imageGradius and girls acting as space ships, that sums up the concept of Otomedius. Konami released this game in arcades before porting it to the Xbox 360 under the name Otomedius G…

 

… in 2008.

 

So why did Konami file a trademark for Otomedius in the USA all of the sudden? If Konami wanted to protect the title, which honestly we can’t imagine anyone else using, they should have registered Otomedius in 2007 or earlier.

 

Perhaps, there is a glimmer of hope that Otomedius will be released overseas now. Something more interesting to see would be Microsoft backing up the shoot ‘em up genre in North America. While tons of shooters are released in Japan on the Xbox 360, only a few like Raiden Fighters Aces and Deathsmiles make their way overseas.

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