Death Shoots, Death Flies, Deathsmiles
Deathsmiles is a horizontal Shoot ‘Em Up arcade game by developer Cave, which first came out in 2007. Deathsmiles II came out in 2009. Both games were ported to Xbox 360 in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Late this year, the two will be bundled together and re-released in Japan for Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, and in North America soon after, hopefully.
Strictly Limited Games has put together a Collector’s Edition for the bundle that is now available to be pre-ordered. It comes with a bunch of collector’s items and both games for either PS4 or Nintendo Switch.
In the Collector’s Edition, customers will get a reversible poster for Deathsmiles I and II, on each side, the soundtrack on-disc, an arcade flyer for the original game, a wall scroll of all the characters, a set of postcards, a set of character cards, an enamel pin of the logo, three marquee stickers, character stickers, a set of keychains, four acrylic standee dioramas, all in a collector’s box.
There are 2,200 copies of the Collector’s Edition available for 89.99€ or around $105 USD. Strictly Limited Games will ship these internationally sometime in March 2022.
If you like Shoot ‘Em Ups, but are un familiar with Deathsmiles, “Deathsmiles is CAVE’s bullet-hell shoot-’em-up where you take the role of one of four Angels to defend the magical land of Gilverado from an invasion by Hell itself! Team up with a friend, choose an angel, and eradicate this devilish assault across nine different game modes!” and “Deathsmiles 2 presents you more of the things that made the first one great, two new characters to play as and a new polygonal graphic style. Chase the evil Satan Claws, who killed your caretaker Count Dior on Christmas Eve, through a hellish winter wonderland!”
Deathsmiles I and II are available on PC, Xbox 360, and arcade, and will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in March 2022.
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