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Sample Upcoming Shmups at Messe Sanoh

Raiden and Karasu to go on demo this weekend.


Another reason for hardcore game fanatics to go to go to Messe Sanoh in Akihabara. Success announced today that it will be putting two upcoming console shooters on display at the shop over the weekend. Head over on Saturday from 12:00 to 17:00, and you'll be able to sample Raiden Fighters Aces for the Xbox 360 and Milestone Shooting Collection Karasu Wii for -- you guessed it! -- the Wii.

While it's beautiful to see two platforms come together for an event celebrating a genre that went out of popular fashion over a decade ago, we'll point out that Xbox Live Gold Members won't have to make the trip if all they want to do is try out Raiden. A demo of that title is now available for download on Xbox Live.

Even if you have the demo on your 360, you may want to make the trip anyway. The Success notice page promises "novelties" as presents for those who sample the games. We're not sure exactly, but this probably means "novel presents."

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