During a recent episode of Game Center CX, a new game based on the TV show for Nintendo 3DS was announced. Namco Bandai published games based on Game Center CX in Japan and Xseed localized the first title as Retro Game Challenge for North America. It was developed by indieszero known for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. The new Game Center CX game will be made by shooter developer G.rev.
“It was announced on a recent episode of “GameCenter CX” but this time around, it has been decided that our company will be making it into a game! We are zealously developing at the moment and we’ll do our best! Please look forward to upcoming episodes for further details!”
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Game Center CX, also known as Retro Game Master, it is a Japanese television program hosted by Shinya Arino a celebrity and member of the comedy duo Yoiko. Arino, who often goes by Kachou (Japanese for Chief) is known for being an avid gamer, and the show is about the many gaming challenges he takes on such as beating Famicom games within 24 hours and breaking records. Arino has since then appeared in several gaming events such as Tokyo Game Show, where he took on challenges in front of a live audience.
Game Center CX has been airing in Japan since 2003 and the series has gained a huge following not only in Japan, but the world. As of now, the new Game Center CX game has only been announced for Japan. However, G.rev will publish their games in the West on their own. They self published Strania for Xbox Live Arcade and will release the 3DS shooter Kokuga as an eShop download in the West.