Back in February we learned that CAVE was readying a port of Deathsmiles for the App Store, and just a couple of days later they released a teaser trailer for the game. The trailer pegged a Deathsmiles release for Spring 2011, but with Spring all but gone and no sign of the game on the App Store itâ€™s pretty obvious that things are taking a bit longer than expected.
CAVE announced on their Twitter that they will have more information regarding a release date soon, and have offered up a brand new trailer of Deathsmiles as a peace offering for the release running late. Like CAVEâ€™s other iOS shmups, Espgaluda II [$8.99/Lite] and Dodonpachi Resurrection [$8.99/Lite], Deathsmiles will come with an iPhone mode in addition to the original arcade mode. The iPhone mode will come with a brand new exclusive playable character named Princess Tiara, and will have its own new storyline as well as original background music.
All of CAVEâ€™s iOS offerings are amongst my very favorite games in the App Store, and I really canâ€™t wait to check out Deathsmiles when it finally releases. Weâ€™ll be keeping a close eye out for any new information regarding a release date, and in the meantime you can check out our forums for some Deathsmiles discussion with your fellow gamers.