Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Akai Katana Shin Coming to N. America
Rising Star Games of the UK has announced the release of the previously-Japan-only Cave shooter Akai Katana Shin for North American 360 consoles. You can bet on a $40-ish price tag and some fancy extras, similar to their DDP Resurrection release (which was also playable on US consoles - pictured below). Akai Katana is expected to release sometime in the 2nd quarter of this year.
Cave has stated that Akai Katana Shin and the Xbox live Japan-only release of Mushihimesama HD may very well be the last 360 shmups ever released. The good news is that they are considering releasing their entire library for PC.
In other news, I purchased a copy of Mushi Futari Limited Edition from a strange gentleman on the Shmups forums and, instead of simply marking it as "sold" in the thread, he posted this:
I'm suddenly having the urge to change my username from "Mdsfx" to "Mxpx"...
Posted by md galaxy at 4:20 AM