In other Hudson Entertainment News, Bomberman Live! is still a hit and is still getting DLC. Just announced in Bomb Up Pack 3 which include 10 new characters, 2 new levels, 1 new game mode, and 2 new leaderboards for good measure.
All this goodness will arrive December 26th so you won't have to pine for very long.
All the details can be found in the press release after the break.
[via Hudson Entertainment]
Since most of you are busy with holiday preparations and celebrations I'll get right to the point. Omega Five appears to be slated for January 10th. So says Hudson's Japanese site.
However, seeing as the 10th is actually a Thursday, I have my doubts about the precision of this date. But why add a specific date after listing "early 2008" previously? Hmm. Food for thought.
[via Hudson Entertainment, thanks FMsaziri]
I may not read Japanese, but I know what 2008 means. It means Omega Five has been quietly delayed. Hudson's Japanese site now lists the game for "early" 2008. But with December fast approaching, it may be only 5 or 6 weeks away.
But any delay is painful, and so I end my post here. Services will be held for the old November release date (as told by IGN) in the comments section.
The team behind the upcoming shmup Omega Five have released a new video featuring the third unlockable character in the game. His name is Sensei and he has a powerful melee attack. In a shooter. Melee attack in a shooter. Repeating it apparently isn't making it easier for me to understand but maybe the video will help all of you.
I'm also including the official trailer after the break (just in case you have yet to see it).
Gamasutra has an interview with Hudson's Daisuke Sato about making Omega Five for Xbox Live Arcade. The interesting part of the interview isn't the team is composed of members of the original teams that developed Wild Guns (SNES) and Dead Moon (Turbo Grafx 16) or that the game will see a simultaneous world wide release. Nope. It's that this game that is extremely fun is an Xbox 360 exclusive (at least for now). With such a small team developing the title, they do not have the resources to port the title over to Playstation 3. Don't get your fanboy bragging rights up to soon though as later in the interview it is mentioned that Natsume is having Hudson publish this game due to it's ability to put the title on multiple platforms.
IGN helps us get to know a character that goes by "Tempest" in a short character preview of XBLA's upcoming scrolling shooter Omega Five. And they hint at a release date.
Honestly though, all they really needed to tell me about Tempest is that he has four arms and shoots lava and molten metal. He shoots acid too? Okay, why not? Sounds like a death dealing machine to me.
Up to this point we've only really seen a female protagonist but apparently there are more characters and each one provides a different feel and weapon loadout. Variety is the spice of shooters after all.
But most important of all, at the bottom of the preview they proclaim that Omega Five should arrive in November. Any marking of calendars out there?
I still can't get over the fact that Natsume (aka "The House That Harvest Moon Built") is making this game. Really? There's no weeding or petting of animals in this one?
Not only do they get to play games filled with exiting, extending, shooting, more shooting, and even trigger hearts (whatever those are), but they decided to post up their impressions just to rub it in my face. That's right. To spite me. Specifically.
Coming soon to a Bomberman Live! match near you: Destructoid's faithful mascot!
No word on when we'll be getting it, but it will arrive along side many other new costumes in the next DLC pack for Bomberman Live!. So, if being a grumpy robot doesn't suit you, try the punky girl or the pretty pink fairy. And sure, for the macho there's a new executioner outfit as well. You can dress up your Bomberman doll action-figure as hardcore as you, don't you worry.
Actual character model, after the break. Check Dtoid for ludicrously large versions of all the images you see here and much, much more.
[Update]: I'm dumb and can't read. Full details after the break but know this: 10 costumes, 2 levels, 1 mode, 2 leaderboards and all coming September 26th for 250MSP.
[via Destructoid, thanks Buster]
Continuing the flow of media out of Microsoft's pre-Tokyo Game Show announcements comes these screens for Omega Five.
Omega Five, if you will remember, is the side-scrolling 2D shooter with 3D elements from Hudson Entertainment (Bomberman Live!) and Natsume (Harvest Moon series). The game looks to be shaping up nicely. Let's hope the control issues have been ironed out.
After taking a peek below tell me: anyone more interested now? Less?
[Update]: 1UP's preview of the game indicates the single-stick controls have been ditched for the now typical dual-stick controls. But then they have other issues with the game. Thanks, lastof7.
Here's an old screen:
And here are the new ones (notice the few visual changes since last we saw the game):