I recently realised I might have gone a bit overboard with Vampirella news at the expense of everything else on another site I’m very lazily involved in, and have been making a conscious effort to dial it back! I’m now getting a bit paranoid about doing the same here with Cotton, but as well as being a fan (for possibly indirectly related reasons!), I’m also now in the fortunate position to get a proper heads-up on all things Cotton, so we’re going suck it up!

Anyway, you’re only 30 once, and as part of the bountiful birthday celebration of the Cotton franchise this year, ININ Games has announced the launch of the digital versions of Panorama Cotton for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for the first time on there or anywhere in the west, next week on October 29th. Strictly Limited Games is also opening pre-orders for physical Limited and Collector’s Editions, starting October 24th at the witching hour (Europe time), exclusively at the Strictly Limited Games store.

Action shot

Panorama Cotton is an addictive old Japan-only Mega Drive pseudo-3D rail shooter, adding an intriguing new twist to the Cotton franchise. When a burnt willow suddenly appears in the Queen’s garden, the behaviour of her highness begins to get stranger and stranger. Cotton and saucy fairy Silk go on a journey to find the evil willow burner and bring an end to the disaster.

The Strictly Limited Games Limited Edition includes the game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 and a souped-up super-colourful game manual. It will be available for 29.99€, but limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,500 copies for PlayStation 4.

PS4 Packshot Limited Edition

The Collector’s Edition will be available for 64.99€ and limited to 1,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 800 copies for PlayStation 4. It contains an equally colourful combination of collectibles:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4
  • Collector’s Edition box
  • Colorful game manual
  • Yunomi (Japanese-style tea cup)
  • Natsume (Japanese-style tea can)
  • Kakemono (Japanese-style wall scroll)
  • Original soundtrack
  • Large reversible poster (A2)
  • 6x Postcards
  • 2x Lenticular cards
  • Window sticker
Collector's edition contents

Check back next week when I’ll hopefully have a review of the game for you lovely folks.