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CAVE Announces Manic Horizontal Shooter ‘Deathsmiles’ Coming to iOS This Spring [Updated with Screens]

Fans of CAVE’s manic shooters get ready for some exciting news. The developer has just announced over their Twitter that their next iOS game will be none other than the oft-requested Deathsmiles. Deathsmiles is a departure from their traditionally vertical scrolling shooters, like Espgaluda II [$8.99/Lite] and Dodonpachi Resurrection [$8.99/Lite], and scrolls horizontally. However, the intense bullet hell, humongous bosses, and general over-the-top nature of their games is present.

We literally have zero information on what the iOS version will contain, but check out this trailer for the Xbox 360 Deluxe Edition that was just released in Europe to get an idea of what Deathsmiles is all about:

Keep your eye on this space as we expect CAVE to send out an official press release detailing their upcoming launch of Deathsmiles, but we were so excited for the news that we just had to get the announcement out there. CAVE is currently showing off the game in playable form at a media event in Japan, and they have also announced that a new mode called Bug Battle will be coming to their excellent dual-stick shooter Mushihimesama Bug Panic [$4.99/Lite] soon, and we’ll have details on this as well just as soon as we get them.

Update: As was posted in the Upcoming Games thread in our forums and thanks to the blog, we now have some screens from  Deathsmiles for the iPhone. Without further ado, take a look:

Over at that same blog, there are a few shots of the new Bug Battle mode for Mushihimesama Bug Panic. This new mode will make available multiplayer locally over Bluetooth or online via 3g or Wifi:

We’ll have more details on these developments from CAVE once they’ve officially sent out some info. In the meantime enjoy the screenshots and keep your eye on TouchArcade and the Upcoming Games forum for the latest on Deathsmiles and the multiplayer update for Mushihimesama Bug Panic.

[Via Andriasang]