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
For more information on Akai Katana and its pre-order details, visit http://www.akaikatana.com/.
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About Akai Katana
The story of Akai Katana is set in a parallel world resembling Japan's Taisho period, where the people have discovered the powerful Blood Swords. Requiring human sacrifices to unleash their immense destructive power, these swords have been used by the empire to crush neighboring countries. However, all the bloodshed and power gained through sacrificing close family members has made some of the swordsmen think twice. With new fighter planes and the powered up swords at their disposal, this small band of rebels now fight back against the tyrannical empire.
About Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360™, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo Wii™, Sony PlayStation 3™ and Sony PlayStation Portable™. Rising Star Games is now in its eighth year of trading and has published nearly 100 titles. Our portfolio in PAL territories includes popular franchises and original gaming properties such as BIT.TRIP, Harvest Moon, Little King's Story, No More Heroes and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII. In January 2012 Rising Star Games opened an operation in California, USA, which will publish titles for the American and Canadian markets, bringing decades of combined experience, unique knowledge and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment to a larger Western audience.
For more information, please visit www.risingstargames.com.