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Deathsmiles coming to XBOX360.....in Japan.

Post by Kaede » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:02 am

Probably the best looking shoot 'em up ever made is coming to the Xbox 360, Deathsmiles:

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It's a hori manic shooter, featuring loligoth girls blowing up vampires, bats, grim reapers and a big giant TYRANOSATAN at the end of the game. Think Ghouls and Ghosts : The shmup.

But no where near as hard.

Kaede is am cry now have to import Xbox360. :cry: :P :x

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Post by ShadowMan » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:11 am

Just another awesome game that I'll never play thanks to region lockouts :cry: . While I would import a Japanese 360 with the rate the things break I would not want to take the risk. I really wish this would get either a domestic disc release or put onto Live Arcade.
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Post by Kaede » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:18 am

Is it not true that M$ WILL still fix machines from other regions? I heard this was true (prob a rumour though).

It would be so censored stupid to region lock this but it won't surprise me in the least when it happens.

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Post by AlleyKat » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:21 am

Looks lovely- shame its 360 (and Japanese 360 at that) only.

Boo! :x
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Post by ShadowMan » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:31 am

Kaede wrote:Is it not true that M$ WILL still fix machines from other regions? I heard this was true (prob a rumour though).

It would be so censored stupid to region lock this but it won't surprise me in the least when it happens.
I always thought MS Europe would only fix consoles from Europe though I'm not 100% sure on this either. Judging by Raiden Fighters Aces which was region locked I'm not to optimistic in this being region free but it could still be region free yet so fingers crossed!
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Post by gmintyfresh » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:49 am

On the upside apparently the 5pb.Inc the company that's doing the 360 conversions of DoDonpachi Dai Ou Jou and Ketsui is considering releasing these games without region protection. lets not forget the Wartech was region free, it'll be interesting to see if Otomedius (the spiritual successor to Gradius and Parodius) which is 360 bound will get a region-free release. I suspect that this game is the only 360 shooter with the potential to get a proper western release due to Konami's size and track record of releasing Gradius games in the west.
I've actually heard that whilst looking impressive Death Smiles is quite an average shooter, anyone played it?

Edit: Oh yes there's Raiden 4 too

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Post by Kaede » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:03 am

I've actually heard that whilst looking impressive Death Smiles is quite an average shooter, anyone played it?
Not played it, but the impression I get from shmups.com, Cave-STG, Gamengai players that have, is that it's awesome while it lasts, but is the easiest Cave game to finish. (Even easier than 'Galuda).

However, playing for score it seems is another matter as it has a pretty weird score mechanic.

The vids alone are enough to convince me this is well worth the purchase.

I've played Raiden IV btw and that IS awesome. :wink:

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Post by gmintyfresh » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:15 am

Kaede wrote:
The vids alone are enough to convince me this is well worth the purchase.

I've played Raiden IV btw and that IS awesome. :wink:
I'd buy it too, has to be said.

I'm glad Raiden 4 is good as 3 is one of my favourite shooters at the moment.

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Post by Kaede » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:21 am

I haven't played 3 to be honest, but from what I've seen of it, Radien IV looks far better, but the gameplay is still just good old Raiden.

Might as well mention there's also a quality Ikaruga-esque stage where you fly over a futuristic city much like Chapter 2. 8)

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Post by Fightersmegamix » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:26 am

This game looks amazing. With shikigami no shirow 3 and raiden fighters an import 360 is looking more attractive. The arcade xbox must be about £150, not much more than a dreamcast. Then again in a couple of years time 505 gamestreet might pick it up for a euro release. Either way i wont get to plat it any time soon :(

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Post by gmintyfresh » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:15 am

Fightersmegamix wrote:This game looks amazing. With shikigami no shirow 3 and raiden fighters an import 360 is looking more attractive. The arcade xbox must be about £150, not much more than a dreamcast. Then again in a couple of years time 505 gamestreet might pick it up for a euro release. Either way i wont get to plat it any time soon :(
It's very tempting to import one, £168 on play-asia looks good at face value but when you add postage it pushes it up to £211 and if you get collered for duty that's another £40 on top of that. I might call in a favour with my mate that lives over there......

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Re: Deathsmiles coming to XBOX360.....in Japan.

Post by Smurph » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:01 am

Kaede wrote:Think Ghouls and Ghosts : The shmup.
Cotton, surely?
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Post by Kaede » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:10 am

Yeah kinda. But Cotton isn't goth enough. And far too cute. This game has exploding bloody ogres and giant cows vomiting bullets at you. :)

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Post by Kaede » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:16 am

Here's a rather funky video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhz92UAdzq0

Actually, this is more like a goth Side Arms by Capcom.

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Post by Smurph » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:55 am

WANT. :D
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