Alchemist In Talks With Microsoft To Alter Girl Shooting Game Galgun

By Spencer . November 9, 2010 . 12:29am

image Developer Alchemist posted a "state of emergency" message on the official Galgun site. The Xbox 360 game is set to launch in 79 days, but suddenly the publisher is holding talks with Microsoft about the game’s content.

 

Galgun has players protect a boy from from schoolgirls lining up to confess their love after he’s accidentally hit with cupid’s arrow. As a guardian angel, you have to ward them off with pheromones so the boy can reach his true love. In case you missed it, this is what Galgun looks like in action.

 

Alchemist (jokingly?) says panties in parentheses, which could be the morally questionable content in the game. Microsoft and Alchemist are discussing revisions and/or amendments to the game. It’s unclear if this will affect Galgun’s release date or not. The game, developed by Mega Man 9 team Inti Creates, is slated for January 27. So far, it has not been announced for North America and while we don’t say this often don’t expect an international release.


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  • malek86

    I thought Microsoft Japan thrived on this sort of stuff.

  • JustaGenericUser

    Well, looks like the game’s going to be ruined thanks to moral guardians. Damn it.

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    Aoi Uno does not look amused. (and neither are my ears, ow. Careful clicking the countdown heart)

    The release date is still some ways off, but it depends. It could be worse, like Soredemo’s case, but even that game came back. Guess we’ll see if the countdown heart goes on.
    I wonder what’s with panties today. Yesterday, a man was busted with 3,000 stolen pairs, and now this… What a week already.

    • Aoshi00

      In real life it’s just not as fun as Happosai.. well I hope the PTA and such don’t ruin the game for us. Dang, at first I thought Alchemist was working w/ MS to implement the Kinect control.. I have Johnny 5 ready, just ready for the good games to come.

    • Code

      Clearly it’s all viral marketing for “Prinny: Dawn of Operation Panties” contest which ends on Friday!

  • glemtvapen

    AW HELL NO!
    I might not have an 360 but I HATE CENSORSHIP of all kinds. I hope Inti won’t change or take out anything just to appease MS.

    • Testsubject909

      Aye, it’s a shame. Due to the concept and the execution, as ridiculous as it is, it’s actually quite entertaining to look at, in a comical manner. It does have fanservice, though I find myself more laughing then looking lewdly at the screen when the girl gets bombarded by pheromone as per the demo at TGS.

      Plus, over in Japan… The lack of censorship is pretty much what’s keeping their business afloat. That sort of stuff isn’t going to do well for their sales in any way, and any chance they have at trying to become a “clean” console in Japan is all but shot in the head.

      • Aoshi00

        I got CleanKeeper on the Wii but haven’t played too much of it, I thought that was quite a suggestive game too, at least on the Wii.. hope nothing gets cut, like the underboobs in Arc Rise Fantasia, that was like one of the game’s selling point lol.

        • Joanna

          And wasn’t there that witch touching game on DS as well? I’m confused why this happened since there are a lot worse games out there like the witch touching game I mentioned before and Criminal Girls. Compared to those two, this game is tame. :/

          • Aoshi00

            Exactly DokiDoki Majo Shinpan DS was suggestive too.. this and Dream Club are just “cute”… when I saw the article’s title, I thought they had an emergency meeting w/ MS to add the Kinect control.. like Move wasn’t out yet for Heavy Rain back then..

  • http://www.ukanime.com abigsmurf

    At least if MS refuse to give permission, it makes a PC port very likely.

    These games always seem to get region locked and I’d love a chance to play it. Doesn’t seem there’ll be much of a language barrier.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000301072427 Mark Shaver

    Well that’s Stupid. So Having an orgy with Goddesses and prostitutes in GoW or the massive cleavage and lack of clothing in, say, DOA or Ninja Gaiden is fine, but when a relatively tame railshooter that Barely shows and panties comes out, OH GOD!!!

    I’m not even interested in the game and this needless censorship is just stupid.

    • Darkrise

      It’s not just Mircrosft itself lol. It’s also the same with western media and people worldwide (mostly US/NA). They’d find everything you mentioned as ok and awsome but something from japan, expecially when it’s not 3d with american looking characters, they’d overreact.

  • maxchain

    I don’t even own the system in the region I’d need, and I’m upset by this. C’mon, Inti Creates knows what they’re doing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    But the Japanese 360 is the system of choice for Chikan. This will not go down well.

  • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

    So mass murder simulations that depict war as the coolest thing ever are OK, and an ecchi game is not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edwin-Bradford/100000008078796 Edwin Bradford

    It reminds me of a forum signature I saw: “Microsoft, the Rodney Dangerfield of games”. For those like me that find this stance of Microsoft hypocritical and offensive I personally advocate ridiculing them, one day it will hit then where it hurts them most, their market share.

  • zhemos

    lol, leave it to Microsoft to piss off what little fan base they have left in Japan.

  • tr1gun1212

    I never tried to go to the Galgun homepage before, so maybe it is just me, or maybe it is some error on my side, but can anyone else access their page now? Or is it blocked to overseas IPs?

    • Aoshi00

      I just tried it. I can access it fine from the US, did you go to this link?

      http://galgun.com/

      I’m quite looking forward to this and Dream Club Zero, I hope they don’t dump down this game, it’s so “pure” alrdy :(…

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