Dodonpachi Saidaioujou May Get Joint International Release

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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The Xbox 360 version of Cave’s latest vertical scrolling bullet hell shooter, Dodonpachi Saidaioujou, may get a simultaneous release in both Japan and North America.  Though the developer is considering partnering with Rising Star, the western publisher of their previous games Dodonpachi Resurrection and Akai Katana, Cave game development manager Makoto Asada indicated in an interview with Siliconera that they are currently in talks with another unnamed publisher, as well.  This publisher may be able to secure Saidaioujou a North American release date in step with the Japanese launch.

“Besides Rising Star, we are talking with another publisher we are working with another potential publisher who’s goal is to release Dodonpachi Saidaioujou for Xbox 360 on the same date in Japan and outside of Japan.”

The Japanese console release of Dodonpachi Saidioujou is scheduled for the spring of 2013.  If the stars align, the same may be said of the North American release as well.  But it’s still too early to definitively say one way or the other.  We’ll update as more information becomes available.  In the meantime, here is the trailer for the game’s previous Japan-only arcade release, courtesy of YouTube:

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  • Not played a game like this in many years but I may have to give this one a shot looks pretty fun.

  • Looks cool.  Say the name 3 times fast, I dare you!

  • Eugene Ng

    Yeah!!! I got the whole localised Cave games: Deathsmiles, Dodonpachi Resurrection and Akai Katana! I have Deathsmiles and Akai Katana as physical copies (Akai Katana as Games on Demand)! I want this game badly! If not, I’ll import! I would love to see more shoot em ups in future!