X360 Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | 3:41 PM

Images of Omega Five

Images of Omega Five

Hudson Entertainment and Natsume inked a deal to bring the shmup Omega Five, a new IP, for the online network Xbox Live (XBL). The hardcore action with horizontal scrolling will launch worldwide come November 2007.


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Commented on 2007-09-12 16:02:32
That looks great!

I'm going to need myself a big batch of MP points after today.
Commented on 2007-09-12 16:07:14
Looks nice. Characters floating in mid air without jetpacks looks a bit weird though. Is there some story behind that airwalking?
Commented on 2007-09-12 16:14:46
Too many... awesome titles...
Commented on 2007-09-12 16:16:23 In reply to Consoled
Posted by Consoled
Looks nice. Characters floating in mid air without jetpacks looks a bit weird though. Is there some story behind that airwalking?
That's quite normal for Japanese shmups. It's also present in another XBLA game announced recently, Shikigami no Shiro 3.

Anyway, I watched some gameplay videos on IGN and I must say I'm very pleasantly surprised. Seems like it will be a proper hard core shmup, and a very beautiful one at that. I didn't get that impression when I first saw it in motion a few months ago.
Commented on 2007-09-12 17:07:52
The floating characters is less weird than the character (not present in these screens) who brings his dog along for the action. ;-) Just assume it's magic or something, I guess.
Commented on 2007-09-12 20:22:42
I feel there is something flawed about the size of everything.. I guess movement won't be a big factor.. I'll definitely download the demo first.
Commented on 2007-09-12 21:16:24
It depends on the size of hitboxes.
Commented on 2007-09-12 22:24:06
Looks like Side Arms for Turbo Grafx 16 from back in the day... I will test it and if good... buy it!
Commented on 2007-09-15 12:25:23
Natsume?Great studio!

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