Aksys Games Announces Deathsmiles

January 18, 2010

Aksys
Games Announces Deathsmiles

Deathsmiles, the bullet-hell
smash hit, comes to the U.S. on Xbox 360

Aksys Games announces Japan’s
gothic-lolita shmup hit, Deathsmiles, for the Xbox 360. Enter the world of
Gilverado, a kingdom plagued by hideous monsters and tortured souls. Choose from
four angels with unique demonic familiars and battle against a storm of enemies
pouring out of Hell’s gates! Fight your way out of tight spots as you are
surrounded by enemy units and bullets from both sides of the screen. The unique
left/right shooting mechanic of Deathsmiles will keep you on your toes as you
dodge and weave through complex enemy fire, beautifully crafted by the modern
masters of shmups, CAVE.

Triggering "Power-up mode" will
unleash great streams of golden crowns, white tiaras, and grey skulls as you cut
through enemies with your little Angel’s mighty magic shot. Try not to get
distracted by the bling as you collect these gorgeous trinkets en masse and pump
your high score to the limit! "Most shooters feature space ships heroically
charging through bullet showers to kill some alien nuisance," says Cherie Baker,
PR Specialist. "With Deathsmiles, you’ve got little girls flying through a
gothic otherworld to destroy the horrific, necrotic Imperator Tyrannosatan.
Really what could top that!?"

Key Features:

  • Five Characters to Explore
    Gilverado
    Choose Windia, the foppish English girl; Casper, the sassy German; Follett,
    the cautious French girl; or Rosa, the California valley girl.

  • Travel down the roads of Gilverado
    and discover hidden conversations between the angels.

  • Mega Black Label
    Test your supernatural powers against the onslaught of the Ice Palace and its
    forgotten protector! Put your skills to the test with a new scoring system
    that demands more, but pumps out even more explosions of shiny tokens!

  • Choose Your Path and Difficulty

    You can choose your own route through the game’s stages and set the difficulty
    for each, from a level of 1 to 3. These difficulty levels allow you to
    customize the bullet count and boss toughness. Watch out if you choose level 3
    four times, though….

  • Save and Play Back Replays Save
    replays of your own games to watch later for your own enjoyment. Players can
    also download the top 20 scoring runs on the leaderboards.

  • Online Rankings & Online Co-op
    Check out your score on the online leaderboard, with rankings for each
    character and game mode.

  • Two-player cooperative play is
    also available via Xbox LIVE online entertainment network

Deathsmiles has not been rated
by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and Deathsmiles can be found at

www.aksysgames.com.