Legendary shmup studio Cave is teasing a console project called 3jus

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‘member Cave? If you’re a ’90s kid there’s no way you wouldn’t recall some of their hits, like DoDonPachi, Espgaluda, and Mushihimesama. Even if you don’t know them by name you’ve probably played their brand of bullet hell in an arcade before, or at least played something influenced by them.

They’ve had a major impact on the entire shoot ’em up (shmup) industry, but for the most part they’ve only worked with arcade machines and the mobile arena. That changes soon, as they’ve just put up a tease site for a project called “3jus,” which is be working on for unannounced console platforms.

The official description gives us a hint of what the idea might entail, even if it’s a little cryptic: “Will war finally commence? The way war begins is usually the same. While everyone thinks they are equal, discontent grows and complaints are made. However, the vast majority ignore them. It is fine if there is still economic disparity. But it would be dangerous if that gap were to disappear. Although the minority are wealthy, it would be truly dangerous if talk of unjust exploitation were to arise. As soon as a discipline-aware supreme leader comes to the majority’s side, the preparations for war will begin. After, when several seeds of disaster have been sowed, it will end. This is the end of regular life. In other words, it is the start of war.”

I mean, we’re kind of assuming it’ll be a shmup, but there’s a chance it could be something else entirely like an adventure or text-based game.

3jus.jp [Cave via Gematsu]


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