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Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« on: July 01, 2010, 03:35:21 AM »
UPDATE (7/15/2010): The title is Akai Katana. Official page:

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

Location test at HEY from July 23-26. Release date is August 19, 2010.



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Just announced by Asada in the Cave blog, location test will be in just a few weeks. It's a completely new game, and a hori, no further info just yet:

http://cave-game.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2010/07/post-f2df.html

UPDATE (7.5.2010) from gfront blog:

-Danmaku type horizontal scrolling shooting game
-Hardcore military shooter
-Each ship has a pair of characters (pilot and gunner?) with specific attacks
-Each ship changes its attacks when you change "mode"
-The characters (enemies, allies, and others - all human) are quite diverse
-Ships are designed as hardcore, 1950s style retro mechas
-Game is designed around destructible objects and dodging bullets - the core elements of an enjoyable STG - rather than obstacles and topography. This gives it a refreshing feeling.
-It has been carefully developed for over 1 year.
-Release in summer/fall 2010

http://gfront.sblo.jp/article/39460871.html
« Last Edit: July 20, 2010, 05:17:47 PM by EOJ »
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 05:39:03 AM »
Keeps fingers crossed for 2D.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 07:57:31 AM »
DSIII  >:D

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 08:16:50 AM »

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 08:44:16 AM »
Perhaps its the cat girl. My guess (and trust me its not what I want) is a run and gun game with ds2 graphics. My hope would be for a 2d shooter of course

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 01:08:54 PM »
Cat-girls!  =D

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 01:45:13 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for the tip.

I'd note for people asking about the run-and-gun that he doesn't say it's a hori game, but a hori shooter

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 06:00:05 AM »
i hope its not a run-and-gun hori but than again i dont like horis in the first place ...
i would have prefered a vertical shooter :(

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 08:33:01 PM »
G-front has posted some details about the new game. It all sounds awesome (pretty similar to Progear in many respects). My translation:

-Danmaku type horizontal scrolling shooting game
-Hardcore military shooter
-Each ship has a pair of characters (pilot and gunner?) with specific attacks
-Each ship changes its attacks when you change "mode"
-The characters (enemies, allies, and others - all human) are quite diverse
-Ships are designed as hardcore, 1950s style retro mechas
-Game is designed around destructible objects and dodging bullets - the core elements of an enjoyable STG - rather than obstacles and topography. This gives it a refreshing feeling.
-It has been carefully developed for over 1 year.
-Release in summer/fall 2010

http://gfront.sblo.jp/article/39460871.html
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 08:48:03 PM »
Fantastic news!   :righton: Now pictures please...

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 09:24:08 PM »
Fuckin cool! Now the only question on my mind is whether it's 2D...

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2010, 10:12:16 PM »
fingers crossed for auto-bomb!

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 02:15:50 AM »
Sounds pretty promising, but on the other hand, perhaps too oldskool for these times (economic interests)... Probably they'll fix this by the carater designs (lolis).
Wonder who will be the designer.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 02:54:14 AM »
Sounds good. SH3 or PC based  ???

If it has been in development for >1 year that's after DS2 was released. Here's hoping they still have a surplus of SH3 boards kicking about

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010, 03:07:32 AM »
Sounds fantastic....lets hope for 2D!  :P

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 04:14:08 AM »
-It has been carefully developed for over 1 year.

 :righton:

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 04:23:14 AM »
-Danmaku type horizontal scrolling shooting game
-Hardcore military shooter
-Each ship has a pair of characters (pilot and gunner?) with specific attacks
-Each ship changes its attacks when you change "mode"
-The characters (enemies, allies, and others - all human) are quite diverse

Ah yes, sounds like a (spiritual) sequel to Progear no arashi - very much looking forward to it!

2D, 3D whatever.  I'm just hoping it looks good and plays good.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 07:38:30 AM »
That does sound fantastic. Lets hope it surprises by looking fantastic too.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2010, 10:07:01 AM »
fingers crossed for a pimp progear sequel with double the jewels for double the pimpin. i'm hoping for no lolis, but if there is, at least the pimp hand will be ready if it is indeed a progear sequel.
real shame we can't region lock the region free tards to the shmups forum region-moaning thread.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2010, 03:17:15 AM »
The game is called "Akai Katana" ("Red Sword"). Official website is up:

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

Character designs are SLICK. There is a promo vid there you can watch, but it doesn't have any footage of the game.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 04:10:25 AM »
Hate the characters, but that's not why I play these games.  A little pissed off there's not a single game screen, but oh, well.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 04:22:13 AM »
I hope I'm wrong, but I have a feeling this will be polygonal 2.5D.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2010, 04:24:38 AM »
Get ready guys this is gonna be awesome

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

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2010, 05:00:11 AM »
Glad to see those, you know, "titty-free" designs.
Will be the last image of the vid. the presentation screen? It seems HD...
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2010, 05:08:25 AM »

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2010, 07:30:24 AM »
Awesome design and characters, the game must be awesome with "Katana" in the name.  =D
("Monouchi" is the last 20cm on a katana blade.)

...but 3D..  :whyioughtta:

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2010, 07:53:27 AM »
Not feeling ESP freestyle swimmer bro, yall.
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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2010, 08:08:30 AM »
Clearly he's drowning at the end.

Underwater level confirmed.

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Re: Akai Katana [Cave, ARCADE, August 19, 2010]
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2010, 08:10:50 AM »
That's his final attack.  :-X