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Offline twoup

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #120 on: July 30, 2010, 01:23:11 AM »
I'm hearing guitar squealing in the music unless I'm mistaken so that's promising, interesting that those items the player was hoarding with the option carried over to the next level, I kind of enjoyed that in raiden fighters jet with the medals. I think the games looking alright but surely they'll change it around a bit, do a black label etc & I'm sure like every cave shooter it'll at least be playable and fun.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #121 on: July 30, 2010, 02:28:05 AM »
The official webpage has been updated with new art, story and character info.

http://www.cave.co.jp/gameonline/akaikatana/index.html
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2010, 02:51:02 AM »
Wooooow the artwork on the main page looks stellar :righton:

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #123 on: July 30, 2010, 10:42:02 PM »
Gfront has posted the daily earnings of the game during its roke test at Hey arcade:

http://gfront.sblo.jp/article/39893101.html

14,000~15,000 yen each of the three days.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #124 on: August 04, 2010, 05:12:51 AM »
Is it me or is this quickly losing steam (at least until it's actual launch in two weeks)?

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #125 on: August 04, 2010, 05:50:09 AM »
Gfront has posted the daily earnings of the game during its roke test at Hey arcade:

http://gfront.sblo.jp/article/39893101.html

14,000~15,000 yen each of the three days.
Admittedly this doesn't tell a lot. :(

How many cabs were there? What is the average income for a loke test?
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #126 on: August 04, 2010, 05:51:25 AM »
Futari made less money in its location test at Hey arcade - about 11~12k each day. Japanese guys are impressed with how much it has made so far.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #127 on: August 04, 2010, 06:29:03 AM »
(I may need lots of help, so bear with me)

Of course, this is one of those "Evil empire threatens to take over the world" kind of plots with a sort of spiritual twist.

In the case of the Saionji family (who are the main characters), is the brother being sacrificed to help li'l sis out?  I know this also is fueled from revenge for their parents, etc.


On an unrelated note, the three fighter types are
(Zero(?)) piloted by the Saionjis, of course.  Their main array reminds me a little of the M-power from the first Mushi. Option auto-tracks (When (A) is held down?!)

Lightning - Obviously wide shot.  Option sweeps up and down.

Shinden(?) - Linear shot.  I'm almost feeling like DDP's Type-A.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #128 on: August 05, 2010, 11:10:47 PM »
Now the character page is updated with the Kinsenka team (Asaka & Shinjou) and the Word section.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #129 on: August 08, 2010, 11:32:50 PM »
Found a "hidden" location test of this yesterday with Adverse. We had it pretty much to ourselves so we spent a few hours with it and it started to grow on me a bit, but the flow is just so off. Plus the scoring is strange...everyone was getting between 10-20 million at best, but then there were two top scores on the board of over 600 million :/ Someone knows something and it accounts for an absurd difference in score. My guess is bunk boss milking.

With just a week away from release, I doubt there will be huge changes made. I'm predicting this one to bomb.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #130 on: August 08, 2010, 11:42:44 PM »
Thanks for the extra impressions. Was the location test one on the list posted on the main site, or something else?

http://www.cave.co.jp/gameonline/akaikatana/

There are 4 location tests going on right now, until August 9th. Then 3 more will occur from August 12-15.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #131 on: August 09, 2010, 12:16:23 AM »
Don't see it listed, it was at Taito Station in Shinjuku. Pretty good selection there, too bad it isn't 50 yen.

The top score of 612 million was also the top score when I saw it at HEY, so probably the same board.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #132 on: August 09, 2010, 12:36:19 AM »
I noticed that in the videos, that the top score was an order of magnitude higher than any run we saw. Puzzling, but I guess we'll see soon enough.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #133 on: August 09, 2010, 09:56:29 AM »
Don't see it listed, it was at Taito Station in Shinjuku.
Ah -- makes sense.  Adverse is in love w/ one of the operators there.... despite his old age and all the cigarette smoke.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #134 on: August 10, 2010, 01:34:19 PM »
Legend is offering for $2200USD.  That's the lowest I've seen.

Is anyone buying this?

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #135 on: August 11, 2010, 05:28:31 AM »
They must have a special deal since w/ the current exchange rate in Japan it's $2330.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #136 on: August 11, 2010, 09:10:38 PM »
Character page updated with the remaining dual character team:

http://www.cave.co.jp/gameonline/akaikatana/character/index.html
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #137 on: August 17, 2010, 02:53:35 AM »
The System page should be up shortly (it's at least not greyed out anymore).

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #138 on: August 18, 2010, 11:57:19 AM »
Now shipping from Fujita.

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This is very good game our staff also said.

Best regards,
Yumi

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #139 on: August 18, 2010, 12:33:34 PM »
Now shipping from Fujita.

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This is very good game our staff also said.

Best regards,
Yumi

Did you buy one?

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #140 on: August 19, 2010, 03:07:28 AM »
This guy:

http://jbbs.livedoor.jp/bbs/read.cgi/game/44689/1281706743/772

says he asked a PCB shop about the game, and the guy working there told him customers/operators are worried there will be a 1.5 or BL version soon after, so the orders have been very low.

My interest in this game is close to zero right now, but maybe some funky scoring vids will get me excited for it. Just have to wait for them to roll in.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #141 on: August 19, 2010, 03:12:59 AM »
Some info trickling in from 2Ch:

-5 stages, one last boss.
-Credits roll after the stage 5 boss, so doesn't look like there's a loop.
-Extends at 20 and 50mil.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #142 on: August 19, 2010, 03:16:48 AM »
Direct feed video (15minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu1n13Elvug

Shows stages 1-4 (including the boss)
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #143 on: August 19, 2010, 05:21:56 AM »
I really like stage 4, the surfacing is nice and I like the boss.
I also like the repelling system. (If it is balanced of course.)

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #144 on: August 19, 2010, 05:51:42 AM »
How's the music? (As I can't access YT and there's nothing new on Nico...yet.)

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #145 on: August 19, 2010, 05:53:41 AM »
Mostly horrible guitar rock, similar to Dodonpachi.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #146 on: August 19, 2010, 06:03:25 AM »
Mostly awesome guitar rock, similar to Dodonpachi.

I fixed that for you.  =D

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #147 on: August 19, 2010, 06:03:57 AM »
Oh my stars...

(And I thought DDP stage 1 (and 3) were pretty catchy.)

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #148 on: August 19, 2010, 06:08:29 AM »
I haven't notice that but it looks like DFK background at beginning of stage 1 and Ketsui canal at the boss fight.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #149 on: August 19, 2010, 06:25:36 AM »
How's the music? (As I can't access YT and there's nothing new on Nico...yet.)
The original recordings strongly hinted to and direct feed only confirms it's Namiki again. Kamikura could be on guitar, like Deathsmiles.