Akai Katana
Akai Katana EU Teaser Trailer Enters Bullet Hell
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Originally announced for European launch back in October 2011 and released in Japan during May 2011, Akai Katana is almost ready to shoot its way to the west, and to celebrate, publisher Rising Star Games has released a teaser trailer, virtually identical to its original Japanese teaser.

In fact it is the same, save for a few swanky new graphics, some extra gameplay and English language descriptions. Cue physic powers, Guiding Ore that can be tempered into Guiding Blades, and an epic battle against the forces of the evil Emperor Basho. Forget the story... You can blow things up.

Fully remastered in 16:9 widescreen, with flashy HD visuals, an all-new scoring system, massive shooter combos and 3 modes: Origin, Slash and Climax, Akai Katana is as deep as shmups get. Check out the teaser trailer to see more of Akai Katana, which is releasing in the west in spring 2012. Caution: there will be wailing guitars.


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Comment #1 by JSunAlec
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:05:48 AM
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Comment #2 by grimfaerie
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:19:30 AM
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all of the wants c:. been so excited for this to come out. wanted to import it for my jp xbox but that died and then microsoft sent me the wrong console back rofl. gorgeous looking shmup and so much fun /try the jp demo if you haven't yet.

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Comment #3 by Arron114
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:22:24 AM
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Looks excellent . I read this was caves last overseas port ?

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Comment #4 by Bibliodoc
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:22:53 AM
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Okay by me. Well done Rising Star Games for its commitment to distributing this kind of game.

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Comment #5 by Kolibri
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:33:23 AM
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Looks cool.

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Comment #6 by grimfaerie
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:41:15 AM
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where did you read that? it's looking more like their opening their expansion rather then closing it D:

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Comment #7 by kaiyo penguin
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:41:22 AM
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lol this looks like it might cause a few seizures.

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Comment #8 by ride88
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 11:03:24 AM
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God like..... This game rocks , got it day one from Japan ........

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Comment #9 by lam47
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 11:08:44 AM
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Yup, had this pre ordered for the Japanese release.
So cool there's going to be an EU release too.

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Comment #10 by Tromav
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 11:09:25 AM
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One of my fav shmups on the 360, it's so satisfying shooting katanas accross the screen and having everything turn into bonuses. Here's hoping Rising Star pick up Mushihimesama HD next.

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Comment #11 by dirge
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 11:24:07 AM
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Been looking forward to this, tried the demo out on my Japanese account and loved it! Day one purchase for sure. :)

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Comment #12 by joco200
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 11:59:15 AM
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Got this pre-ordered, cant wait!

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Comment #13 by Arron114
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 01:19:34 PM
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@6 Dunno mate ill have a look. Either here or TA.

I hope they continue , They keep bringing them. ILl keep buying them.

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Comment #14 by VicRattlehead
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 01:47:57 PM
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long live Rising Star m/

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Comment #15 by The Stray
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 02:24:19 PM
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You guys do know that this will also come in the US as well. (As what the video shows too.)

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Comment #16 by Dude Rain
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 03:27:21 PM
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@15 This had me concerned as well.

It says NTSC at 0:07, and at 0:49 in that vid, it show box art with the ESRB "Rating Pending" emblem, so yeah, looks like it's making it to the states.


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Comment #17 by Arenazombie
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 08:46:59 PM
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Is it just me or do a lot of these SHMUPs games titles and boxarts are pretty misleading?
With this I've first thought of a game like Eternal Sonata.
Wouldn't expect flying in a spaceship shooting things from this boxart.

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Comment #18 by herpmanjoe
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 09:56:56 PM
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Looking forward to this, been waiting for another shmup to get into.

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Comment #19 by lam47
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:08:46 AM
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Who buys games based on the box art?
Also in came you can switch from a ship to a character when in power up mode etc. so the characters on the box you do indeed take direct control of in the game.

Most of caves games have pictures of the characters on the cover. It's not like they would use a screenshot instead.

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