Tue, Jan 04, 2011 | 08:12 GMT
Virtual-On Force boasts import-ready English translation
Mecha-action arcade game Virtual-On Force is somewhat unlikely to make it out of Asia, but you can still get your hands on the Xbox 360 version with no delay; the team responsible for the port has announced that the Japanese SKU is region-free and comes with an English translation.
Siliconera translated a post announcing the import-friendly features of the game on the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force blog.
Online retailer PlayAsia offers a discrete Asian release, which is also region-free, but makes no mention of an English translation.
Hitmaker’s ambitious robotic battler, the third in a series, features four-player simultaneous showdowns as 2v2 teams.
Published by Sega on the Hikaru arcade board, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force took nine years to travel to home consoles, first appearing in 2001.
The original cabinet allowed players to store accrued data on a magnetic “pilot’s license” and featured 14 mecha types, plus variations.