New Akai Katana Screens

New Akai Katana Screens

Release dates for all regions!

Written by Dog of Thunder on 03 May 12 at 15:31

Akai Katana is the latest Cave-developed shoot'em up (shmup) to hit the Xbox 360. A full on retail release that aims to perfectly translate the arcade experience, Akai Katana will be available in all PAL territories on May 11th.

While screenshots can never quite do this type of game justice, here's some new looks at the particular brand of chaos known as bullet hell.

5/3 Screenshot

5/3 Screenshot

5/3 Screenshot


Also some shots of the menu screen, because they're very pretty menus.

5/3 Screenshot

5/3 Screenshot


Akai Katana will be available in PAL regions May 11th. There is no word yet on a North American release.

As it turns out, there IS word on a NA release! May 15th will see Akai Katana on retail shelves.
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oh boy I wanna play this game, release in north america already cave :(
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It is being released in North America...
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I still need to practice for the score achievements in the JP version. ^^;;;
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Freaking bright looks crazy!
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Gamestop let me pre-order this in Idaho (Northwest US) and said release date here is May 15! Same day as D3...
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Fuck yeah for Shmups.
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THEeskEMO said:Gamestop let me pre-order this in Idaho (Northwest US) and said release date here is May 15! Same day as D3...Sweet! I''ll update!
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Oh my, that looks like a seizure waiting to happen. Be interesting to see if you actually get a copy on time THEeskEMO.
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A brandnew Shmup. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
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MH The Rockstar said:Oh my, that looks like a seizure waiting to happen. Be interesting to see if you actually get a copy on time THEeskEMO.I'm headed back in there today to pre-order Black Ops II (call me a fanboy if you must!) and I'll double check just to be sure. He showed me the screen with the games list for pre-orders and whatnot. I hope it does come in on the 15th!
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So many bright colours...
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This looks sweet! smile
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I thought the Gamestop date was the 16th, unless it changed. Regardless, already have this preordered. It can't come out soon enough.
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The fact that we both may have different release dates at Gamestop is a little worrisome! xD
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pffft i'm at the geegee's on Fri 11th... will have to get it Monday
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That's alot of color.
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Interesting bit: Akai is "red" in Japanese
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And you guys know what Katana means, lol, anyways, demo is good enough for now and might have to wait till it goes on sale sometime, that, or maybe an impulse buy, lol. At $40 US, you can't go wrong, although its only a standard edition release, except that PAL gets a pre-oreder bonus from Shopto (AK T-Shirt), Why RSG, Y U NO do the same for the US, lol.
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Just to update, it is the 16th. I was a day off! I checked today while pre-ordering Black Ops