Here's more reason for ghoulish smiles. At this year's arcade show AOU, the sequel for Lolita maniac shooter DeathSmiles has been unveiled today. It's all Christmasy.

Last month, we broke the news that DeathSmiles was getting a sequel. DeathSmiles was released in Japanese arcades in 2008 and is getting an Xbox 360 port this Spring. Watch a clip of gameplay here.

Called DeathSmiles 2: Hell's Christmas, the game is a Gothic Lolita winter wonderland — a ruffly petticoat Christmas nightmare! (Fitting, as the prequel took place during Halloween.) Cave artist director Junya Inoue, whose work added so much flair to Cave shooters ESP Ra.De. and Guwange, is once again handling the game's look.

The horizontal side-scrolling DeathSmiles 2 is expected to hit Japanese arcades later this year.

Promotional images in the gallery below, plus some in-game shots as well as the "Stage Cleared" and "Game Over" screens.

ケイブのシューティング最新作「デススマイルズⅡ - 魔界のメリークリスマス」プレイアブルムービー in AOU2009 [GIGAZINE]