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TwinBee Revealed as the Next 3D Classic

by Danny Bivens - August 3, 2011, 12:39 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/sacj/index.htm..., (Nintendo)

Konami's arcade shoot 'em up is scheduled to hit Japan next week.

The next 3D Classic, TwinBee, will launch on the Japan eShop on August 10 for 600 yen.

The shoot 'em up originally appeared in arcades in 1985 and then later came to home consoles, including the Famicom, in 1986. The game did not see an official release outside of Japan until it appeared on Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits on the Nintendo DS in 2007 under the name RainbowBell. Its first sequel, Stinger, was released on the NES.

This vertical-scrolling shooter is the fourth 3D Classic to be released in Japan. The game was featured in the 3D Classics Collection demo shown at E3 2010. So far, only two 3D Classics, Excite Bike and Xevious, have been released in North American and PAL territories. 


Ian SaneAugust 03, 2011

I really wonder why we haven't gotten this or Parodius in North America.  We've had only two Twinbee titles and they were very low key and were released 20 years apart.  I get that back in the NES days a cute-em-up might not have gone over well in North America.  But these days there is much more of a market for niche games that used to be Japan-only.  Hell, it's been like that since the Playstation.  So why are games like Pop'n Twinbee or Parodius Da not available on the VC for example where obscure games like Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa have been released in North America?  I hear great things about these games and would like to play them but don't have any way to do so legally.

AVAugust 03, 2011

I made a youtube video of what games Nintendo should make 3d classics:

3D Classics My ideas for Future games

Twinbee was NOT on my list BTW. We don't need 3d classics to be filled up with a bunch shooters like this because this is very similar to Xevious. If Nintendo still plans on making a limited number of 3d classics I really hope they make most of it and give us a variety of games

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