Namco reveals more info on Tank!Tank!Tank! & a new pirate themed light-gun game

Shaggy September 10, 2009 3


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 tank02Namco 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 piratenamcoend. 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.

[Via Game Watch AM-Net and Namco] [Discuss on the forums]


  1. arcads4ever September 12, 2009 at 8:55 am - Reply

    that pirate game makes me thing of lets go jungle by sega, I hope namco rudder controller isn’t using a simular idea to what I came up with 2 years ago and the other idea over a year ago. wish I could talk about them but I’m keeping them underwraps. what annoys me is when my idea is taken we often don’t get to see it make outside of japan which makes it even more annoying.

  2. ashley September 13, 2009 at 5:03 am - Reply

    im sure tank tank tank has already been released,time zone in gold coast australia has 4 linked together.

    • arcads4ever September 13, 2009 at 9:12 am - Reply

      probably either a test machine or due to australia being so near to asia since importing is near them.

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