Bullet Soul Possibly Being Published On A Region-Free Disc

By Ishaan . January 25, 2011 . 12:01pm


Siliconera reader and super tipster, Denpa no Sekai, recently got to attend an event held by 5pb. Games in Tokyo, where the publisher showcased upcoming Xbox 360 titles, Bullet Soul (a vertical shoot-em-up) and Phantom Breaker (a 2D fighter). You can read his impressions of the event at his weblog.


Embedded above is a recent promotional video for Bullet Soul. Denpa reports on his site that 5pb. developed Bullet Soul as an homage to Super Star Soldier. Similar to Hudson’s promotions for Star Soldier, 5pb. will be travelling across Japan to track down the best Bullet Soul player they can find.


Bullet Soul comes with three ships/characters, and supports an offline two-player mode. At their event, 5pb. hinted at releasing a demo for the game this March for fans to try. Additionally, as Denpa learnt, 5pb. are also considering releasing the retail game on a region-free disc, which would be a pleasant surprise for import shoot-em-up fans, should things go as planned.


Impressions of both Bullet Soul and Phantom Breaker can be found on the Denpa no Sekai weblog post that covers the 5pb. event in detail.

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  • yalls better send them an email begging for region freeness because I NEED MY SHMUP FIX!

  • kironoku

    Where do i sign?

  • I will buy this if it is truly Region-Free on disc! Woo!

  • Ohhh maaaan. If this ends up being region free, I would day-one it.

    …They’ve even got a special retailer-specific preorder bonus thing at AmiAmi.

    • Aoshi00

      wonder what’s the AmiAmi bonus, is it those library cards again, still not sure what they’re used for (can’t use them anyway..) The game looks good, but I don’t like the art design for the chars too much..

  • SomeMist

    if they move those messages in the middle of the screen I’ll buy it regardless if it’s region free or not! I was already somewhat disappointed to hear that it won’t support tate mode :[

  • Darkrise

    Glad to see overseas schmups fans aren’t just recieving love from Cave.

    • SomeMist

      don’t forget about g.rev! and konami! not to mention a few other titles like strike witches and eschatos!

  • Is….is that Kamina?

  • PrinceHeir

    damn soo lucky 360 owners.

    guess i’ll have to wait for Mamorukun PS3 :)

    i want this along with Otomedius Excellent :P

  • neo_firenze

    Seems like the more obscure games with very little chance of getting localization deals are indeed getting region free releases these days. Muchi Muchi Pork/Pink Sweets and Eschatos (which looks fantastic to me) are both confirmed region free. Perhaps Bullet Soul to follow. It’s the games that have a realistic shot of being localized that the publishers are reluctant to make region free – stuff like Deathsmiles II or Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu.

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