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[AC] Death Smiles [Cave 2007]

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:09 am
by Gaijin Punch
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Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 12:06 pm
by zapeipaa
That... looks like a real ESP Ra.De. 2.
And I think the picture looks kinda 3D-like, but hopefully it's not.

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 12:07 pm
by CIT Seven Force
Looks like Joker Jun to me.

I'm really, really looking forward to this, gotta go wank off now... :D

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 12:39 pm
by Gaijin Punch
The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was Alice Clone at the end of ESPRade. Way too demonic for that though. But I'm w/ CIT... looks very Joker Jun-ish.

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:20 am
by JoshF
So is Cave done with ships and mecha?

[AC] Death Lolita

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:09 am
by Gaijin Punch
According to Mihara, a post on Mixi (which you can't view w/o an account) says that Cave's upcoming game has the working title Death Lolita, and that they are looking at hiring some people for Cosplay.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:18 am
by JoshF
Is Cave really reduced to that kind of pandering to survive as a company? I'm open to artistic freedom but you can only take so many teenage girls in your shooting games. Maybe you guys living in Japan are numb to it by now. :)

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:07 pm
by Macaw
JoshF wrote:Is Cave really reduced to that kind of pandering to survive as a company? I'm open to artistic freedom but you can only take so many teenage girls in your shooting games. Maybe you guys living in Japan are numb to it by now. :)


I dont really mind as long as the games setting or artistic themes are awesome, for example they could make a game set in a futuristic New York City that has an 80's aesthetic inspired from American 80's action movies.

Oh wait, Batrider already did that. Damn I love Batrider.

Anyways.. this game looks like it has the European thing going on, yet doesn't seem to be doing the generic witch on a broomstick thing that Japanese seem to be obsessed with, so it could be awesome. Cant wait for screenshots.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:32 pm
by professor ganson
JoshF wrote:Is Cave really reduced to that kind of pandering to survive as a company? I'm open to artistic freedom but you can only take so many teenage girls in your shooting games. Maybe you guys living in Japan are numb to it by now. :)


The girl doesn't bother me as much as the owl, which looks a bit goofy-- like it's for little kids or something.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:32 pm
by professor ganson
Accidentally double posted, so let me add that I'll add my Kirby avatar asap.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:01 pm
by captain ahar
Macaw wrote:I dont really mind as long as the games setting or artistic themes are awesome, for example they could make a game set in a futuristic New York City that has an 80's aesthetic inspired from American 80's action movies.

ha, i tried to do something like this in dezaemon on saturn, came along nicely until my cart slot died... D:

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:17 pm
by Imhotep
I like the staircase and the portrait of the former master, reminds me of C. D. Ward and the likes.

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:43 am
by Gaijin Punch
Playable demo at the AM Show next month.
Link

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:29 pm
by CIT Seven Force
Some screens in the new Arcadia (nicked off kobayan).

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Gotta say, the game looks gorgeous!

Wild speculations ensue about why they're shooting from right to left:

I'm guessing it might use a Zero Gunner type rotation system?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:39 pm
by Macaw
citcelaid wrote:I'm guessing it might use a Zero Gunner type rotation system?


Ugh, I hope not.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:43 pm
by CIT Seven Force
Arcadia speculates that it might not have forced scrolling at all.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:07 pm
by Gaijin Punch
Anyone else a bit disappointed that they're interviewing Joker Jun & no Ikeda? This is the biggest shocker he's done since...well... Progear pretty much.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:50 pm
by EOJ
Gaijin Punch wrote:Anyone else a bit disappointed that they're interviewing Joker Jun & no Ikeda? This is the biggest shocker he's done since...well... Progear pretty much.


This is curious. We should keep in mind there has been no confirmation Ikeda is the programmer for this game. I doubt it's Yagawa, but I wonder if they could be giving Mamoru Furukawa the coding job on this one? He did Ibara Black Label, and was a system adviser for Muchi-Muchi Pork.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ikeda is the programmer, though I'd be happy if he wasn't, and he has been working on a vert all this time which he will unleash to the world early next year... I can dream can't I. :(

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:36 am
by Gaijin Punch
The other (hopefully not) scenario is that now that Ikeda is the head of programming he's got his hands in a little bit of everything, instead of a lot of one thing. I don't see him taking on a job that doesn't allow him to continue putting out his flavor of game though.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:39 am
by EOJ
Yeah, that would sorta suck. I really hope he's still going to put out his style of games (all programmed by him), at least once every year or so.

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:31 am
by Recap
Gaijin Punch wrote:The other (hopefully not) scenario is that now that Ikeda is the head of programming he's got his hands in a little bit of everything, instead of a lot of one thing. I don't see him taking on a job that doesn't allow him to continue putting out his flavor of game though.



The head programmer for Death Smiles is Takashi Ishimura:

http://cave-gameshow.cocolog-nifty.com/

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:32 am
by CIT Seven Force
What else has he done?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:36 am
by Recap
He's an oldie at Cave. He worked on Dungun Feveron, for instance.







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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:09 pm
by Gaijin Punch
Nice link. It states in the second question that it is not a danmaku, and he was told by Ikeda & Inoue that it should "not be Cave-ish".

I'll try to whip out the rest later.

EDIT: What the fuck? One of the Cosplayers was born in 1994... the "veteran" one in 1987. O_o

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:31 pm
by CIT Seven Force
Here's my quicky translation:


Itamu: What was your role on the current title?

Takashi Ishimura: I'm the game's main programmer, that is to say, the main programmer of the game's main program.

So the bottom line is "main", I take it.

Pease tell us what the concept and characteristics of the game are.


To put it in simple terms, not danmaku, but rather to achieve the refreshingly pleasent feeling of destroying enemies. [We were trying to aks ourselves] what feels really refreshing? That kind of thing. Following Ikeda-san and graphics-president Junya Inoue-san's exposテゥ, we attempt to break free from "Cave-ness" with this title.

What on earth is a graphics-president...

If you look at the released pictures, Death Smiles really conjures quite a different image than the previous work Muchi Muchi Pork. Could you elaborate on this?


Using graphics-president Junya Inoue's ideas of "gothic horror, horizontal screen, buzy with human characters, geared towards casual gamers", we aim for something different from the previous works.

Well, so what is a graphics-president...?

If you talk of Cave shooting, manic bulletspray is the selling point, so will there be pretty manic bulletspray this time? Although, I think it would be pretty good if it's a game that beginning shooter players could also enjoy.


As this time there won't be as much bulletspray as with the previous works, we'd also like to broadly appeal to users that have up to now been kept away by bullet-filled screens.

...

During development, was there anything that you paid particular attention too, or that was particularly tough?


Compared to Mushihimesama Futari there was twice as much graphics data, so managing the memory use was most difficult. Actually it's not exactly twice as much, but almost twice.

Almost twice as much?...

Please give your message to Cave-fans and gamers.


Rather than danmaku, please endulge in the refreshing destruction of enemies. Although, I think there'll still be some danmaku too.

So which one is it going to be!?