Otomedius Excellent Out In July, Only Costs $30

By Spencer . June 1, 2011 . 12:20pm

otoYes, Konami’s all-ladyplanes shooter is still coming to North America, it’s only a month away too. Otomedius Excellent will be in stores on July 19.


Notice how Konami connects the Xbox 360 game to Gradius on the cover art? In Otomedius Excellent players pilot moe ships based on the Vic Viper, Lord British, and Jade Knight from Gradius Gaiden.


Otomedius Excellent will retail for $29.99. Konami also has a collector’s edition. If you missed the news from last Friday, the $49.99 package includes the Xbox 360 game, soundtrack CD, art book, and double sided pillowcase featuring the game’s girls.

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  • katamari

    > double sided pillowcase featuring the gam’es girls

  • Year of the shmup continues!

    I think I’m about one Games on Demand Cave import and a Radiant Silvergun away from an awesome-induced heart attack.

  • ON MY BIRTHDAY!! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!

  • hehehe… “ladyplanes”.

  • Zonic505

    Anyone else notice the Twinbee characters on the right? So there’s Otomedius, Gradius, AND Twinbee all on one cover.

  • Darkrise

    But is it U.S exclusive? Or for ALL of North America? It happens once in a while so I’m just wondering.

    • Well, the game appears to also be available for pre-order from Amazon.ca. Also, could always import it from somewhere else and run it on your Canadian 360 as well since there is no difference between Canadian and American 360s.

  • thaKingRocka

    And that’s how you do it. At 30, I’m in, no question.

  • Neckbear

    With that cover and at only 30$, I bet Konami will get a whole lot of sales.

    Good game, Konami. Good game.

  • landlock

    I hope that Konami will be releasing this in Europe to, there usually pretty good even if it takes a while. 

  • no region free i guess :(

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Have to admit though, the cover looks tempting.

  • Syltique


  • Kris

    I’ve heard it’s not that great, but at $30…
    I’m a whore for anything vaguely Parodius related >_>

    • I actually 1 CC’ed this on the hardest level, and I have never done that before. There are several bouts of extreme slow down that seems unintentional, too. 


  • mikanko

    I would really like to see Konami spend their efforts making a new Gradius.  Maybe outsourced to G.Rev whose sales haven’t been the best lately flying solo.

  • PrinceHeir

    awesome konami :D

    i definitely need a 360 -____-


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