Dodonpachi Saidaioujou Coming To Xbox 360 On May 30 With HD Graphics

By Spencer . January 31, 2013 . 11:19pm

Cave is bringing Dodonpachi Saidaioujou to Xbox 360. The upcoming game has HD mode with enhanced graphics. Here’s a comparison with the arcade version on the left and HD graphics on the right.



Dodonpachi Saidaioujou also has an Xbox 360 mode with Saya as a new playable character and Hina, an old element doll, as one of the bosses.


While Dodonpachi Saidaioujou has only been announced for Japan, Makoto Asada told Siliconera he is planning to bring the game to the West and is aiming for a simultaneous launch.

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  • McBonJon

    I’m hoping that the NA publisher is announced soon. I want this game really bad.

  • neo_firenze

    Now to see if there’s a special edition. DLC voucher, soundtrack (maybe the best game OST I’ve ever heard, would love to see some arrange versions), superplay DVD…

    My expectations are only that this will be the best game of 2013. And I really don’t anticipate I’ll be let down, since Daioujou and Daifukkatsu are both top 10 all time games for me.

    • Chris Cruz

      I think Superplay DvDs are unnecessary. Some of us are kind of low on Self Confidence. Watching a superplay DvD would kind of get this message ” WE ARE THIS GOOD AND YOU ARE NOT! KEKEKEKEKE! ” =/.

      • Julien_N

        A superplay DVD is not supposed to convey this message. %)
        I think it is a great way for experienced players who aim to top their scores to see if they missed hidden tricks, and understand what is the best scoring path at the time of the DVD’s release.
        It is not something that players with less skill should look at while thinking that they are awful for nor being able to do the same. ;)

        • TrevHead

          This! I’m no superplayer myself, but the lack of super plays and replays of good scoring runs in the PAL versions was offputting.

          Not that I wanted to copy them verbatim but it’s nice to watch a run of someone who has full grasp of the scoring system and apply similar techniques while I explore each stages scoring opportunities myself. .

    • AweOfShe

      Ditto that, on everything!

      Man, I can’t wait~

  • Höhlenmensch

    STGs are the only reason I haven’t sold my 360 yet. Let’s hope that next gen Sony won’t be so boneheaded or that STGs find a new home on the WiiU.

  • FetusZero

    Sweet! In the worst case scenario, if it doesn’t come to the west, I hope it will be region free.

    • Julien_N

      It probably will never be region-free.
      Galuda 2 and Futari were “experiments”, but now that CAVE has released a few shmups in the West through deals with publishers such as Aksys and Rising Star, they will probably not make their game region free. Even if they find no Western publisher, unfortunately…

      • FetusZero

        You forgot Muchi Muchi Pork/Pink Sweets! :p
        And maybe Resurrection, though that semi-region free European release might be Rising Star’s idea.
        If their plan for a Western release fails and as you suggest, it isn’t region free.. then I’ll have to pass on yet another CAVE release, which is most unfortunate :/ I do wonder who is that other publisher they were talking about aside from Rising Star though.. Only time will tell, and only maybe.

        • Julien_N

          Oh, you are right about the MMP/PS compilation, but wasn’t that an exception of some kind as well? Also, G.Rev representatives explained Microsoft Japan enforced the policy on region locking for the “biggest” shmups releases -Bullet Soul, Eschatos, Ginga Force are region-free because they are “low profile”, aren’t they?

          Either way, I am also curious to see who the publisher is, because RSG seemed satisfied with the CAVE games’ sales figures and yet there are apparently no plans for Mushi’ HD, which is a shame.

          • FetusZero

            True, I remember when G.Rev talked about how it was “heavily recommended” to region lock them. Not sure why it seems to mainly affect shmups though.. there are still plenty of new releases that are region free in Japan, yet aren’t low profile outside the shmups genre. Oh well, guess we’ll never really know the entire story behind all of it. It seems like shmups are in some sort of a grey area. That being said, I absolutely loved Bullet Soul, definitely one of my favorite imports in the genre for X360.

            As for Mushi HD, it is indeed a shame. I was excited when I heard about the game being released, but unfortunately I’ll probably never get to play it :/

  • Shogunreaper

    The 360 barely even sells in japan, what were they thinking?

    • Armane

      360 is the shmup machine in Japan. So I think they were thinking that’s where their target audience is.

  • TrevHead

    Shame Japan has only been announced, I was hoping to get a PAL version with worldwide leaderboards

  • Wappuli

    Hopefully they annouce release days for other regions soon, I wanna know if I shoud get the JP-version again or wait for the little cheaper US/PAL-version this time.

  • I will buy literally anything Cave puts its name on

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