Rising Star Games has announced the continuation of its partnership wtih CAVE, and will be bringing the previously Japanese exclusive Akai Katana (JP)
to Europe in 2012. Akai Katana Shin
was originally available in arcades and the Xbox 360 version has been remastered for home consoles with an expanded display ratio to make full use of HD TV widescreen visuals.
Set in a fictional era resembling the years of industrial expansion in Japan, the people of this era discover a new energy source, a mineral called Guiding Ore. Akai Katana Shin
sees the evil Emperor Basho use this energy source to develop the powerful Guiding Katana that endows certain soldiers with access to unique psychic powers. Using these soldiers, the Emperor wages war on his country’s neighbors. The game sees the player take control of a small squadron of rebels standing against his empire and its most fearsome generals.
Martin Defries, managing director of Rising Star Games had this to say:
There is always something special about a CAVE game, and Akai Katana Shin is no exception. It’s an exceptional shooter, which looks stunning in HD, and we’re delighted to be able to give it the full Rising Star Games treatment when we release it next year.Akai Katana Shin
is set to be released in Europe sometime in the first half of 2012.