Strike Witches Shooter Set For Summer

By Spencer . March 24, 2010 . 12:10am


Famitsu formally announced Cyberfront’s Strike Witches shmup. The game is called Strike Witches: Wings of Silver and Japan gets it this summer.


It’s horizontal shooter with a three person system. You control a team of three witches out of the eleven characters. While this sounds like it could be an Xbox Live Arcade release, Strike Witches: Wings of Silver is a retail title.

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  • Since the TV series is coming stateside (I think next week is the DVD release), I wonder if this game might actually show up here, too.

  • Code

    rar, I know very little about this anime honestly — but I like girls, and I like airplanes, so in theory I also like girls who are airplanes! But if they make a legitimately good shmup on top of that, I might just have to keep an eye on it.

  • EvilAkito

    I don’t want to sound like a whiney console fanboy or anything… but why are these kinds of games always XBLA exclusives? Is Xbox 360 the console of choice this gen for people who love quirky Japanese shmups?

    • malek86

      Well, almost all the shmups this gen have been exclusive to 360, so you’d want to keep catering to the fanbase.

      As for how it started, I recall an old interview where a shmups developer (can’t remember who it was, sorry) said the PS3 was too expensive for the development of such low-selling games, and the Wii was too geared toward families rather than nerds. On the same vein, notice for example how a lot of visual novels are being made for 360. The 360 seems to be the console of choice for otaku gamers this gen.

    • Hraesvelgr

      In a word, yes. Already been said, but if you’ll notice, a good majority of shmups and visual novels are released on the 360. It honestly seems like a strange thing, give the console’s “popularity” in Japan, but it is what it is.

  • wharcraff

    Sounds cool except for the retail title part. Too bad they are doing this instead of Humikane SHIMADA’s other flying chicks with guns and swords “Sky Girls”. But maybe that has more of a ‘people in flying mechs’ feel than “Strike Witches”

    better pic :

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