It's already been announced for a few weeks, but it looks like Otomedius is finally getting a home release. It's slated for Japan on the 360, 9/25/2008.
Assuming iNiS's Lips actually becomes a reality, I'd be dead set on getting a 360 by the Fall. How is the import situation with the system? What sort of mods, if necessary, are required to play different region-coded games?
EDIT: Is that a rearrangement of "Cherish The Blue Skies Given To Us" at the trailer's 1:15 mark?!
Last edited by Angela (Jun 24, 2008)
I'm guessing the 360's games (and LIVE service) are region-coded, so importing this for my bro's system might not be playable w/out a modded console?
Highly doubt this will be getting an American release, since tits-and-ass cartoon characters are off-limits, yet Dead or Alive Beach Vollyball's gigantic boobs are fine.
Gameplay looks sweet, no shooter fan should be passing this up...
Last edited by Carl (Jun 24, 2008)
Here are some links to Xbox360 region compatibility:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-00-3-xbox … 49-en.html
I get the impression that one can play more U.S. games on a Japanese Xbox360 than vice versa.
Xbox Live is segmented by region for purposes of Xbox Live downloadable content. For example, you cannot get Japanese downloads from the U.S.
Hm, so basically, I won't know if Otomedius is compatible until it's released, eh?
Yes. The game region-encoding appears to be decided on an individual basis. It does not look like Microsoft mandates this (one of the few things they get right).
So we have to wait for importers to get their hands on the game to see how compatible it is.
Whoa, looks like they're going to be releasing a limited edition joystick with the game, complete with the built-in touch screen. Seriously cool. And seriously expensive:
http://www.arcade-renaissance.com/2008/ … stick.html