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 Post subject: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:00 pm 


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Hi guys,

Much like G.rev Maruyama-dono's interview we did for STGWeekly (which you can watch here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCwmKHc0dI)
we have been given a great opportunity to ask some interview questions of the Bullet Soul devs!

Post away! Time is of the essence since our contact is meeting them mid-week.

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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:45 pm 


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I'd like to know if there's a chance of a PS4 port or any new games.
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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:20 am 


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Why did they bring Bullet Soul to Steam instead of Bullet Soul Infinite Burst since it is the most complete package? Seems counter intuitive.
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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:43 am 


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Several other STGs built around bullet-cancelling (Giga Wing, Mushi Futari, etc.) not only utilize the mechanic to make enemy attacks manageable, but tie it into the scoring system, so that more skilled players not only survive longer but score higher throughout. In Bullet Soul, however, the "souls" are purely cosmetic; were there ever plans to make them a more central element, and if so why did you end up going in a simpler direction?
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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:28 am 


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Infinite Burst's Burst Mode tied bullet cancelling into the scoring.
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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:03 am 


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Well, if no one else is going to ask:

I don't expect it, but is there any chance of a non-Steam PC port of Infinite Burst?


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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:01 am 


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Oniros wrote:
Infinite Burst's Burst Mode tied bullet cancelling into the scoring.

Did it? Somehow that doesn't ring a bell on my end...well, if I'm off either ditch the question or toss an "initially" in there.
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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:04 pm 


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Winane wrote:
Well, if no one else is going to ask:

I don't expect it, but is there any chance of a non-Steam PC port of Infinite Burst?

This. And by non-Steam I mean explicitly can we please see a DRM-free release of their next game?
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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:09 pm 


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BulletMagnet wrote:
ring a bell on my end


You can jolly well do that yourself, young man.

Will they make another shooter? How have the sales been on pc, do they plan on sticking with the platform in the future?


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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:39 pm 


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I want to know when I can buy it from Xbox Live in Europe for my 360.
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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:36 pm 



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I would ask these questions...

1. Will we see a release of Infinite Burst on Steam?
2. Any chance for a sequel?


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I want to know when I can buy it from Xbox Live in Europe for my 360.

I agree on this one, it's a bit work to get it to work now.

There is at least a way around it. I bought both Bullet Soul games on US marketplace and they work great on my JP, PAL Xbox 360 and PAL Xbox One.

You just need to get a Xbox Live Giftcard for US Marketplace... I bought mine from Amazon and it worked without any issues after I created a US Xbox Live account. After logging in with my US account and changing location in settings to US I just bought it and downloaded it (no VPN required), after downloading game you can set it back to use your old location, game still works.
The bad thing is that game buy is tied to my US dummy account, license is still on the Xbox so I really don't care.


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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:38 am 


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why do you cancel everything


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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
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1.) Any plans to release either Bullet Soul STG on the Nintendo Switch or other portable gaming handheld (the Sony Playstation Vita)?

It'd be awesome to see another modern-day STG release on the Switch (especially with it's ability to tate the screen, indeed).

2.) Was the classic Hudson Soft release of Star Soldier on the venerable PC Engine/TurboGrax-16 consoles, the basis/origins for the first Bullet Soul STG?

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 Post subject: Re: Interview questions for the Bullet Soul devs?
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I don't know who's being interviewed but bear in mind the developer (Tachyon) doesn't make decisions about when and where the game might be released, so if you ask questions in that vein you probably aren't going to get interesting answers.

I'd be interested to hear about their experiences working with Jake Kaufman/virt on the arrange OST: how it came about, what the process was like, why they chose him in particular, etc.

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