Cave's previously Windows Mobile-exclusive
bullet-hell shmup DoDonPachi Maximum
is headed to an iDevice near you this Monday, October 29, according to Siliconera
. The game, which includes ships from DoDonPachi: Blissful Death
and DoDonPachi: Resurrection
, requires an iThing no older than an iPhone 4 or an iPad 2, though that does translate to iPhone 5 screen resolution compatibility. The universal app will cost $6.99 at launch, and then jump up to $11.99.
DoDonPachi games (and bullet-hell shooters in general) are a much bigger thing in Japan than they are here, generally speaking, and that may have to do with the Japanese arcade vibe
. So to get the most out of your iOS purchase here's how to get that authentic Japanese arcade bullet-hell-playing experience at home: Lock yourself in the smallest closet you have, fill it with smoke, and then hire someone to be better than you at every game you own.