A few months back, Carter gave us an excellent preview of Operation Dracula, an over-the-top bullet hell shooter from developer Samurai Games and publisher Crescent Moon. Today we've learned that Operation Dracula finally has a launch date, next week on July 30th, and to celebrate a brand new trailer has been released. Check it out in all its early-90s-era-video-games glory!

What the developers were shooting for with Operation Dracula was to capture that loud, in your face, sometimes obnoxious essence of old-school arcade games, back when a million different arcade cabinets were all shouting for your attention. I think they nailed it! Operation Dracula is also going the premium price route, and will be available for $5.99 when it launches next week, which is actually a 25% off launch price. If you like old-school, tough as nails shoot 'em ups, I'm pretty certain you'll dig this one.

  • Erpiotta5

    I'm in!!instabuy for me, waiting for soon long next week my iPhone 5s explode Operation Dracula

  • Maglor

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    • macka

      You got that right maglor!

  • SuperDanX

    Love it! I'm so in.

  • B30

    Instabuy !!!

  • dingdongfootball

    This looks so awesome but I want a "shoot" button not just an auto non stop shoot. I get that phone space is limited so it's hard to do but its all I ask. Let me mash my phone screen with a shoot button and a little d pad. Tell me I'm not alone in these wishes

  • AllShallEnd

    instabuy for me, too.
    Can we collect a few Shmup games here which are ports or original? I wouldn't mind a small list... (as a shmup fan)

    Dodonpachi
    Deathsmiles...

  • vectorarchitekt

    Yes!!
    Gonna be the longest week ever.

  • Nergal

    Sweet!

  • 7lilwhitewolf7

    Great news! Thank you for the heads up

  • boydstr

    Look great but for my gameplay fix I want to have to feel in a way that I doing well while playing the game and in this kind of game you cannot shoot all your enemies it is more to find the right balance to shoot and meanwhile dodge the bullets it's way to hectic for me but it is a good thing that there are a lot of different games out there for everyone to find something they like.

  • Desertking24

    One thing for sure there's no shortage in bullet hell/shmup games I wish there more quality RPGs