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Among the announcements made during theFES 2022 shooterspresentation, City Connection announced that it will facilitate a re-release for Cave shmup classic Akai Katana. Although no strict date or platform has been officially announced, the arcade hit will return later this year.

Check out the Shooting FES 2022 stream below, with an appearance at 3:30 p.m.

Originally published in 2010, during the shmup revival of the latter daysAkai Katana is a dazzling epic that tells the story of a small group of resistance fighters, rising up against their own tyrannical rulers who sacrificed the people in order to sate the bloodlust of the titular artefact “Akai Katana”. What follows is top-notch adrenaline-pumping mayhem as players do battle against the government and its incredibly powerful defenses.

Considered one of the best shmups of the last days, Akai Katana found its way to the Xbox 360 via a Rising Star Games port in 2011, where it received critical and fan acclaim. This upcoming new release will allow the shmup community to return to combat on modern platforms, while opening the doors to new audiences who have yet to experience its dramatic and captivating high-action gameplay.

Akai Katana will launch later in 2022. It is expected to come to Nintendo Switch and other platforms.

Chris Moise

Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former master of Saturday night slam. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse


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