X360 Wednesday, July 19, 2006 | 5:51 PM

Culdcept Saga latest Famitsu scans

Culdcept Saga latest Famitsu scans

Famitsu Weekly continues with its covering of Culdcept Saga, forthcoming card/board game for Xbox360. Here is last week's article along with very nice ad. Game is now scheduled for early Fall release in Japan.
Update : This week's scans


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Commented on 2006-07-13 18:05:25
glad to see more xbox 360 japanese support!
Commented on 2006-07-13 18:07:44
great..but i want to see more DOAX2!!!!!!
Commented on 2006-07-13 18:20:06
I'm liking the art in this game .. :)
Commented on 2006-07-13 18:31:44
Graphics may be very simplistic, but at least there is an art direction, and the game itself sounds quite interesting. I'd probably pick it up if it sold as a budget title.
Commented on 2006-07-13 18:36:11
I really like the ad!
Commented on 2006-07-13 18:40:22 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Graphics may be very simplistic, but at least there is an art direction, and the game itself sounds quite interesting. I'd probably pick it up if it sold as a budget title.
Why does everyone assume that lesser Japanese games will sell for a budget price.

Be realistic people.
Commented on 2006-07-13 19:27:23
The art is indeed very good, I think the graphics are not to bad either, the story is more important with RPG's.

It usually takes a year before the price drops of game ( if they do ). it depends on how wel it sells.
Commented on 2006-07-13 19:53:48
I think its fantastic looking, not technically but aesthetically.

Its also proof positive (along with Senko no Ronde) that Microsoft aren't going to shut out smaller developers, something which Nintendo were, in some ways, accusing Microsoft and Sony of doing as they increased the level of power in their machines. Its like saying "yeah there's a lot of power, but you don't have to use it if the idea is there".
Commented on 2006-07-13 20:08:17
this week's "Card Illustrator" note. (left to right)

Masaki Hirooka : PSO ep3(GC) The Key of Avalon(AC) Espgaluda (AC PS2) etc
Toshinari Tanaka : Illustrations in various "Megamitensei" card games.
Kairough Ketu : OmiyaSoft employee, He is Ex-Programmer, Now main BG/Character designer of all culdcept series. ASSAULT SUITS VALKEN(SNES) Gunhazzard(SNES) etc

Atsuko Nisida : Monster design in various Pokemon games, some works in Grandia2 etc
Munetaka Ikeda : Illustrator, PSO ep3(GC) and some box art in Konami US title.
Yuri Hanayama : Pro-illustrator, I coudn't find her "Game" works.
Commented on 2006-07-13 20:21:48 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Why does everyone assume that lesser Japanese games will sell for a budget price.
Be realistic people.
Typically no one wants to buy a game at full price if it appears to have lower production values. It's not that its any "lesser" of a game, but this is the type of game that smaller developers (not just Japanese), can and are currently making on last generation consoles (i.e. PS2). Being on the 360 just has the added bonus of higher resolutions and full screen anti aliasing. If I was loaded with cash sure, I'd pick this up nomatter what cost, what the heck. But for now I'd feel a bit more comforted if I felt my money I spend is justified. Don't get me wrong, I'm quite liking the idea of this game, and hope omiya soft the best of success with it, but don't try and tell me that this game is next-gen. Now that would be more realistic.
Commented on 2006-07-13 20:29:29 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Typically no one wants to buy a game at full price if it appears to have lower production values. It's not that its any "lesser" of a game, but this is the type of game that smaller developers (not just Japanese), can and are currently making on last generation consoles (i.e. PS2). Being on the 360 just has the added bonus of higher resolutions and full screen anti aliasing. If I was loaded with cash sure, I'd pick this up nomatter what cost, what the heck. But for now I'd feel a bit more comforted if I felt my money I spend is justified. Don't get me wrong, I'm quite liking the idea of this game, and hope omiya soft the best of success with it, but don't try and tell me that this game is next-gen. Now that would be more realistic.
I never said it was "Next Gen" because i hate that term and think far too many throw it around as an easy insult with little explination.

As you are aware Omiya soft is a small developer and doesn't have the money to throw into making games unlike some bigger developers, but this shouldn't efect the price.

Thats like saying a movie with lesser production values should be cheaper than say Lord of the Rings when it comes to DVD.

I have said it before its not about the graphics it's about the gameplay, if you don't want to buy a game because it doesn't have the visuals you want then you will probably miss out on a lot of good games this generation.

Do you buy a movie based on its special effects ot its story?
Commented on 2006-07-13 21:02:29
I kind of feel sorry for some of these concept artists. Not a bash, but just in general. Thought the in-game models are skinned in a kind of pastel way that makes them look almost straight off paper and in 3d.
Commented on 2006-07-13 21:03:07
It depends on the type of movie. Movies like Lost in Translation are classics yet don't need special effects. Movies like The Matrix (or even Lord of the Rings as you mentioned) rely on special effects to make the world believable. But really, if I wanted to play a game with great story but left all else to the imagination, then I'd go buy a book. And I didn't buy an Xbox 360 so I can go back and play on my PS2. You have to somewhat understand my point... I don't think anyone can be a gamer and not be at least a tiny bit of a multimedia whore.

I will agree though, that supporting smaller developers IS important, just as it is for budding directors, or lesser known musicians (say no to mp3s kids!) - but none of those can expect to become as rich as the giants in the industry over night.
Commented on 2006-07-13 21:23:45
I love the art.
Commented on 2006-07-13 21:48:49
Graphics are great wtf are you people talking about.. Not all games need to be real looking..

Art is great indeed.. I am really glad to see the xbox360 getting kick ___ games this time around..
Commented on 2006-07-13 22:32:40
The website has the Main Theme music for anyone who is Interested.

http://www.culdcept.com/saga/
Commented on 2006-07-13 22:35:19 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
The website has the Main Theme music for anyone who is Interested.

http://www.culdcept.com/saga/
Nice song.
Commented on 2006-07-14 00:46:03
The music is nice..
Commented on 2006-07-14 01:00:16
I am totally f'in stoked for this game now. I sure hope we get it in the states!
Commented on 2006-07-14 04:04:59
Hang on, have they done a major upgrade with the graphics on this game or something, as the one I downloaded from the E3 Xbox 360 marketplace sometime ago didn't look anything like this (had the PS2 look).
Commented on 2006-07-14 10:24:21
the images they have are incredibly small so you can't really tell the full quality of the game.
Commented on 2006-07-14 18:50:36
This game looks awesome. They better release it out side of Japan.

I also think that the term 'Next Gen' is being over used by people that critise a game/system.
Commented on 2006-07-15 19:12:33 In reply to Martijn_
Posted by Martijn_
The art is indeed very good, I think the graphics are not to bad either, the story is more important with RPG's.

It usually takes a year before the price drops of game ( if they do ). it depends on how wel it sells.
This is not an RPG nor will it be story based. The Culdcept series is more of a strategy/board game style. Its very much gameplay based not story driven. Think Magic the Gathering mixed with Monopoly and youre pretty close.
Commented on 2006-07-15 21:16:11 In reply to Ylathan
Posted by Ylathan
This is not an RPG nor will it be story based. The Culdcept series is more of a strategy/board game style. Its very much gameplay based not story driven. Think Magic the Gathering mixed with Monopoly and youre pretty close.
This version is story based from what i have heard/seen, go take a look at the trailer on the Marketplace.
Commented on 2006-07-19 18:03:50
Wow, this sure looks like a system seller definately!
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