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« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2008, 11:07:01 PM »
Well, there's a new versus link-up mode to be shown at the next meet, which is pretty cool. So it's obvious the game will have other features besides a simple "boss rush".
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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2008, 05:11:12 AM »
I just watched the live interview with Ikeda and Mihara on ustream.tv. Of course people asked Ikeda about future ports of Cave games, most people asked for ports to the X360. Ikeda just laughed. After some prodding, he mentioned it's hard to find a company to port his games, as he requires "each frame to be accurate" in the porting process. Then he laughed again and Mihara changed the subject.

While the interview segment is over, you can watch live video of the Ketsui meet here:

http://ustream.tv/channel/arika

It'll be running for the next 1-2 hours.

EDIT: They just showed a new video of Ketsui DS - it showed all of the bosses and midbosses in the game.
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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2008, 07:41:34 AM »
*stares at Ibara and Mushi ports*

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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2008, 08:43:22 AM »
Did anyone capture anything of the interview and the rest of the fun? I completely forgot this was being broadcast :oops:

I've been taking the possibility of this being released with a pinch of salt, but now I'm pretty hopeful. I just wish I knew vaguely when I might be able to expect to see it for sale!

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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2008, 01:31:02 PM »
I found a Japanese blog with some pics and a report of the event.






They talk about the new "Novice mode", which is just a really easy mode for beginners. Also, they describe the new versus mode. As you can see from the first two pics, the versus mode takes place in Stage 5 (so there actually is at least one full stage in the game - it's not all boss fights!). Basically, you play against one other person via wireless hookup, and when you get at least 200 more boxes than your opponent has, you have to hold that difference for 3 seconds. If you do, you win. If not, the battle continues. There is a bar on the bottom of the screen that shows who is winning, or closer to winning, while you play. While it is in stage 5, he says the enemy layout is noticeably different. Also, at the infamous "tate-ana" portion of Stage 5 (the section the ps2 supposedly couldn't handle), Doom pops up! Mihara shut off the game at this point saying "you're not allowed to see what comes next yet!!".
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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2008, 02:20:03 PM »
I can hardly contain my excitement for this.  Thanks for the pics.

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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2008, 05:22:55 PM »
nice one EOJ :cool:

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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2008, 08:49:07 AM »
We DO get some stage love - brilliant. :D I'll have to pick this up.

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« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2008, 03:43:35 PM »
Absolutely awesome. Thanks so much for the link!

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« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2008, 01:47:14 PM »
Here's an 8min video of the latest build of the game:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2437607

You need a nico vid account to watch it (free to sign up). The vid shows Doom1 to Doom4 (second phase). Doom3 and beyond looks pretty damn hard. At his third phase, all the bullets turn green for some reason.
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« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2008, 04:58:33 PM »
I especially like that this game will have several difficulty modes, that will make last the game much longer for me and since I am still a pretty sucky player I am glad that there is a beginner mode to start my progress from. As of now, the Ketsui for the 360 seems to not have any additional stuff in it, so this version is a much nicer package for me. Just ordering it, plopping it in the DS and play as opposed to having to buy a foreign console and a new TV = :righton:

Plus I have always been a handheld fanboy, and the absolutely inexplainable lack of shmups on handhelds made me crave for ANYTHING remotely good - I would have never expected to get one of the most sought-after games from the industries top company on my favourite handheld!

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« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2008, 05:04:12 AM »
Update on Mihara's blog (3/17 entry):

He says he is working on another new mode for the game, besides the previously announced and exhibited versus and boss rush modes, and that we should definitely look forward to it. He also said SPS has recorded a 500+mil run for the DVD, but he's working on getting an even higher score for the release of the game.
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« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2008, 07:00:25 AM »
Quote from: EOJ
we should definitely look forward to it.
I know I do. Good news. I am dying to see some stage action with proper scoring. Fingers crossed!

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« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2008, 08:00:17 PM »
they hired me to do the superplay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj3bGB9KKP0

hehe..

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« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2008, 08:34:46 PM »
first time i've had to tate my laptop for a youtube vid  :lol:

interesting vid

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« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2008, 02:47:02 PM »
Release date set for October 23rd, according to Sazanami.
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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2008, 06:14:49 AM »
Serious? :o

Awesome news, I thought this wasn't going to happen.

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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2008, 10:35:27 AM »
I can wait that long, no prob. How exciting!

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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2008, 01:57:33 PM »
cool!  let's hope it's ready for that date!  (are you reading this, mihara? :lol:)

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« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2008, 02:46:11 PM »
Mihara has posted a bunch of new info about upcoming coverage of the release. First, there was an error in the Famitsu article. It said that game was 1 player, when in actuality it is 1~8 players. There is a big multiplayer mode.

Second, there will be further coverage of the game in the following publications out this month:

May 21st - Famitsu DS/Wii
May 21st - Nintendo Dream
May 28th- GeeMaga
May 30th - Famitsu Wave DVD (there will be new video footage).

Finally, the superplay DVD is still planned to be bundled with the game.
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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2008, 05:46:18 PM »
oh sweet! I wonder how the MP will work?
I guess I'll have to buy a new DS now after my old one got soaked during a heavy downpour :whyioughtta:

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« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2008, 07:33:32 AM »
Wow, 8 players on the multiplayer?  That sounds pretty crazy.  Wonder if it'll use DS Wi-Fi or if it'll be local only.  The minute Play-Asia even breathes word of a preorder I'm going to be all over it.

And sorry to hear about your DS--was it the regular or Lite?  I've had mine since launch and the things such a tank I always just assumed it'd survive little mishaps like heavy rain. :laugh:  Although the Lite's brighter screen is pretty sexy, so if you had the old version before maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

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« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2008, 06:07:35 PM »
it was a lite. I'm sure if it was just rained on a little it would have been ok but my bag got saturated and so the ds was actually submerged partially in water. Now do I get another DS to play this or just put the proceeds towards the actual ketsui pcb is the real question... :laugh:

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« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2008, 06:25:27 PM »
both  :righton:

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« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2008, 11:25:39 PM »
Thanks for all the good news  :)

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« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2008, 01:49:28 AM »
Official site with tons of info and screens is now open:

http://www.arika.co.jp/product/ketsui_hp/index.html

Also, it has been revealed there will be two multi player modes - VS mode and Kizuna mode. Kizuna mode will be revealed soon.

There's also another mode called "Oshiete IKD-san", or "Teach me Mr. Ikeda" in English. You get to ask IKD questions about Ketsui, and he gives you answers. They actually digitized him and slapped him in the game for this.:shock:

Also, new trailer is up today (40MB):

http://www.arikaonline.com/download/movie/kdl_20080523.mpg
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« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2008, 02:08:02 AM »
Ahahah. I think Mihara may be developing an unhealthy obsession with IKD...

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« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2008, 04:36:45 AM »
This looks so shitty, it's such a waste of time.:/

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« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2008, 05:00:15 AM »
The "Ohshiete IKD-san" extra looks awesome. :laugh:

So, Play-asia's got it up for preorder now for a very reasonable ~$48 (I thought it might be more with the DVD) if there's anyone else eager to shoot their wad over the game 5 months in advance.

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« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2008, 05:06:14 AM »
It comes with the DVD, so there is no "sans DVD" bare bones package. Good price, but there's no real hurry to preorder. Maybe at the end of the summer. I'll probably order from ncsx.com as the shipping will be faster.
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