Konami readies Road Fighters for release

Shaggy September 13, 2010 3

It’s been almost a full year since we first revealed the development of a new Konami racer called Road Fighters and now Konami is finally ready to bring the game to market. It has changed quite a bit since the first test, adding 3D support and a slick cabinet and soon we’ll see how the 3D additive helps the game compete against other technical racers such as Initial D and Maximum Tune. The new page for the game mentions e-Amusement support for keeping track of player data as well as online competitive play. They also tap into Konami’s plentiful Bemani library for the background music, which might be a way to help pull in Bemani music fans who don’t mind playing racers either. To round it all off, the game lets the player pick from a diverse line-up of licensed cars, six of which are shown on the product page(click the link below). Road Fighters will be released in Japan next month; there is no indication at this point as to whether this will be getting an official international release and that seems quite unlikely given the game’s hefty price tag of around $35k per unit (that is per AM-Net, unsure if $35k is for a package of four units like we saw with SFIV or just one).

[Konami Road Fighters product page]


3 Comments »

  1. RJAY63 September 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    LOL at Google translator…Revenge in Defeat, National Online Gaming Mode, **** confrontation with players! XD

    • Shaggy September 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Yeah I saw that and had to LOL as well. They may as well brand it “Road Fighters – the game with a ***king attitude!”

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