Genre defining shoot-em-up set for release

Rising Star Games today confirmed it is partnering with CAVE to bring Deathsmiles to Europe on the Xbox 360. The first opportunity for fans to try Deathsmiles will be at this month’s London MCM Expo.

Deathsmiles is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up that went into arcade operation on 19th October 2007. Unlike other shooting games, Deathsmiles is designed with a left/right shooting mechanic, surrounding you with enemy units and gunfire from both sides of the screen.

Featuring three different game modes: Arcade (original Arcade game), Xbox 360 (Arcade conversion) and Version 1.1 (conversion designed specifically for the Xbox 360), Deathsmiles also features a two-player co-op mode, where players can take up the challenge with a friend at home or via Xbox LIVE. With variable difficulty options on all modes catering for newcomers and veterans, the European version of the game also includes the Mega Black Label pack: an expanded version of the game with a range of special features, an additional stage and an extra playable character.

“We are ecstatic to be able to team up with CAVE and bring Deathsmiles to market,” enthused Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “It is an honour to work with a developer of such renown in the shoot-em-up genre and we are very excited that European gamers get a chance to experience their unique form of arcade action.”

Makoto Asada, producer on Deathsmiles, added: “CAVE is excited to be working with accomplished publisher Rising Star Games to bring the thrill of arcade shooters to a new audience. CAVE’s particular brand of shooting games is slowly but surely making its way to the west and we are proud to be bringing one of our strongest titles, Deathsmiles, out across Europe with their help.”

Deathsmiles will be released throughout Europe in early 2011, courtesy of Rising Star Games

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