XBOX 360 | CAVE | SHOOT ‘EM UP | AVAILABLE: 11 MAY 2012

Experience sensory overload with CAVE’s latest addition to the shoot-em-up arena, Akai Katana.

Set in a parallel world resembling Japan’s Taisho period, the people have discovered the powerful Blood Swords. Requiring human sacrifices to unleash their immense destructive power, these swords have been used by the empire to crush neighbouring countries. However, all the bloodshed and power gained through sacrificing close family members has made some of the swordsmen reconsider. With new fighter planes and the powered up swords at their disposal, this small band of rebels now fight back against the tyrannical empire.

Created specifically with the Xbox 360 in mind, Akai Katana is the first CAVE release to feature horizontal combat in sumptuous HD and eye-watering full 16:9 support.

WHAT CRITICS HAVE SAID

For fans of the genre and developer, Akai Katana is going to be one of the best times you’ll have with a game this year. For everyone else, you may just find yourself ascending to bullet hell heaven if you dedicate some time to learning the game’s obscure but absolutely thrilling mechanics.” Destructoid

The shooting is so tight and the stages so well designed that it reminds you that sometimes you don’t need a revolution in game design to have a great time.” Gamespot

Another inspired descent into bullet hell from the masters at Cave, and one that has both an unusual amount of tactical depth and yet remains surprisingly accessible.” METRO UK

Cave has crafted another piece of software especially indicated for the 2D shooter devotees. And it´s a good one indeed, with frenetic action and high detailed visuals.” 3D Juegos

 

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