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!
Please do not purchase a copy of Virtual On Oratorio Tangram on Xbox Live this week. You'll regret it. Sega's hi-def remake of the mech on mech arcade fighter is going to be much cheaper next week.
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.
The Xbox Live Arcade library expands this week with the highly anticipated arrival of much beloved classics Cyber Troopers Virtual On Oratorio Tangram from Sega and Banjo Tooie from Rare. It also gets... Sorry!
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.
The dream of playing Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram for the Xbox 360 as it was intended, with arcade-style twin sticks, may become a reality. While it still sounds unlikely, someone at Sega is exploring it.
It's true. Sega is bringing Virtual On Oratorio Tangram, its hardcore arcade mech fighting game, to Xbox Live Arcade. The re-release has been officially announced in the latest issue of Japan's Famitsu Weekly.