Last month, CAVE announced plans to bring Bug Princess to iOS. Details were vague aside from a teaser video and a "winter 2011" release data. Well, this afternoon CAVE let the proverbial cat out of the bag and revealed that it'll be available on the 15th as a universal app for $4.99.

My favorite part of the trailer is about half way in when they show the side by side gameplay of the different difficulty levels. I've never really been good enough at CAVE games to advance past the easy modes. Thinking that it's possible for someone to rock out in "hell" mode sort of makes my head explode.

Bug Princess is just the latest of the plethora of games that are scheduled to be released on the 15th. Strap in, next week is going to be insane.

  • Anonymous

    You might want to mention that the app is universal, something that CAVE has never offered in previous titles.

    This is GOTY for me, really can't wait.

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

      It'll be fun for sure, but lets not get crazy. Game of the year is Skyrim. Nothing else comes close.

      • Anonymous

        I meant on iOS, lol. Yeah I've heard great things about Skyrim.

      • http://twitter.com/yoppiismywaifu Yoppi is my waifu

        Skyrim is terrible. An overrated, over-hyped pile with awful combat and even worse writing.

  • http://twitter.com/christianvogel Christian Vogel

    I really don't think this game works well on iOS, I found the earlier version frustrating compared to how beautiful their other bullet hell shooters work on the touch screen. 

    • Anonymous

      This game is completely different from Mushihimesama Bug Panic. That was a Dual Stick Shooter made from scratch by the mobile development team, while this is a pure 2004 arcade shooter.

    • Anonymous

      Please watch the complete trailer. The name Bug Princess is going to make many people think this is a sequel to Bug Panic, which it isn't. This is a typical CAVE shooter! The wait till the 15th is going to be a long one~

      • http://twitter.com/Rage_boi Vince

        The direct translation of the game's name makes my heart bleed.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7VI3KDLMCUD3NES4NKQ7VVX5A john

        Much as I'd like to reflexively slap such a comment for weeaboo-ism, I think I actually agree.  It's one word, and all of its character/nuance/wordplay relies on one of the few things that legitimately doesn't port from japanese to english:  honorific suffixes.

        Ah well.  Bug princess it is.

      • http://twitter.com/christianvogel Christian Vogel

        Oh! You are absolutely right, I was too early in my reply, did not see the trailer on my phone. This is very exciting!

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

      Could you not even be bothered to watch the full trailer before typing a mini rant? FFS, how short are people's attention spans getting..?!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GHIIHTRJXIOZCAF2GESNKZH264 himanshu

      While this is not Bug Panic, even that game was quite awesome? I loved it in anycase.

  • http://twitter.com/christianvogel Christian Vogel

    I really don't think this game works well on iOS, I found the earlier version frustrating compared to how beautiful their other bullet hell shooters work on the touch screen. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GHIIHTRJXIOZCAF2GESNKZH264 himanshu

    Cave... Universal.... 4.99$!! Never thought I'd see all this in one article ever.

  • http://twitter.com/CharronKJ Chris Trejo

    This looks to be the first game in the series, Mushihimesama, not the 2nd one that is available on Xbox360, Mushihimesama Futari. Can't wait though, since I've never played the first one in arcades or on PS2! And Universal? THANK YOU CAVE!! If only it had iCade support!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKBNMJGLGCBQOSH2BM264QIHLI Bridget

    Ah, FINALLLY.   I totally cant wait for this.   This is the game that got me into the genre, along with the also great Giga Wing.
    And is it just me, or is there a hint at the very end as to a possible port of Futari on the iOS?

  • Anonymous

    i hope CAVE puts bug panic on sale to gain extra attention =)