Mamoru-kun No Longer Cursed, G.Rev’s Shooter Is Coming To The West

By Spencer . January 24, 2013 . 5:35pm

Siliconera has learned that G.rev’s run and gun shooter Mamoru-kun Has Been Cursed is being localized under a slightly different name. Originally, released for arcades, Mamoru-kun was ported to Xbox 360 and then brought to PS3. The PlayStation 3 version has two bonus characters that were DLC for Xbox 360 and a widescreen mode instead of a bordered window.


Xbox 360 version


PS3 version



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  • SirRichard

    I’m going to hazard a guess that it’s Rising Star being awesome again?

  • phangtom

    Can’t wait! :3

  • Andrew Arndt


  • Aoshi00

    Is the US ver for both 360 and PS3 or PS3 only like Under Defeat? I liked the 360 original a lot, quite a challenging game.. the graphics is a bit simple but the soundtrack is great, plays a bit like Rocky & Pocky / KiKi KaiKai since the screen doesn’t scroll up automatically. I was thinking this game would never be localized.. it seems like almost all shmups are brought over thanks to Rising Star.. I might hold off importing Dodonpachi Saidaioujou..

    • puchinri

      I adore the soundtrack, and I never expected this to be localized either.

      • Aoshi00

        I know, the main theme and everything are so cute and catchy :) The char design and art are nice too. The story mode was pretty hard though.. you’re given 5 lives, and get to pick the 5 chars in specific order, but that’s all you have and no retries.. and each char’s shooting patterns has their pros and cons.. I thought the design still stood out though, and definitely different from regular vertical shmups.

        • puchinri

          Yeah~. I use the theme for my PS3 because I enjoy the designs and scheme of it so much. I really appreciated how unique it was. I hope it does well enough here (on a scale/with context).

          • Aoshi00

            I have used the Mamoru theme for a long time too, the XMB icons are so nice :) depends on how much it’s priced, maybe around $30 like Under Defeat or Deathsmiles 2 d/l.. it’s not an easy game despite the cute graphics :) hope it’s bundled w/ artbook and soundtrack that came w/ the PS3 ver (pretty hard to unlock all the illustrations in the gallery), I want it to be on both systems though.

          • puchinri

            Yup~. Hmm, that would be reasonable.

            I think both systems would be fair and pretty cool, and I didn’t know about the OST and artbook, so really hoping for those now.

  • OverlordZetta

    A-Are you serious?
    Is this a dream? I’ve been on the fence on importing this for weeks now too…

  • ninjabart122

    I remember seeing this once in a photo in some PSP Extras app thing.

  • puchinri

    REALLY~!? I had a lot of fun with the game, so I really hope we get to see it here! On the PS3 preferably for me, but PS3 and Xbox360 would be nice.

  • Hoshi星

    Quite surprising. I did not expect that. I imported the japanese version when it release. It’s quite a charming shmups with a great variety of shooting style/character. It would be great however if the had included co-op/2 player. Though, still a fun game

    • Zoozbuh

      Oh man, there isn’t co-op?? Dammit.. Still might pick it up though. I wasn’t hardcore enough to import, but lately I’m a huge fan of these kind of games :)

  • Glad they changed the name from Mamoru-Kun Cursed Courses, I hope they have changed that really bad english logo that was hanging on gulti offices since november/decemeber.

  • Coeurl

    Welp, now i’m happy. Loved the demo so this is a definite buy for me

  • FetusZero

    So.. when can I pre-order?

    This makes me really glad I didn’t give in on importing it since it was crazy expensive to do so.

  • Bloodios

    Hell yes! I’ve been dying to see this day! I must have played the Japanese demo well over a dozen of times.
    So, will both versions be brought over or just the enhanced PS3 version?

  • landlock

    Oh nice! I’d take the PS3 version.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Oh my god CC2 made an official Mamoru-kun ga-

    … Oh wait, this isn’t the same one. I was hoping this was the Mamoru-kun from Little Tail Bronx.

    • Lionxie

      I know ; ; Same here..super baited

      • Super baited? That’s the name of G.rev’s game, which we covered before. The article summary even explains this was G.rev’s game.

    • puchinri

      That would have been really cool. And they should.

  • Will double-dip. Worth it just for the stellar Yousuke Yasui soundtrack.

  • pimpalicious

    G.Rev won me over with Under Defeat HD so I’ll buy this if we get the PS3 version. I’m assuming it’s Rising Star bringing it to us?

  • Seriously?! I even imported the LE and all. Oh well, not like it’s a hard game to understand anyway. Good for others who haven’t gotten it yet.

  • SupaPhly

    I… already imported this a while ago :(
    good news for many other people though

  • akiko_sakuraba

    Wait, so what is it being localized as? I actually got interested in this game by the free PS3 theme on the Japanese PSN.

  • Still want Ikaruga on PSN

  • Zonic505

    Holy crap, that was a surprise. I kept telling myself “I need to import this one of these days”. Thank you, G. Rev! I should pick up Under Defeat HD when I can to help support you guys.

  • Zoozbuh

    YAAAAY. I tried Under Defeat and loved it.. And I love the art style/character/environment designs for this one!! Hope it comes to Europe too D: Or I could download it from the US PSN store I guess!

  • Zoozbuh

    Godspeed, Rising Star Games!!

  • Looks awesome, thank you for localization!

  • David Bruno

    So many people assuming that it’s Rising Star…

  • Actually purchased the disc based PS3 version a couple months ago. Will double dip just to support these guys. So little shmup love for PS3, these guys deserve credit for bringing these to the west.

  • yellowmage

    Aw, dang. For a moment there, I thought the second game in the Little Tail Bronx series was being remade…

  • TrevHead

    Wow I never thought this would be coming our way, I quite like Pocky & Rocky so I should enjoy this., we seem to be seeing quite alot of G.rev recently now CAVE have gone quiet atm. Still got my fingers crossed on Mushihimisama HD.

  • Taiyz

    I hope that the PS3 version isn’t the only one being localized; I love me some G.rev, but I’m a 360 owner.

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