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Arika's Ketsui DS trailer is boss

Though Nanostray and its sequel have kept the shoot-em-up genre alive on the DS, their action seems watered down when compared to Japanese-developed shmups. Even with its bullets slowed and patterns simplified, Ketsui's arcade-to-DS remake is remarkably more frenzied than Shin'en's efforts.

We're not sure yet whether or not developer Arika plans to restrict Ketsui DS to just a boss rush mode due to hardware limitations, but even Mihara, the main man behind the game's handheld production, has reportedly admitted that this would be "a bit of a waste if it was made as such." Either way, after watching the promotional trailer above, we hope Arika will find some way to commercially release the title.

See also: BulletGBA shoots us in the face

[Via NeoGAF]

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stickmanfc73_1

9-07-2007 @ 10:08AM

stickmanfc73_ said...

I want more!

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hvnlysoldr2

9-07-2007 @ 10:20AM

hvnlysoldr said...

Bullet hell. I shudder. Especially those really big numbers that I'm collecting as I'm dodging bullets.

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Covarr3

9-07-2007 @ 3:04PM

Covarr said...

I'd rather Arika focus more on Tetris The Grand Master series. I'd love to see one of those games come to the DS and published in the US.

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Seph-kun4

9-07-2007 @ 3:23PM

Seph-kun said...

SHUUMMMP! D: I want it...

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icycalm5

9-10-2007 @ 9:45AM

icycalm said...

Here's a review of the arcade game:

http://insomnia.ac/reviews/custom/ketsui/

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