You don't need to worry about Japanese developers when it comes to creating an insane, over-the-top frenzy on the screen. It's in their veins.
Recently on NicoNico Douga (via Kotaku Japan), one user showed how a storage room had been converted into a retro Japanese arcade, complete with refurbished cabinets, old game mags, a drink machine, a change machine, and even those crappy metal ashtrays you find in Japanese game centers. The recreation even uses…
Cave, famous for its maniac shooting games, is releasing an Xbox 360 box set for its shoot'em up fans.
When the bullets start flying on October 26, shmup fans will be too busy dodging and shooting to appreciate how pretty DoDonPachi Maximum looks on the iPhone and iPad. Thank goodness for screenshots.
There's a moment when playing Cave shooters, when your eyes glaze over, and you are no longer looking at the ship you are piloting. You start following the bullets, and as you move yourself through space, you just know where you are.
Cave's newest shooter DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou recently got its first arcade location at Japanese game center Taito Hey! in Tokyo's Akihabara.
DeathSmiles is a horizontal shmup from bullet hell developer Cave. It's not my favorite Cave title by any stretch, but it does have a sizeable following due to its Christmas-in-Hell asethetic. Plus, the game stars Gothic Lolitas, like batgirl Casper. People seem to like those.
Next month, maniac shooter DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Here, superplayer MON tears through the PS2 version of the notoriously tricky shmup DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou.
Cave is famous for its bullet hell shooters. Not every game Cave makes is a shmup, but those games are what made Cave, well, Cave. And the Tokyo-based game maker's latest title certainly isn't a shooter.
Releasing on May 17, Christmas-themed nightmare shmup Deathsmiles IIX is U.S. bound. The upgraded version of the arcade favorite features new stages and will hit Xbox 360's Games on Demand for US$29.99. According to the game's publisher, the game isn't localized into English and player's can't use Microsoft Points…
Insanity! This is the latest trailer for Akai Katana, the latest shooter from famed arcade developer Cave.
Japanese shooter specialists Cave are more than happy to sell you a copy of Akai Katana. For US$2,600. And you can't play it on an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, 3DS, DS, PSP or iPhone.
This CAVE system has 3D spacial recognition technology, the ability to "place sound" over a 5.1 sound system, an infrared camera tracking system, a floor that can thump to accent gameplay and haptic feedback through a Wii remote.
Cave (known for its arcade shooters), Gree (known for its mobile phone games) and Electronic Arts (known for being Electronic Arts) are all working together on a new social game for Japan's Gree networked gaming platform.