Dragon no Meikyuu

ドラゴンの迷宮 – Dragon no Meikyuu (Labyrinth of Dragons)

By Sting (the guys behind Riviera, Yggdra Union, and Hexyz Force) and built for Android running on top of the GREE social network.


“Android Market”:https://market.android.com/details?id=jp.co.sting.drdgn

I love Sting’s work, but tell me that isn’t just a straight up EO clone with dragons and in-game purchases tossed in…

Cave news

Mushi iOS – release date for Japan on 12/15. If you check the end of the video seems they may be working on Futari as well.

Deathsmiles iOS soundtrack limited sale from 12/23 to 12/25 (sigh, y u do this cave)

See also: “Cave Shop”:http://www.cave-shop.jp/

Diva Mode BGM samples

“Diva Mode BGM is now available on the official website for your listening enjoyment”:http://dragon2020.sega.jp/special_miku.html.

Vocals AND lyrics if you click on the right button. Excellent.

#1 and #2 are BGM for Murakumo HQ
#3 and #4 are dragon battle themes.

These tracks are included along with the Yuzo Koshiro originals on the preorder soundtrack.

7D 2020 wiki (JP)

Japanese wiki’s up:

“セブンスドラゴン2020 攻略@wiki”:http://www10.atwiki.jp/7d2020/

Also, there’s an interview with the dev team “here”:http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20111128_493494.html (also Japanese).

Edit: “Looks like Andriasang decided to translate a bit of it already”:http://andriasang.com/comz3p/.

Now Loading

My order is in the mail!

“In the meanwhile it looks like some people on Gamefaqs are playing the game already”:http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/630309-7th-dragon-2020.

“Pictures”:http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20111125_493292.html from Game Watch.

“More of the same pictures”:http://www.gpara.com/article/cms_show.php?c_id=28202&c_num=14 from GPara.

Launch day event

“Famitsu coverage of live event”:http://www.famitsu.com/news/201111/23005879.html.

OK this might be too much to translate (interview at the bottom). But if you’re curious what Yuzo Koshiro, Rieko Kodama, and sasakure.UK look like, “check out the last photo”:http://www.famitsu.com/images/000/005/879/4eccca00a2e5e.html (that’s them in order, to the right of the samurai cosplayer.

Happy thanksgiving everybody!

Gameplay with Imaoka-san

Imaoka-san ♥♥♥

Also there’s Niinou offscreen (why??) and some actual gameplay this time! I had some stuff written up about the video but then I closed the browser window yesterday :( Oh well, I’ll do it again later. Gameplay looks more Persona and less Dragon Quest by the minute.

Aand finally, the game’s out! Looks like my order is ready to ship ♥

Espgaluda II HD (iPad)

Remarkably, I’ve recently been given an iPad.

Since I lost my iPod I was, of course, more than happy to open it up.

And of course the first app I purchased was Espgaluda II HD.

It’s actually harder than the iPhone version because you now have to sweep your hand across the screen to move, whereas before it was possible to dodge gigantic swarms of bullets with relatively small movements.

Backgrounds are upscaled, but the sprites are completely redrawn. I’m somewhat indifferent about the new remixed music – honestly I have to confess I enjoyed Hyadain’s remix for Dodonpachi a bit more.

Nevertheless I’m looking forward to more Cave goodness in the near future.


Fast and furious suddenly

Another random Tokyo cutscene video featuring “the remaining survivors of mankind” etcetc. Hey some of these characters look familiar…

“There’s more detailed art of them here”:http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20111118_491743.html – I guess Emel is American or something how about that.

Also, more importantely, more Aitel

“20min podcast from Gamers1 interviewing the staff.”:http://www.gamers1.jp/colweb/radio/2011/111117/111117.php I’ll have to take a second look at this one later, it’s fairly long.

“Short 15sec TV spot on Youtube”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N2NrvPaOok

-Apparently more coming tomorrow too!- Or not – “there’s a second official news update dated 11/18 which just contains the video above”:http://jrpg.jp/news/?nid=276 :(