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The Silver Case Now Available in English on Steam

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Suda 51 (Goichi Suda) is a developer who, as his name suggests, thinks outside the box.  His notable titles include Killer 7No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned, and Lollipop Chainsaw.  I am also personally a big fan of Michigan: Report from Hell and Sine Mora as well.  One of the first titles he wrote and directed was a visual novel/mystery title called The Silver Case that released on the Playstation.  Unfortunately it never got localized (or fan translated) and thus has never been available in English, until now.  I’m told the gameplay is similar to Snatcher or Policenauts (without shooting sequences) but that Suda’s distinct sense of style and crazy plot are present.  It also has a fantastic soundtrack, which is also available on Steam.

This localized and overhauled title is available now on Steam with a retail price of $19.99 (and 10% off for an initial block of days).  There is a free demo available and we hope to get you a quick look in the upcoming days.

Written by Fred Rojas

October 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Podcast: Shmup Game Club

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This week we are joined by listener Jason (@albirhiza) to discuss our Shmup Game Club: Giga Wing 2, Velocity (Ultra), Radiant Silvergun, Power-Up, and Sine Mora.  Campaigns, tactics, high scores, and more are covered as we dissect some of the more contemporary additions to the genre.


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Let’s Play Michigan: Report from Hell

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Here’s our complete Let’s Play of the PS2 Japan/Europe exclusive by Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda51, Michigan: Report from Hell.

Written by Fred Rojas

January 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Retro Game Night: RE Gun Survivor 2 and Michigan

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For this week’s video and Retro Game Night we are playing requested titles Biohazard (Resident Evil) Gun Survivor 2 (Japanese Version) and Michigan: Report from Hell (European English Version).  Both titles only released in Japan and Europe so here they are in all your viewing glory.  Michigan is a complete let’s play series.  Due to language and violence both of the games and the commentary, viewer discretion is advised.  

Written by Fred Rojas

December 14, 2013 at 11:14 am