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Raiden IV coming to the Xbox 360 and North America

By Spencer . June 19, 2008 . 1:37pm

Insert Credit found a Famitsu article confirming an arcade port of Raiden IV is on its way to the Xbox 360. The news “officially” slipped last year while UFO Interactive was fomenting interest in Raiden III. In an interview a product manager casually mentioned Raiden IV was coming to the Xbox 360 and their plans […]

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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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Kiki Kai World Kanned? (update: canned for the Wii only?)

By Spencer . January 31, 2008 . 6:10pm

Starfish released Yukinkoto Daisenpuu, a spiritual successor to the Kiki KaiKai (aka Pocky & Rocky outside Japan) series, for Wii owners in Japan back in December. UFO Interactive was supposed to release this in North America as Kiki Kai World. They even made official packaging for it.   Fast forward to 2008 and Kiki Kai […]

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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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UFO Interactive opens a Hong Kong branch. Develops the Monkey King 2?

By Spencer . September 4, 2007 . 12:39pm

Recently UFO Interactive has been the center of underground attention in the USA since Kiki Kai World and The Legend of the Monkey King have been announced. However, the news doesn’t stop there! UFO Interactive is opening up UFO Creative HK to design games rooted in Chinese culture. They already have two projects in development: […]

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Pocky and Rocky spiritually return, Kiki Kai World is real

By Spencer . August 31, 2007 . 7:13pm

Earlier today we discovered the box art for The Monkey King: The Legend Begins. Now Wired news confirmed with UFO Interactive that the game is coming out along with Kiki Kai World! You might remember a little Super Nintendo game starring a Raccoon and a Shrine maiden called Pocky & Rocky. In Japan the series […]

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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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OMG more mini games coming to the Nintendo DS?

By Spencer . August 28, 2007 . 10:17am

I got to hand it to UFO Interactive for coming up with a clever title for another mini game compilation, O.M.G. 26 – Our Mini Games 26. The title isn’t listed on their site and it hasn’t been officially announced. But Gamefly has it on theirs, so it’s probably real. The question is where did […]

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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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Elevator Mission coming to the Wii?

By Spencer . July 20, 2007 . 5:12pm

The ESRB has a rating up for an unlisted game from budget video game publisher UFO Interactive, Elevator Mission. I haven’t heard of any game by that name, but on the ancient Amiga there was a game called Mission Elevator. Perhaps this is a remake? Two other titles are destined to come out from UFO […]

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