Releasing exclusively for Xbox 360 this spring, Akai Katana comes as a stunning HD addition to the shmup (shoot 'em up) arena, set in a parallel world resembling Japan's Taisho period. Discovering the powerful blood katana, the world's empire has resorted to human sacrifices in order to unleash the swords' immense destructive power against neighboring countries. However, when the bloodshed turns towards the families of a small group of swordsmen, a rebel uprising begins. With new fighter planes and the powered up swords at their disposal, this small band now fights back against the tyrannical empire.
Akai Katana is published by Rising Star Games and developed by CAVE Interactive. Players will be treated to a complete side-scrolling shooter experience, combining intense bullet-hell gameplay with an open and easily accessible mechanic, all presented in HD.