Omega Five heading to 3DS
Natsume’s Omega Five, an XBLA shmup coming to Nintendo 3DS next spring in Japan, according to Famitsu.
I don’t remember this co-op title from when it came out for XBLA in January 2008, but it seems to have received generally positive reviews — 1UP, however, called it “too hardcore for its own good “and [not] anything special”. I hear the music, composed by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki (Pocky & Rocky, Gundam Wing: Endless Duel), is great at least.
This would be great as a 3DSWare release, though I have a feeling it’ll come out as a retail cart, three or four times more expensive than its $10 XBLA edition. I hope that doesn’t become a trend with XBLA/PSN-to-3DS ports. It’s bad enough already that $0.99 iPhone games are releasing on Nintendo’s download platform for $5-$8.