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More games from the GTI Asia China Expo 2010

September 7, 2010

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We finally have an extensive look at what went on at the GTI Asia China Expo 2010 and along with plenty of games came a few surprises. I’m still trying to find any video posted from the event online but so far no luck – if anything substantial comes along I’ll update this post. Some of the games you’ll see below: the first non-glasses stereoscopic 3D arcade game, Disney’s 3D Ping Pong; Pentavision’s DJ MAx Technika 2; Dino Survivor 4D by Belrare; a new version of Konami’s Mocap Sports; Taito’s Gaia Attack 4; Hypaa’s Mozarc; Andamiro’s Pump It Up Fiesta; a 10-player game called Ocean Spirit 2 and much more than we had seen previously.

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Konami release Mocap Sports in Japan

November 28, 2009

(thanks to Aaron Auzins for the tip)

Konami’s return to the Mocap arena is finally here, with the release of Mocap Sports in Japan. We’ve discussed this particular game a number of times already and we all know how it’s supposed to be Konami’s answer to Wii Sports for arcades. How far we will see Konami push this game into other territories remains to be seen but I would surprised if it didn’t test well in territories where most people who bought a Wii bought it for Wii Sports and little else.

In the mean time Konami has released a video of how to use the controllers in each game, giving us a better idea of how it’s supposed to work. The graphics don’t look like anything special from the video although they are a step up from WS.  I still would like to try it out myself and see if there’s more to it than waggling the controller and it’s interesting to see that they include wristbands on these, just like the Wiimote. You can watch the promo video here.

[Official Mocap Sports website] [Discuss on the Forums]

Konami shows off Mocap Sports at private show (updated)

September 9, 2009
click on the link below for the video

click on the link below for the video

So far we have not seen much on Mocap Sports other than a few static screenshots or 3D models but now thanks to KonamiTV, they have added a brief video onto that site which shows a quick rundown of the titles which were recently shown at Konami’s Private AM Show Asia. You get to briefly watch a clip of two people in a boxing match on Mocap Sports and they also show some footage from the new BishiBashi (thanks for clearing that up editor and nestlekwik) 18 and Jubeat(known outside of Asia as uBeat) Ripples. It’s still hard to tell how accurate the motion sensors are on MS without seeing it in person but from this clip it looks like you can just waggle the thing and it will take it from there.

I would post the video directly to the post here if I could but since we don’t have that ability on our account here anymore, here is the link:
http://www.konami.co.jp/ja/tv/news/1244/br.asx

Another location test for Konami’s Mocap Sports

July 9, 2009

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(thanks to Aaron Auzins for the info and translation)

Konami’s Wii Sports look-a-like, Mocap Sports is on location test in Japan once again and with it we get just an extra detail or two of what we can expect to see from this game. As of right now there are going to be at least three different sports you can play – boxing, tennis and baseball (both batting and pitching) . According to the text on the graphic above, it states: “Real baseball/tennis/boxing competition with ball-shaped controller! Speed and power measured by hand/arm coordination/thrusting! It just takes a simple swing of the controller to play!”

The game will be on location from today until the 20th at the Rundown Yokohama West Exit Shop, Kanagawa Yokohama City West District in Japan. If we hear more details, we’ll pass them along.

[Mocap Sports @ Konami.jp][Discuss on the Forums]

Another location test for Konami's Mocap Sports

July 9, 2009

locationtest_bana

(thanks to Aaron Auzins for the info and translation)

Konami’s Wii Sports look-a-like, Mocap Sports is on location test in Japan once again and with it we get just an extra detail or two of what we can expect to see from this game. As of right now there are going to be at least three different sports you can play – boxing, tennis and baseball (both batting and pitching) . According to the text on the graphic above, it states: “Real baseball/tennis/boxing competition with ball-shaped controller! Speed and power measured by hand/arm coordination/thrusting! It just takes a simple swing of the controller to play!”

The game will be on location from today until the 20th at the Rundown Yokohama West Exit Shop, Kanagawa Yokohama City West District in Japan. If we hear more details, we’ll pass them along.

[Mocap Sports @ Konami.jp][Discuss on the Forums]

MoCap Sports makes another public appearance with more features

June 22, 2009

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Konami’s return to the motion capture arena is back in Japanese arcades again, testing out the concept to see how players take to it in a post-Wii Sports world. Last time we saw Mocap Sports it only featured a baseball game but this time they have added boxing and tennis to what it can do and they have also removed a net that was in place last time. This still looks like a good mood to me – while Konami had tried mocap games a few years before the Wii came along, the Wii showed that with a game like Wii Sports people will soak that up like a sponge. We’ll have to see how the experience Konami offers compares to Nintendo’s fare but it’s not like they have to try very hard to do that as long as they can get people to play.

[Via AM Net Blog] [Discuss on the Forums]

Move over Wii Sports – here comes Mocap Sports

May 7, 2009

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While it might  seem that Konami is a little late to the motion controller party, you also might recall that Konami pioneered the motion controller prior to the release of the Nintendo Wii (which has since taken credit for pioneering motion sensing in the minds of many people, which of course is false anyways in part due to both Konami’s Mocap games and a joystick Microsoft did called the Sidewinder). Those motion controlled arcade games were dubbed “MoCap” by Konami and several Mocap games were released in the earlier part of this decade with some games gaining a fan following (such as with Mocap Boxing). Konami has decided to bring it’s Mocap line back, probably due to the popularity of the Wii and their first game to do this actually makes a reference to Nintendo’s  mega-popular pack-in game Wii Sports with the title of this arcade being “Mocap Sports”. At the moment the game is being tested with only one game, baseball and it is a two player game. The controllers have a button and an analog stick on them to enhance the possiblities of what can be done but it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see what that is. I can imagine that this could be quite popular if it has more than baseball on it, in part due to the fact that it will have better graphics than what the Wii can do, real online support and hopefully more games.

[Via Kobayan.jp] [Discuss on the forum]


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