Sometime before 5bp announced they were bringing Ketsui to the Xbox 360, Arika (side note: this is the same company who developed Dr. Mario Online Rx and Forever Blue) announced a DS version of the Cave shoot ‘em up. Not much information has come out beyond the initial announcement, but Ketsui Death Label is well into in development.
Ketsui puts players inside a helicopter with floating gunpods. Take your pick between the Tiger Schewert (spread shot / slow movement) and the Panzer Jager (straight shot / faster movement) for the single player mode. Once you beat the Ketsui Death Label in a single credit you can film the achievement and send it to another DS owner to watch wirelessly. Ketsui Death Level also includes game sharing, which allows distribution of a trial version of the game.
Other new features besides wireless communication include: a versus model, a training mode and unlockable Evac Reports. There’s the full arcade game in Ketsui Death Label too and a DVD with a power play of the game. This sounds like a sweet package, if it’s the right price. Arika has not announced how much the game will cost. However, we should know well before October 23, the day Ketsui Death Label arrives in Japan. At this time there aren’t any announced plans to bring Ketsui outside of Japan.
Images courtesy of Arika.