I'd been wondering what shoot'em up experts Cave have been up to. Recently, they updated their entire iOS catalog with iOS 7 support, and "sort of" widescreen support (they added fancy borders where the black bars would be, which is better than nothing), so at least I knew they were still active. However, there was a time when it seemed like they were dropping new iOS ports of their classic shooters every month or two, but it feels like it's been a while since they've released something new.

Well, Siliconera has come across a video for Don Paccin, a brand new smartphone shooter from Cave. Not a ton of details are known about the game right now, and what information there is is all in Japanese, but we do know that Don Paccin will have a heavy emphasis on RPG elements. Check out the trailer.

As you can see, Don Paccin has a pretty different look than that of their previous games. It's much more cutesy and cartoony, as opposed to the more serious pixel sprites used in other Cave games. However, being built from the start for mobile, and not just being a port of a previous arcade game, it might make for a more natural fit. I'm certainly excited to see more of Don Paccin, and just excited that Cave is continuing to create mobile games. We'll let you know when more details are revealed.

[Siliconera via Pocket Gamer]

  • kioshi

    I'll instabuy this when it comes out.

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  • JoshW

    Oo, I actually like this look and that it's different. After so many, a lot of bullet hell games start to look the same, but this looks fun.

  • B30

    New Cave shooter, bought!

  • kia001

    It's good that they are still alive, though I can't say that I'm thrilled with the art style and gameplay they've shown.

  • dekrock69

    What happened to my thread on subject?

  • SuperDanX

    I am disappoint.

  • klouud

    I'd get this based on the music alone - haha - classic anime type soundtrack.

  • lezrock

    Worst soundtrack ever. Gimme something cool, dubstep, dnb, whatever...

    • Inaba-kun

      Sounds like typical Cave music to me, which is fine. The last thing I want to hear in a game or anywhere else, is the noise that is dubstep. Hopefully that melody free white noise will be gone sooner rather than later.

  • dekrock69

    Anything by the mighty Cave will be better
    Than 99% of the shit thrown out every week
    on the store.I for one cannot wait for this
    To hit.

  • SumoSplash

    I don't find anything about the direction they are going in with this title to be appealing whatsoever. According to Pocket Gamer, there will be a 'fuel system' as well. Smells like Freemium.

    • wingsofdestiny89

      Oh no, that's bad news. Bad.

    • BulkSlash

      Yeah, it looked very much like it could be F2P to me too. I love Cave and I've got all their iOS shooters so far (except where they've released about 5 alternate versions of the same game) but I don't think I'll be getting this. 🙁

  • Inaba-kun

    I really liked Cave's other original iOS game - Mushihime Sama Bug Panic, so I'm certainly looking forward to this. Hopefully there will be a port of Dodonpachi Saidaioujou coming too.

    If there's freemium cruft in here though, that would be extremely disappointing.

  • ilanm28

    Let's translate this:
    UFOs have suddenly appeared and invaded Earth. The world is on the verge of a crisis. In the middle of this mess a private company received a military contract.
    Ahhh! Tokyo is being attacked by UFOs! What should we do president?
    Oh! A new employee? You arrived just in time. Good luck on your first job!
    * Utilize the easy controls and fight against overwhelming odds. Freshness, enjoyment, sensation! Shoot the enemies that swarm from above one by one! Combine robots! Help them evolve! Cause major damage by attacking all together! Take a tour around the world! Save a city and unlock the next area!
    Fight as much as you like until your fuel runs out! Collecting and strengthening your robots is the key to victory! A new shooting game released by the Guiness record holder Cave.
    A new sensation! Shooting RPG!

  • Devok

    I doubt that cave are moving onto IAP"a since none of their games ever had any to begone with, it's prob something which your life bar is just "fuel" no fuel you die "explode"

    • kia001

      Bug princess 2 had some iaps, including the rather shameless one to unlock boss rush mode, without which you could only run through BR mode only once per day.

  • Devok

    And it uses rpg elements, fuel is a element.