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danielscheil
07-09-2008, 06:34 AM
The director of Thunderforce VI is Tetsu Okada (Tez Okada)
- He is the director and writer of SGGG, Astro Boy GBA and Gunstar Super Heroes
- Both Astro Boy GBA and GSH are developed by Treasure and published by Sega
- Sega currently has no known internal shooter team
- Treasure has worked on another revival of a famous horizontal shooter series: Gradius V
- Draw your own conclusions

OMG !!!

http://www.sega-universe.de/img/news/19816/thunder-force-VI-scan-1.jpg


RELEASE Oct 30, 2008

PRE ORDER !!!! 59.90$ Euro (!!!!) (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-2l1x-71-r-49-en-15-thunder+force+6-84-j-70-2vzc.html)

The best thing since THE :D

I LOVE TECNOSOFT

blue lander
07-09-2008, 09:33 AM
Woohoo! Now the question is, buy it now or wait to see if there's a budget US release...

megasdkirby
07-09-2008, 09:51 AM
Release it in the US and I will definelty preorder it.

I LOVE the series. For me, best shooter ever.

Xexyz
07-09-2008, 11:21 AM
I don't want to be a negative nelly, but this game is supposedly completely developed by Sega. Technosoft no longer exists, and Sega had to license the rights of the Thunder Force IP from the pachinko slot company that owns it to make this game.

I hope the development team consisted of some former Technosoft employees, it's not a far fetched idea or anything.

diskoboy
07-09-2008, 12:24 PM
I don't want to be a negative nelly, but this game is supposedly completely developed by Sega. Technosoft no longer exists, and Sega had to license the rights of the Thunder Force IP from the pachinko slot company that owns it to make this game.

I hope the development team consisted of some former Technosoft employees, it's not a far fetched idea or anything.

Even if Sega's making it, I'm still excited.

It's basically been a Sega exclusive title (except TF1 & 5) from the get-go. And with former Technosoft developers on board, I have faith this will turn out good.

segagamer
07-09-2008, 12:49 PM
I too wonder whether this will remain a JPN-exclusive or if it will be released in the US at all.

Regardless, I think I will break down and import it, like I did with TFV on Saturn.

heybtbm
07-09-2008, 01:10 PM
Thunderforce is back? Awesome news.

FYI: Technosoft's games always had the best soundtracks on the Genesis...hands down.

blue lander
07-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Even if Sega's making it, I'm still excited.

It's basically been a Sega exclusive title (except TF1 & 5) from the get-go. And with former Technosoft developers on board, I have faith this will turn out good.

TF2 wasn't exclusive either, there's an X68000 version.

diskoboy
07-09-2008, 02:19 PM
TF2 wasn't exclusive either, there's an X68000 version.

I didn't know that.....

I knew the first TF was on the X68000, but I thought the X68000 was long gone by the time the second one came out.

Melf
07-09-2008, 03:05 PM
I too wonder whether this will remain a JPN-exclusive or if it will be released in the US at all.

Regardless, I think I will break down and import it, like I did with TFV on Saturn.

If Sega is involved, you can guarantee that it'll miss the boat and leave this in Japan, just like it does with most of its cool releases.

zektor
07-09-2008, 10:41 PM
If Sega is involved, you can guarantee that it'll miss the boat and leave this in Japan, just like it does with most of its cool releases.

Sad but so true...

Hwj_Chim
07-09-2008, 10:50 PM
Finally something for me to look forward too in the gaming realm.

RadiantSvgun
07-09-2008, 10:53 PM
One more reason I'm glad I invested in a Japanese Ps2 last summer.

Icarus Moonsight
07-10-2008, 01:25 AM
DO WANT! :puppydogeyes:

danielscheil
07-10-2008, 02:32 AM
The director of Thunderforce VI is Tetsu Okada (Tez Okada)
- He is the director and writer of SGGG, Astro Boy GBA and Gunstar Super Heroes
- Both Astro Boy GBA and GSH are developed by Treasure and published by Sega
- Sega currently has no known internal shooter team
- Treasure has worked on another revival of a famous horizontal shooter series: Gradius V
- Draw your own conclusions

SpaceHarrier
07-10-2008, 03:36 AM
I shall import!

blue lander
07-10-2008, 11:40 AM
I didn't know that.....

I knew the first TF was on the X68000, but I thought the X68000 was long gone by the time the second one came out.

Nope, the first TF came out on the PC-88, PC-6601, Sharp X-1, FM-7, IBM PC JX, and one or two other computers I can't remember off the top of my head, but that was in the early 80's before the X68000 was around. It's not a very good game, though, so you aren't really missing much if you haven't played it.

segagamer
07-10-2008, 12:21 PM
I shall import!

Me too!!! Just need to find an affordable JPN PS2 console and then I'll be set to play it when it is released.

Fuyukaze
07-10-2008, 01:19 PM
Could have sword TF 4 was released on the SNES as well under a different title.

Still, I'd love to see this get a domestic release. I'd realy love to see how it looks compared to the original TF6 screen shots that were leaked some years ago.

ubersaurus
07-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Could have sword TF 4 was released on the SNES as well under a different title.

Still, I'd love to see this get a domestic release. I'd realy love to see how it looks compared to the original TF6 screen shots that were leaked some years ago.

Twas Thunderforce 3. Came out on SNES and arcades as "Thunder Spirits."

segagamer4life
07-10-2008, 10:20 PM
I shall import!


ditto!!!!

parallaxscroll
07-12-2008, 04:31 AM
Even if Sega's making it, I'm still excited.

It's basically been a Sega exclusive title (except TF1 & 5) from the get-go. And with former Technosoft developers on board, I have faith this will turn out good.

No, only Thunder Force IV / Lightening Force was completely Sega-exclusive.

II was a X68000 game before it ever came out on MD/Genesis.

III was used as the starting point for TF AC running on a slightly upgraded Genesis-based arcade board, and the downgraded port of that, Thunder Spirits, was released on Super Famicom / SNES.








Twas Thunderforce 3. Came out on SNES and arcades as "Thunder Spirits."


No, not exactly.

SNES Thunder Spirits was a downgraded version of the arcade game: Thunder Force AC.

TF AC was, in part, a port of Thunder Force III, but it was not the full MegaDrive/Genesis game.

TF AC (thus, Thunder Spirits) had several levels from TF III, one level from TFII and several new levels.

The TF III levels 'Haides' and 'Ellis' that you play on MD/Genesis are completely missing from arcade TF AC and SNES Thunder Spirits.

So Thunder Spirits is not "the SNES version of TF III" even though it contains about 1/2 or 2/3 of TF III stages.



Could have sword TF 4 was released on the SNES as well under a different title.

TF VI / Lightening Force was never released on Super Famicom / SNES in any form, whatsoever.

parallaxscroll
07-12-2008, 04:52 AM
Thunder Force VI will be arriving almost exactly 25 years after the very first game in the series came out, and 20 years after the original version of Thunder Force II.



25 years ago:
Thunder Force - first released in 1983 on several different 8-bit Japanese computers (not Japanese IBM PCs but non-PC computers). Was then released on several more Japanese computers in 1984 and 1985.

20 years ago:
Thunder Force II - The first 16-bit game in the series! Released on the very powerful 16-bit Japanese Sharp X68000 computer. Was a huge leap beyond any version of TF1. This would be the starting point for later console games in the series. ( 1988)


19 years ago:
Thunder Force II with downgraded graphics & audio, intro cinema removed, 2 levels cut out, several weapon systems gone, top-view map removed and other minor changes is released for the Sega MegaDrive in Japan and Genesis in the U.S. at Genesis' launch. This would be most people's first taste of the series. Even though MD/Gen TF II wasn't as good as the X68000 version, it was still pretty awesome. (1989)

18 years ago:
The then all-new Thunder Force III is released for the Sega MegaDrive/Genesis. The top view levels are dropped, only horizontally scrolling levels are used this time. Although running on the same generation of hardware as both versions of TF II, software wise, TF III was a major leap in quality and a true 2nd-generation MD/Gen game. (1990)

III is so good, it is used as the starting point of Thunder Force AC for arcades. Although TFAC is not a straight port . At least two TF III stages are dropped. New stages are created and one stage from TFII is also used. (1990)

17 years ago:
Thunder Force AC is ported down to the Super Famicom/ SNES with slowdown and renamed Thunder Spirits (1991)


16 years ago:
Thunder Force IV is released in Japan for the MegaDrive, it gets renamed Lightening Force for the Genesis in the U.S. (1992)


11 years ago:
Thunder Force V is released for the Saturn in Japan (1997)

10 years ago:
Thunder Force V: Perfect System is released for the PlayStation in Japan and in the U.S. (1998)

parallaxscroll
07-12-2008, 05:05 AM
Thunder Force VI :bigmac:

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Dire 51
07-12-2008, 06:48 PM
Please, let this one get a US release. Please please please!

josekortez
07-12-2008, 10:54 PM
Play-Asia's taking pre-orders on this game for $59.99 plus shipping.

Sadly, I want to play this game more than the $60 domestic games that we get for 360 and PS3 here in the States.

danielscheil
07-14-2008, 04:54 PM
http://ebten.jp/sega/p/4974365832124/
http://thunderforce.sega.jp/
H Y P E !!!

segagamer
07-14-2008, 09:11 PM
TF VI / Lightening Force was never released on Super Famicom / SNES in any form, whatsoever.

I think you meant to say TF IV, and not TF VI...

BTW, I have scored a JPN PS2 slim console for a good price (I think).

retro junkie
07-15-2008, 02:16 AM
*faints from too much excitment*

blue lander
07-15-2008, 12:10 PM
25 years ago:
Thunder Force - first released in 1983 on several different 8-bit Japanese computers (not Japanese IBM PCs but non-PC computers). Was then released on several more Japanese computers in 1984 and 1985.


Cool timeline! Except that it was released on a Japanese IBM PC, the IBM PC JX which is their version of the PCjr.

danielscheil
07-28-2008, 04:04 AM
trailer;
http://www.sega-universe.de/?news=20029&%20name=Thunder_Force_VI_SEGA_zeigt_Trailer_und_ma ssig_neue_Screenshots

Iron Draggon
08-02-2008, 01:12 AM
Please, let this one get a US release. Please please please!

YEAH! on the PC! so I don't have to buy anymore consoles just to play it!

SpaceHarrier
08-02-2008, 03:09 AM
Sadly, I want to play this game more than the $60 domestic games that we get for 360 and PS3 here in the States.

ha! It's funny how that works.. I wouldn't even buy God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP because it's $40, but I dropped around $40 to get my hands on a sealed import copy of Twinbee Portable (shmup compilation) for PSP...

maxlords
08-02-2008, 07:07 AM
VIdeos I saw looked awful in motion...I hope it's the quality of the video....