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|Posted by: krs73 Feb 25 2008, 02:17 AM|
| play-asia has listed Initial D Extreme Stage for PS3 coming by the end of may 2008....
is it too early for a big hooray? maybe, but at least that's the first glimpse of a new ID game....
|Posted by: Kenji Feb 25 2008, 02:49 AM|
| LOL... how "EXTREME" is it...
The latest arcade stage is a little bit too EXTREME...
|Posted by: megamonkey@hotmail Feb 25 2008, 03:20 AM|
|it's just one month and a few days. we should have started with the big hoorays in jan!|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 25 2008, 04:07 AM|
|I don't get it. I see it mentioned on a blog or two (as just a title with a release date), but there's no information at all about it. I hope it's not just a port of IDAS4, because that would be a horrendous waste of the PS3's hardware.|
|Posted by: krs73 Feb 25 2008, 04:22 AM|
|well still better than another Need for Speed (especially if they're like Carbon or Pro Street)...i know ID4 is a mixed bag, but it's still better and more fun than most other arcade racers....and having a arcade perfect conversion plus some extra tracks wouldn't be bad for 70 bucks...|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 25 2008, 04:50 AM|
It would if they don't do any changes to the graphics engine, at least... I mean, come on; have you watched the wheelspin of the car in front of you during an online/instore battle? That's silly, and a limitation of the Lindbergh hardware that just plain isn't present in a PS3.
I don't mind if they port IDAS4 to PS3. But if they do, there better be some damn improvements! That's what I meant.
|Posted by: Demon_Lord Feb 25 2008, 02:41 PM|
| If it is an IDAS4 port they might give us some extra goodies like Initial D special stage.
But I agree with Nomake if it is a port they better do some improvements.
Anyone think the G25 steering wheel will be compatible with this?
|Posted by: InitialDRulz Feb 26 2008, 04:23 AM|
| Thats a bit strange..
Theres one that comes out May 29th 2008 (Japan Version) and another thats May 27th 2008 (Asia Version). How does that work?
Like always, if they are gonna release a game a few months away without 1 single information, then theres a high chance that its gonna be delayed to a later date.
|Posted by: krs73 Feb 26 2008, 05:47 AM|
|lately the asian versions came out a couple of days before the jap version, so that's normal, about the delay, i guess you're right but hope you're wrong....|
|Posted by: brian mayhem Feb 26 2008, 06:06 AM|
|I'll believe it when I see it. So far, only Play Asia is reporting the title.|
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Feb 26 2008, 06:29 AM|
| itd be excellent if they released a wheel that turned same degrees as arcade wheel
but thatll never happen T_T
|Posted by: brian mayhem Feb 26 2008, 06:32 AM|
I thought I saw someone post about a new Logitech wheel that could turn 900 degrees in the gaming forum?
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Feb 26 2008, 06:36 AM|
| bt 900 degree's is more than arcade
and that g25 wheel or watever...when u put it on IDSS it only recognises the turning upto 90 degree's each way anything after it...does nothing
|Posted by: DXPetti Feb 26 2008, 12:36 PM|
|Its interesting that its not named like the previous installments. I hope its different to the arcade stage game. That should stay in the arcade where the 'arcadey' experience can be had. Almost no one has a setup like the arcades!|
|Posted by: The New Guy Feb 26 2008, 12:48 PM|
Well said, all the one that I have played well borrowed so to speak have sucked a**
especially the one for the PC, I hope this one is a lot better.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 26 2008, 02:41 PM|
Mountain Vengence: Not made by SEGA, was made in the US by Tokyopop, sucked and rightly so. Don't use this game to compare other games.
Initial D PSX: Come on, give it some slack, it was a PSX game after all.
Initial D Special Stage: IDASv2 ported to PS2 with a few more cars and tracks. And a much longer story mode.
Initial D Street Stage: IDASv3 ported to PSP. Never played it, wouldn't know if it added anything.
|Posted by: Demon_Lord Feb 26 2008, 03:36 PM|
|^ Street stage dropped one course Akina Snow, and the story mode was the same as the arcade. The tuning process was based on a card system as the arcade was based on points. Also you unlock BGM's, 2 videos and backgrounds for the loading screen via percentage(numbers of cards collected). Last it had Wi-Fi game play(never really used), all in all it was a good game.|
|Posted by: Kurei Feb 26 2008, 03:39 PM|
I own Street stage, and i can tell you its about the same, just a little less detailed graphically, Bunta is easier and no Akina snow, which i really want now since i've been to all the courses down and uphill
Edit* Demon_Lord beat me to it
|Posted by: krs73 Feb 27 2008, 10:21 AM|
| according to this website sega made it official in famitsu...
the sites are german, but they say that sega officially anounced IDES for PS3 in Famitsu...game is supposed to be released mid 2008...
|Posted by: GetMePower Feb 27 2008, 04:43 PM|
| Yes, I was hoping for a new Initial D installment for the PS3. I hope it would support Driving Force Pro. It might be the same release date as Midnight Club Los Angeles, which I'm getting as well. With Extreme Stage, I don't have to go to the arcades at the casinos to play Arcade Stage 4. The good thing is that I won't waste my money playing at the arcades and get surrounded by a bunch of Vegas kids playing Initial D Arcade Stage 4. The bad thing? Nothing. I just rather play at my house without paying.
It's probably too early for a big hooray until they give us screenshots.
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Feb 27 2008, 05:15 PM|
the PSX one isnt bad to be honest
it was hard to play tho because i played it on emulator
but fun none the less
|Posted by: Agitation Feb 28 2008, 11:23 AM|
| Play-asia is letting me down again by not shipping to european countries.
I hope there will be some copies on ebay or whatever.
|Posted by: Rallyist Feb 28 2008, 11:35 AM|
| first images from famitsu;
graphics some as idas4 not improved.
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Feb 28 2008, 06:04 PM|
they look similar but i think it would be kinda hard to tell from a picture of pictures in a book?
other than that..i hope its got a ranking system for TA .. then ill buy a ps3 for this and a few other games iv been wanting to play
|Posted by: rockyz Feb 28 2008, 06:26 PM|
|the course select screen and graphics look just like IDAS4. I wouldn't be disappointed if it's just a copy of the arcade version of IDAS4. I actually think it's pretty fun.|
|Posted by: Silfa Feb 29 2008, 02:01 AM|
|if this has internet battles, then im buying this and sticking to wmmt3 for arcade play|
|Posted by: Maxberg Feb 29 2008, 02:06 PM|
| I hope this game wiil be great as Street Stage on PSP!
Now a game on PS3, this MUST be online!
|Posted by: krs73 Feb 29 2008, 11:04 PM|
| official site, not much there yet...
|Posted by: dmhc69 Feb 29 2008, 11:07 PM|
|i'd be VERY surprised and quite disappointed for all you PS3 owners if this game had no online support. especially considering IDAS4 has that online battle link thing over in Japan.|
|Posted by: DK_2 Feb 29 2008, 11:20 PM|
ima order this shiet. for mines.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Mar 1 2008, 01:36 AM|
Dude. Look at the official site. It says RIGHT ON IT in the info pane about the game, "PlayStation Network Enabled." Jeez.
|Posted by: Soran Mar 1 2008, 04:55 AM|
| If this thing really has online play i'm getting a steering wheel for my PS3
PS: i noticed a picture of Tomo in the article. Does this mean the story mode will be expanded from what we have in AS4?
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Mar 1 2008, 05:24 AM|
I expect no less from a game on a PS3. As I've said repeatedly, the PS3 is way more hardware than the Lindbergh arcade machine. As such, it would be downright foolish for IDES to be a direct port.
|Posted by: Silfa Mar 1 2008, 08:46 AM|
| Can we change this topic to if your going to be getting it? if you have pre-ordered this from Play-Asia. sign your name on this list, and i guess ill start.
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 1 2008, 08:48 AM|
|im gona get it when i buy my ps3... at the end of this month/early next month|
|Posted by: SmGy Mar 1 2008, 09:54 AM|
|I plan on pre-ordering it sometime this month.|
|Posted by: chaos_bringer_1 Mar 1 2008, 10:16 AM|
ive got street stage and a ps3.
maybe they'll get back the point system instead of cards and communication between the two consoles?
|Posted by: blanc_erik Mar 1 2008, 06:31 PM|
it seems, it's similar with special stage (arcade port with some story mode)
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 2 2008, 06:48 AM|
| oh hai
just thought id post this
i see a new course... can anyone read it and tell us what it is?
|Posted by: blanc_erik Mar 2 2008, 07:52 AM|
| Mm... I think, it's..
1. Akina lake
7. Happo?? (yay, we got happo again XD )
|Posted by: henshin Mar 2 2008, 08:16 AM|
| Wait, WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN! jeez, and I jsut got a psp and bought street stage >_> lucky I have a ps3 So, I see a "2008" but when is it suppose to come out, quarter-wise?
Whoops, nvm, I went to play-asia and see it released between may 27-29. You guys think the asia version will come with an english instruction manual like asia ver street stage did? Because other than the $4 price difference, thats what I'm guessing...
|Posted by: Excel Mar 2 2008, 12:04 PM|
|Looks like Happo - I know Happogahara translates in Chinese to like 8 way earth path or something, and the first character on the last map is the number 8.|
|Posted by: henshin Mar 2 2008, 03:48 PM|
|Does happo really translate into that? interesting, I wonder which part of the course would describe this "8 way earth path"! Hmmm, seeing as extreme stage will come out soon and that there will be online play, maybe this would be a good time add friends to the friends list! anyone care to share?|
|Posted by: Tessou Mar 2 2008, 04:19 PM|
|Why not bring back a fun course like Shomaru? Shomaru + rain = insanity.|
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 2 2008, 05:10 PM|
| sif happo isnt fun
its like...my all time favourite, im hoping that it is it being added into the game xDDDD
shomaru would be hella hard... because turning angle is greater so when you drift you would have to be perfectly inbetween each wall as the course is tighter
|Posted by: krs73 Mar 3 2008, 01:17 AM|
|Posted by: brian mayhem Mar 3 2008, 03:17 PM|
| I've done some logical investigating by looking at the old IDAS3 website, looking at the track lengths, comparing it to the "new" one in the game.
|Posted by: Soran Mar 3 2008, 04:52 PM|
| The days of playing Happo IB on version 2 and 3....ooooo
Happo + AS4 physics = major wall-rape FTW
|Posted by: imprezagc8 Mar 3 2008, 04:58 PM|
|omg. i would buy a ps3 just for this game|
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 3 2008, 06:11 PM|
you obviously don't know much about as4 from what you just said
and woot! happo
|Posted by: Takumi Trueno Mar 3 2008, 07:51 PM|
| I am really hoping they bring many if not all of the tracks exclusive to Special Stage back. Because of those exclusive tracks, I still think its better than any arcade stage.
There was such a little amount of tracks on AS4, im sure they are able to add more than just Happo. As great a track it is, I want to see more of them.
|Posted by: Mist Mar 3 2008, 09:28 PM|
Look at the bottom right! It's Tomo!!
I bet the lineup for Happo is back to daiki, smiley and tomo!
|Posted by: Jardim Mar 3 2008, 09:43 PM|
| This better support DFP or G25 because Special Stage messed up my thumbs for life
ONLINE IS GONNA BE NUTZ OHHHH MAAAANG I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT FOR TANDEMS IN IROHA!!!!!!!! WHOOS WITH ME ON THIS 1?? OHHHHHhhhhh
I also hope it has realistic effects like smoe settings etc etc...
|Posted by: Take Me Forever Mar 3 2008, 11:05 PM|
| What great timing to learn about this... I was excited because I was going to buy a Wii for the new Smash Bros this weekend but after seeing this... now I'm torn at getting a PS3 for this game. Plus I can find a PS3 anywhere-- the cash on the other hand...
Not to mention I leave to study abroad in Japan on that exact day the game is released in Japan so I can come home with it in my luggage.
|Posted by: Tessou Mar 4 2008, 08:34 AM|
| I will definitely be buying a PS3 solely for this game. Online versus play FTW.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 4 2008, 02:01 PM|
| Preordered the Asia version on Play-Asia just now Picked the fastest shipping option available, and getting the Asia version saves me a few bucks, has an earlier release date, and hopefully nets me a quickstart guide in English (lol).
I have not played ID since version 3/Street Stage. I had actually retired from ID with no intent of playing IDASv4 in the arcades, but since the console version is coming around in less than two months, I'm back in the game....without the use of tokens this time
I personally hope they have EVERY stage from every game. Happo has already been revealed. The screenshots don't really show any room for other stages (i.e. there aren't any "??????" boxes on the stage select screen), but maybe they just did away with the "?????" options and just decided to add the courses to the list as you unlock them.
The courses still yet to be confirmed, shown, or otherwise added, are:
- Myogi (IDv1, 2, 3, Special + Street Stages)
- Usui (IDv1, 2, 3, Special + Street Stages)
- Akina Snow (IDv3)
- Shomaru (IDv3, Special + Street Stages)
- Enna Pass (ID Special Stage)
- Momiji Line (ID Special Stage)
- Tsuchisaka (IDv3, Street Stage)
Now I haven't played v4, but I've been watching videos as of late, and it looks a lot more "slippery" than the previous versions. Imagine Akina Snow in IDASv4/Extreme Stage... now THAT would be extreme.
If they decide to include a Story mode (like Special Stage had), it would only make sense to have all of the above mentioned courses in the game, so that manga/anime battles could take place on their respective courses.
I hope we get confirmation of more courses eventually. Can you tell how excited I am for this game?
|Posted by: brian mayhem Mar 4 2008, 02:29 PM|
| If Siona is in this game, I'm definitely going to be buying it.
It was my best course in Special Stage, BY FAR.
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 4 2008, 03:12 PM|
| apparently the story mode is ALOT longer in this one
but nt sure how much longer
|Posted by: brian mayhem Mar 4 2008, 03:14 PM|
| Longer than 31 stages? Damn.
Well, that's good IMO.
|Posted by: Tessou Mar 4 2008, 08:03 PM|
|It's an ID game for consoles that doesn't require a mod chip or buying a JP region PS unit. No-brainer!|
|Posted by: nothingtohide Mar 4 2008, 09:26 PM|
| MGS 4 DOESN'T SELL PS3's????
INITIAL D SELLS PS3's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope one day to buy a ps3, unless they port this to 360
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 4 2008, 10:31 PM|
Is there a translation of the famitsu web pages or magazine scans anywhere? Or is that just something you're assuming since ver4/Extreme Stage ends later than Special Stage did?
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 5 2008, 01:55 AM|
| some japanese site...i read many sites on it so i cant remember T_T
but more info is coming out march 14th in some jap gaming magazine letter thing
|Posted by: Jehuty77 Mar 5 2008, 02:51 PM|
| This really is the year of the PS3.
Which version is better to pre-order?
Japanese or Asia?
Anyone know the diference?
|Posted by: DXPetti Mar 5 2008, 09:48 PM|
| More screenies!
|Posted by: SilviaSlider Mar 6 2008, 10:49 AM|
|does anyone know if you could play this on US ps3?|
|Posted by: Silfa Mar 6 2008, 12:04 PM|
|yes it can. the ps3 is region free for PS3 games only. you can't play imported ps2 games though. anyways if you have a PS3, please be sure to leave your Playstation Network ID so we have battles with the US members. hopefully will kill the lag issues we might encounter with battling against people overseas.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 6 2008, 01:03 PM|
I personally preordered the Asia version because it's like 5 bucks cheaper and comes out 2 days before the Japan version. I also ordered the Asia version of ID Street Stage for the PSP when it first came out. If the Asia version of Extreme Stage is anything like the Asia version of Street Stage, it will come with a quick start guide in English. Helpful to us non-Japanese speakers.
Preordered with the fastest shipping option (FedEx/UPS), and had like $10 still on my Paypal, which cushioned the overal impact on my wallet a little
I wonder how bad lag will be playing with overseas players. Hopefully it won't make the game unenjoyable/unplayable. Plus, we'll probably run into some people who imported it online
Is it to early to start a PSN id list? Whatever, I'm "keisukeMamoru86". I can't wait for this to come out - ID and MGS4 will finally pull me off of COD4
|Posted by: jinpak Mar 6 2008, 03:03 PM|
not working!!! Please repost
|Posted by: Tessou Mar 6 2008, 03:12 PM|
The differences between different versions are few.
The Japan version is in Japanese (no duh), whereas the Asia version is in Chinese and (usually) comes with an English manual for some reason.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 6 2008, 09:51 PM|
|I don't know...are you sure the Asia version is in Chinese? Because with the Asia version of Street Stage I got from Play-Asia, I could recognize some Katakana and Hiragana here and there (off the top of my head, the characters for Irohazaka on the course select screen). The characters also looked the same at the matchup screen ("blah blah vs. blah blah" Akina DH wet, etc.)|
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 7 2008, 02:24 AM|
| yeah my "asian" version of street stage was not chinese
came with english manual
|Posted by: initial_drifter Mar 7 2008, 08:04 AM|
|if this game language is english then will be better and international gamers can understand|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 7 2008, 08:39 AM|
|Yeah I hope they include a language change option. How hard could it be to implement the story script, menus, etc. from IDAS4? It's not like they worked too hard translating IDAS4 to English anyway (one of the screens that probably should've said "Please Wait" says "Waitings..." instead)|
|Posted by: Tessou Mar 7 2008, 08:50 AM|
| I never played the Asia versions myself, but product descriptions listed the language as Chinese so I could have been wrong.
It does come with an English manual, that is a fact.
|Posted by: Silfa Mar 7 2008, 09:19 AM|
| actually I played both versions of the Wangan Midnight game on the PS3, in the game the language is english and japanese. the english parts of the game are usually the menus, and some of the options. and with the asian version I did receive a english manual.
actually nevermind, when there is more information with this game. ill make a wiki or something.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 7 2008, 10:59 AM|
|As long as the menus at least are in English I'll be fine. Having the whole game in English (except no English voices, god no) as an option would be the best. I just don't want to refer to the English manual all the time|
|Posted by: W.A.R Mar 7 2008, 11:32 AM|
|Well when you play the game alot you usually get use to what to press and get around the menus.So having the english book would help you for like maybe a day that it you might not even read it again since you would already get use to the menus and settings.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 7 2008, 01:05 PM|
I know, I also memorized the Street Stage menus. But because I have relatives and friends who will eventually play it, an English story/menu/etc. option could save us a little hassle.
Even though I'll figure out what option does what, it bugs me just a little when I can't actually read it without help
|Posted by: brian mayhem Mar 7 2008, 02:50 PM|
|Took me an hour or two to figure out the Special Stage menu when I had gotten it for Christmas a few years back. This can't be that much different.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 7 2008, 10:13 PM|
| True. I don't think us hardcore fans will have any problem finding what's what. My only problem is that my gf/cousin/friend won't be able to sit down and fire up the game without me saying "pick that, then that, then that, that's time attack and that's options" etc.
And although most (if not all of us here) already knows what's going on in the story modes enough to not need any translation, it's still kinda nice to be able to actually read something in a language we understand. I've watched the unsubbed 3rd stage movie once after watching the subbed version a lot. Although I knew exactly what was happening, I didn't get the exact dialogue.
I wonder how much space of the Blu-Ray disc the game will take up. I think Special Stage came out to about 1.4GB of a possible 4.2 GB on a DVD, and Street Stage took up about 1GB of 1.8GB.
As for the stages, I hope they're all (all, as in the Special, version 3, and version 4 courses) there. I would hate to have the stages as downloadable content purely because I live here in the US (like many of us do) and can't set up a wallet for the Japanese PSN store.
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 8 2008, 01:58 AM|
| well atm from what iv seen its only
hopefully theyll throw in a few more courses when it gets closer to release
|Posted by: initial_drifter Mar 8 2008, 02:41 AM|
|i hope all courses in stage 4(anime) will feature in this game so i can get the feel of fun like the characters in anime.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 8 2008, 08:18 AM|
|Me too. Although I'm kinda having doubts that ALL of them would be there. There's 6 confirmed courses, and a total of 11 across all the games (excluding the 3-lap Myogi and Usui). Would be nice though, I mean they can just carry the preexisting tracks over and tweak them a little|
|Posted by: rockman227 Mar 10 2008, 08:16 AM|
| finally i was expecting to be released long time ago ,and i have saved money to buy it when it will be released
PD:im going to cry (of hapinness)
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 10 2008, 03:28 PM|
|I'll cry in happiness once I actually pop the ID Extreme disc into my system . We're supposed to get new info from Famitsu (online, or magazine, I forgot) this Friday. Hopefully they can confirm more courses/features/details.|
|Posted by: initial_drifter Mar 12 2008, 04:41 AM|
|i saw new news about this game.this game will like arcade version 4|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 12 2008, 10:45 AM|
| Is there anybody who can do a translation of the magazine scan? I wonder what details it goes into. Also, here's the translated Famitsu web page:
Near the bottom of the page, it says this: " ※ For details, March 14, 2008 edition (released February 29, 2008) FAMI copies of the weekly check!"
It's a strange translation (I know, the online translators were never the best), and I'm trying to understand what it means. Is it saying there will be more Initial D coverage in the March 14th edition? Is it saying the March 14th edition came out on Feb 29? The wording is strange, I thought one of you guys could try your hand at cracking the bad translation.
|Posted by: Tessou Mar 12 2008, 12:06 PM|
|Yes, there will be new, "more specific" info on the game on the 15th (which would be the 14th for people in the USA).|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 12 2008, 11:16 PM|
Ah thanks. Someone good at making sense of Google Trans I hope they can confirm even more courses, Happo aside
|Posted by: rockman227 Mar 13 2008, 04:49 AM|
i found this
is the official post made by sega
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 13 2008, 01:29 PM|
Yeah actually somebody found it a few pages back. I almost posted it too, haha.I wonder when it'll get updated.
Does Play-Asia always get their dates right? Because they posted the May-27th-29th dates a few days before the ID Extreme Stage rumors were confirmed. Famitsu lists it as coming this summer, does that May 27-29 range count as "summer" in Japan?
The reason I ask is because I forgot if the ID Street Stage (PSP) date on Play-Asia was ever pushed back or not. I wonder if the Extreme Stage dates Play-Asia has listed are just "placeholders", or are they actual release dates of the games as per Sega? I mean, they must know something, having posted it days before the rumors were confirmed.
|Posted by: krs73 Mar 13 2008, 03:00 PM|
|usualy play-asia is quite accurate when it comes to release dates i would say...i guess they must have had some good source, either SEGA itself or famitsu...at least i hope it's coming end of may..now that i know it's coming i can barely wait...even though i never sought of a release that early after the release in the arcades...|
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 13 2008, 05:18 PM|
its been out almost a year in japan
so its not really that early for them
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 13 2008, 07:52 PM|
True that. But it took 3 years for Street Stage to come out after ver3.
|Posted by: initial_drifter Mar 14 2008, 07:09 AM|
|i hope the release date by play asia it's true and confirm.i also hope this game got support Logitech G25.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 14 2008, 08:54 AM|
|So today is the 14th (15th in JP), the day more ID Extreme Stage info is supposed to go out. Where do people usually go to find out news from Famitsu?|
|Posted by: Excel Mar 14 2008, 07:28 PM|
| Heres Famitsu ID:ES page:
Doesn't look like anything new is there, the last thing was the 3/2 article.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 14 2008, 10:38 PM|
|Damn, guess we gotta wait another week until the next issue of Famitsu goes out next Friday. Hopefully something new will turn up then|
|Posted by: rockman227 Mar 15 2008, 09:56 AM|
| oh my god i cannot wait more ,i began dreaming with that game (literally) i hope is released soon
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 15 2008, 12:54 PM|
| I'm gonna be getting an HDTV within the next two weeks for my b-day (March 27th). I also already ordered Digital Out cables (coaxial and optical), and a optical-coaxial converter so I can get 5.1 surround sound from my games (that support 5.1). I'm getting kinda excited too, my setup will be ready to take in Extreme Stage in all it's high def glory.
The TV I'm picking up is a 37" Sharp Aquos 1080p set. It's NICE
|Posted by: initial_drifter Mar 18 2008, 07:43 PM|
|still got 2 months more.my heart feel so hot and excited,my hands and legs very itchy.can't wait for this game to release|
|Posted by: ac101 Mar 19 2008, 08:41 AM|
| i seeee happo! =D
hahahahahahah this si gonna be niceee...XD
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 19 2008, 10:10 AM|
|dammit, when is some new info gonna pop up? The 14th has already come and gone. I'm gonna keep myself busy for a bit - the COD4 PS3 patch is out, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is out today, and there's a COD4 map pack releasing "sometime next month". Hopefully we hear something by then, and hopefully it's sooner, not later.|
|Posted by: rockman227 Mar 19 2008, 02:26 PM|
|im dreaming every night with this game i can hardly wait , if this game isn´t released soon i will begin smoking(seriously i am dreming about akina and the new physics in this game) to this game release|
|Posted by: brian mayhem Mar 19 2008, 03:55 PM|
| Game is set for a release on May 29th (in Japan), if I remember correctly.
As for new information, I don't see how much more info can be given. To me, it looks like a port of ID4 with nothing being left out..only being added. And so far, the only thing I see different is the addition of Happogahara. I'd personally like to see 4 course again, but I am only dreaming.
|Posted by: Tomo Mar 19 2008, 09:12 PM|
|Happogahara? Sorry kids, but looks like I am going to have set the bar just as high as last time|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 20 2008, 12:50 AM|
New info on extra stuff being put into the game is what we're agonizing over. Confirmation of other courses, inclusion and length of Story mode, Bunta Challenge, new cars, tuning methods (points? cards?). These are things we were hoping to hear more about
|Posted by: Silfa Mar 21 2008, 01:36 AM|
|i'm going to be upset if the put back the stupid card system. should keep it points just like idas4. pretty happy with the avatars again!!!|
|Posted by: brian mayhem Mar 21 2008, 05:29 PM|
| It seems that the online battles are going to be started by someone challenging a person in a "chat room" sort of speak. And if the one being challenged accepts, the battle starts..
I can't draw any parallels to any other games/whatnot that could paint a clearer picture. The remotely close thing I can think of is how Stepmania Online works.
|Posted by: Silfa Mar 22 2008, 01:31 AM|
| well if you look at one of the screenshots, it looks like that your able to host a room up to 6 people. kinda weird why they choose the number 6. i hope they don't make it so 6 people can race at the same time. kinda like how when the Initial D movie was made with a 3 car battle which never took place.
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 22 2008, 04:52 AM|
| its probably like
6 people per lobby
you join the lobby and then choose someone to vs, or the computer automatically chooses someone for you
thats how some online pool games are set out.. this looks similar
|Posted by: Tessou Mar 22 2008, 12:43 PM|
Takumi vs. Nakazato (with Ryosuke following). Takumi noticed huge pressure from behind during the entire race, since Ryosuke was holding back. Pretty much the same thing happened in the live action movie, just switch Nakazato with Kyouichi and then have the race continue after the accident.
|Posted by: brian mayhem Mar 22 2008, 12:46 PM|
Doesn't ID4 in the arcade do the same thing only without a "lobby"? Like, find you a person to battle in your same class?
I'm just asking because it seems to me that this is just what happened with IDASv2 and Special Stage. Just with ID4 and IDEX..
|Posted by: BDDEE@ Mar 22 2008, 04:51 PM|
|arcade automatically picks a opponent of a similar rank for you to vs|
|Posted by: Ryosuke_Gunma Mar 23 2008, 08:13 AM|
|Will this game have 2 players splitscreen?|
|Posted by: Omochao Mar 23 2008, 06:33 PM|
| @Ryosuke Gunma
I don't think they would include 2P in this game as Special Stage and Street Stage never feature this option...it would take too much of PS3 hardware.
Back on to topic....I think I'm gonna get a PS3 after the game is released.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 24 2008, 10:02 PM|
|I wonder if the gameplay changes included in the arcade 1.5 patch (penalty cancel is gone now) will be integrated into Extreme Stage. I can't imagine doing PC all the time on the console version. It'd be nice to play Extreme Stage with proper braking/line techniques|
|Posted by: Excel Mar 25 2008, 08:30 AM|
There is really no excuse for this anymore. IDEX isn't even a graphically impressive game. If photo realistic games like Gran Turismo can do multiplayer split screen, then a game that looks like IDEX should too. Sega might be too lazy to do it, but its really not a hardware issue at all. IDEX looks like it could be done on the PS2, technically.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Mar 25 2008, 09:21 AM|
| I think the problem isn't PS3 hardware, but rather, how the game would look onscreen. The game makes heavy use of several on screen gauges (tach, speed, time, advantage/disadvantage, map, opponent name) as well as the rear view mirror. I think allowing splitscreen in an ID game would make my eyes hurt, having either scrunched down versions of the above-mentioned HUD items or downright excluding some of them (I can easily see the rear view mirror being booted from splitscreen modes).
The PS2 and PS3 can handle splitscreen just fine. The game, however, just doesn't seem suited for splitscreen play.
|Posted by: krs73 Mar 25 2008, 10:31 AM|
|we should just be glad that it even comes out, even if it's only a arcade translation without graphics update...you can see it that way if you have a PS3 and steering wheel, your get the closest to an arcade machine worth 15000$...that's not that bad. And seeing how the games market nowadays works, with not a big audience for arcade titles...i'm just glad they bring out...Special Stage wasn't perfect at all, but a whole lotof fun and i hope this will be the same...|
|Posted by: initial_drifter Mar 25 2008, 09:33 PM|
|6 players in 1 course are over..if before myogi course still can fit.i hope this game can support wheel (270-900 degree).don't like juiced 2..can't support wheel.|
|Posted by: krs73 Apr 3 2008, 09:16 PM|
|according to magic box and play-asia the game is coming in july 2008, so already a delay, i hope there won't be more...|
|Posted by: rockman227 Apr 4 2008, 11:24 AM|
|oh no youre right i cannot wait anymore,well metalgear will be released first than initial d|
|Posted by: Baza210 Apr 6 2008, 06:16 AM|
|Final Fantasy XIII, GT5, and now Initial D.. I need a PS3. Haven't had an IDSS fix since my PSP died =<|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 Apr 6 2008, 04:42 PM|
|So i just got a 40GB PS3.. Can all PS3's play all games from any regions? If they can, I might just pre-order this one and Wangan Midnight.|
|Posted by: brian mayhem Apr 6 2008, 04:54 PM|
|If I remember correctly, just like the PSP, the PS3 is also region free.|
|Posted by: Tessou Apr 6 2008, 06:26 PM|
|It's region-free for PS3 games, but not for PS2 or original PS games. That means imported copies of Special Stage will not work on a domestic PS3.|
|Posted by: Baza210 Apr 7 2008, 03:14 AM|
And like the PSP, it is not region-free for movies. ie UMDs/BluRays.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Apr 7 2008, 04:10 AM|
Doesn't matter. He got the 40GB model, which lacks backwards compatibility anyway.
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 Apr 7 2008, 08:44 AM|
No need to rub it in. T_T
The guy at the store said the 80gb's were sent back or something like that. :[
Oh well, i'll just buy one of those adapter things you can plug like 3-4 systems into.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Apr 7 2008, 03:43 PM|
| If it makes you feel any better, the 80GB models are only as good at backwards compatibility as an Xbox360... they use software emulation.
The only PS3 with perfect emulation was the original 60GB model, but good luck finding one and I hope you have deep pockets.
|Posted by: Excel Apr 7 2008, 04:50 PM|
Thats not true at all lol... The 80GB play about 80-85% of PS2 games, while, last I checked, the 360 only played 250 XB games(about 40% of all XB games).
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Apr 7 2008, 07:44 PM|
They both use software emulation, yes or no? YES
I rest my case.
|Posted by: Excel Apr 7 2008, 09:24 PM|
Actually, they don't, the 80GB uses a combo of hardware and software, which is why the 40GB can't play PS2 games. If the 80GB used 100% software, then there would be no excuse for the 40GB not to have backwards compatibility.
Regardless, that wasn't your original point - it was that the 80GB was as bad as the 360 at BC, which isn't true.
|Posted by: Soran Apr 7 2008, 10:12 PM|
| Backward emulation to me is kind of overrated, since Sony is still quietly producing PS2s in small numbers anyway. At the Sony outlet where i work, i usually tell customers that the money they save from buying the 40G version instead of the 80G version will let them buy a second-hand PS2 as well and still have a tidy sum left over as loose change....
Back to topic, yes the PS3 is region-free for PS3 games so u can order ID-EX straight from Japan and play it without any problems. The PS3 only has region coding for PS2 games (for the 20G/60G/80G versions) and Blu-Ray movie playback
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Apr 7 2008, 11:21 PM|
Wrong. I was merely saying that the 80GB uses software emulation (which is true), and the Xbox360 uses software emulation (also true), and that the emulation of the 80GB is not as good as the 60GB (also true; you say yourself that it only does 80%).
Don't you dare tell me what my point was. You just come off as a SonySucker who is butthurt over getting his phallic symbol compared to an Xbox360.
EDIT: Oh okay, so you really were butthurt at my "only as good as" comment. Rest assured, SonyBoii, that I merely meant that they both use software emulation.
|Posted by: Baza210 Apr 8 2008, 02:11 AM|
| Does the Xbox360 have an Initial D game coming out? NO
I rest my case XD
|Posted by: Tessou Apr 8 2008, 06:20 AM|
| Quit dragging this thread down into some petty console war. We've already been through this, what, 3? 4 times? If past incidents have proven anything, it's that we wouldn't be getting anywhere.
STFU and get back on topic. You're not children anymore (I hope) so act like it and move on.
|Posted by: eehpeehthreeh Apr 8 2008, 08:11 AM|
|Oh, supposedly the set-in-stone release date for this is July 3rd.|
|Posted by: rockman227 Apr 8 2008, 12:04 PM|
|wron i got a ps3 with 20gb changed the hardrive to 160gb and i played all my 60 games except initiald special stage ,because ps3 is region coded inps2 games that´s why i bought a ps2 with chip|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Apr 8 2008, 01:28 PM|
Damn, Play-Asia kicked it back about a month and a few days. Now what's going to stop me from living with the MGS4 hype that will be taking place around the original May 27-29th date...lol.
|Posted by: Excel Apr 8 2008, 01:40 PM|
lmao... so now I'm a 'SonyBoii' and a 'SonySucker' because you made an uninformed statement and I corrected you? You said "80GB models are only as good at backwards compatibility as an Xbox360...". That is a false statement. You also said(in another sentence) "they use software emulation" which is only half true.
I'm not getting 'butt hurt' over anything. You're the one resorting to petty name calling over being corrected. Why don't you grow up a bit?
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Apr 8 2008, 02:45 PM|
20GB? They made a 20GB PS3? What the...?
Excel: lol... you'll have to excuse me. It's the internet, and I do love having fun.
|Posted by: megamonkey@hotmail Apr 8 2008, 11:16 PM|
| lol, the 20GB was such a failure
is there anything to watch out for when changing hard-drives?
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Apr 8 2008, 11:28 PM|
Yeah I know. That's why I had to swap out my HDD for a 160GB as well. And to make up for the lack of wifi, I had to buy a Linksys Wireless gaming adapter that plugged into the PS3s ethernet port. It used to look real tacky, but my gaming rig is all set up and doesn't look bad at all.
Swapping HDDs is really easy. Just take out the HDD cover, remove a screw or two (forgot how many screws hold in the HDD), pull the HDD out, put the new one in. It's really self explanatory, I didn't have to look at the PS3 manual when I did my swap.
Anyways, I found a basic rundown of the 4/11 Famitsu release.
It confirms the 7/3 release of Initial D - Extreme Stage. So I wonder where that puts the Asia version's release date, since it generally comes out a few days before the JP version. Play-Asia lists the JP version for 7/3, while the Asia version lists it as "July 2008". I wonder if it could possibly slip into June 31st or something.
|Posted by: Yoshida Seiji Apr 9 2008, 06:07 AM|
|I'm actually kinda surprised the 360 doesn't have an Initial D coming out for it. Due to the fact that Sega loves Microsoft these days, that with the fact the 360 isn't doing so bad in Japan either.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Apr 9 2008, 10:44 AM|
The 360 sales in Japan are actually pretty low. The PS3 is being outsold by the Wii there lke 3 to 1 (about 36k vs 13k each month), and the PS3 has been outselling 360 there by a bigger ratio (about 13k vs 3.5k each month). Or it could be Sega not thinking ID would be a 360 seller. While IDex will get diehard ID fans to buy PS3s purely for the game, I doubt it will move an immense amount of systems. It's like someone buying a PS3 for Ridge Racer 7 - it's rare and unheard of occasion.
It's funny, the Japanese Media Create Sales (lists both software and hardware sales in Japan) still tracks GBA SP sales. I didn't even know they still sold those. I kinda thought they moved on to the GB Micro (which I also haven't seen in a while). But google Media Create hardware sales if you want to see actual Wii/Ps3/360 sales numbers
|Posted by: rockman227 Apr 9 2008, 11:48 AM|
| yeah is very easy to change the hard drive,i made some reaserch of my own and the two models of playstation 3 that are more compatible with playstation 2 games are the model of 40gb usa, but the european one of 40gb is the one that is more compatible than any other model,also the 20gb is the other one but unfortunately it was descontinued.
i personally changed the hard drive because i wanted to save all my initial videos from the computer to ps3 and it worked.
i have all the story including the manga,the only bad about the 20 gb is that doesn´t have the cardgates that the 40gb model had but i resolved it by purchasing a usb card reader not only for the stick duo but also for cf cards.
also it sucks that doesn have wifi but that is no problem for me because i have it next to the modem and i connect it directly with an ethernet cable
|Posted by: W.A.R Apr 9 2008, 07:39 PM|
Im not sure but I dont think xbox360 are region free so yeah if its not then why bother getting a game that wont work on US systems.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Apr 10 2008, 01:43 PM|
| So Play-Asia still hasn't updated the Asia version if IDex. JP version is still slated for July 3rd. But here's something interesting - we finally have some kind of boxart for the game:
I wonder if that's a "placeholder" boxart, or if that's real. Anyone wanna take a crack at translating the box?
|Posted by: Tessou Apr 10 2008, 03:56 PM|
| Seeing as they've used that art for all the ads, there's a good chance it'll end up being on the box when it releases. The bottom strip is advertising the features of the game, much like you'd see on the back of every game in the US.
Will you be the Legend of the Streets?
|Posted by: rockman227 Apr 10 2008, 07:16 PM|
|finally the box art is beautiful,iwant that game already but we need to wait two months more|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 Apr 10 2008, 08:26 PM|
|MGS4, MGO, and COD4 will hold me over. And I'm trying to do a 100% run on Crisis Core FF7. I wonder when Famitsu is gonna do another preview/feature on the game. I wanna know more about what new features the PS3 version brings (courses, mainly) and some videos of it in action.|
|Posted by: krs73 Apr 28 2008, 11:40 PM|
| 3/7/2008 seems to be official now, the date is now also on the IDES HP....and on many japanese online shops (like amazon, hmv etc.)...there's also a link from IDAS 4 to IDES
|Posted by: Yoshida Seiji Apr 29 2008, 07:50 AM|
| This sucks. I don't wanna wait that long.
On the bright side I won't have to wait for shipping 'cause I'll be back over in Japan by then. 8D
|Posted by: rockman227 Apr 30 2008, 11:06 AM|
| july the third oh my god is too long
also the price acording to sega is 7,980 yen in usd will be 76.7386 usd and if anyone is from méxico like me will be 804.781 mxn pesos
and with the ship and taxes will be around 90 usd aprox and 1000 pesos aprox
so if anyone hadn´t saved money start now
|Posted by: Demon_Lord Apr 30 2008, 11:15 AM|
|I pre-ordered mine a while ago so I get the price originally, I think I'm paying 65$ usd, cause i got a 10$ off coupon|
|Posted by: pNz Apr 30 2008, 12:16 PM|
|Me too. I preordered when they first posted it at playasia.com and I'm still getting it for $65.|
|Posted by: DK_2 May 2 2008, 10:57 PM|
|ima see what you guys say about the game when it comes out. oh yea to the people who own a Logitech Pro. lemme know how it's like with the game. this will so make my room into an arcade. my dad is builiding me a copkit for GT5. so ima let this one wait. July! WTF.|
|Posted by: Takeshi Nakazato May 3 2008, 07:03 AM|
| if this has online (which i think it does) it should be fun since i have a few members on here on my PSN friend list
definately a buy
|Posted by: initial_drifter May 6 2008, 06:03 AM|
|just 2 months it's release date but until now still don't have trailer yet|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 6 2008, 02:57 PM|
It has online. A little pamphlet came with Initial D Volume 37 about the whole online thing.
The bottom-left talks about the network service, whereas the middle-right talks about "Battling your nation-wide rivals to the limit using netplay!"
EDIT: The part talking about the "network service" says that it's for doing things like downloading new cars, new avatar parts, and downloading "comics." So I guess you can download new Initial D with this game?
|Posted by: Tessou May 6 2008, 03:01 PM|
|What the hell is it talking at the bottom left about... comic download?! That or I'm an idiot.|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 6 2008, 03:18 PM|
|Nope, you're not an idiot. I edited my post as soon as I saw that bit, lol. Apparently you can download new Initial D! For a fee, I'm sure (it doesn't say), but nonetheless!|
|Posted by: Tessou May 6 2008, 03:21 PM|
|Sounds good, but I'd rather be spending my time racing than reading a digital book.|
|Posted by: DK_2 May 6 2008, 04:40 PM|
do you think it'll work with the english PSN? aha. just wondering..
ooo i wonder if the have PC or the 1.5 physics....
i hope the wheels can go 180.
|Posted by: rockman227 May 6 2008, 04:46 PM|
|no youll have to use a japanese account to buy content,i will be just happy with the blueray disc in my hands|
|Posted by: DK_2 May 6 2008, 04:53 PM|
ill worry about that later.
does that mean i need a jap account for ranking and stuff like that? damn.
how do i make?
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 6 2008, 11:34 PM|
Lurk moar, learn2google, etc etc. Seriously.
|Posted by: DK_2 May 7 2008, 05:10 PM|
too lazy to google but i'll do it.
atleast be resourceful. ....
|Posted by: rockman227 May 7 2008, 06:12 PM|
| create a new account in your ps3,what i mean create a new user session to log in a new account ,you can do it in options,next you need to create a playstation network new account,but you need to know a little of japanese to create it ,all you need is a japanese direction,for example you look for public building in japan in google, and then you copy the adress.
the steps of creating the account are the same that you use in north american account,so if you don´t know japanese memorize the fields that you need in english to fill out first and then you create a japanese one.
and voila you will have a japanese account.
i need that game is like the cigar you need more than one
my precious will be mine
|Posted by: Jardim May 7 2008, 08:46 PM|
| Ohhh this better be DFP/G25 compatible arcade style!!!
no need to spend millions a dollars no more !!! haha
Get JAPAN version, not ASIA version, my friend got GT5P (Asia ver.) and boy was he out of luck with update...
|Posted by: DK_2 May 7 2008, 08:57 PM|
huh idg you.
|Posted by: -VIRUS- May 8 2008, 04:58 AM|
|i might buy it at AX 2008 in LA. I'm pretty sure that they will have it there.|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 8 2008, 05:14 AM|
Hmm. That depends. I mean, it comes out on the first day of the convention, so at that point, it's up to whether any of the vendors actually intend to get new inventory after opening day. Most vendors don't; they bring all they have to sell on day 1, and try to sell it all by day 4.
|Posted by: Lebon14 May 8 2008, 07:49 AM|
| Oh wait...
Does it means... new... Eurobeat???? I hope. I hope Avex will offer some new songs to us because I'm kinda bored of their re-releases.
Anyway, back on subject, I don't think I will ever play this in my own life. PS3 are way too expansive, also I don't like everything that is Sony console. The only the PS3 is good for is the Blu-ray player... sorry Sony fans.
|Posted by: Ronin-Panda May 8 2008, 07:50 AM|
|Nice, I just pre-ordered this game last night from Play-Asia. I started to play IDS4 at the arcade a lot but It started to get to expensive so I had to stop . This plus a Wheel will make for a great home experience, might not be anything like GT5 but I think even if the game "sucks" by review standards it will be an awesome and fun game for the fan of ID.|
|Posted by: Takeshi Nakazato May 8 2008, 10:54 AM|
| DFP support, definatly bought
but PS3 is a good system, games are solid, if my friends was not all on Xbox360, id prob only have a PS3. Its also good for a long time, where as I see xbox360 having to release a new system or something with the blu ray drive considering the games are only on dual layer dvds and thats a pretty small storage unit compared to blu ray and the ps3 is the best blu ray player out there in my opinion cus it can update its firmware and you dont have to buy a new player when they decide to use a new diff blu ray disc
|Posted by: Tessou May 8 2008, 12:06 PM|
|Microsoft has already stated that they will not be doing anything to add Blu-Ray functionality to their systems. In response to the storage space on the discs, it doesn't seem like they've had too much of a problem bringing out quality on par (or higher in some cases) with the PS3 and it's larger capacity.|
|Posted by: DK_2 May 8 2008, 06:29 PM|
| it supports the DFP!
|Posted by: Takeshi Nakazato May 8 2008, 06:31 PM|
saying later on down the road
|Posted by: BDDEE@ May 8 2008, 07:00 PM|
|Posted by: Tessou May 8 2008, 07:02 PM|
|^^ Okay, so essentially you'll be able to buy a Blu-Ray system with better games... still for less money than the PS3.|
|Posted by: Takeshi Nakazato May 8 2008, 07:25 PM|
|buy another 360 system? i already spent more than the PS3|
|Posted by: Tessou May 8 2008, 07:37 PM|
|Then you got ripped, my friend. I paid $250 when mine was relatively new, and the PS3 is still selling for $300+.|
|Posted by: BDDEE@ May 8 2008, 07:49 PM|
who ever said its going to be less money than the ps3
|Posted by: Tessou May 8 2008, 07:50 PM|
|Microsoft isn't going to reiterate it's own system for any more than the price of the Elite, which right now is about $350.|
|Posted by: Takeshi Nakazato May 8 2008, 08:22 PM|
| i said if i had to buy another xbox360 already id be paying for more than a ps3 with buying two systems
and plus get the facts right, Elites are $450, the Pro model is the $350
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 8 2008, 08:30 PM|
| I gave up buying 360's about 4 consoles / red rings of death later. xD
Typical microsoft system, full of fail.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 8 2008, 10:40 PM|
Yeah. Pretty much yeah.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 8 2008, 10:48 PM|
| That would be messed up if the Asia version didn't have online play, similar to how the international IDAS4 has no online play/auras.
I wonder when the Asia version will get a date anyways. A month and a half away from the JP release, and still no firm date on the Asia version.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 8 2008, 11:50 PM|
Not going to happen. You're confusing things. The reason the international version of IDAS4 does not have online play is because the online ability is provided by the company ALL.NET, which is NOT--I repeat, NOT--part of SEGA. It was their decision whether or not to include THEIR code and server access in the international version. Because prior ALL.NET games had poor profits, they pulled their support from the international release.
Initial D Extreme Stage does not utilize ALL.NET, it uses PlayStation Net.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 9 2008, 08:31 AM|
Yeah, I'm just worrying too much. I was kinda thinking about some post about a page back, talking about the Asia version of GT5P missing a patch/update or something. Funny, because up until before that post, I was pretty sure that IDES would use the PSN. For some reason, reading that post made me think "what if the Asia/internatinal version gets gimped somehow?"
July 3rd...Assuming the Asia version comes out a few days before that (i.e. Jun 30, Jul 01), I wonder if that'll be enough time for me to stop playing MGS4. I'm probably gonna switch between the two, due to MGO and the awesome story that will be MGS4. Even with all the MGS and GTA hype going around, I'm still psyched for IDES.
|Posted by: krs73 May 11 2008, 11:28 PM|
| Sega updated their HP with some Info in IDES...
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 11 2008, 11:55 PM|
Pretty much expands upon the information in the little pamphlet that came with volume 37. However, the website mentions that "downloadable content" will be available from the PlayStation Store, whereas the pamphlet specifically mentions "comics." Hmm.
|Posted by: Ronin-Panda May 12 2008, 07:17 AM|
| So here is a question? will anyone be willing to help us people that can't read Japanese to figure out menus and options when the game comes out? I'm sure there will be options that should be turned on or off that we won't know about unless we can read it. It would be nice to have a thread once the game comes out for questions, translations and tips for us that don't read Japanese.
I'm really hyped for this game I have already pre-ordered it from play-asia and I really can't stop thinking about playing this game in a few months.
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 12 2008, 02:43 PM|
It's too hard to figure it out even if you don't know the language.
Just memerize each of the menu's. xD that's what i did for Special Stage and Street Stage... Street Stage was easy though since it looked the same as the arcade menu.
It should come with an english manual though. Since they gave Street Stage one, i can see them giving this game one too.
|Posted by: imprezagc8 May 12 2008, 03:54 PM|
|someone should post the english manual when they get it. that would make life a little more easy|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 12 2008, 11:35 PM|
| I'm considering switching to the JP version preorder on Play-Asia. We're about a month and a half away from release, and the Asia version still has no date, other than July 2008.
I'll hold out for a few more weeks, just to save a few bucks I wonder what DLC will be made available for IDES. I hope we don't have to pay to DL courses that we could find in ID: Special Stage or IDASv3.
|Posted by: initial_drifter May 13 2008, 06:00 PM|
|until now only got screen shots.still don't have trailer|
|Posted by: imprezagc8 May 13 2008, 09:15 PM|
|yeah a trailer would be cool. then again the game is not coming out for a while.|
|Posted by: divinity Jy May 16 2008, 03:44 AM|
That's what Gamefaqs is for.
|Posted by: Silfa May 16 2008, 11:15 AM|
|this game will probably get pushed back. might as well start playing GT5P and MGS4.|
|Posted by: rockman227 May 16 2008, 12:58 PM|
| no sega has made it oficcial i translated from japanese to english but my trans lation is not perfect,if someone would like to help me will be good
Initial D extreme stage has made its arrival into PS3¡¡
it has been 5 years since PS2 Special Stage edition was out. This stage will be out for the PS3, The mountain passes and the cars in the series are reproduced with series highest graphics, for the first time on initial D stage the level of excitation with every event scene " Real time water color shading " and the original touch of initial D world into a deluxe 3D conversion,will make that the taste of that kind of feeling that is the world “of initial D”! cannot be described. Furthermore it is not only the arcade edition but also has new things like happogara and all the rivals of takumi in initial d World.
It is hot even offline! The online battle is hotter!!
all known thanks to initial d world the mountain roads are back. myogi,akina,akagi all this 7 courses including 28 battles can be enjoyed. the rivals and 26 battles from the series, and the 23 types of cars can be enjoyed in"legends of streets"also ghost car and records can be enjoyed in "time attack mode", full customization of cars also will be possible in your own taste.
Furthermore the competition of an entire country, in the arcade way, the victory in the battle, it will run in the “network battle” and will increase house ranking!!
using the network function will make the game more complete! Also the network mode that uses PlayStation Network is complete!
“nationwide time attack ranking” records the times in "time attack mode" and is shown online because it downloads the ghost car data of the top ranking.
With PlayStation Store additional model datawill be available, various download contents such as additional avatars ,music and transmission schedule will be possible.
hope that this can be of help
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 16 2008, 11:05 PM|
|7 courses? Myogi, Akina, Akina Lake, Akagi, Irohazaka, Tsukuba, and Happo. I wonder if there are any unannounced unlockable courses|
|Posted by: rockman227 May 17 2008, 03:35 PM|
| looks like that in a future you can download them in playstation store but im not sure
in this image we had seen the courses that will be in this game
|Posted by: 5-GeaR_LoveR May 18 2008, 04:43 PM|
| I'm pretty sure this hasn't been posted before. Just some more screenshots, but two of them look crazy!
|Posted by: Tessou May 18 2008, 05:38 PM|
| Looks like those two shots you're talking about will be possibly part of the opening sequence. RL footage ftw.
|Posted by: DK_2 May 18 2008, 06:59 PM|
if you guys notice in the second vid the Tacho is lit up.
like irl when your lights are on.
i'm gonna go preorder this. (:
but idk any Japanese. but doesn't seem THAT diff from english arcade eh?
is it too late to order/preorder now?
|Posted by: 5-GeaR_LoveR May 18 2008, 07:27 PM|
Yup, that's what I was thinking too. Those screenshots are pretty awesome though. I also forgot to add that the site has some more info, like courses and characters not included in the arcade version and 26 rivals in story mode.
|Posted by: DK_2 May 18 2008, 08:12 PM|
i checked the course selction screen.
there are TWO courses after IRO not like the arcade ONE.
wut's the course?
anynews on DFG25 or DFP support?
|Posted by: Ronin-Panda May 18 2008, 10:36 PM|
| I don't know if you guys have seen this yet but the asian version of the game will come with an english manual. http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-bp-77-1-49-en-15-initial+d-70-2lx6.html
I figure someone will post it so I'm not to worried about my Japanese copy.
|Posted by: Demon_Lord May 18 2008, 10:47 PM|
| The only thing I can see the manual being used for is online play, thats the only reason I had to use it for Street Stage. But if it's anything like GT5 online than it should be relatively easy.
I saw another game I need to pre-order now...Beatmania IIDX Gold I just had to click on that link.
|Posted by: Tessou May 19 2008, 03:04 AM|
After Irohazaka on that screen are Tsukuba and Happogahara.
|Posted by: r3d$unz May 19 2008, 04:13 AM|
| I am looking forward to this game immensely
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 19 2008, 08:13 AM|
|The article mentions "courses". I hope they mean more than just happo. Happo is one cousrse, not "courses"|
|Posted by: rockman227 May 19 2008, 07:53 PM|
|good post 5 gear you have found new pictures thx|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 20 2008, 12:27 AM|
...where? I didn't see 5-GeaR_LoveR post any new pics...
|Posted by: Silfa May 20 2008, 02:47 AM|
| CREDITS first go to IGN.com
looks like this game is getting closer to being done. avatar options can be downloaded from PSN. sucks to be a xbox360 owner. face!
|Posted by: Tessou May 20 2008, 03:07 AM|
Actually, CREDIT (lol) goes to Sega for releasing those shots to the press, which first went to the Japanese media, and not IGN. The same screenshots could be found on JP sites a few days before IGN had them up with their trite little logo all over them.
I quoted that from myself, so credit goes to me.
|Posted by: rockman227 May 20 2008, 07:30 AM|
|cmon dont be jealous i translated from sega in japanese and i don´t give the credit to me,also i congrat this guy for getting the pics first,and the link first to this images|
|Posted by: Tessou May 20 2008, 08:16 AM|
|Yeah... no. First off, I was being blatantly sarcastic. Second, I was mocking cjb and not you.|
|Posted by: r3d$unz May 20 2008, 09:36 AM|
| Well regardless, thanks for the pics, the 3rd image looks great
is it me is that grass in the last pic looking very.....last gen? not that we'd notice speeding dwn the mountain
|Posted by: BOZZ May 20 2008, 12:50 PM|
Yeah, it does, but does it matter? I hope that it'll have a more expanded story mode than Special Stage did for the PS2.
So who is pre-ordering?
|Posted by: rockman227 May 20 2008, 05:25 PM|
|i preorder mine but with a friend named mikoku and i have to pay the res till june 30|
|Posted by: InitialDJin May 20 2008, 08:27 PM|
Hey bud heres another link. It contains pictures and a little more info. Personally i wouldn't buy this game :/..
|Posted by: DK_2 May 20 2008, 09:53 PM|
im preordering this.
wheel support FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Posted by: Ronin-Panda May 20 2008, 09:55 PM|
|I already have mine pre-ordered. It's not a game for everyone just for the fans I think, not like GT5.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 20 2008, 11:03 PM|
|Woo hoo for a downloadable PSN demo!! Good thing I learned how to sign up for a JP account. Now I can get accustomed to the game before it actually comes out. That way I won't feel TOTALLY noob-ish when Jul 03 comes. Hopefully the demo will drop before MGS4. It's gonna be hard to pick up any other game once I start playing that.|
|Posted by: Silfa May 21 2008, 12:53 AM|
|if you wanna cry about who gets credit, then good for you.|
|Posted by: Tessou May 21 2008, 06:08 AM|
|I only brought it up because you made sure it was shoveled into everyone else's mouth at the same time.|
|Posted by: Silfa May 21 2008, 10:41 AM|
|first off, no one even posted these new pictures until I did. who cares, who gets credit for the damm things. now people can see how far the game is getting. don't be such a tool. keep driving that ugly car in your sig.|
|Posted by: r3d$unz May 21 2008, 11:04 AM|
| no need for flaming dude, just let it go.
on topic: so how do I set up a JP account? (I just pre prdered my PS3, definately getting this)
|Posted by: Silfa May 21 2008, 11:30 AM|
here you go r3d. sony gossip on the psn forums had people believing that you could get banned for using a Japanese account on a US machine and downloading their content. had my PS3 since launch and still no ban. checked last night and the IDE demo is still not up. I think sometime after the MGS4 launch.
|Posted by: Tessou May 21 2008, 12:06 PM|
1. Bullshit. Look above and you'll see that they already were found and some were posted right there. By me, actually.
2. Ah, ah, ah. Baiting is srs buisness round here for a warning. Watch your tongue.
|Posted by: 5-GeaR_LoveR May 21 2008, 12:44 PM|
| There's no need for this senseless arguing anymore. We got the information and that's that.
Anyways I just need some entertaining games for the summer, if only they had the NSX . I hope they'll put it in the sequel to AS4.
|Posted by: Tessou May 21 2008, 12:47 PM|
|Who knows, it could be part of some DLC in the future.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 21 2008, 03:36 PM|
I've had my JP PSN account since about a month after launch as well. No bans here. The Playstation Store updates every Thursday afternoon. So if the IDES demo is coming anytime soon, it would either be tomorrow, next thurs, the thurs after, or MGS4 release (thurs jun 12). I can't imagine the demo going up on the store only a week before the Asia/JP release. Haze demo was up nearly a month before the game's release, Heavenly Sword demo was up a month and a half before its release. Even DBZ Burst Limit demo is up 3 weeks before its release.
I say tomorrow (hopefully) or next thurs. I need something to hold me over til MGS4.
|Posted by: imprezagc8 May 21 2008, 11:10 PM|
|do you have to pay to download stuff from playstation network?|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 21 2008, 11:39 PM|
| omg you guys gave me an erection!
afk making PSN JP account ^________________________^
|Posted by: initial_drifter May 21 2008, 11:57 PM|
|if i success to create jpn psn account also no use because i can't read japanese.hope someone will help on this.|
|Posted by: Silfa May 22 2008, 01:48 AM|
really all I see is user posted image, user posted image. your a tool tesso. get over yourself. its a damm screenshot, do you want a cookie for posting it if you did? even if I got a warning, ill talk to perry or one of the other admins.
Anyways, there isn't a NSX in the manga yet. Only a new Miata, Supra and a Evo IX.
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 22 2008, 04:12 AM|
And c'mon guys, you're fighting over screenshots. >_>
|Posted by: Tessou May 22 2008, 05:41 AM|
If you're seeing the red X's, they're images from The Magic Box. The same images from IGN, but they were put on TMB about a week earlier than on IGN. I'm not looking for a cookie, I just wish you'd understand the error you made when you said the images were all from IGN when they weren't.
I don't see where you'd get a warning for anything in this thread, so whatever. Perry isn't an admin anyways, so he can't do much for you. The only admin here is Apex Carver. Besides, warnings can be negotiated with anyone from the mod team, not just admins.
|Posted by: Silfa May 22 2008, 11:18 AM|
| dude why are you still talking about it? i saw the images on ign a couple days ago and posted them up. honestly, who cares if they came from either or. there up so the community can see the updates on this game. honestly, your just trying make a big scene over nothing. get over it already. SO ILL END THIS SINCE YOU WON'T.
CREDITS GO TO NO ONE. Shut up about it already.
phantom, actually if you read further in the manga, its a EVO IX with a CWest kit. Just like the new HKS EVO IX Time Attack Machine that Nobuteru Taniguchi drives.
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 22 2008, 06:36 PM|
Thanks for clearing it up though. I read someones post a while back about it being an Evo VII so i automatically figured it was one without looking at actual pics of the manga. :x
|Posted by: Guate in evoV May 22 2008, 07:17 PM|
| from play-asia.com
Fans of this virtual racer have been waiting for five long years since Sega released Initial D Special Stage on PlayStation2. To justify this long wait, Sega upgraded this installment by making use of the advanced graphical
capabilities of the PlayStation3 console, the visions of familiar cars and mountain regions are recreated with striking resemblances to reality, making the game play more exciting than ever.
The event scenes and characters are drawn with water color shading techniques similar to the style of the comic artist Shuichi Shigeno so players can experience a full absorption into the world of Initial D.
The old courses in the Gunma prefecture and characters as featured in the arcade games are included in this new installment. In addition to that, the developers put in new characters like the pro-racer Tomoyuki Tachi whom
Takumi regards as his eternal rival and new courses in Happogahara.
The twenty eight race courses in the game are from the hilly regions of Akina and Myogi etc. There are twenty three cars and twenty six drivers to choose from and to beat. Collect points and customize your car, connect to the network and take on racers from all over the country and aim for the
highest place in the National Time Attack rankings.
National Time Attack ranking records the data of the players who raced under the Time Attack mode. Download the ghost car data of the top racer in this chart and launch the Time Attack mode in the game. Make use of PlayStation3's networking facilities and visit the PlayStation Store to
download more cars' data, avatars, music etc
28 courses....is this for real
|Posted by: Yoshida Seiji May 22 2008, 07:22 PM|
| I think it means, 28 stages.
Edit: AKA; 28 different races.
|Posted by: 5-GeaR_LoveR May 22 2008, 07:23 PM|
|Are there even 28 courses in Initial D yet? Unless they mean uphill, downhill and such. Also an NSX did make an appearance,, but it just hasn't raced yet, that's why I'm hoping it'll be in the next Arcade Stage. I'm guessing the story mode will just follow the story in the manga.|
|Posted by: Tessou May 22 2008, 07:29 PM|
|28 rivals over 8 courses. Sounds about right.|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 22 2008, 10:34 PM|
It depends. Demos/wallpapers/trailers, no. Games like Blast Factor, Super Stardust HD, or some game add-ons (Rock Band, Guitar Hero, etc.) you pay for.
|Posted by: Silfa May 23 2008, 12:19 AM|
|which volume? i bought the new one, but I didn't see a NSX. i might be mistaken|
|Posted by: imprezagc8 May 23 2008, 01:23 AM|
okay thanks for the help
|Posted by: Tessou May 23 2008, 08:01 AM|
I think it's the one right before the latest release. Check the Initial D development thread, as I'm sure fuji_tak or someone else posted pics and info on the NSX there.
|Posted by: BOZZ May 23 2008, 11:29 AM|
| Hmmm 28 stages...
I do hope it's not like SS, where a few of the stages were pointless (i.e. the stage where you try to get Iketani sick, or the one where you are racing a S13 on Akagi with a 180SX).
|Posted by: rockman227 May 23 2008, 01:23 PM|
|i will try to download the demo|
|Posted by: suv_drift May 23 2008, 04:06 PM|
|is the demo on or something, I checked the JP PS3 store and I can't find nothing.....|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 23 2008, 07:16 PM|
28 stages = 7 courses
7 courses + uphill, downhill, rain, dry
7x 4 variations = 28 stages
|Posted by: Takumi Trueno May 23 2008, 08:15 PM|
|Does anyone know the difference between the Asia and Japanese version of the game besides the English manual? Why is there price difference all of 15$?|
|Posted by: initial_drifter May 24 2008, 12:09 AM|
|when is the demo release on jpn psn , someone please inform here and how to download .(guide to some players who can't understand japanese)|
|Posted by: DK_2 May 24 2008, 12:25 AM|
| okay i may be pre-ordering this from yes-asia.
but i needa know.
i cannot read Japanese. but my own name.
Japanese ver. or Asian. which is cheapest? which is more reasonable for my situation. my first Jap game that's why.
|Posted by: Silfa May 24 2008, 12:44 AM|
|the asian version only comes with a English Manual. but the game is still in japanese. if you played street stage, you should be able to understand the menus a little bit. if not wait for gamefaqs to come up with a translation. THANK GOODNESS the point system from ID4 is on Extreme.|
|Posted by: initial_drifter May 24 2008, 08:12 AM|
asian version it's cheaper and come with english menu
|Posted by: Tessou May 24 2008, 08:19 AM|
|^^ English Manual. The menus are still in Japanese.|
|Posted by: 5-GeaR_LoveR May 24 2008, 05:49 PM|
I think it's during the races with team 246. Hojo, I believe and the mechanic (forgot the name) are watching the races trying to come up with a strategy to beat Project D. I think the team's called Sidewinder, they might be the last team to race in Kanagawa.
About the game, you don't really need to know about the menus anyway. I'm pretty sure the menus will be in traditional order as in Story, Vs., Time Attack and so on.
|Posted by: Silfa May 24 2008, 05:59 PM|
|^ exactly. well the demo wasn't released this week. stay tuned, could be very soon. I guess the demo only has 1 race? and its on the new myogi track which is pretty fun and fast. better then then previous one.|
|Posted by: rockman227 May 24 2008, 07:53 PM|
|mine will come with an english manual and the demo hasnt been released yet|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 24 2008, 10:35 PM|
|The screenshots of the game menus show that's it's partially in english. There are English words in parentheses (like "Course Select", "Room Select"), so I assume there will be enough English to get us into a game quick.|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 25 2008, 09:48 AM|
|And if people are having trouble.. I'm sure someone would be generous enough to scan their manual.|
|Posted by: divinity Jy May 26 2008, 06:35 AM|
|So I was originally going to buy the Japanese version just because I'm pretty sure I won't need to manual. But since the Asia Version is $15 cheaper.... Is there any other difference? Why would it be that much cheaper?|
|Posted by: Tessou May 26 2008, 08:23 AM|
|Iunno, maybe because it's primarily going to China, where everything's cheaper.|
|Posted by: r3d$unz May 26 2008, 10:10 AM|
|Can I pre order this game if I'm in the UK? if not, is there anywhere else I can pre order this game?|
|Posted by: DK_2 May 26 2008, 10:22 AM|
|yes i made my Japanese account. (: umm one question. if the game does come out which one do i click. ROFL.|
|Posted by: Tessou May 26 2008, 10:31 AM|
You should be able to preorder it from anywhere. I import games from Play-Asia and they ship worldwide so you shouldn't have a problem.
|Posted by: r3d$unz May 26 2008, 11:37 AM|
|Says they can't ship this game to the EU, and I'm guessing the Uk is part of the EU|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 26 2008, 03:59 PM|
Get used to the setup of the U.S. playstation store. And just look for Initial D in the latest updates area in the japanese store. Figure out which button is the download button and then there ya go.
|Posted by: Ronin-Panda May 26 2008, 06:00 PM|
Yeah It's actually really easy once you get the hang of it. it's for the most part the same as the english store. Just the Demos folder is a bit Different in the Japanese store
|Posted by: imprezagc8 May 26 2008, 11:25 PM|
|i have a ps3 now! now i can play this game when it comes out|
|Posted by: Takeshi Nakazato May 27 2008, 09:21 AM|
|found out the Asia version does NOT support online play|
|Posted by: Silfa May 27 2008, 09:42 AM|
| ^ proof? how do you know?
EDIT. nevermind Play-Asia does state that the Asia version doesn't support it. lol damm you sega.
|Posted by: r3d$unz May 27 2008, 10:38 AM|
|So theres no where else that pre orders/ sells Extreme Stage other than play asia? It sucks that they can't deliver to the EU, which makes no sense|
|Posted by: Tessou May 27 2008, 10:49 AM|
| Gah, forgot to look for other shops for you, man. My bad.
|Posted by: Silfa May 27 2008, 10:55 AM|
|need to make sure you buy the Japanese version and not the Asian version if you want to play online.|
|Posted by: r3d$unz May 27 2008, 01:35 PM|
Thanks Tesso, the prices arent actually too bad (with the exchange rate) theres on a 7.00GBP difference between the site in the middle and playasia
|Posted by: DK_2 May 27 2008, 04:16 PM|
are you f**king kidding me?
isn't the diff only that manual?
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 27 2008, 04:17 PM|
| It's official. I'm switching my Asia version preorder to the JP version. I wonder why they excluded it from the Asia version...
EDIT: So I only had to pay an extra $10 or so, since I just hit "Modify Order", removed the Asia version from my cart, and replaced it with the JP version. I still can't see why they'd exclude online play from the Asia version. The PSN is able to support multi-regional play. At the least, the Asia version should've been able to play online with other Asia version-owners. Why they booted it from only the Asia version is beyond me.
Oh well. I'm sure we could all do without the English manual anyways. That was the only difference. The screenshots we've seen thus far are from the JP version, and even they have a little English built into it (Course Select, Room Select, I think I've mentioned this before...)
A month and a half left! Why did it have to release the day before a national holiday?
|Posted by: imprezagc8 May 27 2008, 07:56 PM|
| so does that mean everyone here is going to get the japanese version?
i know i am
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 27 2008, 08:17 PM|
I ordered the japanese version from the start. xD
And people don't worry, most likely you might get an english manual with the japanese version too. I got one with the japanese street stage so this might be the same.
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 27 2008, 09:09 PM|
That's the first I've heard of the JP version of Street Stage coming with an English manual. So hopefully it happens with the JP version of Extreme Stage as well. Hopefully everyone here decides to switch their Asia version to the JP version (or buy the JP version if they didn't buy either already) so we can all play online. I don't know who would sacrifice online play for a guaranteed English manual. Besides, we're all going to figure out how to navigate the game menus eventually, and someone will probably post up a FAQ on how to do so.
|Posted by: imprezagc8 May 27 2008, 10:36 PM|
what! you got an english manual with street stage?!
i bought mine the day it came out and i didn't get an english manual.
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 27 2008, 11:03 PM|
Okay, i take that back.
My friend must've lied to me when he pre-ordered ours about a month before the game came out. -____-
It appears my street stage case doesn't have that CERO logo in the top right corner like the JPN street stage. So it must be the asian one. :\
Well i know for sure i'm getting the JPN version this time around. xD
But hey, i bet someone will scan the english manual.
|Posted by: GetMePower May 27 2008, 11:57 PM|
|That sucks that the Asian version won't support online play. I better go on to the Japanese version instead. Yeah, it is quite expensive.|
|Posted by: Silfa May 28 2008, 12:16 AM|
From Play-Asia.com <email@example.com>
This is an important e-mail update regarding your pending Initial D
Extreme Stage (Japanese and Asian PS3 version) preorder (#9872994).
We have received information from our supplier that due to the internet
connection problem, the Japanese version only supports online features
WITHIN JAPAN and its online feature may not work outside Japan. For the
Asian version, it will NOT support ANY online features.
Japanese version (PAX0002069546)
Asian version (PAX0002069563)
If you wish to modify or cancel the preorder, please reply to this email
and specify your decision as soon as possible, our customer service will
assist you in proceeding with the specified option. Otherwise, your
preorder will be shipped on or around 3 July 2008 and cancellation cannot
be made if the parcel was shipped out.
We hope for your understanding and once again want to say sorry for the
Your Play-Asia.com Customer Service
|Posted by: initial_drifter May 28 2008, 01:51 AM|
|online support in japan only?wtf!|
|Posted by: Tessou May 28 2008, 03:06 AM|
|Well, there goes my preorder.|
|Posted by: rockman227 May 28 2008, 06:02 AM|
| that´s sad but exactly that happened with street stage,i coudn´t play online and it was the japanese one so it doesn´t surprise me after all.
by the way i preorder the japanese one since the beggining and im trying to buy a psn card does anyone knows if they work outside of japan in order to buy new stuff from the japanese store
|Posted by: henshin May 28 2008, 06:31 AM|
|I just got that email too, but hold on, isn't there a way to still have an online match within OUR region, lets say idk, hamachi or something? lol, I may not have a clue as to what I'm talking about, but after having online support denied for us poor importers outside japan, I'm getting a little desperate|
|Posted by: keisukeMamoru86 May 28 2008, 07:40 AM|
|Shit. Well, I'm still getting it. If not for online play, at least I can experiences IDAS4 at home. I don't have the time to hit up the arcades nowadays, so Extreme Stage is still good in my book. I'm still in denial about the whole online play thing though. Hopefully it gets fixed, there's still a few more weeks until the game probably goes gold and they start mass producing them.|
|Posted by: Takeshi Nakazato May 28 2008, 09:03 AM|
|it only says it may not work, theres a small chance it will|