DoDonPachi Saidaioujou and Under Defeat HD Double Shot

A double shot-o-shooter news for two awesome shooters.

-DoDonPachi Saidaioujou will hit Japanese Xbox 360s on May 30th. The home version will feature an Xbox 360 mode with a new playable character and boss, and an HD mode with smoother HD visuals. Cave's Makoto Asada had previously stated that they want a simultaneous release for the West, so hopefully will we actually see it in the U.S. and Europe near the same date.

The DoDonPachi Saidaioujou console version graphics get smoother yet stay just as bullet helly.

-G.Rev's chopper shooter Under Defeat is returning to arcades. The recent port of Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition is being re-ported to arcades as Under Defeat HD+. All the upgrades and enhancements in the HD Deluxe Edition, including the widescreen New Order mode, will be in the HD+ arcade version. I wonder how well this will do in Japanese arcades given that the home version has been available for a while in Japan. From arcades to Dreamcast to PS3/Xbox 360 and back to arcades, that's not usually how the shooter circle of life works, but it's certainly cool to see.

The widescreen Under Defeat experience, previously only available at home, now in the arcades.

- Shawn - 2/3/13