Xbox 360

Shin Red Katana’s Gorgeous Limited Edition Artwork


When the console version of Cave’s arcade shoot-em-up, Red Katana, releases on the Xbox 360 in Japan, it will be available in regular and limited editions. The Shin Red Katana limited edition will come in a special package that contains a soundtrack CD.


Artwork for the limited edition box (pictured to the right) was created by the character designer for Red Katana, Tachikawa Mushimaro. The limited edition version of the game will cost 9,240 yen ($112) while the regular edition will go for 7,140 yen ($87).


The Xbox 360 version has been revised with high definition graphics and “Red Katana Shin mode” which has additional stages and boss characters to shoot down. Both the regular and limited editions of the game will also come with a bonus for early buyers: a Voice Pack Content Card, which allows you to download voices that were newly recorded for Shin Red Katana on the Xbox 360. Cave uploaded a video of the new feature:



Unfortunately, Shin Red Katana will be region-locked when it releases in Japan on May 26h. Cave are interested in making the game available overseas, however, and encourage people in Europe to let Rising Star know if they’d like to see more Cave shooters in the region. Meanwhile, Aksys published Deathsmiles in the U.S. last year.

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.