Senko no Ronde invading US

Ubisoft confirms it is bringing G.rev's shooter/fighter across the Pacific in May; American version adds "WarTech" prefix to title.

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Fans of all things Japan were elated in February, when several Japan-only releases were spotted on the Web sites of North American retailers. Though the publishers associated with those games weren't ready to confirm their domestic releases at the time, one finally admitted it would today.

Ubisoft announced that it will be publishing the Japanese game Senko no Ronde in North America under the slightly more American name WarTech Senko no Ronde. The Xbox 360 game was developed by G.rev Ltd. and will be in stores next month.

WarTech is set in a distant future where humans have expanded into other galaxies and nations are at war over the Earth, which is being used to mine natural resources. Players will suit up in one of eight Rounder Mechs and use special moves and power-ups to fight against enemies. The game features a single-player story mode and head-to-head battles over Xbox Live.

WarTech Senko no Ronde is rated T for Teen.

Discussion

51 comments
ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Good, I was really looking for something new and here we are!! SCORE!!!

TTDog
TTDog

"Magna_Graecia: Anyway, good or bad, at least it's an alternative to the endless fps's that plague the 360." Which just shows how little you actually know about the 360 games library, typical non 360 owner comment.

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

Good to see this coming over seas. I though this would just be another interesting game for importers, but if it is coming over here I will give it a shot. Besides it's not like we see many shooters these days. (Note to self get back to playing Gradius V)

zsc4
zsc4

Nice, should be interesting.

SaitouZero
SaitouZero

I was pretty excited about this until I saw the $59.99 price tag. A game like this shouldn't be the same price as a Gears of War or other high profile games that have huge development costs. I was expecting to pay 30-40 bucks for it tops. I guess I'll just have to wait for it to hit the bargain bin, which shouldn't take too long seeing as I don't think too many other people are willing to shell out 60 bucks for this game.

Magna_Graecia
Magna_Graecia

This one looks like a fun title. I never saw it in the arcades, but then again I was too busy feeding my Battle Gear 4 addiction to play any of the fighting games. That and Japanese gamers are just waaaaay too serious about their fighting games. I saw one guy playing Tekken and his stats were 3400 wins against 1400 losses! Anyway, good or bad, at least it's an alternative to the endless fps's that plague the 360.

okassar
okassar

Sweet, the game's story sounds great ,but if the game isn't deep and doesn't have good graphics,forget it.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

2D fighting games still have some appeal. I may try this one out.

mugimugi
mugimugi

Man bean hopping to play this game since it's launch in Japan, can't finally wait to get to play it :)

ev0luti0n
ev0luti0n

Oneechanbara vorteX please......

Digital-Hero
Digital-Hero

Not impressed with Senko. I'll wait until Treasures shooter arrives for 360.

NND1
NND1

Sick.... I Love arCade Shhoootterrrs.....

Takeshi-GS
Takeshi-GS

In case you all are wondering, Senko no Ronde means the Dance of Polarized Light. Senko = Polarized Light. Ronde = Dance around. WarTech or Dance of Polarized Light... Don't know which I like better... or worse.

PhineasLucis
PhineasLucis

I give up. To all those who don't want to play the game, please don't say it sucks just because it's not your kind of things, esp. when J-game fanatics like this sort of thing. Sure, I go for other games, but I like a little bit of Senko's art and design. Anyway, it's a great arcade game. Yes, it was an arcade game first.

DrewBlood08
DrewBlood08

@Sharvie I just want to point out that this was already released in japan. I don't think MS is to worried about japanese gamers in america.

Sharvie
Sharvie

This will be to secure a share of Japanese gamers for the 360 no doubt.

thekey
thekey

Pwnosaurus_Rex "I'm not into japanese games, so I'll pass" Me neither, that was so 90's. other than Capcom vs i'll pass.

SoulSlayer_
SoulSlayer_

It's nice they decided to keep the Japanese name.

menmau
menmau

This game is awesome...

akumasan
akumasan

I've played this in the arcades in Japan, it's not a bad little game. As you can tell, it's a strange mix of fighting game and twitch shooter.

oddworld7
oddworld7

saw the vids on youtube. gameplay can go crazy with all the projectiles going on

solidusdeus1
solidusdeus1

Generic_Dude, Shawn20: Just in case- America= North, Central, and South.

Berserker_2
Berserker_2

It looks cool. We need more Japanese games.

Shawn20
Shawn20

Generic_Dude: You don't know America. And if you can't pronounce those 3 words, there's something wrong. Anyway, it doesn't sound that bad.

Baroncx
Baroncx

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ogretroll123
ogretroll123

Looks weird. But I'm a little interested.

camreeno360
camreeno360

Can someone translate that title? Even a few years of high school Japanese doesn't cut it.

Rentago
Rentago

gatsbythepig: Senko no Ronde, try saying that three times fast. I did and I said "Sex anyone?"

GarfieldX
GarfieldX

Earth Defense Force 2017 got my vote for 360 game of the year so far. Especially the 2-player split screen co-op mode. For $40, you really can't go wrong with this game.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Senko no Ronde, try saying that three times fast.

yyr
yyr

It plays like a fighting game, but instead of controlling people, you control a ship. If you like both types of games, you will enjoy this.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Senko no Ronde? If I know America, this game will not sell because no one will purchase anything they can't pronounce.

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

good the x-box is supporting japans developers. bad this game sucks ass.

westsidejedi360
westsidejedi360

No mech game will be worth my money until Mechassault 3

beldugo
beldugo

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS i wanted this game. for does that don't know this is a shooter type like einhander the only difference is, is that you can do single player or Vs mode (head to head like street fighter but shooting at each other). its coming to europe and US.

Bpg3D
Bpg3D

It's a flying shooting game I believe, ala R-Type.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

. . .So it is Lost Planet without the snow?

fugori
fugori

Interesting. I've always been a fan of G.rev, but I don't know much about this game. Can't wait for the U.S. release, if for no other reason than to have a better idea of what the game is like and whether or not it is worth purchasing.

Triplekill
Triplekill

Is this coming out in Europe aswell?

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

I too am interested in playing this game. I didn't expect it to arrive here in the states, but I'm more than interested. I'll wait until May, then I can decide which game I want more at the time: Earth Defense Force 2017 or Senko no Ronde.