Earlier this month we brought you a preview of Dodonpachi Resurrection, the newest bullet hell shooter for the iPhone from developer Cave, who have previously brought Espgaluda II [$8.99/Lite] to the App Store. Dodonpachi Resurrection is a reimagined version of the arcade game Dodonpachi DaiFukkatsu, the fifth game in the Dodonpachi series. Resurrection will feature a mode faithful to the arcade game as well as an entire mode unique to the iPhone version. Due to all of the action that can take place onscreen at any given time, the game is restricted to owners of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs, 32 and 64 gig 3rd gen iPod touches, and the iPad.

Cave has sent word via press release and their official Twitter that the release date for Dodonpachi Resurrection is August 26th and that it will be launching for a special introductory price of $4.99. This introductory price will last for the first four days after release and then rise to the regular price of $8.99.  Additionally, a lite version will follow after the full game is released, although no date for the lite has been specified.

Here is another look at the latest trailer:

We're eager to get our hands on Dodonpachi Resurrection, as I'm sure many other players are as well. You can pass the time until then by joining the discussion thread in our forums where you can find additional screens of the game. We'll have more on Dodonpachi Resurrection when it goes live on the App Store this Thursday.

  • metalcasket

    Been looking forward to this. =)

    I just hope the song that starts at 1:35 in the YouTube video has NOTHING to do with the BGM >_>

  • Maarten

    Wondering when is EA going to bring out R-Type ? In the thread they mentioned around the start of august but still nothing. Is it already out in the US app store ??? or did something happen?

    • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

      Yeah I've been (im)patiently waiting for R-Type too. It looks like EA could miss their window of opportunity if Dodonpachi is out first.

  • Aviatora

    Now I can finally stop checking TA and iTunes ever hour, as I have been the last week, to see it was out yet.
    I'm stoked to see that the low introductory like Espgaluda 2 had; I bought EG2 upon release day even though it was compatible with my 3rd-gen ipod touch at the point. :D

    • Ouisch

      Yeah, I'm happy about that too. I was actually surprised. It must have worked out well for them with ESPII, but considering the quality of that one and how well it sold, I don't think they really even had to do it this time around. It's kind of a nice gift to their fans that will be picking it up day 1.

      I don't believe Espgaluda II has actually been on sale besides that introductory price. Though, who knows, they might drop the price as a cross promotion with this one.

      Needless to say, I'll be grabbing anything Cave releases for the iPhone regardless of the price.

  • misfitskater6

    STOKED

  • postmanmanman

    How funny, that's the same day my copy of Deathsmiles is supposed to arrive. Cave-mania!

  • ataloss

    YES!!! There is a god! Can't wait to play this again, but this time on the iDevice! :D

  • george

    Bring It Cave!

  • WAZAA

    august 26th is my birthday :D

  • ZildjianKX

    So is this universal for iPad? I'll buy it day 1 if it is.

  • Andrew

    Meh.

    • Bad Hanson

      Andrew you are a tosser. Get a life.