PS3 Friday, June 22, 2007 | 2:03 PM

Promotional video of Wangan Midnight

Promotional video of Wangan Midnight

Genki is a studio well known for its Tokyo Xtreme Racer series, so it's a good new that they are in charge of the game version of the quite famous manga/animated series Wangan Midnight that depicts the same type of races. If you never heard about it, think Initial D (it even looks similar even if it's not the same mangaka) on Tokyo's highways.


Promo Video

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Commented on 2007-06-22 14:20:28
Holy shit... haven't seen the video, yet, but the screens look really, really... REALLY awful!
Commented on 2007-06-22 14:27:20 In reply to Hrimthur
Posted by Hrimthur
Holy shit... haven't seen the video, yet, but the screens look really, really... REALLY awful!
I hope you weren't expecting Forza or GT level graphics from a small developer.

And thanks for the 1080p video. I hope we see more of them in the future.
Commented on 2007-06-22 14:30:34
Hehehe, no, shurely not, but when I first saw these ones, I was a bit shocked, however ^^
Commented on 2007-06-22 15:41:25
This is by Genkai, they don't have the budget or resources to bring the visual goodness. Never heard of the show before, but it does resemble Initial D a lot. So that's cool. Anyway, I'm a fan of Genkai's TXR and Kaido Battle series, so I will keep an eye on this. They may not win any graphics/simulation awards, but I enjoy playing their racing games.

Probably in the minority though :P
Commented on 2007-06-22 16:12:30
It's Genki, not Genkai.
Commented on 2007-06-22 16:40:51
I got pretty addicted to Import Tuner Challenge, deffinately picking this up when it comes out.
Commented on 2007-06-22 16:53:15
Hmm, when the game promises FUN, then it's worse to take a look.
Does anyone remember Hardcore 4x4? Noone liked it, but I adored it.
Simply 'caus of the fun I had with the game.
Commented on 2007-06-22 17:12:39
they ripped off Initial D's art style in order to get more custumers ...
Commented on 2007-06-22 19:28:47
I'm waiting for Simon to come in with some pun about wangs.
Commented on 2007-06-22 19:38:09
Hah! Not likely after my disasterous Lumines 2 confession turned boulet! :O

I'll be strictly high brow humour from now on.
Commented on 2007-06-22 19:57:33 In reply to Lafiel
Posted by Lafiel
they ripped off Initial D's art style in order to get more custumers ...
Initial D manga started in 1995, Wangan Midnight in 1992...
Commented on 2007-06-22 20:13:50 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Hah! Not likely after my disasterous Lumines 2 confession turned boulet! :O

I'll be strictly high brow humour from now on.
NOT FAIR! :(
Commented on 2007-06-22 23:28:28
Well Genki or no Genki it still looks damn bad.
Commented on 2007-06-23 21:14:12
Can anyone get this video to playback on the Xbox 360?
Commented on 2007-06-24 01:52:07
It might play but not smooth, ur 360 will need some update to play mp4 files.

It's wierd that playing the 600MB Haze Mp4 file on my ps3 was silky smooth but on my P4 3.2Ghz computer and Xbox360, it played like choppy salami
Commented on 2007-06-24 13:57:42
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2007-06-24 22:42:32
No one is forcing you to buy it.

I will be buying this game for sure, I just hope it actualy comes to North America
Commented on 2007-06-26 10:10:49
The replays of the game look okay, and the game seems to make some fun. There are places where the levels and the cars look acceptable, but that one track by daylight... the textures of the road look really ugly. Would make me nerveous during a race...

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