Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid shmup is winging west this summer

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Notice this, senpai! As if the race for 2022’s Game of the Year was not hot enough, Aksys Games has finally announced that baffling titled anime shmup Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath is officially headed west, and will launch on PS4 and Nintendo Switch this summer.

Developed by Kaminari Games, Burst Forth!! will see our favorite posse of hard-working scaly maidens take to the skies on a mission to escape *checks notes* an evil, sentient, video game program. Let’s fucking go. Tohru, Kanna, and Elma will be forced to use their respective abilities in perfect synergy as they battle their way through stage after stage of bullet hell mayhem, guided by Miss Kobayashi herself.

Each character will harness their own unique long-range, melee, and screen-clearing “Choro-gon Breath” powers, laying waste to waves of malevolent minions and big-screen baddies. As players battle through each stage, they will unlock a gallery of illustrations and concept art created especially for the game by a host of artists pulled from the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga and anime series.

While I think it’s fair to raise an eyebrow at the above footage, which doesn’t exactly recall the energy and intensity of, say, a Cave classic, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath still looks like a colorful and fun time for both fans of the Miss Kobayashi franchise and shmup fans in general. I’ll be sure to check it out when it hits the skies later this summer.

After all, we wouldn’t want to upset Kanna, would we? We aren’t monsters.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse