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Offline EOJ

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Look at the doom and gloom this has spawned on web forums!
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=458578

Let's all remember that according to Asada, new shooting games are coming soon, a new ADV game is coming soon (Instant Brain 2, perhaps). Not much is changing right now. So no need for the doom and gloom, folks. People always overreact to this stuff.
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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 07:06:12 PM »
This is the actual PDF Cave released:

https://www.release.tdnet.info/inbs/140120120110063131.pdf

One part that is interesting is they say they cancelled plans for expanding to "new platforms" due to the lower earnings forecast. I wonder which platforms they got rid of?

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 07:38:02 PM »
I hope what Asada announced still stands despite this news. I'm also hoping that the cancelled new platforms are Android and WM7 rather than PS Vita.



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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 11:47:06 PM »
Android can stay. I've never met anyone with a Windows phone so it can go. Vita needs to stay.

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 02:18:40 AM »
I think I lost a few brain cells glancing through that NeoGAF thread.

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 02:27:09 AM »
Yeah, haha.  :laugh:
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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 07:22:35 AM »
I think it's likely that unless they were well into development, any arcade project they had going would be first to be crossed off that list. :(

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 09:37:58 AM »
I'm sure the Vita will be toast. It is disappointing in Japan anyways.

Arcade will be toast too I'm sure.

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 10:24:18 AM »
The doom and gloom demonstrated by myself over on NeoGAF is due to my doubts that we'll see a new arcade game, not that we'll see any new shooting games at all.

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 11:46:12 AM »
I think I lost a few brain cells glancing through that NeoGAF thread.

You will lose a few more if you head over to shmups. The amount of garbage being sprouted over there is ridiculous.

I don't suppose it's good news, but I doubt it will have much effect on the games we care about.
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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 12:07:05 PM »
There's something on Adada's blog mentioning Vita Akai Katana but I can't translate it. Someone wake me up when there is a new arcade game...  :-\

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 03:43:38 PM »
I enjoyed reading the system11 and NEOGAF threads quite homurous.

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 04:08:48 PM »
I think it's likely that unless they were well into development, any arcade project they had going would be first to be crossed off that list. :(

Aren't they aware though that releasing a new arcade title is all the PR they really need to do? After all, all their "cult" following comes from past arcade releases, no?

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 04:09:50 PM »
I think it's likely that unless they were well into development, any arcade project they had going would be first to be crossed off that list. :(

Aren't they aware though that releasing a new arcade title is all the PR they really need to do? After all, all their "cult" following comes from past arcade releases, no?

I'm sure they are.  Unfortunately they will probably generate more revenue from some stupid Facebook game.

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 04:37:23 PM »
I think it's likely that unless they were well into development, any arcade project they had going would be first to be crossed off that list. :(

Aren't they aware though that releasing a new arcade title is all the PR they really need to do? After all, all their "cult" following comes from past arcade releases, no?

I'm sure they are.  Unfortunately they will probably generate more revenue from some stupid Facebook game.

Perhaps they could make Deathsmiles III a first person shooter in order to reach a wider audience :'( Or make Deathsmiles Lolikart 3DS...

The thing I've been looking forward to most from Cave is more X360 ports, which hopefully will still be on the cards. I guess these financial issues explain the delay in Asada's big announcement, huh?

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2012, 07:09:32 PM »
There's something on Adada's blog mentioning Vita Akai Katana but I can't translate it.

http://www.cave-stg.com/forum/index.php?topic=1502.msg27968#msg27968

Akai Katana Vita is vaporware.
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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 09:26:17 PM »
Deathsmiles Lolikart 3DS would probably be my favorite game of all time, no lie.

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Re: Cave lowers earnings forecast, but it's not the end of the world
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2012, 12:24:52 PM »
I'm sure the Vita will be toast. It is disappointing in Japan anyways.

Arcade will be toast too I'm sure.

exactly what i was thinking...on both accounts