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Deathsmiles comes to iPhone July 7, see it on Ustream July 1

This month, Cave gave the iPhone version of Deathsmiles a "2011" date. We didn't have to wait long to find out when in 2011 -- and we won't have to wait long to play it. Cave announced that you'll be able to enter Deathsmiles' moe gauntlet on July 7. For the first four days, it'll be priced at...

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Deathsmiles upon iPhone this year, new trailer arrives today

Do you want to play games on your iPhone, without being accused of being a "casual gamer"? Here you go: Deathsmiles. If someone regards you in a manner that suggests they doubt your core-ness while you're playing a Cave shooter, you can be secure in the knowledge that that person is so wrong....

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Deathsmiles 2X unavailable in Canada and Mexico

Deathsmiles 2X was supposed to be "available in North America" this week as the first Games on Demand import, except that the definition of "North America" seems to come with some caveats. The game is only available in the United States, halted at the borders for Mexico and Canada. Won't...

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Deathsmiles 2X going straight to Games on Demand next Tuesday [update]

The Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" digital retail service has, until now, only featured games that were already available on disc in a given region. Cave is bucking the trend by sending the shmup sequel Deathsmiles 2X directly to Games on Demand in North America, skipping a disc release in the...

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New Nin2-Jump trailer is pretty much a movie

We wouldn't blame you for considering this Nin2-Jump "trailer" to be more like a tiny film. If you're on the fence about Cave's platformer, which is due out this Wednesday on XBLA, we suggest you watch the five-minute flick from start to finish, then get your 400 points ready....

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'Death Smiles 2X' rated by ESRB, Cave publishing

Our mothers always said "If death smiles at you once, you should try to wrap up your personal affairs. But if death smiles a second time, he's probably just flirting." Imagine our disappointment then when we read the ESRB listing for Death Smiles 2X to find it was not, as we'd assumed, a...

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Way too much Akai Katana Shin footage

After the break, you'll find four videos of Akai Katana Shin, the (unfortunately region-locked) Xbox 360 version of Cave's latest arcade shmup, including one clip of the console-exclusive "Zetsu" ("Absolute") mode, one "expert mode" clip, one "beginner mode," and finally a new trailer. This may...

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Nin2-Jump casts a shadow on XBLA April 27

Hey, Joystiq Biomass -- does anyone know the steps you have to take in order to establish a national federal holiday? We'd like to pitch Uncle Sam on turning April 27 into "National Silhouette-based Platformer Day," as it was recently announced that Cave's shadow-puppety XBLA title Nin2-Jump will...

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Cave's Akai Katana now available for home arcades

Allow us to dispel any casual thought of picking up an arcade cabinet and populating it with new games. Cave has put the circuit board for its latest arcade release, Akai Katana, up for sale on its international online shop. The price? 220,000 yen, or $2,597.73. Rather a lot of money for a single...

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Fruit Ninja becomes life-size using CAVE technology

The same encapsulating virtual reality display that led to the memorable Kinect hack from last week now has an altogether new and exciting purpose. A group of students from FH-Wedel Germany have turned the CAVE hardware and a Wiimote into a gigantic, all-encompassing version of Fruit Ninja....

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