Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Cave

Cave’s Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu hitting Steam later this year

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Degica will once again be porting over a Cave shooter to PC, Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu. Released in Europe for Xbox 360 as Dodonpachi Resurrection, the bullet-hell-style horizontal shooter will feature three ships with their own style of play, two-player co-op, and support for Steam trading cards, cloud saves, and leaderboards. As a daring pilot, players must stop an android, known as Next EXY, and her band of Elemental Dolls from altering history.

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Cave shooter Deathsmiles blasts its way onto Steam

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PC shooter fans are getting another heavy hitter from Degica today with the release of Deathsmiles. The popular Cave shooter has been available stateside for Xbox 360 since 2010, and its release on Steam marks its debut for PC. First-week buyers will receive a discount of 10% off as well as a download of the official soundtrack. The PC version supports local two-player co-op and sports five playable characters, six modes, and a nonlinear progression system.

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Cave horizontal shooter Deathsmiles hitting PC this March

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Degica has announced that they will be releasing the PC version of Cave’s Deathsmiles on March 10. Currently available for Xbox 360, Deathsmiles is a horizontal shooter that pits players, as angels, against the invading forces of Hell. The game features six modes, including Mega Black Label, five playable angels, branching paths, and support for local two-player co-op. The original soundtrack will also be included with the game for free during launch week.

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Degica to bring Deathsmiles to PC via Steam in 2016

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Another Cave shooter is heading to PC courtesy of Degica. The Xbox 360 shooter Deathsmiles is the latest making its way to Steam, following last month’s release of Mushihimesama, and is set to hit the service next spring. The bullet-hell-style shooter will feature six modes, six playable angels, two-player local co-op support, and a nonlinear progression system.

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Cave’s Mushihimesama to launch on Steam on November 5

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Degica has announced that Cave’s shooter Mushihimesama will hit Steam on November 5. Translated to Bug Princess in English, the bullet-hell-style vertical shooter puts players in the role of princess Reco during her journey to secure a cure for her people from the god of the insect-like Koju. Astride Kiniro, her golden beetle, players will have to battle less pleasant Koju in order to make it to Shinju Forest. The game will feature three game modes, online leaderboard support, and 1.5 DLC.

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Cave to make Steam debut with Mushihimesama for PC

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Famed shooter developer Cave will be making their Steam debut this winter with Mushihimesama. The vertical shooter, originally released overseas in arcades and Xbox 360, follows the princess Reco on her quest to find a cure for her people. Players must guide her through five stages of bullet hell to reach Shinju Forest in order to secure the help of the God of the Koju, large insectoid creatures that roam the land. In addition to Arcade Mode, the game will also include Arrange Mode, with different enemy positions and shot patterns, Novice Mode, online leaderboard, support for downloadable replays, and an extra remixed version of the game, Mushihimesama 1.5.

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Akai Katana unleashes (bullet) hell on Live Games on Demand

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Xbox Live Games on Demand just got a bit shump-ier today with the launch of Akai Katana. The Rising Star Games-published, Cave-developed shooter features three modes, local co-op play, leaderboard support, and new settings. The Games on Demand version is going for a cool $24.99.

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Xbox 360 News

(Xbox 360 Review) Akai Katana

(Xbox 360 Review) Akai Katana

“…the incentive to learn and improve continues long after the campaign.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Akai Katana en route to retail with beams, bombs, and missiles

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Cave fans itching for some bullet-hell action (or, to get a bit jargony, Pew! Pew! Pew! action) should keep their eyes out for their latest 360 shooter, Akai Katana. Publisher Rising Star Games has shipped their North American debut to retail, which will soon be transporting players to an alternate dimension where a bloodthirsty Japanese emperor is sacrificing his people to power his katana. The game features three modes (Arcade, Slash, and Cimax), original Arcade settings, online leaderboards and replays, and local two-player co-op.

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Akai Katana to get four DLC packs in May

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With Rising Star Games’ North American debut a week away, the publisher has announced their DLC plans for Akai Katana. The Cave shooter will launch on May 15, but starting today, gamers can download the first of four planned DLC packs, a theme pack for 240 MS Points. The following week, on May 14, a ten-picture pack will be available for 160 MS Points. Another round of each will see the month through, with a second theme pack launching on May 21 for 240 MS Point and a second picture pack on May 28 for 160 MS Points.

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