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[PS2] News on PS2 Valken game

Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 10:28 am
by Macaw
This is what www.the-magicbox.com says: X-nauts will release Assault Suits Valken for PlayStation 2 in Japan on August 26, a remake of the classic SFC mech. action shooter from 1992. The game will have enhanced graphics and sound, while the operation and levels are left untouched. I cant beleive it! This must mean really good sprite graphics!!! And considering that Cybernator was in my opinion the best Assault suits game (Leynos 2 came close) this should be a definite pick up.

Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 11:15 am
by Gaijin Punch
That is fantasitc news! I'll definitely be picking that up. Valken is a quality game... I'm hoping more people jump in on the retro train, ya know! Again, thanks for the post.

Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 5:20 pm
by evilmess
I'm a big fan of the assault Suit games so I had to dig into this a little more. A little googling revealed the following. http://www.gamekult.com/tout/jeux/fiches/J000068759.html Same game with better explosions? http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-70-468-4-1-71-r.html I wonder if it will be true to the original and include the infamous suicide scene or be more like the censored US Cybernator version?

Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 7:24 pm
by ArnoldRimmer83
It's probably not likely a company will pick this up for a US release, but it would be nice if one did. It would be an opportunity to have an uncut version of the game, as Cybernator was censored.

Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 8:22 pm
by zinger
Gaijin Punch wrote:That is fantasitc news! I'll definitely be picking that up. Valken is a quality game... I'm hoping more people jump in on the retro train, ya know! Again, thanks for the post.
Yeah, I'd love a new EX Ranza. :roll:

Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 11:11 pm
by Gaijin Punch
One would think they'd keep it true to the original, but I guess we won't know for a while. Looks like an end of summer release... it's definitely going on my to buy list. I just hope all the big shot 3D title don't drown out any info we might see prior to release.

Posted: Fri May 28, 2004 2:15 am
by cfabian
Looks interesting. I never had the chance to play the SFC version (or even the trimmed down US release), so I may consider getting this as well.

Posted: Fri May 28, 2004 2:59 am
by Gaijin Punch
It (as well as the Saturn Assault Suit Leynos 2) are great games, they're just hard as nails. You might as well play a ROM of the SFC game b/c so you can use savestates. :D

Posted: Fri May 28, 2004 10:47 am
by Strychnine
The Magic Box has shots up now if anyone is interested. It IS staying true the original! Excellent! http://www.the-magicbox.com/0405/game052704a.shtml

Posted: Fri May 28, 2004 11:46 am
by Gaijin Punch
I might have to take back every bad thing I've ever said about Magic Box. :) Am I going mad, or does it say Masaya AND Psikyo in the upper right corner of the box?