Akai Katana Shin hits Switch in NA/EU on Dec. 15th, 2022

A simultaneous worldwide release

01 November 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 1

Back in August, Publisher City Connection and developer CAVE Interactive announced that the shmup Akai Katana Shin was heading to Switch in Japan on December 15th, 2022. Turns out North America and Europe will be getting the game on the same day!

Akai Katana Shin includes the following titles:

  • Akai Katana (Akai Katana Origin) – Side-scrolling shoot ’em up originally released in arcades in 2010.
  • Akai Katana Shin (Akai Katana Slash) – A new version of Akai Katana with a widescreen aspect ratio and renewed systems.
  • Zetsu Akai Katana (Akai Katana Climax) – Based on the systems of Akai Katana, but with balance adjustments.

Akai Katana Shin offers the following features/game modes:

  • Settings: Adjust options such as sound volume and screen display. Turn Screen Frame on to see captions for character voices during the game.
  • Training: Specify a stage and adjust your unit’s condition to carry out individual training.
  • Score Attack: See how far you can go with only one life. No continues or restarts allowed. Rank and replays can be saved separately from normal gameplay.
  • Online Leaderboard: See how your score compares against other players online.
  • Replay: Record and save gameplay data from start to end of session. Other than playing and pausing the replay, you can also use the Edit function to jump right into the game from a specific point in time.

Finally, Daisuke Matsumoto, music composer of Gothic wa Mahou Otome and sound effects producer for the Akai Katana series, returns with exciting new musical arrangements for the game’s soundtrack. You can switch between three different versions of BGM for this game, including the original audio and new tracks created for Akai Katana Shin.


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1+ y ago

When will Akai Katana Shin be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for the whole USA?

Pinball FX on Nintendo Switch