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|Posted by: GoodOldGunman Jan 2 2017, 04:43 AM|
| A new website relating to Shutokou Battle is live: http://www.sb-x.jp/ It even has a countdown timer for an announcement. 2 days to go guys!
There is also an article at 4Gamer related to the game http://www.4gamer.net/games/367/G036746/20161227020/
The picture is of a red 2017 Nissan GT-R parked on the C1 loop with the Tokyo Tower in view. Hopefully if Shutokou Battle is revived, we might get it on PS4 and PC. Fingers crossed...
|Posted by: Tessou Jan 2 2017, 11:08 AM|
|Nope, it'll be Import Tuner Challenge 2, only for Xbox One, and they'll maintain the currency bug because why not?|
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 2 2017, 12:55 PM|
|Man, it'd be nice if they do bring it over here, I haven't played much of it since they were on the PS2 and Dreamcast.|
|Posted by: MidnightViper88 Jan 2 2017, 04:05 PM|
|Genki better be alive and actually doing something besides teasing. I hate it when dead devs bring back to life their social media impressions and yet have no game to show off.|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 Jan 2 2017, 04:51 PM|
|If the visuals of the pic are anything to go by, it looks like it could be a smartphone game lol|
|Posted by: Tessou Jan 2 2017, 05:06 PM|
|Yeah it'll be either phone/portable, or a no frills budget title for current consoles, if that picture represents the product they're revealing.|
|Posted by: GoodOldGunman Jan 2 2017, 07:02 PM|
|But a countdown timer for a freaking mobile game seems too much, don't ya think? Genki was also seen in the list of devs supporting the PS4. It is a console game for sure!|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 Jan 2 2017, 08:38 PM|
| Well, if it is a console game hopefully it makes it way west and sells for dirt cheap. I remember when the Kaido Battle games came to The US. They were like $19.99 brand new.
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|Posted by: Tessou Jan 2 2017, 09:57 PM|
| Buuuuuuudget title.
Simple Series didn't not make money, after all. They could release it for $30 and it would be worth it they didn't fuck up the gameplay.
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 3 2017, 09:33 AM|
As much as I hate to admit it, that's probably going to be the case, especially in light of a recent update I read on this story on Gematsu:
In the end it makes sense, if they're not exactly on the best financial standing, to develop a game for a mobile device which is far more cheaper to do than to develop a full-on console game. If it truly is a smartphone game, I do hope it's not a stupid free to play game (which it probably will end up being ), but a regular smartphone game that has a one time fee.
|Posted by: GoodOldGunman Jan 3 2017, 06:55 PM|
|But still, nobody has ever had a countdown timer for a mobile game|
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 3 2017, 07:08 PM|
I think Square Enix does that ever so often, launching countdown timers for smartphone titles or ports.
|Posted by: Tessou Jan 3 2017, 09:59 PM|
|Get ready for Temple Run Except It's Cars, guys. No excitement in this house.|
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 4 2017, 09:16 AM|
Sad, really sad that, that will probably be the case. I wish game developers would just release full new games at a reasonable price and ditch the free to play b.s.
AND IT IS CONFIRMED... SHUTOKO BATTLE XTREME... for smartphones.
DAMN IT! DAMN IT...
|Posted by: Tessou Jan 5 2017, 05:22 PM|
|Ugh... VIP Coins. NO DEAL!|
|Posted by: Phantom_R32 Jan 5 2017, 05:58 PM|
|I probably won't even bother trying it out. Not a fan of racing games on touch screens. Here's to hoping they make enough money off this game so they can make an actual TXR game for consoles.|
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 5 2017, 09:16 PM|
That'd be great and I hope it happens. You have a good point about touch screen controls, to be honest I just grabbed Mega Man 1 for iOS and it's hard to play with the touch screen controls.
I just wish there was an easy way to connect say a PS3 controller to an iPhone without jailbreaking the phone, that and I wish any of the old TXR games for PS2/XBOX360 were available on PSN or whatever the XBOX version of the PSN is called.
|Posted by: GoodOldGunman Jan 6 2017, 06:16 AM|
| You can use an USB joystick on Android though.
This whole F2P gig sucks, but it is still Shutokou I guess. And they got the cars to look like they are supposed to unlike Sega. 8 games and they still can't model the FD properly lol
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 6 2017, 02:02 PM|
Heh, I wish there was something like that for iPhones, but sadly they only support Bluetooth devices and even then it's limited to certain controllers (for example the Dualshock 3 controller uses Bluetooth, unless I am mistaken and doesn't work with the iPhone).
Here's hoping Genki makes money off of this and they can develop a console game. At the end of the day F2P is great for companies since they can constantly earn money off of gamers rather than a single lump sum they get for a console game. It sucks that pretty much the only avenue of financial success for game development on smartphones, unless you are Square Enix and can get away with charging $15+ for a game, is pretty much F2P or bust; then again I am not sure what the best sort of model would be that would be satisfactory for both developers and gamers.
Personally I am fond of some sort of a subscription service like this one app I use implemented after providing the app free for the first year with certain features locked (you could unlock them with a one-time purchase). The app ended up switching to providing the app for free with simple ads built-in and where if you subscribe to the app ($10 a year) you no longer get any ads and can get future features.
This thing with Genki reminds me of Mistwalker, a studio founded by the Father of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi, and how they stopped developing console titles over the past few years (mostly due to lack of a partner - initially Microsoft funded them and later Nintendo published some of their games) and have been developing smartphone games the last 3-4 years, much to the despair of JRPG fans.
Initially they developed 2 super casual games for iOS - Blade Guardian (a tower defense game) and Party Wave (a surfing game), which cost maybe a dollar or two, but weren't wildly successful. Just over two years ago they launched a pretty decent F2P JRPG called Terra Battle, which is sort of card game-like, and since then they've announced they are developing a new console title, most likely thanks to the financial success of Terra Battle.
|Posted by: Tessou Jan 6 2017, 10:15 PM|
|"Racing ARPG" sounds exactly like the game I thought this would be. Count me out.|
|Posted by: GoodOldGunman Jan 7 2017, 05:46 AM|
Hope so. Can't wait to see what a next gen SB would look like. Or Kaido Battle for that matter
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 7 2017, 09:26 AM|
I hope we don't have to wait long.
|Posted by: MidnightViper88 Jan 8 2017, 02:54 PM|
| It's a shame this is what the TXR franchise has (currently) devolved into. Ironic to how much I'm into pop culture and anime/manga/vidya, that it was actually TXR0 and the eclectic car culture I learned about afterwards that made me a Nipplelandophile.
One of these days, I will drive Tokyo.
|Posted by: GoodOldGunman Jan 12 2017, 07:45 AM|
Which car are you planning to drive? Send us some pics or vids if you make the trip.
BTW, Genki added the Evo X, the Levorg, the new Civic Type R and the Copen Cero.
The models and graphics are top notch for mobile standards. I'd say even comparable to WMMT 5DX. Comparing the BRZ/86 from the both games:
I'll get this for my Shield Tablet to support them.
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 12 2017, 08:36 AM|
|Those models do look pretty nice. I doubt they'll localise it for outside of Japan, but I can't imagine it would be a lot of work to do it, since this type of game generally lacks dialogue completely.|
|Posted by: GoodOldGunman Jan 12 2017, 09:06 PM|
| It is just a matter of menu and character bio translation, IIRC. Someone with good Japanese and English could do it in a couple of days.
As for the graphics, if they attain TXRD2 level, I'll be happy.
|Posted by: BOZZ Jan 12 2017, 09:12 PM|
Heh, probably. I wonder if you require a Japanese Apple or Google account to get this game?