Akai Katana Shin
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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 15, 2012
Genre  Shoot 'em up
Version  US
  ESRB Teen
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
PAX-Code PAX0003708822
Item Code  0887195000004
Players  1-2

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Average rating:  (4.5 out of 5)
Total votes:7

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Aalt (74) 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 (73) 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 (33) 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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manic_gamer (4) on 27, Jun. 2012 13:20 (HKT)
Cave's best yet
Kept me up all night, as all Cave's bullet hell games do. if this is bullet hell, then I'm in heaven!
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Burnmonkey (154) on 19, Jun. 2012 09:16 (HKT)
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!

(It's a good game. I like it.)
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