An in depth look at the controls for Akai Katana.
Max Payne has bullet time, and Diablo III has hell, but Akai Katana has bullet hell!
Who says the shoot ‘em up is dead? It seems like anytime someone proclaims the genre to be six feet under, another game pops out of the woodwork. Recent notable releases have included games like Deathsmiles and the XBLA game from Grasshopper Manufacture, Sine Mora. Next week will see the release of yet another shooter, from the highly regarded studio Cave. This title, a disc release for the Xbox 360, is an industrial age title set in Japan called Akai Katana.
And no I’m not talking about Eddie Murphy’s Movie.
Popular European publisher Rising Star Games revealed their plans to open an office in California. The company's first North American venture as Rising Star Games Inc. will be publishing Akai Katana for the Xbox 360 in Q2 2012, which is developed by fabled Japanese shooter specialists CAVE. This will be the first title from Rising Star Games to be launched simultaneously in Europe and North America.