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Compatible with Xbox360™ (X360)
NTSC U/C / Shoot 'em up
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Akai Katana Shin

Akai Katana Shin

Compatible with Xbox360™ (X360)
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  • Gorgeous artwork and beautifully rendered sprites
  • Full HD 16:9 support
  • Three gameplay modes: Origin (Arcade) Mode, Slash Mode and Climax Mode
  • Fully animated UI
  • Original Arcade settings optional for authentic experience
  • Online leaderboards and replays
  • Local 2-player co-op (Arcade mode only)


Experience sensory overload with CAVE's latest addition to the shoot-em-up arena, Akai Katana.Set in a parallel world resembling Japan's Taisho period, the people have discovered the powerful Blood Swords. Requiring human sacrifices to unleash their immense destructive power, these swords have been used by the empire to crush neighbouring countries. However, all the bloodshed and power gained through sacrificing close family members has made some of the swordsmen reconsider. With new fighter planes and the powered up swords at their disposal, this small band of rebels now fight back against the tyrannical empire.Created specifically with the Xbox 360 in mind, Akai Katana is the first CAVE release to feature horizontal combat in sumptuous HD and eye-watering full 16:9 support.Prepare for a new definition of 'bullet-hell'!

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Official Release Date May 11, 2012
Genre Shoot 'em up
Version  Europe
PAX-Code PAX0003756694
Catalog No.  53227
Item Code  5060102953227
Players  1-2


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Average rating:  (5 out of 5)
Total votes:13

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blue.ex (61) on 30, Aug. 2016 06:04 (HKT)
A Solid shooter
Akai Katana, or Red Sword, is your run of the mill shooting game from CAVE. As such, it's a standard game of its genre, which by all means doesn't mean it's bad. Just nothing worth particularly noteworthy.

That said, if you're into shooting games, you most likely already have this, or if you're aware of this, reviews influence none to your decision. For some, bullet hells are heaven, but there are better ones out there.
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Shadow A (72) on 14, Dec. 2014 15:16 (HKT)
A great shooter
One great shooter for the fans of Xbox 360 shooters.
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pomme.3d (31) on 05, Jul. 2013 10:36 (HKT)
Awesome shooter
Although I'm more into simpler straight-to-the-point SHMUPs , Akai Katana's systems are interesting and keep me coming back for more!
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kisa_aquarius (36) on 22, May. 2013 17:43 (HKT)
good shooter!
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ishikawa686 (215) on 23, Aug. 2012 09:12 (HKT)
Old school shoot em up, the developer is an expert at making these types of game, very challenging and very pretty to look at.

Good price for a good game.
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