- Irem became the latest publisher to join up with Sony's Home virtual world as it offered today a first look at its very own virtual lounge.
Similar to Bandai Namco's lounge, the Irem space is meant to be a general area for the publisher rather than for a particular game.
To quote: Named "Irem Plaza" ("Irem Hiroba" in Japanese), this lounge has been designed in image of a Japanese festival. Visitors will find the types of sights and activities one might find at a Japanese-style carnival, including booths and areas for food, shooting, fireworks, and Bon Odori.
The lounge will also offer a variety of items, including traditional "yutaka" festival clothing for player avatars and R-9 figures from R-Type as furniture items.
The lounge promises four areas from the start:
• Observation Deck
Allows visitors to look out onto the beach and see fireworks and the setting sun
• Message Board
Details lounge events and information about new stalls
• Night Stalls
Players can play mini games and purchase items here
• Yagura (Watch Tower)
This is the central area of the lounge where players will gather
The lounge will also eventually be updated with a special game lounge...