A couple of weeks back we told you that Cave was readying a release of Dodonpachi Blissful Death for iOS, a port of the Japanese shooter Dodonpachi Dai Ou Jou and the fourth game in the Donpachi series of bullet hell shmups. Over the weekend, Cave released the first promo trailer for Blissful Death on iOS.

It sounds like Dodonpachi Blissful Death will follow the formula of their Bug Princess [$4.99/Lite] iOS port in that it will forgo a retooled Smartphone mode and will only have the arcade version of the game. It's too bad, as I really enjoy the Smartphone modes in their previous iOS games, but it's also not surprising given their recent poor sales results. It could be that they just can't dump as many resources into iOS ports anymore.

The upside to that was that Bug Princess came in at a lower price than their other iOS shooters, but Cave has yet to release any pricing info for Blissful Death, or a firm release date beyond just February. Also, you'll need at least 4th generation hardware or an iPad 2 for the game, and Cave is being a bit cheeky on Twitter regarding whether the game will be Universal or not. We'll let you know if any more information surfaces, and you can bet we'll be all over Dodonpachi Blissful Death when it launches next month.

  • http://clickplow.com/ John

    I just wish cave would price their games at 4.99, to me that seems reasonable. Heres to hoping.

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

      The current pricing IS reasonable.

      Know how much these same games can cost on the 360?

      AT LEAST 60.  Can go up near 100 at times, or even OVER 100.  Gotta figure in shipping, and sometimes rarity affects these... not just Cave's games, either.  Right now Bullet Soul is going for 90.   That's A BIT MORE than TEN.

      But people COMPLAIN about something on iOS being.... *GASP*.... TEN whole dollars?  Holy crap!  TEN!  Horrible!

      Yeesh, I get tired of this complaint.  Over and over and over and over and over and over......

  • http://twitter.com/johnhmarshall John H Marshall

    Cave on iPad, the reason I no longer need my Xbox

    • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

      Why are they iCade compatible?

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Inaba-kun

    CAVE games cost £60+ on the Xbox, so their iOS prices are so cheap as to be virtually free. I'll buy this just I will everything else they do on iOS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    How good can you expect sales results to be? Hardcore schmups are niche games.

  • Anonymous

    damn. No ipad 1 support. I am sad

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CNWA6MN56OT2BKY4CANXQYGQLY JunpeiF

    When in Feburary?