Konami are bringing their new parody shoot-em-up series to North America, in the form of Otomedius Excellent, sequel to 2008’s Otomedius Gorgeous, the company announced today. When the game hits, you’ll have nine playable characters to choose from.


“As the sequel to the 2008 Japanese hit Otomedius Gorgeous, Otomedius Excellent boasts a significant visual and gameplay update since its predecessor,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment. “Accompanied by brilliant graphics and an excellent soundtrack, Otomedius Excellent will engage fans with the Gradius franchise on a whole new level.”


Like Otomedius G, Excellent features multiplayer for up to three players either via Xbox Live or locally by LAN. Konami mentioned that downloadable content is already planned for the game, but that we’ll have to wait a little longer to learn more about it. No release date was hinted at either, other than that the game is coming this year.


Image sourced from Famitsu.


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