Virtual On mecha Fei-Yen is getting yet another plastic model. It's called "TF-14 A/M+ Fei-Yen [Final 14 Special] Vivid Cinderella". Try saying that twice fast.
Over the past week, the figure-centric Treasure Festa was held in Tokyo. It was, as they say, a symphony of sculpted plastic.
This December, mecha game Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Force is coming to the Xbox 360 in Japan. Sega is keeping the world abreast of its pre-order present.
In Japan, there have been a series of ads with the Xbox Mission Department. It is their job to secure new titles. Well, in the ads at least!
Earlier, a SEGA countdown clock appeared. Ungh, we know. Countdown clocks are annoying! We hate them. Thank goodness this week's leaked Famitsu is here to steal its thunder. Ka-pow!
Japanese peripheral maker Hori has revamped its Xbox 360 dual joysticks. Again.
When Japanese peripheral maker Hori revealed its ¥30,000 (US$323) dual joysticks for $15 Xbox LIVE Arcade game Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram, fans of the game were not happy. Pissed, even.
So, Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram has a "devoted fanbase," which in peripheral makers' lexicon means "cash geyser." The XBLA title runs $15; Hori's custom stick costs 20 times that. But it misses a big point.
Virtual On model kits have always been popular with giant robot fans, but with the recent release of Oratorio Tangram on Xbox Live Arcade, demand has increased. Hence, this new Viper II.
In case you couldn't tell, we're excited about the impending return of Virtual On, with Oratorio Tangram about to be released on Xbox Live Arcade eight years after first appearing on the Dreamcast.
Virtual On is great. Its return, a blessing. But also a curse! See, part of what made Virtual On so great in the arcades was the game's twin-stick controller. Which the Xbox 360 doesn't have.
Oh, Sega. How you tease us. The company have re-registered their trademark for Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram, a move which will no doubt lead many of you to lose your fucking minds.