This news is a few days old, but I do not think many people have heard of this game so I thought that Iâ€™d mention it here. Mushihime-sama Futari is an arcade bullet hell-style shootâ€™em up game from CAVE. Curiously, CAVE is porting this game to the Xbox 360, and even more curiously, theyâ€™re not region-locking the game. Region locking is the second worst aspect of the 360, and virtually all Japanese games are locked so Iâ€™m happy that CAVE is dispensing with it here. Note that they arenâ€™t actually localizing the game; the language is still going to be in Japanese, but I figure that these sorts of games arenâ€™t really difficult to figure out.
One of the gameâ€™s protagonists is named Reco, and she may be familiar to figure collectors due to Max Factory putting out a 1/7 scale figure of her a few months ago. Sheâ€™s gotten a character redesign since her first appearance, but I prefer her earlier look:
Curiously, both renditions seem to be done by the same artist. I guess he wanted to change up his style.
I donâ€™t have much experience playing bullet hell shoooters … maybe Trigger Heart Exelica qualifies? I dunno. I did spend a good chunk of youth playing shooters in the arcade though; Tiger Heli, 1942, and Carrier Air Wing were some of my favorite games growing up. I donâ€™t play them as much now since there arenâ€™t very many of them, but I enjoy them nonetheless. I think Iâ€™m going to put in a preorder for this game; it looks like a lot of fun, and Iâ€™m happy to support a developer willing to risk making shmups.