The often delayed Kancolle Arcade (developed by SEGA’s AM2) has finally been released in arcades in Japan, and SEGA of Japan have revealed a new trailer to celebrate the occasion. The trailer shows 9 additional Kanmusume (“ship girls”) that have been added to the game, among them Mutsu and Nagato (both Nagato Class battleships, featured at the end of the trailer).
You can find the trailer below. The Kancolle franchise has proven to be very popular in Japan, to the point where it even got its own anime, and the launch of Kancolle Arcade is clearly an important one for SEGA’s arcade game business in Japan. As such, it’s probably unlikely that SEGA would consider porting it to console anytime soon.
Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone will be getting another batch of songs and modules to add to its ever-growing list of content. In particular, 3 songs and 7 modules will be added to the game on April 27. The songs in question, all three produced by Signal-P and Orange, are:
- Shake It!
Kancolle Arcade, an arcade port of the original Kancolle developed by SEGA’s AM2, has received a new trailer. Earlier on, SEGA also posted a video featuring Rina Hidaka, who voices several characters in the game, demonstrating how the game works. Previously, voice actresses Saki Fujita and Yuka Ōtsubo were also featured in similar videos.
SEGA of Japan have announced their turn-based arcade card game Code of Joker will be upgrading to version 2.0, which will be named Code of Joker S. They also revealed the new opening movie for the game, which can be seen below. Two new characters will be making their appearance, while the old characters will get a renewed design. The new characters are Shigure Kiriya and Lina Valentine (the latter is voiced by M.A.O., who regularly voices SEGA characters, most notably Dreamcast from SEGA Hard Girls).
SEGA have uploaded a lengthy video for SEGA AM2’s arcade game KanColle Arcade (which we talked about in our JAEPO 2016 article), with voice actresses Saki Fujita (who provided the voice samples for Hatsune Miku) and Yuka Ōtsubo demonstrating how the game is played. Fair warning before you watch the video: the voice actresses spend quite a bit of time touching the Kanmusu’s (“fleet girls”) bodies via the arcade cabinet’s touch screen to get a reaction out of them. Additionally, enemy attacks can sometimes partially shred the girls’ costumes, revealing their underwear and/or showing cleavage. So this may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Below you can find a short overview of the gameplay shown in the videos, as well as the videos themselves.
SEGA has announced that Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone will be getting one new song on Feburary 26th, namely “Ageage again” by Mitchie M. The song was also the theme song for Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 on the Nintendo 3DS. A module to complement the song will also be added. SEGA uploaded a trailer for the song, as well as some screenshots from the module and a new wallpaper. You can find all of these below!
To celebrate the birthday of Rin and Len on December 27th, SEGA will be releasing two new songs for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone, as well as 10 new modules. While the game is only playable in the arcades at the moment, it will be released on the PS4 as a digital download in Japan next year. The new songs and modules will be available starting December 22nd in Japan.
Starting December 15th at Club SEGA: Akihabara in Japan, SEGA will be testing the new 2.1 EX arcade version of its 2D fighting game Blade Arcus from Shining. In particular the new version includes the two characters that were previously exclusive to the game’s PS3 and PS4 version: Misty and Sonia. The test will run for one week, and you can find a batch of screenshots of both characters at the bottom of this post.
There’s been no announcement regarding a localized release for Blade Arcus from Shining for the PS3 or PS4. Admittedly, given the lack of localizations for the latest Shining titles in general, it doesn’t seem all that likely that we’ll see a spin-off title like this released overseas.
Source: Blade Arcus from Shining’s official website
Sega has just released the opening video for Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition, the second iteration in their Fighting Climax series of games featuring Sega and Dengeki Bunko properties. The game is being released for dedicated gaming platforms (PS3, PS4, Vita) on the 17th of December in Japan.
A reminder that Blade Arcus from Shining EX also recently hit stores. With the gap in release dates, it’s not likely that Blade Arcus from Shining EX and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition will compete with each other.
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SEGA AM2 and the Project DIVA Arcade team have announced new songs and modules for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone. Since the game is scheduled for a release on PS4 sometime next year in Japan, we thought it might be worth posting an article about the new update.
The new update will be available on November 5th, which also happens to be Vocaloid MEIKO’s birthday. Three songs featured in earlier Project DIVA games will be making their way to Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone. These are “Break It, Break It!”, “Clockwork Clown” and “Pinky Swear”. Along with the news songs, eight modules (also featured before in earlier Project DIVA games) will be included. You can view the announcement trailer showing the new songs below, along with screenshots of the modules and five high-resolution wallpapers which SEGA made available for download.