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More details on Namco’s new pirate-themed light-gun game “Dead Storm Pirates”

October 2, 2009

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UPDATE: Thanks to Aaron Auzins for the correct translation of the game’s name. I knew pirates was at the end of that but wasn’t sure about the rest so it’s good to have a name in English to call it now.

A short time ago we found out that Namco has a new pirate-themed light-gun title in the works but up until now there were very few details on what the game was like. But thanks to a Japanese light-gun fan site who was able to play the game while it was out on location test, we know a little bit more about it now. Some details are still up in the air due to the quality of the translation but from the report by Team Gun Powers, the game is definitely following the lead of Let’s Go Jungle with a Pirates of the Caribbean flare to it but the game seems to have just enough there to set itself apart.

First off, the “rudder-type controller” that we initially heard about is used for steering your ship and during the game, timing is essential in picking the best paths to traverse. This adds an interesting element to the game since most light-gun titles are mostly on-rails affairs. The game will have five stages total and in addition to shooting things, you’ll be able to collect treasure. While there are still no shots of what it looks like graphically, the writer at TGP suggested that they are similar to Razing Storm but with a slightly smaller screen. It does sounds like the game is a bit difficult for one player and like LGJ the gameplay is primarily intended for two people to play.

You can read more details here at Team Gun Powers but keep in mind this is via Google translator so you have to guess what it is talking about on certain parts.

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More details on Namco's new pirate-themed light-gun game "Dead Storm Pirates"

October 2, 2009

rs_pirates_2

UPDATE: Thanks to Aaron Auzins for the correct translation of the game’s name. I knew pirates was at the end of that but wasn’t sure about the rest so it’s good to have a name in English to call it now.

A short time ago we found out that Namco has a new pirate-themed light-gun title in the works but up until now there were very few details on what the game was like. But thanks to a Japanese light-gun fan site who was able to play the game while it was out on location test, we know a little bit more about it now. Some details are still up in the air due to the quality of the translation but from the report by Team Gun Powers, the game is definitely following the lead of Let’s Go Jungle with a Pirates of the Caribbean flare to it but the game seems to have just enough there to set itself apart.

First off, the “rudder-type controller” that we initially heard about is used for steering your ship and during the game, timing is essential in picking the best paths to traverse. This adds an interesting element to the game since most light-gun titles are mostly on-rails affairs. The game will have five stages total and in addition to shooting things, you’ll be able to collect treasure. While there are still no shots of what it looks like graphically, the writer at TGP suggested that they are similar to Razing Storm but with a slightly smaller screen. It does sounds like the game is a bit difficult for one player and like LGJ the gameplay is primarily intended for two people to play.

You can read more details here at Team Gun Powers but keep in mind this is via Google translator so you have to guess what it is talking about on certain parts.

[Via AM Net] [Discuss on the Forums]