Akai Katana Coming Soon to a Store Near You!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

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Rising Star Games has announced the release for Akai Katana. It is set for May 11th in Europe, and May 15th in North America. If you’re a fan of Cave and Shoot ’em ups (a.k.a. Shmups), then this is a great title to look forward to. If you’re also wondering about physical copies, yes, Rising Star Games will be releasing the game in physical form for retail in Europe and the U.S. as well. So buy it new and show your support.


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  • Eugene Ng

    Sugoi! Awesome! I hope Cave keeps on giving more bullet frenzy games, such as Mushihimesama Futari (even though its region free), Deathsmiles II and more! I’m mostly used to Deathsmiles (have DX edition that has MBL and the awesome Arrange mode!) since its a great bullet frenzy game that is not so cruel with losing lives. Get hit by a bullet or enemy, you can modify it to level 1 to add as a training effect.

    • Agreed, I hope to see more and more shmups available so we don’t have to import. Especially on account of the news that Cave is no longer making their games region free.

  • Aw, 360? I was hoping for Wii or 3DS.

    • It is what it is I’m afraid. Cave and many other Shmup developers prefer the Xbox 360 in Japan. Rising Star Games made a partnership with Cave so they can bring as many of their games to all western regions. The 360 is cheap now a days so it’s no biggie, also yes, we are making article for every home console, handheld, and of coarse for PC. So expect to see more of these.