Cave’s new game a snip at £1,500

Monday, 11th April 2011 15:11 GMT By Stace Harman

Japanese developer Cave is to offer a PCB arcade board version of its upcoming bullet hell shooter, Akai Katana, for around £1,500. How many should we put you down for?

The Deathsmiles studio is selling the PCB arcade board version through its website for ¥220,000, or 1627.05 of your GBP, at the time of writing.

For this princely sum, you’ll receive the PCB for home use – meaning it’s locked to ‘freeplay’ and can’t be used for commercial use – an instruction book, a spiffing B1 poster and, wait for it, a “sword-shaped screwdriver” for volume adjustment. You want one now, right?

Alternatively, you can wait for the Xbox 360 version which is due in May and will likely be slightly cheaper.

Thanks to Edge.



  1. Erthazus

    for 1500? Pff… first day buy.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Damn right day one buy, when it comes out for the xbox360.

    Really tho, love these games, Deathsmiles was great. Nice to not have to play one retro hardware to get a quality 2D shooter.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Epic Fool

    Got Deathsmiles for my birthday yesterday, looking forward to playing it once the hangover has lessened… :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory


    Shouldn’t you strike whilst the iron is hot? I mean, a fully coherent and aware mind could quite easily destroy itself when subjected to that game :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Epic Fool

    Haha, a resounding endorsement of the game if ever I’ve seen one… They should put that on the back of the box. :D

    #5 4 years ago

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