Cave, famous for its insane bullet hell shmups, is taking full advantage of the reduced risk of self-publishing downloadable games. Following the worldwide iPhone release of Espgaluda II
, Cave's Makoto Asada announced that the company is planning to release the 1999 shmup Guwange
on Xbox Live Arcade worldwide. In a separate post, Asada showed some work-in-progress screens
"The release date and price are not yet decided," Asada said, but the game will receive an English localization for the XBLA version. In the meantime, if you crave Cave, Deathsmiles
is in American stores now, published (and put into a really big box
) by Aksys.