Trouble Witches Neo Looks Like This

By Spencer . October 21, 2010 . 11:14am

SNK formally announced Trouble Witches Neo, an Xbox 360 version of the arcade game Trouble Witches. In addition to smoother graphics, Trouble Witches Neo has a brand new character. Introducing Sakurako, a medium who is a closet anime otaku.

 

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Trouble Witches Neo is a horizontal shooter with a shop. Players can purchase weapons with gold earned from levels. You earn gold by invoking a magical circle, which turns enemy bullets into money. The Xbox 360 version includes online play, more specifically worldwide online play.

 

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SNK is promoting Trouble Witches Neo with a magic circle clicking flash game. You can try it here. Trouble Witches Neo is slated for release this winter and it will cost 800 Microsoft Points ($10). While it hasn’t been announced for North America at this time, the game has worldwide online play for a reason.

 

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  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    I have an inquisition. Is there a known reason why it isnt on PS3? It looks like an intriguing and gorgeous game of sorts.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

      Microsoft most likely paid licensing rights. It might see a PS3 release after a year. Just like Star Ocean 4… Eternal Sonata… Tales of Vesperi– Wait a minute.

      • http://honorless.net honorless

        Unlikely…on both counts. Microsoft doesn’t care enough to moneyhat a release this small. It’s not even retail, for goodness’ sake.Aside from easier development (this is a port from the XP-based Type X board), SCEI’s approval is more difficult to obtain than Microsoft’s by a huge margin. So a lot of lower budget/smaller/less “impressive looking” games end up on the 360 instead. That’s all.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

          I stand corrected then.

        • z_merquise

          That’s why I really hate those bullcrap policy for 2D games by those kind of people. It’s like they were discriminating 2D games and it’s very frustrating.

  • malek86

    This looks pretty cool, but I really have trouble playing horis.

  • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

    D: Has SNK shifted their expertise from KOF to shooters and Days Of Memories?
    Don’t get me wrong, the game still looks appealing

    • z_merquise

      SNK only publish the game. It was developed by a small developer, Studio Siesta or something.

  • http://honorless.net honorless

    In a total reversal of my normal stance on downloadable console games…I am really hyped for this! Gotta find a good bargain on some points cards. (Would love some helpful hints on that.)It’s weird how SNK doesn’t bother announcing these releases simultaneously. There’s already an English site (http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/game/xbla/english/lineup/trouble-witches.php) and an English trailer on Youtube. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Gy-dLfS-JHs)

    • Aoshi00

      I’m not sure what you would consider bargain MS points, for me 1 pt = $1 is great, Amazon had the 1600 pt cards for $16.54 a while ago which was a pretty good deal so I picked up a bunch. This week at Kmart (yep Kmart again) you could get a 4000 point card or a $50 PSN card w/ a $10 coupon, I guess you could use it to buy a $10 PSN card later or something.. so that’s like $40 for 4000 points. I have never managed to get points for less than the 1pt = $1 ratio though..

      • http://honorless.net honorless

        1 = $1 eh? Well, that’s what I’ll shoot for. If K-Mart has another game I’m interested in, I’ll probably jump on that, but even if not, I’m guessing this won’t be out until at least December, maybe January. So I’ve got plenty of time to sit and wait until a nice deal comes along. Thanks for the tips!

  • goronyan

    this is the kind of game that’s appealing me to buy a japanese 360

  • z_merquise

    Aww, man. Not another beautiful looking HD-2D shooting game in a system I don’t have. I sometimes do envy you hardcore shmup fans and XBox 360 owners.

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