Xbox 360

Bad Luck Importers, Shin Red Katana Will Be Region-Locked


If you were hoping to import Cave’s new Xbox 360 shoot-em-up, Shin Red Katana, from Japan, you might want to hold off unless you own a Japanese Xbox 360. Cave tweeted earlier that the game will be region locked.


“Akai Katana will be region-locked. Hopefully one of our publisher friends will be interested as it looks grand,” the tweet said in response to a fan query.


Another fan asked if Rising Star Games — who are publishing Deathsmiles in Europe — would also publish Dodonpachi Resurrection Black Label (more on that game here). To this, Cave replied: “Let RSG know you want more CAVE ports :)”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.