Akai Katana
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There's not much to write home about this week... In fact, if you live anywhere but Europe, there's absolutely nothing to write home about whatsover.

There's a whole lot of nothing in the stores. There's so much nothing, that we're debating why we even bothered writing this post. Especially as it's Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK, and we should be relaxing, eating a roast dinner or something.

But Akai Katana is out in Europe this week, so that's reason enough for us to write this. It's a fine looking shmup, fully remastered with all sorts of modes and such. You can grab it this Friday at a bargain price. That is all. Enjoy your Monday, folks! As you were...

Australia (via

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Europe (via

  • Akai Katana

North America (via

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Asia (via

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Comment #1 by Gentleman
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:17:52 AM
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HOORA...aaawwwwwww. . .

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Comment #2 by H0p3sfalL
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:18:29 AM
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Slow week.....

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Comment #3 by Mr Matty
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:20:37 AM
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Great week for savers !

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Comment #4 by Barad
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:22:13 AM
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Max Payne next week!!

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Comment #5 by Earth Djinn
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:22:45 AM
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Max Payne 3 and Diablo 3 next week makes up for this week.

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Comment #6 by ShotyMcFat
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:22:48 AM
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Minecraft is coming out this week on xbox live so thats sort of good

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Comment #7 by Ereaser NL
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:33:22 AM
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So empty...

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Comment #8 by the bears beard
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:36:37 AM
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Comment #9 by CoffeeAddict5
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:37:51 AM
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So much to choose from...

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Comment #10 by Hansathan
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:39:00 AM
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Looks like I'll be continuing to play the most underrated MP of this generation this week...007 Quantum of Solace.

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Comment #11 by dirge
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:40:20 AM
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Only one game? Good thing it's one i've been looking forward to for over a year, w00t! Bring on the bullet hell!

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Comment #12 by KIDDRAGON67
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:55:48 AM
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For some its Mothers Day this weekend so I guess no games is a good thing ;)

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Comment #13 by Teh Phantomz
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:00:14 AM
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Minecraft and Max Payne 3, can't wait so excited :)

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Comment #14 by Ereaser NL
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:05:05 AM
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I srsly dont get why everyone is so exited about MC coming to Xbox.
Why not just get it for PC? It's not demanding and mods are really great

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Comment #15 by JustAFriend
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:09:03 AM
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#14 pc specs?

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Comment #16 by dirge
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:14:56 AM
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@14 my pc can't handle games.

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Comment #17 by CaptainKicker
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:17:52 AM
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Is Akai Kantana any good? I kinda want to buy it.

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Comment #18 by Perfectlous
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:18:23 AM
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Yay! i was waiting ¨...´ for a very long time, hope the game´s worth the money xD

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Comment #19 by SevenJesterHats
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:18:59 AM
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YES! ... is out finally!!

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Comment #20 by dirge
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:20:29 AM
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@17 Yes it is rather good, I tried the demo on the Japanese marketplace and I believe this could be my favourite CAVE SHMUP yet!

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Comment #21 by Slayinfool
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:32:18 AM
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Great articile.

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Comment #22 by ash356
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:32:21 AM
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My Laptop frankly probably couldn't handle it, it's used primarily for music and college work.
Also, I don't enjoy the prospect of using a keyboard to game, or this touchpad which is notably less game-friendly than a mouse.

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Comment #23 by Blackrose Writer
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 07:49:34 AM
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Kinda like a calm before the storm really. Because next week it's gonna be insane. X3

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Comment #24 by kaiyo penguin
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 08:15:22 AM
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so much to choose from this week.....
to be honest im glad its a slow week for games as im broker than greece at the moment.

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Comment #25 by a hippyslayer
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 09:35:20 AM
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@14 not to mention the overarching point of this website.

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Comment #26 by AgentOrange330
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 09:55:44 AM
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Can someone explain to us Yankees what Bank Holiday Monday is? We try not to celebrate ANYTHING that has to do with banking in the US...

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Comment #27 by ModernViking
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 09:56:22 AM
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Looks like I'll continue playtime the worst MP of this generation, 007 Blood Stone.

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Comment #28 by Tim 13
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 10:06:44 AM
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lol, nobody lives in Europe...

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Comment #29 by Akuza
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 10:25:57 AM
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awesome sauce =]

getting it with a free t-shirt from =D

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Comment #30 by TakeoutMage
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 10:26:33 AM
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Comment #31 by Sarcastro
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 10:34:59 AM
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The quiet before the storm....

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Comment #32 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 11:44:19 AM
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The CALM before the storm... :P

It's true, Max Payne 3 next week!

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Comment #33 by SuperWoody64
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 11:48:02 AM
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@26, who are you? Andrew Jackson?

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Comment #34 by yamayamayaamaa
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 12:20:39 PM
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Akai is definitely worth it!

Looking forward to the U.S. release!


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Comment #35 by cheevo360
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 12:28:15 PM
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Starhawk on PS3 and Akai Katana on Xbox 360. Already preordered them from Cannot wait so Starhawk is one of biggest titles in this month.

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah Max Payne made his comeback next week!!! 8D

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Comment #36 by cheevo360
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 12:30:40 PM
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#31 The non quiet before the Storm because Minecraft, Starhawk and Akai Katana this week so no quiet until Max Payne returns and will be BIG BANG rather then storm. :):) hihihihihihi hehehehehehe

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Comment #37 by WartyHogger
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 03:44:31 PM
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Wish I could get that game in the states, love me some shootemups.

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Comment #38 by Hansathan
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 04:23:18 PM
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@27 Hahaha so true. I was let down in a major by Bloodstone.

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Comment #39 by ViNyLek
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 04:33:47 PM
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Never saw nothing like this LOL At least I get to play Max Payne 3 next week and I get just enough time to finish Back to the Future and Stacking which I got for free on PS3=)

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Comment #40 by The Stray
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 09:01:34 PM
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Well, this week is just pretty much backlog for now, although Phantom Breaker would have been released this week in NA, if not for another fucking delay into 6/12.

Although for those wanting to get Akai Katana, it seems PAL got it early in some Brick and Mortar stores, even 1 person (as of now) on this games' leaderboard.

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