You youngsters don’t know how good you’ve got it! Back in my day, if we wanted a fantastic Cave bullet-hell shmup game, we had to spend exorbitant amounts of money on import games and sometimes even on an imported system to play them! (We also had to walk 12 miles to school in the snow, uphill both ways.) You get it so easy. All you have to do is connect your iOS device to your computer, stop by iTunes and are rewarded with instant gratification. Next week, you get even more goodness as Cave’s releasing Mushihime-sama Futari on iTunes, in English, as Bug Princess 2.
It gets even better for all of you. Bug Princess 2 should cost you $6.99. Cave’s decided to be nice though and hold a launch sale. From April 5-8, 2012, Bug Princess 2 will only cost $4.99.
Did I mention this is the first time ever Bug Princess 2 has been released in English? Because it is.
Bug Princess 2 is a direct sequel to Bug Princess. Queen Larsa went insane with grief after her son Aki died in the original game. She wants to get revenge on Reco, who she feels killed Aki. Palm, Aki’s younger brother, doesn’t think that things happened the way Queen Larsa believes, so he goes to find Reco and learn the truth. There, he discovers Reco is innocent and Aki’s death wasn’t her fault. Larsa’s too far gone to realize that though and has become a danger to not only Reco, but Palm and her subjects. Players must step into Palm or Reco’s Hirow or Kiniro bugs and shoot up enemies to save the day.
I know that all seemed very fast paced and scary, but don’t worry. Cave does have multiple difficulty levels for the story mode and a practice mode so you won’t be expected to immediately know how to dodge all those bullets and survive.
If you’re remotely interested in shooters, I’d consider getting Bug Princess 2. Cave is known for its fantastic shmups and both Mushihime-sama games are supposed to be incredible.
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