Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wangan Midnight Portable - Official Website Launched

Genki has
launched the site for its upcoming PSP title Wangan Midnight Portable, with screenshots, trailers, price, release date, car list, mode list, PS3 linkup details and more.

Based on the Anime/Manga Wangan Midnight, it also features more emphasis on story and cut scenes than the previous games.

The game is shaping up to very much be the game PSP Shoutoku Battle (a.k.a Street Supremacy) should have been, i.e free roaming gameplay, and would seem to include the full Wangan expressway line for you to cruise around picking automotive fights with any car you don't like the look of.

Theres also a better variety of cars this time, 20 initially, although we'd bet theres a few boss cars to unlock on the way too. Car customization looks on par with its home-console brethren, and there's a new collectible card system for upgrades too, which can be exchanged with the PS3 version via link-up to "catch 'em all"

And in traditional car/beat-em-up hybrid style, there's bound to be about a gazillion 'wanderers' for you to waste half your life trying in vain to race, only to find they won't turn up because it's not a Tuesday with an odd numbered date, and your car doesn't have the right wheels, and its too new anyway, and you don't have 4,000,000,000 credit points in the bank, so he's not racing tonight thankyouverymuch. The bastard.

More opinions when the game hits Japanese shelves on the 27th September!

Source: Genki's Wangan Midnight Portable Site

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sega is either back on form or on some strong medication.......

Sega have released a trailer for upcoming game Onsei Kanjou Sokuteiki: Kokoro Scan
for the DS.

It will blow your mind! Or possibly damage your mind, or make it go weird of something. Have a look:

So after over six minutes of that, can you tell what the 'game' is about?

Apart from guitar playing, tricycle riding bears, mens nipples, and a guy who rides a giant banana as as if it were a magic carpet, obviously.

Of course you can't tell what its about, but it's still awesome isn't it? I imagine this is what would happen if Vib Ribbon and Katamari Damacy made sweet, sweet love.

Make sure to also visit the offical Japanese site, its just as great.

And for those people who have got the song stuck in their heads forever, theres a link to the mp3 version, kindly posted by Professor Pew on his Blog. Now you can bring on pretend hallucinogenic dazes anywhere you like!

Do it whilst listening to your iPod on the Bus, or while getting rid of that podgy gamer belly at the gym! Set it as your mobile phone ringtone for maximum annoyingness!

Apparently the game is some sort of voice analyzer that detects a persons feelings or mood via the DS' in-built microphone. No word on a western release yet.

Whatever it is, I may import it on the strength of that trailer alone, which means Sega's marketing department have done their job.

Well done Sega trailer man, well done!