Mamoru Kun is a Vertizontal SHmup (Vertizontal meaning that the game is designed to be played on an unTATEd TV (TATE meaning that you turn your TV horizontally to get it to the original arcade aspect ration)) that unlike other current gen SHmups, is a PS3 exclusive. This means that the game will be region free by default which is great for anyone who regulary shells out ridiculous amounts of money for whatever SHmups are avaliable. What is nice about this, is that CyberConnect are also releasing a demo of the game through JP PSN. The demo will contain the first two stages of the game from three of the rather large cast of playable characters. The demo goes live on JP PSN on March 17th (Anyone can make a JP PSN accoutn so it’s worth a look) and the actual game gets its standard and limited editions released on March 31st.
The Virtual On series was created by SEGA back in their glory days which involved a series of robots doing what Robots do best: Fight. The msot well known entry is Oratorio Tangram which is currently avaliable for XBLA. The game was probably most famous for having a Twin Stick control schene that cost ~$300 to import. Fans of the series will be glad to hear then that without SEGA telling anyone, they made the Japanese release of Force region free. The good news about this is that unlike some OTHER companies I can name who CAVE into the demand to increase the price of their region free titles, SEGA made the Asian version of Virtual On Force avalaible for a less demanding $50. What might interest even more people is that an English Language option is avaliable on the menu so you don’t even have to know Japanese to udnerstand the story! Unfortunatly, The Super Mega Ultra Limited Edition is currently out of stock on Play and Yes Asia though perhaps if you dig around the darkest corners of the Internet you might find something. With the release of this and Another Century Portable Out on January 13th, It’s a good time to be a Mecha fanatic.
Some of you may remember the first news post I ever did in which during this years CAVE festival, they announced that two of their most niche games (even by their standards), Pink Sweets and Muchi Muchi Pork would get a release in one disc for the Xbox 360. CAVE themselves said that ESPGaluda II would be thei last region free release so no-one really expected that the bundle would be playable on overseas consoles. Well, it is. More after the jump.
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