Deathsmiles and it’s gorgeous looking 3D touch up will come to Xbox 360s on April 23. In addition to enhanced graphics you can also play Deathsmiles Version 1.1 and an arrange mode. At a later date Cave will sell Deathsmiles: Mega Black Label as optional downloadable content over Xbox Live Arcade. I appreciate how Cave is distributing an arcade update digitally instead of selling Deathsmiles: Mega Black Label in stores. Too bad we’re not getting Deathsmiles. Well, we won’t get it in April anyway.
One thing we can use with our North American region locked Xbox 360 is the Deathsmiles arcade stick made by Hori. These go on sale the same day the game comes out for 14,800 yen a piece ($164).
On second thought we could get Deathsmiles. While Aksys didn’t release Castle of Shikigami III on the Xbox 360 here someone is releasing Raiden Fighters Aces in the states. The rumor is budget publisher Zoo Games is responsible. We contacted Zoo Games and haven’t received a comment yet. However, other sources say Valcon Games is the North American publisher. We also contacted them. If I had to guess I would say it’s Valcon over Zoo Games. Valcon Games has a relationship with Success, the Japanese publisher of Raiden Fighters Aces, after their work with Shepherd’s Crossing.
Images courtesy of Cave.