Cave shooter Mushihimesama surprised dropped on Nintendo Switch today

Mushihimesama

To bullet hell and back

There were a lot of surprise announcements during today’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, and there was one more waiting in the wings. Mushihimesama, Cave’s classic bullet-hell shooter, is out today on the Nintendo Switch.

The Switch port will have numerous difficulty modes to mess around with, ranging from a Novice mode tuned for newcomers to the ultra-punishing Ultra Mode. Publisher Live Wire also confirmed that players will be able to play Mushihimesama vertically, on either their TV or on the Switch system, to emulate the arcade experience.

It’s a small surprise, but for fans of the ‘shmup genre, probably a welcome one. It’s nice that the Switch version will have a vertical option as well, so those who picked up that vertical Flip Grip for their Switch will have another game to add to their shooter collection. Mushihimesama is available now on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99.

Eric Van Allen