Deathsmiles Deluxe Goes Gold In Preparation For PAL Release
Despite the original Deathsmiles having been released in 2007, the Gothic Lolita (yes, that is a “thing”) shoot ’em up has finally gone gold in preparation for its PAL release.
“Going Gold” means that the code has been finalised and it’s finally ready for distribution (you knew that, right?), so the game’s hotly anticipated release on February 18th should go without a hitch.
Although the XBOX Live Arcade doesn’t lack good shmups – Shoot 1UP blasts to mind – Deathsmiles Deluxe Edition will be a very welcome release for everyone in Europe. Keen to share his enthusiasm for the title is Martin Defries, managing director of Rising Star Games, who says: “Deathsmiles has been a great title to work on, working with CAVE has been a real privilege and we hope Deathsmiles will be the first of many CAVE titles we bring to PAL market.”
The Deluxe edition will reportedly feature three different game modes: a version of the original arcade game, the Xbox 360 arcade conversion and Version 1.1, a conversion designed specifically for the Xbox 360. Most excitingly however, is the promise of a two-player co-op mode, so you can share the fairy/frilly dress/giant tree fighting action with a friend. Natually, co-op will be available either on the same console or over XBOX Live.
The PAL version of the game will also include the Mega Black Label pack (released in Japan in 2008), which not only includes an expanded version of the game with a range of special features, but also an additional stage and, most enticingly, an extra playable character.
Who will probably be a gothic fairy in a lacy dress.