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The Monkey King legend continues on the Wii with a feral protagonist (update)

By Spencer . June 11, 2008 . 2:05am

UFO Interactive just released The Monkey King: The Legend Begins on the Wii following a theatrical introduction to the mythological Chinese hero. As most of you know, the game is really a localized version of Shin Chuka Taisen, a shoot ‘em up sequel to a late 1980s arcade game developed by Taito. I speculated why […]

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UFO Interactive discusses Heavenly Guardian and The Monkey King

By Spencer . April 11, 2008 . 2:20pm

The Pomona based publisher first came on my radar when they released Raiden III. I really started to keep a close eye on them when we discovered GameFly listings for The Monkey King and Kiki Kai World. Fast forward a year and Heavenly Guardian (aka Kiki Kai World) is half out the door. The PS2 […]

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Heavenly Guardian (aka Kiki Kai World) actually coming out in April

By Spencer . April 8, 2008 . 9:25am

With a name change and a temporary absence from UFO Interactive’s homepage it’s hard to keep track of Heavenly Guardian. We won’t have to scour for release dates much longer since UFO Interactive is releasing the Nintendo Wii version on April 22th. The PlayStation 2 release? Yeah, that was scuttled out the door silently months […]

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UFO Interactive brings a wintery princess to the Wii

By Spencer . February 27, 2008 . 7:46pm

After vanishing from UFO Interactive’s page I thought the Wii version of Heavenly Guardian (better known as Yukinkoto Daisenpuu in Japan) got the axe. Chris over at Cosmos Gaming informed me (thanks!!) this is far from the case. UFO Interactive has Heavenly Guardian on track for a Q2 2008 release in North America. Heavenly Guardian […]

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Starfish finishes Kiki Kai World, heads to Japan this year

By Spencer . October 23, 2007 . 8:20am

The story of Kiki Kai World has been a long journey stemming back to a cancelled sequel. Since Starfish couldn’t secure the official rights, Kiki KaiKai series they had to go with a spiritual sequel for the Wii and the Playstation 2. The Wii version is scheduled to arrive in Japan this December as a […]

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Old school dungeons found in Elminage

By Spencer . October 19, 2007 . 6:18pm

Starfish, the team that is working on Kiki Kai World, has a dungeon RPG in development too. Elminage: Yami no Fujo to Kamigami no Yubiwa puts six warriors in your hand and throws you into a dungeon. The style of Elminage has a classic feel, sort of like a modern version of old PC RPGs. […]

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Shin Chuka Taisen quietly delayed in Japan, definitely coming to the USA

By Spencer . August 31, 2007 . 5:06am

I hate to disappoint anyone counting down the days until Shin Chuka Taisen: Michael to Meimei no Bouken comes out for the Wii, but it’s been delayed. Starfish who is the developer of the tilt controlled shmup had the release window set for August. It’s September and there is no sign of the game in […]

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From the Monkey God? Is Shin Chuka Taisen coming to North America?

By Spencer . August 20, 2007 . 7:29pm

I’m making a guess here, but Gamefly has a listing up for Monkey King: The Legend Begins as a Wii game. This looks like it might be a localized version of Starfish’s upcoming, tilt screen Shin Chuka Taisen: Michael to Meimei no Bouken. UFO Interactive, who is acting as the US publisher already has a […]

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Starfish almost makes Nintendolphins

By Spencer . June 12, 2007 . 6:37am

After the success of Nintendogs a few other companies took their hand at making pet sims with boring house pets. Starfish, who is known for making the Super Black Bass games, is going slightly off the beaten path with their portable pet game. I Love Doplhin gives players a chance to raise their own dolphin […]

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Arcade Wii-make: Shin Chuka Taisen

By Spencer . May 30, 2007 . 1:56am

Insert credit has been following the development of a Chuka Taisen remake since 2006 and screenshots for a Wii remake just surfaced on Famitsu. I doubt many people have even heard of Chuka Taisen before, it is a shmup made by Taito that appeared in arcades in the late 80s. The Wii remake, Shin Chuka […]