AmidstStorm wrote:Fantastic. Let's hope this is physical release. I'm sure I read somewhere about Cave releasing their whole back catalogue on XBLA/Demand, before a thread turned into a pointless Cave bashing and people talking about favorite cheeses or something.gmintyfresh wrote:Sorry I should post the story we're referring to:
Mushihimesama HD announced for the Japanese Xbox 360
Posted by EOJ on January 30, 2012 4:50
It’s official, Cave’s next X360 game is Mushihimesama HD (it seems HD is part of the title). Asada posted some interesting things about the game on his blog. The most surprising is he says this will probably be their last game on the current generation of consoles.
He says his team has shifted to work on “new hardware platforms they’ve never worked on before”. He also alludes to working on next gen hardware, but is tight-lipped about the details. In any case, since Asada says this will probably be their last shooter on any of the current hardware (which means no PS3 ports, in case you were still holding out for that) they’re trying to make the game really special. Also, since the game was already ported, they’re trying to make it much improved, like a “Plus Alpha” version. Let’s hope this means 1.5 is included, or at least some fun new arrange mode. The graphic assets have all been redone in hi res, like previous ports, and the team started work on the project before Instant Brain was finished.
The release date will be announced very soon.
If they've been working on this since Instant Brain it might mean this'll be out soon!
So i'm guessing this is a reworking of the PS2 port of Mushihimesama? How much does it differ from Futari in regards to: Levels, bosses, scoring, music? Basically is it a whole different game? I think i remember hearing it was a lot harder than Futari.
I haven't found the PS2 port as a reasonable price so have never bought or played it.
It seems that Cave might be dumping their entire 360 collection of ports to the "on demand" service:
http://cave-game.cocolog-nifty.com/blog ... 1/god.html
Apparently it's going to be a straight arcade port with loads of extra gameplay modes thrown in. As Cave pointed out the Ps2 port wasn't handled by them so they sound like they want to release their own port based on the arcade version. The Ps2 port is great but some concessions had to be made to cram it into the machine. As I've said before I prefer Mushi to Futari, the level layouts and boss battles appeal to me more. It is bloody tough though.
Yep Mushi prices are a bit steep at the moment, gone are the days when you could pick up the Limited Edition for £50, like what I did!
Edit: Oh yes and it sounds like it's going to be a physical release - tbc