Virtual On Director Working On New Xbox Live Arcade Game
New Xbox Live Arcade Earth Defense Force under consideration too!
Virtual On Oratorio Tangram is an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive for now. It looks like it could stay that way. That game's director, Sega's Toru Murayama, said today during a roundtable session at the CESA Developers Conference in Yokohama, "Oratan was well received, so we're making our next Xbox Live Arcade title."
There's no indication here that the new game is a new Virtual On, of course. But we're certain few would mind having another use for that pricey Hori Twin Sticks peripheral.
Murayama's comments came during a session titled Xbox 360 Online Business. A report at Gemaga skipped out on the main part of the session and jumped straight to that juicy bit.
Also in the Gemaga report was a comment from D3 Publisher's Nobuyuki Okajima. He offered two comments that Gemaga deemed interesting enough to take up its precious bandwidth.
First, on the recently released hostess simulator Dream Club, "We're currently developing -- or, rather, recording -- add-on content."
Okajima's second comment was of much greater relevance: "We'd like to bring the next Earth Defense Force to Xbox Live Arcade."
Looks like Microsoft's download platform will have no problem with major Japanese support.