PC port joins console releases
Good news for PC shmuppers today, like City Connection announced that Cave shmup Akai Katana Shin will arrive on Steam on December 15th, in line with its previously announced re-release on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
As we previously reported, Akai Katana Shin originally launched on Xbox 360 in 2011, itself a remaster of Cave’s excellent 2010 arcade release. In typical Cave fashion the dazzling shmup has adrenaline-pumping, bullet-hell action, beat-heavy music, and a melodramatic plot that has set on a people, sick of being sacrificed to the titular totem, rising up against their oppressors in. a bid for freedom.
Watch a preview of the re-release of the April FES 2022 stream. The action starts at 33:30.
The new edition will have high-resolution images, a widescreen presentation format and three individual modes to please both Akai Katana veterans and newcomers. Akai Katana Origin will reproduce the 2010 arcade in all its 4:3 glory, Akai Katana Slash will feature revised enemy templates, new mechanics and the aforementioned 16:9 screen ratio, while Akai Katana Climax will present a mix of the previous modes, readjusted for balance. City Connection noted that Akai Katana Shin will support multiple languages, including English, French and Spanish.
Akai Katana Shin will launch on December 15th on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. A physical release will follow in 2023 only on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.