Guwange Shooting Up Xbox Live Arcade

By Spencer . February 28, 2010 . 2:32am

imageGuwange, a Cave shooter where you blast demons in feudal Japan, is also coming to Xbox 360 later this year. Makoto Asada broke the news at Shooting Festa 2010.


The Xbox Live Arcade version of Guwange has the original arcade version, Guwange blue from Cave festivals, and an arrange mode for Xbox 360. Cave didn’t say anything about an international release, but this is an Xbox Live Arcade game and so far aren’t any XBLA games exclusive to Japan.


Seeing Cave on Xbox Live Arcade is big news in itself. The door’s now open for ports of older arcade games, perhaps titles that already have PlayStation 2 ports like EspGaluda, Ibara, and Mushihime-sama.

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  • malek86

    Cool. I hope it won’t be more than 800 points though.

    • markgreyam

      Seriously? You get told that Guwange is coming to consoles, fscking *Guwange* and the first thing that pops into your head is “ooh, must bitch about the price”. That’s fantastic, thanks for deciding to making the effort to post this.

      Anyway, this is awesome news. Now that I’m over the fact that the Playstation 3 is not the home for console ports of shoot-em ups (region locked 360 grrr *shakes fist*), I’m just purely excited for this game. When I drift off into fantasy land sometimes I imagine that Cave, Taito and all the rest decide to make compilation discs of their shoot-em ups and release them on region free discs.

      Then I remember that I still don’t have the spare cash for a JAP/NTSC 360 :(

      • Seriously.

      • malek86

        Chill down, man. It just so happens that Guwange isn’t among my favorites. For 1200MSP I’d still buy it, but just to support Cave and get more games. 800MSP would be easier to swallow.

        Now ESPRaDe, that one I would be willing to pay much more for.

        • Justinzero

          Yeah, $10 for Guwange would be an absolute sin. Lets hope they stick the game in a box, and charge us $90 :P

          Heh, Jokes aside, this is awesome news. I’m usually able to get to the 4th stage without dieing, and then everything falls apart.

          • Aoshi00

            Actually w/ beefed up HD sprites, arranged soundtrack, awesome slip case cover art drawn by Inoue Junya, I would not mind a $90 retail copy lol.. The only convenience for XBLA is you just play it off your system instead of putting in the disc (and region free too, provided you buy some Jpn MS point card). I guess my perception of shump price has been skewed alrdy. Wow, seems like a lot of people have played this alrdy. I’m going into this game knowing nothing. The Jpn horror setting looks so unique, reminds me a little of the castles in Genesis’s MUSHA Aleste, or Mamoru-kun.

          • Justinzero

            I’d like that stuff too, but we’d end up shelling out $130 instead. Its a shame that the prices in this genre are so high. Picking up old games is just as costly, especially when trying to get import titles going locally.

          • It’s my favorite favorite of theirs, though I know it sits mid-tier for most. Obviously, the soundtrack announcement meant that this was coming, but I’m really, really disappointed that my favorite isn’t disc-based (or Playstation-based, for that matter). *sigh*

        • Aoshi00

          I have never played Guwange, but the period setting looks good, it even made me look into Inoue Junya’s old manga Otogi Matsuri.

          I know Jpn MS points are hard to come by, but this is worth way more than black label DLCs that cost the same. So this would be day 1 for me no matter what. Achievement would probably be real hard like Ikaruga?

  • thaKingRocka

    best thing ever, man.

    • I’d be willing to play 1200 points for some ports from Cave. =) Good news.

  • masuto

    C’mon Aksys…

  • crunc

    This is great, but I have to say that that thing on screen is pretty hideous. I hope the whole game isn’t that ugly.

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