characters into the mix. The Famitsu page with the information introduces three new characters along with their arcana, Petra, Elsa and Clarice. Arcana Heart 3 will be released sometime this winter so that could be by December or sometime early next year.  For a little more info, see the Famitsu article here.

Also of interest from Famitsu, we have a few more details on one of the stranger games to come along this year, SNK’s KOF Sky Stage, along with a few more screen shots. As far as included characters goes, we now know that Iori and Kula Diamond will be in the game and for those who are really interested in following the progress behind this one, the developers have launched a new blog (in Japanese) to chronicle their development of the game. KOF Sky Stage will be tested in Japan on the 17th and 18th of Oct.

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New details on Examu’s Arcana Heart 3 and SNK’s KOF Sky Stage

October 15, 2009

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(Thanks to Aaron Auzins for the information)

Another Examu fighter is just around the corner and thanks to both Famitsu and a translation by Aaron Auzins we have a little better idea on what will be seen in AH3. As you can kofsky1see above, the game fits into a similar art style as AH2 and like any new fighter sequel, it adds more characters into the mix. The Famitsu page with the information introduces three new characters along with their arcana, Petra, Elsa and Clarice. Arcana Heart 3 will be released sometime this winter so that could be by December or sometime early next year.  For a little more info, see the Famitsu article here.

Also of interest from Famitsu, we have a few more details on one of the stranger games to come along this year, SNK’s KOF Sky Stage, along with a few more screen shots. As far as included characters goes, we now know that Iori and Kula Diamond will be in the game and for those who are really interested in following the progress behind this one, the developers have launched a new blog (in Japanese) to chronicle their development of the game. KOF Sky Stage will be tested in Japan on the 17th and 18th of Oct.

[Discuss on the Forums]

Round-up from the JAMMA show (updated)

September 17, 2009

Since I don’t have the opportunity to visit the JAMMA show in Japan, we have to rely on what other sites are showing us in regards to what is going on over there. Thanks to several Japanese game websites, here is a run down of what has been going on at JAMMA.

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Sega launches a Giant Tetris website.

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More direct screenshots from Famitsu.

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Namco also has launched a teaser site for Tank! Tank! Tank! in Japanese. (Image above via Gpara)

While nothing has been shown on Arcana Heart 3, two teaser pics on the Examu blog seem to indicate that AH3 may in fact be a 3D fighter. (see the Upatsu scoop post on this link)

Just so I don’t overwhelm the front page with a long post with all of these big images, you can see more by hitting the link below. And to entice you further here’s what you get: Shots of Namco’s new pirate-themed light-gun title; a card-game from Namco; H2Overdrive in Japan; Shining Force Cross and more Giant Tetris; Project Cerebus; two new and unique games from Taito; Cyber Diver, KOF Sky Stage and more. UPDATE: Pics added for Tetris: The Grand Master 4, Speed Rider, Heat Up Hockey and others via Game Watch (which was found via AM Net)

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Arcana Heart 3 gets an official website

August 29, 2009

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It looks like Arcana Heart fans have another title in the series to look forward to, with Examu launching a teaser site for Arcana Heart 3 today. As it’s a teaser site there are basically no details available on the game at this time except that it will run on the ex-board again. As you might recall Arcana Heart 2 did get a small “official” release in the US when Andamiro brought the game over last year at AMOA 2008 so I wonder if they will do the same thing again with AH3.

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