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Elite Beat Agents Developer iNiS Are Meeting With Publishers At GDC

By Spencer . March 3, 2011 . 2:06pm

After three successful beat tapping games with wacky stories, iNiS went on to spearhead Microsoft’s karaoke game Lips. But, it appears iNiS has something new in the pipeline.

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Michael Jackson’s Experience On DS Is A Lot Like Elite Beat Agents

By Spencer . November 7, 2010 . 10:32pm

On PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Michael Jackson: The Experience is a dancing/karaoke game. On the Nintendo DS it’s, well, Elite Beat Agents with the King of Pop instead of cheerleaders or dancing secret agents.

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Korean Elite Beat Agents revealed

By Spencer . October 1, 2007 . 11:49am

I’ve been wondering how Nintendo was going to handle Elite Beat Agents in Korea and since we’re nearing the October 11 release date information is pouring out. The short story is it’s Elite Beat Agents with nothing special except for Korean text. They get the same Western soundtrack and unless Nintendo is hiding something there […]

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Elite Beat Agents bound for Korea, a slim chance for K-Pop?

By Spencer . August 6, 2007 . 12:35pm

Watching what Nintendo is doing in Korea has always been rather interesting to me. Unlike other companies that shovel games to the market ripe with Japanese text, Nintendo is carefully localizing each game. Releasing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team in Hangul is of their major localization projects and it arrives in South Korea at […]

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Bring the Elite Beat Agents in Ouendan

By Spencer . June 21, 2007 . 9:39am

Nintendo has a really clever bonus for fans of Inis’ beat tapping series. If you have Ouendan 2 you can hop over to the Touch! Try! DS stations and download the character models from Elite Beat Agents team. Once you get the download the models are permanently available in the game and you can switch […]

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Memorable Ouendan character returns in the sequel

By Spencer . March 26, 2007 . 6:33am

  Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan is one of those rare games where you are going to remember the bite sized story sequences because they are so hilarious. As a treat for fans it looks Inis is bringing back some of the characters that you saved in the first game back in the sequel. Remember the struggling […]

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Localizing Ouendan to the village people?

By Spencer . March 8, 2007 . 8:25am

During Keiichi Yano’s panel he spoke about the difficulties of localizing Ouendan for a Western audience. Before Inis decided on the cool blend of Blues Brothers, Charlie’s Angels and Austin Powers to create the Elite Beat Agents, they were considering a “hot blooded” designs inspired by the Village People. While the Village People version of […]

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Indie Game Intermission: ClickBeat – Open source Ouendan for the PC

By Spencer . January 29, 2007 . 1:21pm

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan or better known as Elite Beat Agents outside of Japan was a novel concept made by Inis and Nintendo where you hit bubbles on the beat with the stylus. After seeing the game two developers re-created the game for the PC as ClickBeat. It’s not exactly the same game as Elite Beat […]

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A thumb stylus for all your gaming needs

By Spencer . January 21, 2007 . 4:31pm

The DS already has a little nub for analog control, but what about a thumb based stylus? The Thylus made by the good people at… Thylus Inc. came up with this concept. It looks kind of silly and in a way it has been done before. However, the little pointy thing on the end might […]

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The DS gets an Ouendan-like conductor game

By Spencer . December 15, 2006 . 6:19am

Based on the manga series Nodame Cantabile is a music/rhythm game where you lead a group of misfit musicians in an orchestra. You help Chiaki, the conductor by tapping notes on the touch screen. After looking at the game I seems like Nodame Cantabile is inspired from Ouendan. You have the scene playing out on […]

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Dress up and dance like Elite Beat Agents to win DS Lites

By Spencer . December 14, 2006 . 5:30am

Nintendo is putting together a contest for Elite Beat Agents, which is bound to make some hilarious and hilariously awful videos on the internet. Step one find three friends who aren’t camera shy. Step two dance and groove to the Elite Beat Agents theme song. Step three film two minutes of the madness and get […]

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Watch: New songs and videos in Elite Beat Agents

By Spencer . November 2, 2006 . 10:14am

While Elite Beat Agents is based off of Ouendan, it has a different setting and all new music. What Elite Beat Agents keeps is the gameplay and wacky humor that made it a hit in the first place. Sum 41’s song “Make the Difference” has Chris, a movie director making a popcorn flick where the […]

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Elite Beat Agents song list

By Spencer . October 16, 2006 . 12:26pm

Care of Wired’s Game|Life column, we discovered the entire track listing for Elite Beat Agents.   1. Walkie Talkie Man – Steriogram 2. ABC – Jackson Five 3. Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne 4. I Was Born to Love You – Queen 5. Rock This Town – Stray Cats 6. Highway Star – Deep Purple […]

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Elite Beat Agents release date discovered

By Spencer . September 18, 2006 . 8:07am

With all of the Wii news coming from Nintendo it was easy to overlook that they announced the release date of Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. On November 8 2006 gamers can rock to iNiS music / rhythm game. Elite Beat Agents is the localized version of Ouendan with all new songs and […]

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New Elite Beat Agents screenshots

By Spencer . August 30, 2006 . 11:18am

Nintendo passed over some new media of Elite Beat Agents (the North American version of Ouendan) that reveal two new scenarios. One has two girls trapped on a deserted island where they recruit animals to help them survive. The other has a director filming two people getting married. Elite Beat Agents still has the wacky […]