Akai Katana

  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
by Nick Puleo 0
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  • xbox 360
  • couch

Sharpen Your Skills On These Two Akai Katana Trailers

Believe it or not, there ARE other games coming out today besides Diablo 3.  One of those is called Akai Katana, a side scrolling shooter from Japanese developer Cave and published by Rising Star Games for the Xbox 360. The game features two player local co-op in an industrial inspired Japanese setting with slick HD visuals and gameplay.  The good news is the game is priced at a budget friendly $40.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
Learn the finer points of bullet dodging.

Akai Katana Orientation Trailer Prepares Gamers for Bullet Hell

Japanese developer CAVE's latest shoot-em-up Akai Katana hits stores this Tuesday, May 15 courtesy of Rising Star Games' newly-opened US branch. Bullet hell shmups like Akai Katana are notoroiously difficult, filling the screen with hundreds of enemy bullets at once. Rising Star knows this and has considerately created an orientation trailer, explaining just how the gameplay works. It won't make your reflexes any faster, but at least you'll know how to use the ship's various attacks and Phantom mode transformation before you play.

by Paul Acevedo 1
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
Swords versus bullets - everybody wins.

Exclusive Akai Katana Co-Op Screens are Packed with Bullets

Shoot-em-up fans across America rejoiced when Rising Star Games announced their plans to bring Akai Katana stateside. The game is widely considered to be Japanese shmup maker Cave's magnum opus - or at least its swan swong, since the developer has switched to making games exclusively for mobile platforms like Windows Phone. Of course, we're interested in Akai Katana for its 2 player local co-op, a welcome feature in any shmup. Rising Star has graciously provided Co-Optimus with several exclusive co-op screenshots.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Cave shooter goodness crossing the pond!

Rising Star Games Opens a US Branch, Announces Akai Katana for North America

You could describe Rising Star Games as the Atlus of Europe. No, I don't mean they hold Europe on their shoulders - that'd be Atlas. They just publish really cool and sometimes niche games, including King of Fighters XIII (an Atlus title in the US) and region-free co-op shoot-em-up DoDonPachi Resurrection. Now Rising Star is expanding to the US, which can only be good for gamers. Their first American release will be Akai Katana, another Xbox 360 co-op shmup from Japanese developer Cave.

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