Japanese artist and programmer RIKI - the same chap who did the brilliant 8bit Music Power "cartridge album" - is bringing his homebrew indie hit Kira Kira Star Night to the Famicom as a physical release.
Released in 2013 and shown off to great acclaim at BitSummit back in 2014, the side-scrolling platformer boasts advanced graphical effects and music from industry veterans including Yuzo Koshiro. Columbus Circle appears to be handling the publishing duties.
The objective of the game is to leap around collecting stars, which might sound straightforward but - as you can see from the footage below - quickly becomes quite tricky.
Kira Kira Star Night is expected to launch in Japan towards the end of July and will retail for ¥5,378.
You had my interest at Yuzo Koshiro...
I may have to investigate this title further.
Nice that the NES indie gamedev scene is also active. To be honest, I only follow the Dreamcast/Mega Drive new releases, but I'm glad other consoles are getting some new games as well. The art style's really cute on this one.
Cool, very very cool. (:
Simple but cool, looks fun.
Good to see one system gets new games.
Neat! I wonder if RIKI will continue making these or if this was a one-off after their experimental album. If so, it sure would be nice to see at least some of them put into a collection of some sort, someday.
Wait, there are new Megadrive/Genesis games!? I must know more, please!
Even the Famicom is getting more games than the Wii U
No Nintendo steal of quality?
Say it ain't so!
I really wish Nintendo would get on board with such projects...
Some reason it reminds me of Galaga, could be fun for a little bit.
EDIT: WAIT, doesn't the video say 4980 yen?
The gameplay looks like a blast and I'm loving the soundtrack. I'll have to import this.
What If this happened with other consoles? I wanna see a brand new game for like, GameCube or PS2.
Well it looks very interesting...
Finally! Iv'e been waiting for a new Famicom game for a long time! Super Famicom games are probably the next new games to come out so this is perfect for a system that's 30+years old!
@whitemaskedhero Those might be a long way off, and they would probably be 2d 16-bit-esque games. The Dreamcast community has plenty of releases, but very few of them (I'm only aware of one) has any 3d graphics, and it's a point and click game that looks like Myst.
good twerking music, thats for sure
@elric257 Well, I don't know if you meant releases as in 'recent releases' and I also don't know if you're already aware of them, but there are plenty of community releases of 3D games on the Dreamcast, mainly unseen/unreleased or beta-versions of games that never got a commercial release, and also some unofficial conversions that really push the console to it's limits.
Here's a list for your consideration, maybe you've missed some of them in which case you'll have something new to play:
Propeller Arena - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JsRHC8-qcs
Geist Force - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pDb-mYdegg
Half Life Gold - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV-zOhKkrwE
Toe Jam & Earl 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhkB5Dg8KME
Hellgate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-w9_Khe2_w
DC Evolution Quake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyRxkDezYsY
The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp4TuC6xazI
MoHo (Ball Breakers) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhCxKa2FzRg
The Iso Zone or Emuparadise are your friend in procuring these lost games.
Then all you'll need is a couple of empty cd's and you're good to go...
Looks very polished considering many other indie games I've seen released to consoles, which admittedly aren't a whole lot. I especially love the fluid animation in the title screen. Love seeing new content released to these beauties.
Might invest in a Famicom now.
Holy crap at the parralax layering and non flickering with all those sprites, and the amount of simultaneous scripts the stars are following as well. Is there a processor in the cart? My gut says no, too pricey. Regaurdless I bow to their clear mastery of the 6502.
Yup, either some nice fan/demoscene games, official translations of the old games released on the cart/reprints (Beggar Prince, Cascade, Magic GIrl), as well as new releases (Sacred Line, Pier Solar).
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