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Video Review: Oriental Legend 2

July 30, 2008

Sorry about the lack of video reviews lately, I have been busy working on the PCs at my arcade along with trying to fix a number of problems the arcades have been having (my HOTD4 has been giving me trouble which is why I haven’t done a video of it yet; I also am working on installing Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting but it’s having issues with the kick buttons but there is more going on to keep me stressed). But I did manage to record something on our import game, Oriental Legend 2 the other day. Since I installed the card reader it has been receiving more attention than it did before, which I find interesting as many arcade locations in the US typically shun card readers. The video would be in HD but thanks to Vimeo turning into anti-gaming morons we can’t have game videos uploaded to that site anymore so youtube for now.

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Neo-Arcadia's booth @ Japan Expo 2008

July 12, 2008

Japan Expo 2008 was recently held in France and arcade-related website Neo-Arcadia was there with a booth and plenty of screenshots to boot. The arcade presence at the expo brought many games into one place that you would typically find in Japan but would be hard pressed to find all in one place elsewhere. The game roster is pretty impressive, as an example:

Baston: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters’98 Ultimate Match, Samurai Spirits Zero Special, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Melty Blood Act Cadenza ver.A, The King of Fighters XI, Hokuto No Ken , Martial Masters, The Rumble Fish 2, Super Street Fighter II X, Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper, Sengoku Basara X, Guilty Gear Accent Core, Battle Fantasia.

Shoot’em up : Zero Gunner 2, Ketsui, Dragon Blaze, ESP Galuda 2, DoDonPachi Dai Fukkatsu 1.5, Death Smiles, Border Down, Batrider, Mazinger Z, Mushihime Sama Futari Black Label, GigaWing.

Other: Oriental Legend 2, Puzzle Bobble 2X, Windjammers, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Vs ZAFT II

At least I can say that I’ve played a couple of games on that list but I’ve not had the chance to play a majority of them. At least I can vouch for how great Oriental Legend 2 is. Naturally they also had several tournaments running during this time and overall it looks like their booth attracted a great crowd of people.

While there are many pictures of the event at their site, what better for posting than a video tour of the NeoArcadia booth.

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Neo-Arcadia’s booth @ Japan Expo 2008

July 12, 2008

Japan Expo 2008 was recently held in France and arcade-related website Neo-Arcadia was there with a booth and plenty of screenshots to boot. The arcade presence at the expo brought many games into one place that you would typically find in Japan but would be hard pressed to find all in one place elsewhere. The game roster is pretty impressive, as an example:

Baston: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters’98 Ultimate Match, Samurai Spirits Zero Special, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Melty Blood Act Cadenza ver.A, The King of Fighters XI, Hokuto No Ken , Martial Masters, The Rumble Fish 2, Super Street Fighter II X, Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper, Sengoku Basara X, Guilty Gear Accent Core, Battle Fantasia.

Shoot’em up : Zero Gunner 2, Ketsui, Dragon Blaze, ESP Galuda 2, DoDonPachi Dai Fukkatsu 1.5, Death Smiles, Border Down, Batrider, Mazinger Z, Mushihime Sama Futari Black Label, GigaWing.

Other: Oriental Legend 2, Puzzle Bobble 2X, Windjammers, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Vs ZAFT II

At least I can say that I’ve played a couple of games on that list but I’ve not had the chance to play a majority of them. At least I can vouch for how great Oriental Legend 2 is. Naturally they also had several tournaments running during this time and overall it looks like their booth attracted a great crowd of people.

While there are many pictures of the event at their site, what better for posting than a video tour of the NeoArcadia booth.

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IGS revealing new games at GTI '08, will being releasing games in Latin America.

May 7, 2008

When I went to ASI I was hoping to see something new from American Alpha, the US wing of the Taiwan-based  company, IGS. IGS has a particular flare for releasing games with 2D graphics and has some cool games that I would love to see officially released in the US such as Oriental Legend 2 and Pirate Revenge. Unfortunately American Alpha only focuses on video redemption games and only seems to import games that would do well as a redemption game and not as a stand-alone video title so if you want those aforementioned games in the US and I imagine elsewhere outside of Asia, you’ll have to rely on importing them. What also baffles me is that they have an English site for Oriental Legend 2 – why bother with that unless you were going to release it in the UK, US or Canada? (If you can’t tell, I’d love to get my hands on this game, it looks like an excellent beat ’em up). According to the main IGS site, they will be at an event called GTI2008 and in addition to showing off OL2, they will be demonstrating some other games including a new racing simulator called Speed Driver 2 and Go Go Ball SD. Speed Driver 2 is actually a 3D game (somewhat rare amongst their other games) although it reminds me of InitialD4 or D1GP for some reason. I have seen something like Go Go Ball SD before where you actually throw balls at the screen and they basically serve as the controller. They say that GoGo Ball SD with have a ticket pay-out feature so perhaps it will make it to the US.

In other news, if you live in Latin America, it looks like you won’t have to worry about importing IGS games for much longer. IGS has announced that they will begin releasing their arcade games in Latin America, which according to the press release includes the countries of  Columbia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Panama. It’s unclear if that will include other countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, etc. but it looks like they are looking for countries that don’t have strict regulation on the operation of arcade machines (from what I know of Brazil they don’t have such regulations but then again I never looked into what it would take to operate and arcade there but arcades did seem somewhat abundant in the cities there that I visited/lived in).

We’ll have to see if IGS releases some of their more hardcore games in these countries or not but we should know soon as they say that they will begin releasing games in Q2 2008, which happens to end next month.

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IGS revealing new games at GTI ’08, will being releasing games in Latin America.

May 7, 2008

When I went to ASI I was hoping to see something new from American Alpha, the US wing of the Taiwan-based  company, IGS. IGS has a particular flare for releasing games with 2D graphics and has some cool games that I would love to see officially released in the US such as Oriental Legend 2 and Pirate Revenge. Unfortunately American Alpha only focuses on video redemption games and only seems to import games that would do well as a redemption game and not as a stand-alone video title so if you want those aforementioned games in the US and I imagine elsewhere outside of Asia, you’ll have to rely on importing them. What also baffles me is that they have an English site for Oriental Legend 2 – why bother with that unless you were going to release it in the UK, US or Canada? (If you can’t tell, I’d love to get my hands on this game, it looks like an excellent beat ’em up). According to the main IGS site, they will be at an event called GTI2008 and in addition to showing off OL2, they will be demonstrating some other games including a new racing simulator called Speed Driver 2 and Go Go Ball SD. Speed Driver 2 is actually a 3D game (somewhat rare amongst their other games) although it reminds me of InitialD4 or D1GP for some reason. I have seen something like Go Go Ball SD before where you actually throw balls at the screen and they basically serve as the controller. They say that GoGo Ball SD with have a ticket pay-out feature so perhaps it will make it to the US.

In other news, if you live in Latin America, it looks like you won’t have to worry about importing IGS games for much longer. IGS has announced that they will begin releasing their arcade games in Latin America, which according to the press release includes the countries of  Columbia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Panama. It’s unclear if that will include other countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, etc. but it looks like they are looking for countries that don’t have strict regulation on the operation of arcade machines (from what I know of Brazil they don’t have such regulations but then again I never looked into what it would take to operate and arcade there but arcades did seem somewhat abundant in the cities there that I visited/lived in).

We’ll have to see if IGS releases some of their more hardcore games in these countries or not but we should know soon as they say that they will begin releasing games in Q2 2008, which happens to end next month.

[IGS Site] [Via DigiTimes] [Discuss on the Forum]

IGS to release Oriental Legend 2 on February 8th

January 19, 2008

It’s been a while since we mentioned anything about the IGS 2D beat ’em up Oriental Legend 2, but we now learn from The Stinger Report that the kit for the game is set for a release on February 8th. There is no word on an international release at this time – if there will be, we can expect to see it come through American Alpha sometime later. In addition to this news, we also have the flyer for Oriental Legend 2, click on the thumbnails below to see the full-size versions!

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I do hope that OL2 comes overseas – it’s been quite a long time since we’ve seen a 4 player 2D scrolling fighter in arcades and this game looks really cool from the videos. The website is also up-to-date but it’s all in Chinese so just click around until you figure it out.

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Oriental Legend 2 website update

July 16, 2007

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IGS has updated its website for the upcoming brawler Oriental Legends 2. It now contains character profiles, a new video and even a little flash game where you can fighter against one of the characters from the game (I couldn’t figure out the controls but I admit I only gave it one shot). According to Am-Net, this game is currently location testing in Japan until the 20th and the am-net page curiously lists “Travelling Europe” in the title translation. I have no idea if it’s a mistranslation of the name, is hinting that the game will see testing in Europe or if it is talking about something completely unrelated. It would be nice to see a worldwide release of OL2, the animation is fantastic and it appears to offer some great brawling gameplay. It also uses English for some parts such as “Press Start” and “Join Now” but that may be standard even if it is not official destined for an English speaking country. Keep in mind that even with a translator navigating the site takes some guesswork as it translates nothing. I found that you pull up some interesting items by click on the blue orbs in the lower left hand corner of the site. (Image above courtesy am-net.jp)

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