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    Default New Konami Horizontal Scrolling Shooter In The Works--Not Gradius!?!

    Good news for shooter fans, Konami is getting ready to unveil a new horizontal scrolling shooter.

    Apparently, Konami will be showcasing a new horizontal side-scrolling shooter at this years Japan Arcade Operator's Union show. The new arcade title, called "Otomedius," will feature female characters as the name implies ("Otome" is Japanese for "young lady" according to our info). You can bet this game shows up in the Xbox Live Arcade or PS3 Store lineup for 2007, or maybe even its very own retail package.

    This is fantastic news. With Ikaruga on Live and this announcement, shmups continue to live on. I'm not a fan of playing a shmup that has you controlling a person(s). With the exception of Cotton, shmups gotta have kick-ass looking ships.
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    Awesome! Judging from the name, it might be similar to Parodius, which is always good. I was hoping for another Salamander game, though. 11 years overdue...

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    Konami + Schmup = A good ass I game...I hope
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    wtf is a damn smup?(spelling?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanks_4 View Post
    wtf is a damn smup?(spelling?)
    "shmup" is an abbreviation for "shoot 'em up." I never liked the term myself -- it's one of those words that sounds "ugly" to me, like blog and tween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goemon View Post
    "shmup" is an abbreviation for "shoot 'em up." I never liked the term myself -- it's one of those words that sounds "ugly" to me, like blog and tween.
    God, I thought I was the only one who thought that of those words...damn!

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    I hope it doesn't play like Gradius. I mean, I like Gradius, but at the same time I don't like it. (I didn't like Parodius)

    So this is great news, but it won't be really great news until they announce a console port; $1,200.00 or whatever for an arcade board doesn't do most of us any good.

    Wait, maybe every arcade in the US will have it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goemon View Post
    Awesome! Judging from the name, it might be similar to Parodius, which is always good. I was hoping for another Salamander game, though. 11 years overdue...
    Agreed on both thoughts. New Salamander would be sweeeeet.

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    Otomedius does not really sound like Salamander :P
    But great news anyway. Long life the shmups!

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    Another Parodius is 10 years overdue.

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    Muchi Muchi Pork might be that style aswell

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    thanks for the info on smups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamisama View Post
    Muchi Muchi Pork might be that style aswell
    I am SOOOOO looking forward to Muchi Muchi Pork.

    <-- digs cute 'em ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong View Post
    I am SOOOOO looking forward to Muchi Muchi Pork.

    <-- digs cute 'em ups.
    So I assume you're a fan of the Cotton series? I really hope this is a return to form for Konami in many ways. We've seen a long downhill decline in quality arcade-style games since the death of US arcades. Many of us are looking for games that are fun, challenging and have great control. Konami and Capcom use to be the arcade kings.

    Maybe this is a potential rebirth? Here's to hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong View Post
    I am SOOOOO looking forward to Muchi Muchi Pork.

    <-- digs cute 'em ups.
    What about creepy-anime-fetish-'em-ups? Because that's what Otomedius resembles.

    Ugh. First Cave made Mushihime-sama and Ibara, then Warashi made Trigger Heart Exelica. Now Konami's doing their own frilly cute-girl shooter, though at least they could afford to hire the artist behind Sgt. Frog.

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    There's a video on the game on Youtube.

    It plays like Gradius but with some weird things in it.

    Read here for more information:

    http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic...er=asc&start=0

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    HERE is the video. Are those penguins running on the ground? Is this the sister series (heh) to Parodius? It looks good, but I can barely hear the music from the noise of the convention.

    If I had a Jynx think of the things we can do together. She also kisses alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goemon View Post
    HERE is the video. Are those penguins running on the ground? Is this the sister series (heh) to Parodius? It looks good, but I can barely hear the music from the noise of the convention.
    This game looks great!

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    Here's some various photos of the game at the AOU show.

    If you look at one of the gameplay photos at the right side, you can see some Gradius II influences.

    http://monkeyuploader.dyndns.org/Off...mnkyup1337.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by agbulls View Post
    So I assume you're a fan of the Cotton series?
    I've only played a little Cotton, but yes, I like what I've tried.

    And what's wrong with Mushihime-sama and Ibara?

    *hugs Ibara PCB*

    Personally, I like a little variety. Sure, badass Raiden or Gradius style is all well and good, but there's millions of those. I appreciate the companies that go out on a limb Dangun Feveron or Harmful Park style. Man can not survive on helicopters/jets/spaceships alone.

    And I see no problem with creepy-anime-fetish-'em-ups either.

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