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 it’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 CAVE’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 CAVE’s iOS offerings are amongst my very favorite games in the App Store, and I really can’t wait to check out Deathsmiles when it finally releases. We’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.

  • Anonymous

    This looks simply fantastic,  but come on Cave - join 2011 and make iPad owners happy too! 

  • http://twitter.com/locust776 Locust SeventySix

    Can't see sh!t captain! Worst promo video ever. No fullscreen shots, big text over everything you'd want to see...

    • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

      It's a port of the 360 version so you should be able to find plenty of 360 videos on the net. 

  • Dave

    Spring lasts till the end of June in Japanese game industry. Masa-King, the frontman of Cave mobile, told about Spring release in that fashion in Twitter last time. Though actual release date is to be announced soon on their web site, I bet Deathsmiles is going to be released on June 29th.

  • Evan

    I think the graphics look fantastic. I'd like to see an iPad version, too.

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  • Herpen

    Looks great, wish there was an iPad version though. Will buy it if they bring one out.

  • The Truth

    screw shadowgun and march, heroes and other crappy tech demos, this is where it's at!

  • Tower Defender

    Cave really needs to make these games universal.  l love their shooters, but I hate how I have to x2 it on my ipad.

  • Xenosage

    Yepp. It pains me to look at such great games in double-blast-zoom :(

  • http://blog.lwry.me/ Matthew L.

    Do these guys actually make non-shoot-em-up games?

  • Hamma

    Caves shooters are fantastic. Hopefully they'll release a dedicate iPad version for this one!!