Japanese gaming company CAVE seems to be on a roll with the App Store. After the release of excellent Espgaluda II and Dodonpachi Resurrection games, CAVE has announced their first original title for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Mushihimesama Bug Panic is an original title featuring Bug Princess Reco, star of the Arcade and Xbox 360 game “Mushihimesama Futari”. They aren't offering many details on the new game but provided this trailer:


The game is categorized as "Bug Busting Action". Of note, CAVE seems to have drawn a line in the sand and will continue to only support high-end devices. This new game will be compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 3rd Gen iPod Touch and iPad only. The game will be released in the Fall of 2010.

Update: Here's an early gameplay video from December 2009:

  • Ron Holland

    what an horrible music choice for the trailer

  • Ron Holland

    what an horrible music choice for the trailer

  • http://www.utopiangames.co.uk Darren

    Would of liked some game play footage :(

    Darren.

  • http://www.utopiangames.co.uk Darren

    Would of liked some game play footage :(

    Darren.

  • polyplay

    While I feel terrible for owners of older devices, it's still pretty amazing that Cave is bringing these games to the app store.

    Danmaku games have zero presence in the arcades Stateside, so it's great whenever one gets released for the PC or a console.

  • polyplay

    While I feel terrible for owners of older devices, it's still pretty amazing that Cave is bringing these games to the app store.

    Danmaku games have zero presence in the arcades Stateside, so it's great whenever one gets released for the PC or a console.

  • mar

    finally!!!! so long minigore and similar games :)

  • mar

    finally!!!! so long minigore and similar games :)

  • araczynski

    seems like cave is 0 for 3 with me. but to each their own.

  • araczynski

    seems like cave is 0 for 3 with me. but to each their own.

  • klouud

    meh...

  • klouud

    meh...

  • E_Domina

    yea, that's bull how its only on newer devices

  • E_Domina

    yea, that's bull how its only on newer devices

  • Crunc

    I love Cave, but I'm skeptical of this one and a little worried. Do we really need another dual-stick shooter? And does this mean we'll see an end to their ports of their great bullet-hell shooters? I hope not. But may this game will surprise me. I hope so.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      If I remember the coverage last year, it's not really a dual-stick shooter. Your character throws bombs that cause bugs to burst in huge chain reactions. The stick on the right controls the aiming reticule (not just direction, but distance too).

      After two excellent bullet hells, I'm glad that Cave is bringing their trademark intensity to a different style of gameplay.

  • Crunc

    I love Cave, but I'm skeptical of this one and a little worried. Do we really need another dual-stick shooter? And does this mean we'll see an end to their ports of their great bullet-hell shooters? I hope not. But may this game will surprise me. I hope so.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      If I remember the coverage last year, it's not really a dual-stick shooter. Your character throws bombs that cause bugs to burst in huge chain reactions. The stick on the right controls the aiming reticule (not just direction, but distance too).

      After two excellent bullet hells, I'm glad that Cave is bringing their trademark intensity to a different style of gameplay.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Bullethelldualstickawesomeness. Can't wait!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Bullethelldualstickawesomeness. Can't wait!

  • Xanthos

    I believe I'm not the only one that is disappointed that their 3rd release isn't a bullet hell.

  • Xanthos

    I believe I'm not the only one that is disappointed that their 3rd release isn't a bullet hell.

  • SP3RRFEUER

    I hope this game will finally support the Retina Display

  • SP3RRFEUER

    I hope this game will finally support the Retina Display

  • swarmster

    omg, it's Every Extend! But by Cave!

    Colour me excited.

  • swarmster

    omg, it's Every Extend! But by Cave!

    Colour me excited.

  • Scott

    Just as they support only newer devices, I'll remember not to support them when I finally upgrade my Touch.

    • seur

      then you lose

    • george

      really they wont miss your 5 bucks mate, dont knock yourself out LOL

    • Zonko

      Your loss. It simply isn't technically possible to get cave's titles running on such dated hardware at playable frame rates. What would you have them do? Radically alter the ganeplay so you can play it on an underpowered device? Just upgrade and retire the relic you're still using.

  • Scott

    Just as they support only newer devices, I'll remember not to support them when I finally upgrade my Touch.

    • seur

      then you lose

    • george

      really they wont miss your 5 bucks mate, dont knock yourself out LOL

    • Zonko

      Your loss. It simply isn't technically possible to get cave's titles running on such dated hardware at playable frame rates. What would you have them do? Radically alter the ganeplay so you can play it on an underpowered device? Just upgrade and retire the relic you're still using.

  • jgrug

    um how about not, and to think I'll never have that 2:43 of my life back...

  • jgrug

    um how about not, and to think I'll never have that 2:43 of my life back...

  • Coldcoffee

    Errr, umm~ Doesn't suit your image Cave~ :(

  • Coldcoffee

    Errr, umm~ Doesn't suit your image Cave~ :(

  • http://www.bayanescort.gen.tr bayan escort

    I very much liked this game, I would recommend anyone to play this game, this game is very fluid and you can never get bored playing the game in Japan before they made this game great

  • http://www.bayanescort.gen.tr bayan escort

    I very much liked this game, I would recommend anyone to play this game, this game is very fluid and you can never get bored playing the game in Japan before they made this game great

  • Kev

    Looks interesting and though I do own a 3rd gen iPod Touch, the game play footage in the trailer did not look anything older units couldn't handle.

    • http://www.mindjuice.net MindJuice

      Exactly my thought. Not to mention that after seeing what these guys did with their game on a FIRST GEN device:

      http://toucharcade.com/2010/09/03/upcoming-phoenix-%E2%80%93-bullet-hell-style-shooter-for-all-devices/

      I can't help but think Cave is just being lazy in only supporting new devices.

      I always try to support as much of the market as possible with my games. It pained me the other day to submit an update to Charmed that doesn't support OS 2.2.1, but Apple has forced the issue now and they won't allow you to submit anything targeting a version older than 3.0.

  • Kev

    Looks interesting and though I do own a 3rd gen iPod Touch, the game play footage in the trailer did not look anything older units couldn't handle.

    • http://www.mindjuice.net MindJuice

      Exactly my thought. Not to mention that after seeing what these guys did with their game on a FIRST GEN device:

      http://toucharcade.com/2010/09/03/upcoming-phoenix-%E2%80%93-bullet-hell-style-shooter-for-all-devices/

      I can't help but think Cave is just being lazy in only supporting new devices.

      I always try to support as much of the market as possible with my games. It pained me the other day to submit an update to Charmed that doesn't support OS 2.2.1, but Apple has forced the issue now and they won't allow you to submit anything targeting a version older than 3.0.

  • readmylips

    bugs bu bunny bugs bunny to random japanese noises to bugs bugs bunny bugs bunny badibadibadi! wabbit hunting season

  • readmylips

    bugs bu bunny bugs bunny to random japanese noises to bugs bugs bunny bugs bunny badibadibadi! wabbit hunting season

  • george

    SOLD!

  • george

    SOLD!

  • JCat

    Bug hell instead of bullet hell this time. lol

  • JCat

    Bug hell instead of bullet hell this time. lol

  • eheh

    Cave is awesome. Instant buy!

    Whiners need to suck it up.

  • eheh

    Cave is awesome. Instant buy!

    Whiners need to suck it up.

  • sal

    seems fair to whine when i just bought a new ipod touch and it isn't supported yet

  • sal

    seems fair to whine when i just bought a new ipod touch and it isn't supported yet

  • Chris

    Looks like a pretty original dual-stick semi-shooter (more like a bomb thrower)/chain reaction game. I actually looks like a very unique and fun game. Too bad I won't get to play it until I eventually upgrade my Touch.

    • http://soiled.com Gload

      Not really original as the gameplay looks a lot like Every Extend Extra

  • Chris

    Looks like a pretty original dual-stick semi-shooter (more like a bomb thrower)/chain reaction game. I actually looks like a very unique and fun game. Too bad I won't get to play it until I eventually upgrade my Touch.

    • http://soiled.com Gload

      Not really original as the gameplay looks a lot like Every Extend Extra