K-On! Video Game In the Works: Castanets!...?

Topic started by gia on April 2, 2010. Last post by Konanda 4 years, 3 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Word on Kotaku is that the newly season-two'd manga/anime K-On! is getting a video game, and true to form, the only thing we know about it so far is that Sega is making it. No system, no genre, no nothin'.

I tried to slough this article off on John, who was unwilling to take it at 10:45pm on a Friday, but he did offer that Sega made Samba de Amigo. Given this proclivity to percussion instruments, I think we can safely assume that it's going to be a castanets-based rhythm game. Right?
  
 
Would you buy it?
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Well, it's being made by SEGA so that's not a good sign.  Either way, I wont buy it.
Post by Chengy (1,711 posts) See mini bio Level 17
if its got castanets in it then its a must buy >.>
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Crap, more plastic instruments for my apartment...
Post by metalsnakezero (666 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Game of the year, son!
Post by docmarionum1 (14 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Well, I'd speculate it would be some sort of music or rhythm game, in which case there's no way I'd get it - now, if it were a shoot-em-up...
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,181 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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The fact that SEGA are the ones developing it doesn't fill me with hope, though I doubt it will be a great game no matter who develops it... unless they made Rockband: K-ON! Edition... hmmm.

@Chengy said:
" if its got castanets in it then its a must buy >.> "
I expected nothing less from you Cheng, you do realise you'll have to buy the castanet controller to get the full experience though right?
Post by ThePsychoGamer (1,835 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I can see it  now, "All your sweets are belong to us"
 
Anyways i have enough platic intruments lying around my house, i still got the one's from Guitar hero, and the ones from Rock Band,
Post by constanzadellarosa (234 posts) See mini bio Level 15
K-On! : Castanet Hero? Holy Moley!
Post by Chengy (1,711 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@Newten:  it would fit perfectly with my rockband guitar, drums and mic, the rockband clascinets, fuck yes mate lol, k on rockband for the xbox i would tottally get
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Nope, it's just not my thing but I hope it ends up helping Sega with products that will sell well. I've been a little worried since they released 3 RPGs that they published in North America during the same month Final Fantasy XIII was released. I bought two of them (Infinite Space [by the same awesome studio that made Bayonetta, Platinum Games] and Resonance of Fate*) and well as for the other one (Yakuza 3) I just have to say I wonder how many copies that even sold. Although it was probably just to try to ship as much stuff as possible before their fiscal year ended.  
 
I wonder which studio is going to make it although without knowing if it's just going to be an arcade game, cell phone game, or home console/handheld I guess it's hard to know.
 
*although having heard about it I'm a little squimish since the combat system sounds hella complex and in a non-intuitive way. It's mainly the steam punk aesthetic and crazy Japanese vibe being the main reason I bought it.

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