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Cave bringing a little RPG to their next shooter

Best known for manic console arcade bullet-hell shooters, like Deathsmiles and Akai Katana, Cave is mixing up the formula slightly with their next mobile shmup release, Don Paccin. The vertical shooter, slated for both iOS and Android...

 
 
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Bug Princess 2 Black Label, other Cave shmups on sale

Cave is celebrating three years of selling its wares on mobile platforms by slashing prices on a number of its shooters until April 14. It's largely the same sale we see from them every few months, but there's one notable exception. Th...

 
 
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Rejoice! A Cave shooter finally coming to PlayStation 3

The unthinkable has happened. One of Cave's illustrious shoot-'em-ups has been announced for PlayStation 3. Despite some saying it would never happen, the latest edition of Weekly Famitsu reports 5pb will bring Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Ta...

 
 
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Cave Shooting Collection heading to Xbox 360 this March

Cave's prohibitively expensive shooting collection has a release date. The ten disc bundle of danmaku goodness is slated to hit Japan on March 28 for the steep price of ¥ 24,800 (roughly $300), though it's still not clear if the ti...

 
 
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New releases: Ni no Kuni arrives at last

It's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: it's the beginning of another week of new releases! And what a great week it is, most notably containing the release of the long awaited Ni no Kuni, Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's sumptuous RPG. ...

 
 
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Cave World Winter Sale has begun on iOS and Android

It's wintertime and you know what that means. Everywhere you turn someone's looking to bleed you dry. If you've yet to spend next month's rent on the Steam's holiday sale, why not throw a few bucks at Cave and pick up a new shoot'em up for ...

 
 
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Do want: Cave Shooting Collection coming to Xbox 360

One of these days I'm going to go out and splurge on every shooter available for the Xbox 360. No, I'm not talking about Halo and Gears of War. Microsoft's console has been home to many of this generation's finest bullet hell games and I ha...

 
 
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Make your iPhone happy with DoDonPachi Maximum

Cave is arguably the best thing to happen to mobile gaming. There. Said it. I seriously suck at bullet hell-type games, but I still have to get everything that Cave sends your way for iOS devices. They're that good. The next thing you shoul...

 
 
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PSA: Cave shooters on sale for iOS platforms this week

[Update: Today, August 17th, is your last opportunity to take advantage of the Cave World Summer Sale.] Summer is here and just about everyone and their brother is having a seasonal sale to help part you from your hard earned dollars and ma...

 
 
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Cave's Bug Princess 2 Black Label flying to iOS platforms

Oh would you look at that, Cave Interactive will be ferrying yet another shooter from the arcades to the pockets of shooter fans everywhere. After releasing Akai Katana on the Xbox 360 last month, the Japanese developer looks to ...

 
 
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Review: Akai Katana

I spent $80 on a double-pack of Cave’s Muchi Muchi Pork and Pink Sweets when I visited Tokyo last fall. Some people might think I’m crazy for paying that much on what could easily be a $5 downloadable game. But if you’ve...

 
 
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Things aren't looking so good for Cave Interactive

Sorry all you bored PlayStation Vita owners! While Cave Interactive announced its support for Sony's new portable at TGS last year that's not happening anymore. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine listed both titles amidst a group of cance...

 
 
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Cave shooter Akai Katana descending onto the Xbox 360

Good news fellow STG enthusiasts! Cave's side-scrolling bullet-hell adventure Akai Katana is making its way to the Xbox 360, courtesy of Rising Star Games. Publishers of everything awesomely Japanese on the other side of the pond, Ris...

 
 
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Cave teases strategy game set during Japanese civil war

Cave has just revealed a teaser site for a browser-based strategy game, Gun Blood Days. The forthcoming project from the popular shmup publisher is set during a Japanese civil war in the near future. Also involved with the project is Y...

 
 
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Cave announces Bug Princess 2 for iOS

Cave just loves churning out iOS ports like ice cream. As a follow-up to the recent Bug Princess, the shoot 'em up expert is releasing the sequel very soon -- as in, next week on April 5th. If you recall, Bug Princess is the westernized nam...

 
 
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Review: DoDonPachi Blissful Death

Touch controls will never be able to replace the accuracy and fluidity that can be achieved with a joystick, but of course, any CAVE fan knows this by now. The actual concern when approaching an iOS CAVE game is if the controls will get in ...

 
 
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DoDonPachi Blissful Death coming to iOS

The fourth game in Cave's classic shoot 'em up series DoDonPachi will be ready to download on an iOS device near you on February 9th for $4.99. In the West, the original title "Dai Ou Jou" will be known as its rough translation -- "Blissful...

 
 
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Cave shifts resources to social games

Cave has announced reduced earnings forecasts for the first half of its fiscal year (June 1 - November 30) and the year as a whole, andriasang reports. The shmup publisher now expects sales of 1,303 million yen for the first half of the yea...

 
 
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Review: Bug Princess

I've been a big fan of shoot-em-ups ever since my mother bought me Silpheed for the Sega CD on my 13th birthday. It wasn't my first experience with the genre -- that honor goes to playing Galaga with my father at the local pizza place --...

 
 
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New Cave teaser site: I've got nothin'

Teaser site time! Any guesses on this new Cave teaser site? The URL is 6meikan.jp, and we have a mysterious date of 11.11.11, or November 11. This is probably something new, as the page states that this stands for "A new proposal from Cave....

 
 
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Espgaluda II looks all sexy and HD on iPad2

Cave's first iPad 2 title is the high-definition version of classic shooter Espgaluda II. Notice I said iPad 2 -- Apple's second tablet is literally twice as good as the original iPad. That old, bubble-backed thing would have caught f...

 
 
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Cave's Deathsmiles on App Store July 7th, special price

Deathsmiles will be on the App Store, ready for play on your iPhone or iPod Touch on July 7th. To celebrate, Cave is setting an introductory price of $4.99 for the anticipated title. This price is good from July 7-10 only! After this the...

 
 
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Cave's new website, merchandise sale

Cave has a new website that they'd like to show off. They made this for you, English speaker. There you can see all the delicious shooter action they make as well as catch up on what they're working on. In other Cave news, the company is ho...

 
 
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Cave's Nin2-Jump debuts on XBLA this week

Nin2-Jump came a bit out of left field (just wait until you play it), but I don't mean that as a negative. Interesting, different -- these aren't attributes I'd personally complain about. Cave has outed the game as hitting Xbox Live Arcade ...

 
 




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