With JAMMA fast approaching comes more information on various new arcade titles from the different game companies and today we have a little more information on some new Namco titles. First off Tank!Tank!Tank! (which will be released sometime after IAAPA this year in the US) is getting a release in Japan next month. We also finally have a screenshot from the game now and as you can see, one of the game modes reminds me a lot of Earth Defense Force 2017 (but keep in mind that the tanks in T!T!T! will control more like how Tokyo Wars worked and not like how vehicles controlled in EDF) where you battle gigantic spiders and robots although the style does differ.
Of course don’t write T!T!T! off in case you didn’t like EDF, I have heard some rave reviews on the game so far and we’ll keep an eye on what people think about it in case it shows up at AMOA and IAAPA. The game includes force feedback in both the seat and the controller and it sounds like it will increase in intensity depending upon the types of weapons that the player uses. Tank! Tank! Tank! uses Namco’s ES1 hardware, which is the same hardware used in their motorcycle title, Nirin.
On top of that Namco will be showing off a new light-gun title next week that the translator is labelling “Deddosutomupairetsu” – which is something with pirates at the end. The cabinet is enclosed where two players can sit down and play and the game includes a “rudder-type controller” which I think is translator speak for a pedal. Game Watch also mentions something about some special kind of force feedback in the game that changes sensitivity depending on when and from where the player will be attacked, at least that’s what it sounds like. For right now we only have a thumbnail view of what this new pirate shooter looks like, by next week we should see more.