Ohgon Musoukyoku: Golden Fantasia Bewitching the Japanese Xbox 360

By Kenneth Richardson

April 20, 2011

Last year, Japanese indie fighting title Ohgon Musoukyoku hit the PC. I had the chance to play it a while back and I even praised it to my coworker, who now claims not to remember it (looks at Chad Awkerman). Anyway, the game is very unique. It features a two on two match layout with a tag team component not unlike the one featured in the popular Marvel vs. Capcom games.

It has a 2D visual style, with very sharp and beautiful sprites, a bit similar in sharpness to BlazBlue. Also similar to BB, the roster is very modest. I think there were about six or seven characters when I played it, but the final version ended up with ten. The coolest thing about the game, I thought, was it music and visual style. The old European style clothes the characters wear, in conjunction with the music and stages, gives the game a unique flair. Now Golden Fantasia is hitting the Xbox 360 in Japan, which speaks volumes about its success. It will be called Ohgon Musoukyoku X.

Now, this game doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance down under of coming to the United States, but it would be absurdly awesome if it did. Maybe it will get released as a download title and then we can just pretend to be Japanese (like I already do on a very regular basis) with a Japanese xbl account. This is all quite hypothetical though, since an American release hasn’t been de-confirmed. The game will release this summer.


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Kenneth Richardson

Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for DualShockers.com since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.

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