Pre-Orders are up for DoDonPachi: Saidaioujou
Get ready to be obliterated over and over again. Cave’s (presumably) final Xbox 360 port will be released on May 30. Play-Asia are currently taking pre-orders, with a shipped total of under $80. That’s for the regular edition at least. There’s also a limited edition and and super limited edition. I was able to 1CC DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu after a month or so of practice. Hopefully I can pull off a 1CC on this one.
Warning: This is an import. It hasn’t been confirmed to work on non-Japanese 360s.
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Pre-Orders are up for DoDonPachi: Saidaioujou

Get ready to be obliterated over and over again. Cave’s (presumably) final Xbox 360 port will be released on May 30. Play-Asia are currently taking pre-orders, with a shipped total of under $80. That’s for the regular edition at least. There’s also a limited edition and and super limited edition. I was able to 1CC DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu after a month or so of practice. Hopefully I can pull off a 1CC on this one.

Warning: This is an import. It hasn’t been confirmed to work on non-Japanese 360s.

Check it: Albotas' Favorite Shmups Ever
Pre-order: Dodonpachi Saidaioujou [Regular Edition] (Xbox360)
DoDonPachi: SaiDaiouJou 360 Confirmed for May 30 Release
What will likely be Cave’s final release for Xbox 360 will launch on May 30 according to the famous shoot ‘em up developer. The arcade version of the bullet hell game was released last year. This is presumably the final game in the DoDonPachi series, which started with DonPachi back in 1995, and is the followup to the very awesome DoDonPachi: DaiFukKatsu. The Japanese version will likely be region-locked, but Rising Star Games have been localizing recent Cave shooters like DaiFukKatsu and Akai Katana.
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DoDonPachi: SaiDaiouJou 360 Confirmed for May 30 Release

What will likely be Cave’s final release for Xbox 360 will launch on May 30 according to the famous shoot ‘em up developer. The arcade version of the bullet hell game was released last year. This is presumably the final game in the DoDonPachi series, which started with DonPachi back in 1995, and is the followup to the very awesome DoDonPachi: DaiFukKatsu. The Japanese version will likely be region-locked, but Rising Star Games have been localizing recent Cave shooters like DaiFukKatsu and Akai Katana.

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Buy: Dodonpachi Resurrection: Deluxe Edition (Region Free)
DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Confirmed for Xbox 360
Phew! I was worried that Mushihime-sama HD would be Cave’s last 360 game, but early this morning they announced that the latest game in their DoDonPachi series will be getting a home version. The arcade port with spiced up visuals and several extra features will be out next Spring. No word on region-lockout but it’s not likely this one will be region-free.
[andriasang.com]

DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Confirmed for Xbox 360

Phew! I was worried that Mushihime-sama HD would be Cave’s last 360 game, but early this morning they announced that the latest game in their DoDonPachi series will be getting a home version. The arcade port with spiced up visuals and several extra features will be out next Spring. No word on region-lockout but it’s not likely this one will be region-free.

[andriasang.com]

Cave Report: Game Over?
A few months ago, there were reports that Cave would abandon their shooter roots for “social” games. When DoDonPachi: Saidaiohjou hit arcades, a lot of concern was quelled. But now things aren’t looking so great again. Andriasang.com reports that the company’s VP / COO / Representative Director has resigned and that the company has canceled both of their Playstation Vita games, one of them being a shmup. That’s a lot of bad news in one day. And the fact that they canceled bother their shmup and their social game for the Vita makes it sound like Cave might be packing it in altogether. Who know, but hopefully we get a 360 port of Saidaiohjou before that happens.

Cave Report: Game Over?

A few months ago, there were reports that Cave would abandon their shooter roots for “social” games. When DoDonPachi: Saidaiohjou hit arcades, a lot of concern was quelled. But now things aren’t looking so great again. Andriasang.com reports that the company’s VP / COO / Representative Director has resigned and that the company has canceled both of their Playstation Vita games, one of them being a shmup. That’s a lot of bad news in one day. And the fact that they canceled bother their shmup and their social game for the Vita makes it sound like Cave might be packing it in altogether. Who know, but hopefully we get a 360 port of Saidaiohjou before that happens.

DoDonPachi: Saidaiohjou Gets a Trailer

Cave’s latest shooter hit arcades on Friday and if you’re wondering what it looks like, check out the above video. The big question for me is if this will get a 360 port. On one hand, I doubt it because there is usually a three-year gap between a Cave arcade release and a console port. So this may get ported to a next-gen console. On the other hand, Cave have heavily supported the 360. And if the 360 can handle Dai-Fukkatsu without a problem, it should be able to propertly represent Saidaiohjou.

A Little Bit on the First Footage of Saidaiohjou Side: Cave are location testing their latest and maybe last shoot ‘em up, DoDonPachi Saidaiohjou. Here’s the first footage of the game. I’m happy to see a traditional Cave shooter rather than something like Akai Katana.

A Little Bit on the OMG It’s a New Arcade Shmup Side: Just when you thought Cave was ready to - uh - cave, they announce that their mystery game, DoDonPachi Saidaiohjou is indeed a new arcade shooter. The game will be location tested in the near future and hit the arcades at some point later in the year. Hopefully there will be a 360 port, but I don’t think we’ll hear anything about that for several months at the least.

A Little Bit on the OMG It’s a New Arcade Shmup Side: Just when you thought Cave was ready to - uh - cave, they announce that their mystery game, DoDonPachi Saidaiohjou is indeed a new arcade shooter. The game will be location tested in the near future and hit the arcades at some point later in the year. Hopefully there will be a 360 port, but I don’t think we’ll hear anything about that for several months at the least.

A Little Bit on the iOS Side: So here it is: the trailer of Cave’s newest iOS shooter. If it looks familiar, that’s because it is. It’s a port of 2002’s DoDonPachi: Dai Ou Jou. The game is super challenging - I think I’ve only gotten to the fourth level boss - so you better buy insurance for your iThing before playing this and throwing your phone at the wall. It will be out next month.

(Source: andriasang.com)

A Little Bit on the Shmup Side: What’s this? A Cave shooter is getting a physical release in North America? Yep. Rising Star, who published a PAL version of DoDonPachi: Daifukkatsu are expanding to North America and their first gift to us is horizontal shooter, Akai Katana Shin. This is Cave’s weakest shmup in a while, so I’ll be more than happy to buy this release rather than the real deal Japanese version.

A Little Bit on the Shmup Side: What’s this? A Cave shooter is getting a physical release in North America? Yep. Rising Star, who published a PAL version of DoDonPachi: Daifukkatsu are expanding to North America and their first gift to us is horizontal shooter, Akai Katana Shin. This is Cave’s weakest shmup in a while, so I’ll be more than happy to buy this release rather than the real deal Japanese version.

A Little Bit on the DoDonPachi Side: Cave, who may or may not be getting out of the arcade and console shmup scene, are teasing a (presumably) new entry into the DoDonPachi series of bullet hell shooters. I was under the impression that Daifukkatsu was supposed to be the final major entry into the series, but I could be totally making that up. So hopefully this is a sign that Cave isn’t actually dead to me.

A Little Bit on the DoDonPachi Side: Cave, who may or may not be getting out of the arcade and console shmup scene, are teasing a (presumably) new entry into the DoDonPachi series of bullet hell shooters. I was under the impression that Daifukkatsu was supposed to be the final major entry into the series, but I could be totally making that up. So hopefully this is a sign that Cave isn’t actually dead to me.

A Little Bit on the Warm Neck Side: It’s a shame that shipping charges from Cave’s official US store are ridiculous because they’ve got this Dai-Fukkatsu scarf just in time for bullet hell to freeze over into winter. 

A Little Bit on the Warm Neck Side: It’s a shame that shipping charges from Cave’s official US store are ridiculous because they’ve got this Dai-Fukkatsu scarf just in time for bullet hell to freeze over into winter. 

Region Free Cave Release on the Way
We non-Japanese got burned when Cave region-locked DoDonPachi: Dai Fukatsu. But it seems like they had a way-too-late change of heart. In November, Europeans will be able to buy a kind-of-region-free and enhanced version of the game, according to Rising Star. Named DoDonPachi Resurrection Delux, this version will feature a handful of extras and a soundtrack. The Black Label and 1.51 versions of the game will be available as DLC.
The best part of the news for us Americans is that the game will play perfectly fine in a US 360. It will not work on Japanese consoles though. I’ve still got the original version sealed, sitting on my shelf. I’m sure I’ll get a Japanese 360 sooner or later. But in the meantime, this version is pretty tempting.

Region Free Cave Release on the Way

We non-Japanese got burned when Cave region-locked DoDonPachi: Dai Fukatsu. But it seems like they had a way-too-late change of heart. In November, Europeans will be able to buy a kind-of-region-free and enhanced version of the game, according to Rising Star. Named DoDonPachi Resurrection Delux, this version will feature a handful of extras and a soundtrack. The Black Label and 1.51 versions of the game will be available as DLC.

The best part of the news for us Americans is that the game will play perfectly fine in a US 360. It will not work on Japanese consoles though. I’ve still got the original version sealed, sitting on my shelf. I’m sure I’ll get a Japanese 360 sooner or later. But in the meantime, this version is pretty tempting.

Cave Trying an Unconventional Shmup Next?
After a rough translation from Engrish to English, it seems like shmup kings, Cave, will be making a shoot ‘em up that will take “a slightly different form.” Granted, all of Cave games are pretty unique, especially the wacky ones like Dangon Feveron. Hopefully they won’t stray too far from their tried and true formula. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Cave Trying an Unconventional Shmup Next?

After a rough translation from Engrish to English, it seems like shmup kings, Cave, will be making a shoot ‘em up that will take “a slightly different form.” Granted, all of Cave games are pretty unique, especially the wacky ones like Dangon Feveron. Hopefully they won’t stray too far from their tried and true formula. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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