Right, another go at this news thing, this time in time for it to actually be news. And I’m massively excited about this, because I literally discovered this game less than a week ago and haven’t left it alone since! We’re talking Deathsmiles, and Strictly Limited Games, together with City Connection, are bringing its side-scrolling, shoot ’em up arcade action from legendary developer studio CAVE, to the Strictly Limited Games Shop! Deathsmiles I・II will be available for Nintendo Switch and PS4 as a Limited Edition and a Collector’s Edition, and both will be available for pre-order from November 7th, 2021, only at Strictly Limited Games.

Don't fear the reaper

With its heavily occult and gothic horror influenced presentation, Deathsmiles’ ambient, anime styled and sinister presentation is already very much venerated by those who’ve known it longer than I have. The Strictly Limited Games editions bring a rich package of Deathsmiles action to the home console, including:

  • Deathsmiles (Arcade, Version 1.1, Normal), Mega Black Label Edition (Arcade, Version 1.1, Normal) and Deathsmiles 2 (Arcade, IIX, Arrange) plus the “Gothic wa Mahou Otome” DLC on cart/disc.
  • Horizontally scrolling bullet-hell madness across nine different game modes!
  • Spooky good fun! Battle ghosts, demons, man-eating plants, and giant cattle! You can even take on demon Santa!
  • Four (six in Deathsmiles 2) playable angels to choose from, each with their own faithful familiars.
  • Play a great variety of gothic-themed stages in the order of your choosing.
  • Supports two-player local cooperative play. Banish the forces of Hell together!

Enter the world of Gilverado, a kingdom plagued by hideous monsters and tortured souls. Players can select from several different angels with unique powers and battle against a storm of enemies pouring out of Hell’s gates! As with the best of shooters, skill, hand to eye coordination, along with total concentration are essential as you fight your way out of tight spots when you are surrounded by enemy units and bullets from both sides of the screen. Deathsmiles I・II will keep you on your toes as you dodge and weave through complex enemy fire, beautifully crafted by the modern masters of shmup. 

Power attack
  • Horizontally scrolling bullet-hell madness across multiple game modes!
  • Spooky good fun! Battle ghosts, demons, man-eating plants, and giant cattle! You can even take on demon Santa!
  • Six (four in Deathsmiles) playable angels to choose from, each with their own faithful familiars.
  • Play a great variety of gothic-themed stages in the order of your choosing.
  • Supports two-player local cooperative play. Banish the forces of Hell together!

You can get yourself an awesome limited Edition for pre-order at the Strictly Limited Games Shop.

Limited edition PS4 & NSW box art

The Limited Edition comes with a manual and is available for 49,99€ and limited to 2,800 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,500 copies for PS4.

Collector's edition contents

The Collector’s Edition Features:
 

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PS4
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Acrylic Graveyard DIY-Orama
  • Wall Scroll with Main Visual
  • Large, reversible poster (DIN A2)
  • Character Sticker Set
  • OST with Arrange DLC Tracks
  • Set of 6 Postcards
  • 4 Character cards
  • 3 Marquee Stickers
  • “Deathsmiles” Enamel Pin
  • Set of Keychains
  • Deathsmiles Arcade Flyer

The Collector’s Edition is available for 89,99€ and limited to 2,200 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,000 copies for PlayStation 4 – each comes individually numbered. Just take my money now, because this game is already knocking at the door of Thunder Force AC as my favourite shooter ever!, and I desperately need all of that stuff!