Cave fans, this is about to be a really awesome Friday morning for you. According to a new teaser site, Cave is on the verge of releasing their nest shooter titled Mahouotome. Eagle-eyed forum member Strivemind points out in the forum thread that this seems to roughly translate to “Gothic Magic Maiden." Knowing Cave’s previous releases, that sounds about right. Here’s the trailer, which likely won’t make a whole lot of sense unless you can read Japanese:
It’s coming to Android and iOS, but like all things revealed via a Japanese teaser site and trailer, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not it’s going to be localized for western markets. I mean, it’d make sense, since Cave stuff seems to be pretty popular on the App Store… But it could be a while. Either way, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new Cave release so I’m just going to get excited for this one anyway.
Update: Well, I woke our own Japanese-speaking Shaun Musgrave up to give us some more details. More accurately, the title translates to Gothic Is Magic Maidens. It was suspected in the forum thread that the game might be free to play, but that isn’t mentioned anywhere on the teaser site or in any of the promo images. Some key staff from older Cave shooters are working on it, and it’s due out in Japan on April 16th. Will we see a US release around the same time? Well, our man on the other side of the Pacific couldn’t help us on that one.