Is This Namco Bandai’s New Guncon?

By Spencer . April 24, 2009 . 11:03am

gunc1Scrolling through more patent designs I found this accessory registered by Namco Bandai in Europe on March 9, 2009. The unnamed controller looks like a light gun, but it is different from the Guncons currently on the market.

 

The analog sticks from the Guncon 3 aren’t in the spec and it has a grip that the Guncon/Guncon 2 doesn’t have. There isn’t a slot for a Wii remote either so we can rule out the possibility of a plastic remote shell.

 

Most likely this light gun is being made for a new arcade game. There is an off chance this could be an Xbox 360 peripheral, but Namco Bandai would need a light gun game to port over first.

 

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  • teenageriot

    it’d be nice is this were for 2spicy that game looks sweet

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      2spicy is awesome. I played that so much at the arcades, but since this is Namco Bandai thing that’s doubtful. I think if Sega were to bring 2spicy anywhere it would be the Wii with the Wii balance board as the footpad.

  • http://madebyluke.com madebyluke

    Awesome, it’s for Razing Storm, which means it’s getting a console release, great news!

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Ahh! Now that’s interesting!! Does the gun look bigger or smaller than the Razing Storm gun? It’s hard to tell from the photos, but this could also mean it’s a design doc for the Razing Storm gun out in arcades :(.

      • http://madebyluke.com madebyluke

        Shape and design is the same though this one looks a tiny bit more detailed. I took a video at ATEI but didn’t get photos of the gun, here are some screen caps, there’s no doubt that it’s the same gun.

        http://madebyluke.com/misc/images/rs_gun_1.png
        http://madebyluke.com/misc/images/rs_gun_2.png

        This patent is most likely for a home version as one for the arcade would have been done much earlier.

        • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

          Wow, you’re totally right! I agree a patent should have been done earlier for the gun since Razing Storm came out last year. This was just published in April 2009 so…

          But, I don’t want to get my hopes up too much either. It seems strange for Namco Bandai to release a gun just for Raizing Storm. Maybe they were late on submitting? Also they have the Guncon 3 on the market in small numbers. Hmm… Razing Storm Xbox 360 port?

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