DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Opening has Elements Dolls, Bullet Hell, and a Teddy Bear...

...oh my. Now this is how a shooter opening movie should be done. Just a few days after Moss posted the opening movie for Caladrius, Cave uploaded the opening movie for the Xbox 360 version of DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Kan, possibly to show everyone exactly what a shooter opening should look like. Not only does the movie show off the main characters, but there's animation, ships zooming and shooting, gameplay, and it has a better song. Watching this gets me pumped to play a bullet hell shooter, which is exactly what the opening movie should do. This also gives us a good look at the new Element Doll added to the game.


Again, I'm sure Caladrius will be a fine game, but its opening movie just bored me. Anyway, there will also be three editions of DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Kan when it comes out; a regular, a limited edition, and a super limited edition. The limited edition has a Steelbook case, an arrange soundtrack CD, and an 80-page illustrations book. The super limited edition has all that plus an arcade soundtrack CD, and another bonus that will be announced at a later date. I wonder what the extra thing is. Probably something super awesome that's going to make me regret on pre-ordering it. The game will be out on May 30th and is available for pre-order at various online retailers... except for the super limited edition; that's sold out.

Once Cave announces the super limited edition's secret bonus, those of us that didn't pre-order it will feel the same as that Element Doll. Which one? Doesn't matter.

- Shawn - 3/23/13