Rising Games has announced that Cave's horizontal scrolling "shmup", Akai Katana Shin, will be coming to European shores in 2012. The game is an updated port of the coin-op arcade game Akai Katana. Cave had self-published Akai Katana Shin for the Xbox 360 in Japan, releasing it on the 16th May, 2011.
“There is always something special about a CAVE game,” said Rising Star managing director Martin Defries. “and Akai Katana Shin is no exception. It’s an exceptional shooter, which looks stunning in HD, and we’re delighted to be able to give it the full Rising Star Games treatment when we release it next year.”
There are no announced plans for a North American release of the game. Check out the trailer below to see what gameplay is actually like on the Xbox 360 version.