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A few more AOU videos – Gaia Attack 4, Jigsaw World Arena, Puzzle of Ocha, Speed Rider

February 21, 2010

Just a few more videos from AOU I’ve found featuring things to round-up the weekend.

Taito’s Gaia Attack 4. It’s good to see it in action – they used video of real world environments and have overlaid them with 3D  graphics. There’s an interesting Ghostbusters style mini-game at the beginning of this video.

Jigsaw World Arena. This is another new puzzle game that uses the PGM2 hardware for solid 2D performance. This is a four player title that looks like it could be a lot of fun.

Puzzle of Ocha, the other PGM2 powered puzzle game that we had spoke of recently. Nice to see it in action.

Speed Rider by IGS.

And some of Namco’s games at AOU will be…

February 10, 2010

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Namco has revealed some of the content that they will be showing off at AOU, which includes a new Gundam VS. title and Midnight Maximum Tune 3 DX + (which I am pretty sure we have heard of before). Games we have seen/played previously which will also be at the show include Dead Storm Pirates and Tank! Tank! Tank!; no word on if Go Go Grand Prix will be making an appearance or not but that is one game I am looking forward to seeing mroe of (it will be at the Amusement Expo in Vegas next month).

For more on Namco’s AOU pre-show annoucements, go here. For a countdown page on the new Gundam VS. title, go here.

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And some of Namco's games at AOU will be…

February 10, 2010

Via

Namco has revealed some of the content that they will be showing off at AOU, which includes a new Gundam VS. title and Midnight Maximum Tune 3 DX + (which I am pretty sure we have heard of before). Games we have seen/played previously which will also be at the show include Dead Storm Pirates and Tank! Tank! Tank!; no word on if Go Go Grand Prix will be making an appearance or not but that is one game I am looking forward to seeing mroe of (it will be at the Amusement Expo in Vegas next month).

For more on Namco’s AOU pre-show annoucements, go here. For a countdown page on the new Gundam VS. title, go here.

[Discuss on the forums]

Taito’s AOU site opened

February 6, 2010

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Continuing with the pre-AOU hype, Taito revealed their AOU website today. It’s not as descriptive as AOU sites by other companies that we have seen so far and it appears that they will be filling information in as to what games will be there as the show approaches. From the image on the site it looks like Music Gun Gun will be there and I have to imagine that their new table flipping game and Cyber Diver will be there as well. I wonder if Taito will be revealing any remakes/reboots at the show, as they have done in recent AOU shows with Elevator Action: Death Parade.

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Taito's AOU site opened

February 6, 2010

Via

Continuing with the pre-AOU hype, Taito revealed their AOU website today. It’s not as descriptive as AOU sites by other companies that we have seen so far and it appears that they will be filling information in as to what games will be there as the show approaches. From the image on the site it looks like Music Gun Gun will be there and I have to imagine that their new table flipping game and Cyber Diver will be there as well. I wonder if Taito will be revealing any remakes/reboots at the show, as they have done in recent AOU shows with Elevator Action: Death Parade.

[Taito’s AOU site] [Discuss on the forums]

Konami details their AOU line-up

January 29, 2010

Thanks to and Aaron Auzins for the info.

EAG and ATEI aren’t the only shows to talk about in the arcade world these days as AOU in Japan is coming up before too long in Februrary. In anticipation for that show, Konami has launched a new site showing off the goods that they plan to bring to the show. Most of the products are bemani-related – DDRX2, GuitarFreaks XG (which appears to have a pretty awesome sound system), DrumMania XG and a new entry to Jubeat called Jubeat Knit (remember that outside of Japan this one is called UBeat or Jukebeat depending upon the version).

Outside of the bemani realm Konami also has a tile game called Tenkaichi Shogikai, Quiz Magic Academy VII and Mahjong Fight Club.

Of course one thing we are all curious about is where is Metal Gear Arcade? As this was announced at E3 last year, replete with photos of the cabinet, I had expected something by now. But the AOU page does have a big “Coming Soon” pic that could indicate MGA – or something else. At least the show is only a few weeks away so we’ll know soon enough.

[Konami AOU page] [Also see Bemanistyle] [Discuss on the forums]

AOU sites for Sega and Konami

February 5, 2009

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ATEI has come and gone and that means that the next big show is AOU in Japan, where Japanese manufacturers show off all of their great products which you may or may not find outside of that country in the near future. This AOU will probably be quite interesting to see and it’s too bad I couldn’t go over to Japan to check it out but at least we’ll have plenty of news come along to fill us in.

As a preview into what will be at the show, we have Sega and Konami’s official AOU sites, which show off what we can expect to see there. Strangely Sega is not listing Border Breakam_gashaaaan2_main (their new mecha game) on the page, preferring to showcase Block Pipo (Brick People elsewhere) and Virtua Fighter 5R; Konami has several products they will be showcasing including the new “Gashaaaan!”, a ball-as-a-controller throwing game with an unusual name (pictured in the thumbnail there). Hit the links below to check it out.

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