Indie Japanese Shmup “Aka to Blue” Heading to Nintendo Switch

Indie Japanese developer Tanosimasu Inc. has confirmed a Nintendo Switch port for their mobile shoot ’em up, Aka to Blue.

The news comes from an event (via e_xve) where the game’s Switch build was shown off, and it supports TATE mode too! Featured above, you can view a trailer for the game’s mobile version.

It’s worth pointing out Tanosimasu Inc. CEO Hiroyuki Kimura is a former CAVE employee, known for his work on Akai Katana Shin, Dodonpachi Saidaioujou, and Dodonpachi Maximum. He also worked on other titles like Shining Force and Landstalker.

Get a look at it running in TATE mode on the Switch below:

Here’s a rundown on the game via its mobile page:


SLASH THROUGH THE BULLET RAIN in this gripping vertical arcade-style bullet hell shooting game!

AKA TO BLUE

Key Features:

  • SLASH THROUGH THE BULLET RAIN! DEFEND AND ASSAULT WITH YOUR BOMBS!
    Cut through the enemy’s bullet nets with Bombs at the flick of your finger. Dodge your way through 5 gripping shooter stages! More bullets means more points! Cancel enemy attacks with your bomb to earn high scores, and recharge it rapidly to blow away the next group of enemies. Don’t dodge, bomb! The key to survival is at the tip of your fingers!
  • BEGINNER-FRIENDLY FEATURES 
    Push through the enemy hordes with 3 lives per level, and a maximum of 3 regenerating auto-bombs! Charge your Auto-Bomb to have it protect you if you get hit by enemy bullets. Strategize your way through each stage while polishing your high score!
  • SIMPLE CONTROLS, POWERFUL ATTACKS 
    Wind your way through the clouds of bullets with just one finger! Shoot down the incoming enemy squadrons! Enjoy arcade and console-level shooter gameplay in the palm of your hand! All you have to do to control your ship is swipe on the screen, or tap with two fingers to bombs away!
  • IN-GAME VOICES ENHANCE THE ACTION 
    A powerful cast of Japanese voice actors lends their talents to Aka & Blue, making each stage that much more exciting!
  • HEAD-BANGING GUITAR ROCK SOUNDTRACK
    Rock out with your butt out to the hard-rocking sounds of game musician WASi303. Ikedaminorock, General Manager of the Mikado Arcade, also lends his sharp guitar talents to the soundtrack to add a frenetic and powerful shred to the bullet hell action.
  • A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM TANOSHIMASU
    Have fun propelling yourself through these 5 challenging stages! Fight your way through to the ending!
Brandon Orselli

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