Kabu Trader Shun, Can you be the Ultimate Stock Trader?

I’m sure you know the Japanese can just about turn anything into a game by now (look at Wario Ware) and the latest subject they seem to be taking on is the exciting world of shares or stock exchange.

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While “Kabu Trader Shun” doesn’t take on as serious a tone as Kojima’s simulator (the guy behind MGS), it is based on the same subject.

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The story tells of how Shun’s father Ippei, a successful investor in the stock market, pays most of his profits to charities. But one day, his father goes bankrupt because of a certain character and he disappears. Five years later, Shun joins Narasaki, a former student of his father to learn the ways of stock trading and the story begins.

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Each in-game day lasts for 5 seconds and stock values will change accordingly.

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Being an adventure game, you’ll be travelling around speaking to people and gathering information. For “Solo Trades” you have to gain a certain amount of profit over a period of months. “Versus Trade” has you playing against the CPU while abiding to a set of rules and by gaining profits, you can inflict some mental damage on your opponent. Players will have “Trading Arts” to help them gain the upper advantage too.

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