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The Daily Verse: Sorcery and Akai Katana

The Daily Verse: Sorcery and Akai Katana


The Daily Verse: Sorcery and Akai Katana

Today on The Daily Verse we have new trailers for Sorcery and Akai Katana!

The Technology Behind Sorcery Trailer

Akai Katana
New Downloadable Content Packs Plus Pilot Training Videos

Rising Star Games, Inc. today announced details on the four upcoming DLC packs for its shmup (shoot ’em up) arcade game Akai Katana. Set to launch on May 15 in the U.S., Akai Katana combines the spirit of adventure offered through a true side-scrolling experience with the adrenaline-filled gameplay of today’s bullet hell genre. Players are tasked with restoring peace and order to the world they once knew while taking on a tyrannical empire of bloodshed.

The new DLC will include two Akai Katana gamer picture packs containing 10 gamer pictures each, and two theme packs for the Xbox 360 dashboard. The complete list of DLC packs and their live dates include:

• Theme pack 1 (240 MSP) – May 7
• Picture pack 1 (160 MSP) – May 14
• Theme pack 2 (240 MSP) – May 21
• Picture pack 2 (160 MSP) – May 28

The Pilot Training tutorials have been commissioned to introduce new players to the best tactics, maneuvers and skills needed to become a master of bullet hell.

Do you know what a ‘hitbox’ is? Is attack the best form of defense? And what exactly is ‘bullet hell’? All these questions and more have been answered in a collection of videos created to dispel the myths of shooters and creating legends out of newcomers. To learn everything you’ll need to know to take on any challenger, head over to and Rising Star Games’ YouTube page now to learn from the best.

Developed by Cave, Akai Katana blends frenetic action with intense, visceral battles to produce the stand out arcade shooter of the summer, featuring jaw dropping high definition visuals, jam-packed aerial battles to compliment some of the most loved shooter gameplay ever to come out of Japan.

Developed by CAVE Interactive and published by Rising Star Games, Akai Katana for Xbox 360 will launch in North America next week.

For more information on Akai Katana and its pre-order details, visit

Akai Katana Pilot Training: Orientation

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Andrew Stevens Andrew Stevens is a Guest Editor at FanBolt for Gaming and Technology. He has over 8 years of experience working within the gaming industry which includes time at Bethesda Softworks. His unique view of the industry and passion for gaming can be found within each one of his editorials. Andrew also loves PC gaming and enjoys tinkering with new hardware. He also can’t get enough speed when it comes to racing games and doesn’t mind navigating through swarms of bullets in any shmup. He considers Rez as the greatest game ever. Andrew's opinions are his own and do not reflect the opinions of his place of employment.


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