Virtual On Force Official Site Opens
And with that, Sega's "Next 360 Action" countdown comes to an end.
A day after details first leaked out from Famitsu, Sega has opened an official site for the Xbox 360 version of Virtual On Force.
More importantly, access the next-360action.sega.jp/ teaser site that Sega has been updating daily over the past week, and you'll find yourself redirected to the Force site. It looks like the mystery game is indeed Force.
Incidentally, the countdown site's count ended on "4." The number "4" is a part of the Virtual On Force logo, although Force was actually the 3rd main Virtual On arcade game.
The official site is currently just a development blog. In the first post, writer Dr. Watari explains why the game is being released as a package title despite Virtual On Oratorio Tangram's Xbox Live Arcade release. Apparently, 2010 marks the 15th anniversary for the original Virtual On. One of the reasons for the package release was so that fans would be able to have a product in their hand in celebration of this.
Dr. Watari also says that Sega is looking into the release of a limited edition version.
Famitsu provided all the details on the game in its magazine report (you can see a summary here). The blog confirms that the home conversion will, for the most part, be a straight port. However, the staff is adding the features one would expect from the 360, including proper net support. For solo players, the game will also see a mission mode where you unlock some 91 Virtualoid models.
For screens of Virtual On Force, visit Famitsu.com, which posted some of the pics from its print counterpart today.
You can also see the Xbox 360 Special Forces Division celebrate another major success for the Xbox 360 here.