Deathsmiles on everyone. Lolis smile back!

Deathsmiles, the bullet-hell smash hit, comes to the U.S on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Torrance, CA (January 18, 2010) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, announces the gothic-lolita shmup hit that took Japan by storm, Deathsmiles, for  the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Enter the world of Gilverado, a kingdom plagued by hideous monsters and tortured souls. Choose from four angels with unique demonic familiars and battle against a storm of enemies pouring out of Hell’s gates!  Fight your way out of tight spots as you are surrounded by enemy units and bullets from both sides of the screen. The unique left/right shooting mechanic of Deathsmiles will keep you on your toes as you dodge and weave through complex enemy fire, beautifully crafted by the modern masters of shmups, CAVE.

Triggering “Power-up mode” will unleash great streams of golden crowns, white tiaras, and grey skulls as you cut through enemies with your little angel’s mighty magic shot.   Try not to get distracted by the bling as you collect these gorgeous trinkets en masse and pump your high score to the limit!

“Most shooters feature space ships heroically charging through bullet showers to kill some alien nuisance,” says Cherie Baker, PR Specialist. “With Deathsmiles, you’ve got little girls flying through a gothic otherworld to destroy the horrific, necrotic Imperator Tyrannosatan. Really, what could top that!?”

Deathsmiles Key Features:

  • Five Characters to Explore Gilverado

    Choose Windia, the foppish English girl; Casper, the sassy German; Follett, the cautious French girl; Rosa, the California valley girl; or Sakura the faithful witch of the swamp wastes. Travel down the roads of Gilverado and discover hidden conversations between the angels.

  • Mega Black Label

    Test your supernatural powers against the onslaught of the Ice Palace and its forgotten protector!   Put your skills to the test with a new scoring system that demands more, but pumps out even more explosions of shiny tokens!

  • Choose Your Path and Difficulty

    You can choose your own route through the game’s stages and set the difficulty for each, from a level of 1 to 3. These difficulty levels allow you to customize the bullet count and boss toughness. Watch out if you choose level 3 five times, though…

  • Save and Play Back Replays

    Save replays of your own games to watch later for your own enjoyment. Players can also download the top 20 scoring runs on the leaderboard.

  • Online Rankings & Online Co-op

    Check out your score on the online leaderboard, with rankings for each character and game mode. Two-player cooperative play is also available via: Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network!


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  1. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    jeffx

    This will be retail, right?
    Thank you so much!

  2. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    masuto

    Aksys, you are god! Become the one who will be bringing those hottest Cave shmups to the west coast. In fact, be the one who will ignite the shmups trend!

  3. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    matty

    Ah, here it goes! Here comes the crazy train – whoo whoo!
    Thanks a bunch.

  4. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    CRIMExTHINK

    YES! THANK YOU! I am buying 2 copies.
    Can we get a bonus soundtrack, pretty please?

  5. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    ashn0d

    will this be region-free or locked to the NA market like Blazblue?

  6. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Castor Krieg

    Region-free for US/PAL? Pls, pls, pls? Or release it in Europe at the same time?

  7. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Bakke

    KID CHAINSAW: The word can be shmup or whatever, so don’t come here and try to show us how to get the word right. Get lost man and show some respect dude!

    On a more serious note, great job Aksys. Many of us US players will be more than happy with your job, localizating Cave games. You won’t only benefit the american shmup market, many of us, european players have a US 360, so it’s a big deal bringing such amazing games here.

    Keep up the good work Aksys and I’m pretty sure sales will be great, enough for some more Cave games publishings :)

  8. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    InfiniteNine

    Will I be able to play online with people from my Japanese copy, and is there any incentives for me to pick up the US copy over the Japanese LE I’m planning on getting? Also will the US copy work on an NTSC-J 360?

  9. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    clupula

    Any chance of you guys making a PS3 port of this? I mean, it was so important for you to bring the 360 version of Record of Agarest War over here, when there wasn’t really any demand for it, going so far as to delay the PS3 version, wouldn’t it only be fair to bring this to your Sony-owning fans, too?

  10. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Comandante

    @clupula: That would likely depend on the developers. If the makers of the game SKU a PS3 version then Aksys can probably produce it.

  11. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    artego

    @clupula: I was wishing for a 360 port of Agarest, and so are many other 360 users. No way would I have gotten a digital PS3 version, so I’m very happy for Aksys making a retail version for us. And I’m glad they’re bringing Deathsmiles to the 360 too!

  12. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    KidKobun

    Hell yes!

  13. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Sasuraiger

    In this case, unlike with Agarest, the PS3 version kind of doesn’t even exist. Cave doesn’t do a lot of console ports to begin with: it’s extremely unlikely they’ll make an exception for the US release of one game.

  14. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Comandante

    Ouch, doesn’t effect me much since my roomie has all three major console but that’s rough for PS3 owners.

  15. wrote on January 18th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Gaiares

    Thanks for bringing this over to the States. I honestly still can’t fully believe it. I will be purchasing 3 copies just to show my support of this decision by Aksys Games and to share with my friends. Seriously, for me, this is the best gaming news in half a decade.

  16. wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 2:22 am

    slang

    Please make Death Smiles REGIONFREE so Europeans can enjoy it too!
    Waiting months for BlazBlue to finally arrive in Europe was so frustrating! I don’t think I’m going to play this waiting game again…Regioncoding sucks and encourages piracy.

  17. wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 5:59 am

    nico_u96

    Hello Aksys,
    Great news to see that this game will be available for NA market! Cave games are amazing!
    Can you make it Region free, so we -European shoot em up lovers- can buy it directly from you?
    Thank you!!

  18. wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 6:56 am

    shmupfan72

    Registered just to add to the calls to make the localisation port region free. There are surely plenty of european customers ready to part with the cash to import this game.

  19. wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    laurie47

    Registered also to add support.
    I bought the Japanese version and it is one of Caves most accessible shooters.

    I am in the UK also and would love to see this Region free or better yet get a European publisher.

    As has been said before we don’t even have Blazblue yet.

  20. wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    CaptainDoomsday

    I just saw you guys are bringing over Cho Aniki too, you are so awesome. Could you please throw in the Deathsmiles soundtrack with it? The music for this game is some of the best of this console generation.

  21. wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    vld99

    Great news! Thanks a lot for localizing this awesome game from CAVE. Hopefully more of them to come! I’m ordering as soon as it’s possible to.

  22. wrote on January 20th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    laurie47

    Im in the UK but if this gets an LE I will be buying one just for the extras. The Blazblue LE was very good!

  23. wrote on January 20th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Joffe21

    In Norway here but registred just to also request that Deathsmiles becomes regionfree.

  24. wrote on January 20th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    CaveShooterFan

    Thank you so much Aksys!! I hope this leads to more Cave localizations.

  25. wrote on January 26th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    joeks

    Registered here just to celebrate the good news of you bringing Deathsmiles to the US! And please make it region-free. A lot of Europeans like me are waiting to play this game. Greetings from the Netherlands.

  26. wrote on January 26th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Iori Branford

    Awesome. If you have access to the game code, I have a suggestion for gameplay balance.

    When the player uses a continue, restart the current level or go back to some reasonable checkpoint, to counter the fact that the continue doesn’t cost any money on the console.

  27. wrote on January 27th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    R!P

    In recent years, i can’t think of any other Shmup i wanted more to play, patience has been rewarded thanks to you :o

  28. wrote on January 27th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Hollow_Ninja

    I can understand the lack of a PS3 version, but it still hurts.

  29. wrote on January 29th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Karous

    Please, Please…Have a Disc version.I want to have the game case to display and brag about. Also Please bring the other awesome CAVE shooters too. Thanks and always a fan.

  30. wrote on February 23rd, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Gaming King

    People are missing a complaint here. That complaint is the inaccuracy of the title of this post. At least half of those chicks have big boobs. NOT LOLI. D:

    I demand pictures of each character individually so that we may see if any are truly loli.

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