January 18, 2010
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!?"
Five Characters to Explore
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