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Virtual On Force Hits Xbox 360 stars

More mech action heads to the Xbox 360 this winter with arcade port Virtual On Force, the latest iteration of the series featuring four player multiplayer. According to Sega, the game will be released December 22 and have both a regular version for ¥6090 and collector’s edition for ¥10290. The series is known for its unique controller that mimics those in mecha anime, which is one reason for its big following. No news yet of an American release. It’s somewhat of a shame that this will be ported to the Xbox 360 instead of the PlayStation 3, meaning that import junkies will have to shell out for a console as well as the game, if they don’t already own an Xbox 360. Screenshots after the jump.

[Source: Siliconera]

Dream Club Portable Announced stars

If you have a pure heart and a PSP, D3 Publisher has the game for you! Dream Club Portable for the PSP is set for an October 28 release. It will contain all the basic features of the Xbox 360 version, meaning all the same hostesses are still available. In addition, it will feature a new “Dream Clock” mode where players can use the game as a clock, having the receptionist from the game tell players both the time and tidbits about various hostesses. A bigger challenge than courting the hostesses may be to actually play this game in public without getting embarrassed. Screenshots and promotional video after the jump.


Worms Reloaded Returns to PC stars

After a ten year break, Worms returns for the PC with Worms Reloaded. The game looks great so far with its HD cartoony graphics and classic sense of humor. Fans of similar games on Android or iPhone like Armored Strike or iShoot should check this out – arguably the precursor to all these games. Worms Reloaded is set for an August 26 release date. Full press release here.Click after the jump for screenshots and trailer.

3DS Super Street Fighter IV Site Launches stars

Originally announced at E3, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition just launched its Japanese site. At the moment, it doesn’t contain much other than some screenshots. A close look shows that the graphics are pretty close to the arcade version, considering that this is a handheld game. It will only look better in motion and in the palm of our hands! Hopefully we’ll get more information on the game soon and maybe some gameplay footage, too! Screenshots embedded after the jump for your convenience.


New Tales Games Announced stars

Tales of Graces, previously a Wii-exclusive, will be heading to the PlayStation 3 as Tales of Graces F, much like its Xbox 360 cousin, Tales of Vesperia. It will feature new costumes and attacks to make PlayStation 3 owners' purchases worthwhile. In addition, a new, currently nameless, Tales game was announced for the PlayStation 3 and Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 for the PlayStation Portable. Keep in mind, these are all confirmed for Japan only and have no word yet of an American release. It would be great if companies would continue to do more simultaneous launches throughout the world, but since these RPGs are a more niche genre, it's understandable. Maybe the only way to encourage them is to buy loads of their games? We'll keep you posted.

Street Fighter/Tekken Crossover Confirmed! stars

At the Comic Con 2010 panel, SSFIV and Beyond, Producer Yoshinori Ono along with Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada announced a crossover project between Street Fighter and Tekken, making two games with two developers. There will be two versions: Street Fighter X Tekken created by Capcom and Tekken X Street Fighter by Namco. It will be interesting to see how Tekken characters will deal with projectile characters like Ryu and Ken. So far, the gameplay showed off Ryu from Street Fighter and Kazuya from Tekken. Let the speculations on characters begin!

UPDATE: A video just surfaced online. It shows off the 2-on-2 combat system, and confirms Chun Li and Nina Williams as two additional characters. Note that this is likely from Street Fighter X Tekken, due to the presence of Ultra moves and overall art style resembling that of Super Street Fighter IV. You can also check out the teaser trailer here.

[Source: Get Your Tournament]

New Super Street Fighter IV Characters? stars

During the arcade location tests for Super Street Fighter IV, taking place in Japan right now in Akihabara, the character select screen conspicuously has two blank slots. These indicated new characters for Super Street Fighter IV’s console release, which likely means that we can look forward to two new characters in the arcade version. While it would be amazing to have fun new characters like Juri and Hakan, it’s also possible that the producer, Yoshinori Ono, will take this chance to put in his own favorites like Rolento and R. Mika. More updates once available. Screenshot after the jump.

[Source: Get Your Tournament]

CASE ZERO Comes August 31 stars

Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO will be available exclusively on Xbox Live on August 31, almost a month before the release of Dead Rising 2. The game is a prologue to Dead Rising 2, featuring the same main character and gameplay mechanics. Interesting part about this release is that whatever players earn, such as combos, alternate outfits, and player levels will be carried over to the main game. Instead of playing a demo that will only hype them up, players will be giving themselves a head start for the game’s later release. Interesting concept by Capcom, and it would be great to see this more in the future. Press release after the jump.

First Disgaea 4 Artwork? stars

Dengeki PlayStation Online reported on Wednesday that they had received a mysterious postcard from Nippon Ichi Software. The art resembles Disgaea's character designer, Takehito Harada's style which you can view inside this post. We had previously reported a new Disgaea title was in the works for the PlayStation 3 which was revealed at NIS America's press event, and more information would be available at the Tokyo Game Show.

Arcana Heart 3 Coming to Consoles stars

Lolicon rejoice! Arcana Heart 3, the fighting game series known for having loads of underage girls, is coming to both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Japan courtesy of Arc System Works. Gameplay-wise, the series’ trademark is the ability to choose Arcana for every character, allowing almost countless ways to customize characters. No word on an American release, but considering Aksys Games’ close relationship with Arc System Works, it’s definitely a possibility. Hopefully this isn’t the only thing that Arc System Works was alluding to in their upcoming announcement in two days.

[Source: Siliconera]