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Dream Club Zero gets a date. All the early magazine leaks in one location.

 
This week's Flying Get is inspired by games with rodeo machine mini games -- like Dream Club Zero!

Welcome to this week's installment of Weekly Flying Get, where we collect all the latest magazine news in advance of street dates and put it in one convenient location.

Flying Get is usually gotten of on Wednesdays. This week's is early because Dengeki leaks out one day in advance of Famitsu. What this means is this week, you'll get two days of flying get! Below, you'll find all the Dengeki info, tending towards the Nippon Ichi and love sim side of things. Check back tomorrow for the Famitsu stuff, which will hopefully include Nintendo's 3DS announcements before they've been officially announced.

As always, most of the info has yet to be verified, so no wagering!

ADDED 9/29 10:39

Slight Update on the 3DS Release Schedule

I've finally gotten a look at Famitsu's 3DS release schedule. The magazine lists the following previously unlisted games this week:

  • Class of Heroes 3Dx3D (Acquire)
  • Combat of Giants Dinosaur 3D (Ubisoft)
  • Ghost Recon Tactics (Ubisoft)
  • Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft)
  • Driver 3D (Ubisoft)

This is in addition to the long list of games games that were announced at E3. Aside from Samurai Warriors, which is now listed as Samurai Warriors Chronicle, these are unchanged.

Everything in the magazine's 3DS schedule is flagged as date TBA, and most of the games, including all the titles above, are listed as "tentative title."

The game about waiting tables is nowhere to be found, so scratch it off your most wanted list.

Red Dead Redemption Close to Perfect

Famitsu Xbox 360 gave Halo Reach a near perfect score at 10, 10, 9 and 10. Now Weekly Famitsu has awarded a near perfect score to another Western game, Red Dead Redemption.

Here are a few scores from this week's issue:

  • Red Dead Redemption: 10, 10, 9, 10
  • Class of Heroes 3 (PSP): 7, 7, 6, 6
  • Class of Heroes 3 (PS3): 7, 7, 6, 8
  • H.A.W.X.2 (PS3/X360): 9, 8, 7, 8
Famitsu apparently didn't mind the long wait for Red Dead Redemption.

ADDED 9/29 9:58

Class of Heroes Set for 3DS

It looks like Acquire's Class of Heroes series is coming to 3DS. Famitsu's release schedule this week lists a "Class of Heroes. 3Dx3D."

Also in the release schedule: Splinter Cell 3D, Ghost Recon, Driver 3D, and apparently some sort of game where you wait tables... in 3D.

I'm not too sure about that last one, so I'd suggest waiting for confirmation, hopefully from today's Nintendo press briefing (which I'm not invited to because Nintendo sucks and I hate them oh and please send me a 3DS sample system!).

[UPDATE 10:40 - That waiting table game appears to have been misinformation, as it's nowhere in Famitsu's release chart.]

First Samurai Warriors Chronicle Details

Famitsu has a big report on Samurai Warriors Chronicle today. The magazine reveals that the 3DS installment will allow players to create their own custom general and send out multiple generals to the battle field for parallel mission combat.

See this story for further details.

ADDED 9/29 8:43

In Famitsu This Week

First details have leaked out from Famitsu. Unfortunately, those details don't include 3DS launch info.

But the magazine does seem to have some 3DS coverage this week. The table of contents lists a feature story on Sengoku Musou Chronicle, aka Samurai Warriors 3DS. The "Chronicle" name was secretly announced at TGS.

Other big coverage this week:

  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded
  • Tactics Ogre
  • Vanquish
  • Love Plus Arcade & Love Plus Medal
  • God Eater Burst
  • Final Fantasy XIV

ADDED 9/29 2:25

Fumito Ueda Interviewed in Dengeki

Team Ico leader made the rounds with the Japanese press at the Tokyo Game Show a couple of weeks back. Dengeki got a few additional bits about The Last Guardian and the remakes of Shadow of the Colossus and ICO.

View a summary of Ueda's Dengeki interview here.

Katsura Hashino and Shigenori Soejima discuss their early design work, reveal who the served as the model for Vincent, and express surprise at foreign interest in Catherine in a new Dengeki interview.

For a full summary, see this story.

Team Catherine Interviewed

Katsura Hashino and Shigenori Soejima discuss their early design work, reveal who the served as the model for Vincent, and express surprise at foreign interest in Catherine in a new Dengeki interview.

For a full summary, see this story.

No Kingdom Hearts 3 Through 2012

Tetsuya Nomura wants to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series, but that apparently doesn't mean Kingdom Hearts 3.

More from Nomura's interview with Dengeki here.

In a Famitsu interview last week, Nomura said Kingdom Hearts 3DS would be the next big KH project to follow Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Re:Coded.

ADDED 17:00

Team Ace Combat Assault Horizon Interviewed

The staff behind Ace Combat Assault Horizon is interviewed this week (in either Dengeki Games or Famitsu Xbox 360 -- I'm not sure which).

Although Namco Bandai has insisted that Assault Horizon isn't Ace Combat 7, it sure looks like it's getting as much attention as a part 7 would. The development team actually tossed out the Ace Combat 6 engine and started from scratch.

Emphasis is going into showing plane damage, and also into the game's online component, which the staff felt is a must for the game. You'll also be able to destroy buildings, although not all buildings.

As somewhat of a change from past Ace Combat games, Assault Horizon takes place in present times. This means there won't be any futuristic weapons this time around.

Development is currently at 40%

Famitsu Xbox 360 Big on Halo Reach

Halo Reach's ratings are going to be rising up just a bit thanks to Famitsu Xbox 360. The monthly Xbox 360 magazine awarded Reach three 10s and a 9 this month.

Other Famitsu Xbox 360 scores:

  • Vanquish: 9, 9, 9, 8
  • Dead Rising 2: 9, 9, 9, 9
  • Quantum Theory: 8, 8, 8, 7
  • Red Dead Redemption: 10, 9, 9, 9

Yes, we still have yet to get Red Dead Redemption here. It's set for October 7.

Regarding Quantum Theory, the magazine's reviewers recommended the game for fans of high quality overseas FPS games. They said it should be played in order to see the future of Japanese-developed TPS games.

Halo Reach debuted with 40,000 or so sales last week.

Two Tears to Tiara Games for PSP

Aqua Plus is porting two PS3 Tears to Tiara games to PSP. Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi, released for PS3 in July 2008, is due for PSP release on 11/25. It will be followed by Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Avalon no Nazo (Mystery of Avalon) on 12/16. This was originally released on PS3 in September of last year.

Dream Club Zero Has Hot Springs

Your next experience with virtual hostesses, in HD, will come on December 30 as D3 Publisher releases Xbox 360 prequel Dream Club Zero.

Outside of the date, Dengeki has a couple of other bits this week:

The game will come with a download card for a limited edition "Venus" costume. Venus appears to be a bathing suit made of shells.

The magazine also introduces a new "private event" segment: a trip for two to the hot springs. You'll get to see your hostess in a yukata. Screenshots also show one of the girls in the hot spring saying something to the effect of "Oh, you have alcohol? Well then, come on in."

During your trip, you can also expect some "heart pounding" developments at night. One screenshot shows newcomer Asuka saying "Hey, there's only one bed!"

Sounds like a warm way to spend the cold December nights.

Banana mini games AND a hot springs sequence?

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