Senko no Ronde is a fighting / shooting game hybrid first released for arcades in 2005. The series consists of four total releases, including Senko no Ronde for arcade in 2005, Senko no Ronde SP for arcade in 2006, Senko no Ronde Rev.X for Xbox 360 in 2006, and Senko no Ronde DUO for arcade and Xbox 360 in 2010. Gameplay sees players battle using mecha called “Landers” by shooting from a distance and melee fighting at close range.
Here’s an overview of the series, via Degica Games:
About the Senko no Ronde series:
Senko no Ronde is developer G.Rev’s unique mix of bullet hell shooting and fighting game genres whose ecelectic mix of characters, involved scenario and entrancing bullet ballet drew a lot of attention.
Senko no Ronde / Senko no Ronde SP (Arcade)
Released in Japanese arcades in April 2005, the inaugural entry into the series featured 8 characters piloting their Landers (battle robots) in 1 on 1 battles. SP was an upgrade released in August 2006.
Senko no Ronde Rev.X (Xbox 360)
Released in July 2006 in Japan and internationally as WarTech, this was a port of the previous arcade game with a major graphical overhaul and additional story elements.
Senko no Ronde DUO (Arcade, Xbox 360)
Released as a Japan-only sequel in 2009 (arcade) and 2010 (Xbox 360). Maintaining the previous game’s unique mix of shooting and fighting, it added new characters, new mechanics alongside across the board improvements to the game.
Senko no Ronde 2 will support two player online battles. Further details were not announced.