In an unlikely turn of events the Xbox 360 is becoming *the* premier console for shmups. Besides being a home for a library of classics like Time Pilot, Triggerheart Excelica and in the future Ikaruga, the list of new bullet dodging titles keeps growing. Let’s see… there is Castle of Shikigami III (to be fair there is a Wii version too), Radien Fighters Aces, Omega Five, DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou Black Label and Ketsui.
The last two are new additions. Insert Credit discovered them yesterday, but they are particularly notable because they are from revered shmup developer, Cave. Cave titles don’t sell billions of copies in Japan, but they have a strong following. Perhaps, enough pull to get a niche audience to purchase Xbox 360s?