Bullet hell shooters - also known by fans as "shmups" - are a niche genre due to their often extreme difficulty. Hucast Games and 2Dreams' Ghost Blade HD aims to be a shmup for everyone, and is largely successful at easing new players into the experience. Ghost Blade HD is a vertical, top-down game in which the player controls a ship...
Physical and digital release confirmed
As niche as the shoot 'em up genre might be, on the Switch it’s growing in size by the day. If Ghost Blade HD sounds familiar, that’s because the developer Hucast Games previously released this bullet hell shooter on the Wii U eShop in 2017. The German-based developer has now announced the game will be...
Breath of the Wild! Ghost Blade HD! SEGA discounts galore! More!
Another week dawns and just so happens to include the launch of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, however, focus on the Wii U and 3DS treats to come, which happen to include the highest profile launch title for the new system. Beyond that obvious...
forma.8! Ghost Blade HD! Harvest Moon 64!
It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Turn that frown upside down, the details are still waiting for you right here. 3DS eShop: Go! Go!...
Not dead yet
North American publisher 2Dream is bringing Hucast's bullet hell shooter Ghost Blade HD to the Wii U eShop this year, it has been announced. This vertically-scrolling blaster is the latest title from Germany's Hucast Games, previously responsible for the similarily manic Redux: Dark Matters. It boasts a two-player local co-op mode, 5...
Extreme bullet hell. Take up the challenge to save the Solar System.
Ghost Blade HD is an intense bullet-hell shoot 'em up game, with satisfying and addictive score-based gameplay, with its tradition going back to the shooting games of the 1990s era. Designed with a modern graphic style and special effects, Ghost Blade also features an awesome 2-player mode! Ghost Blade HD Is easy to learn, yet hard to master.
The Soundtrack based on the heydays of Japanese shmups and arcade sounds: Composer Rafael Dyll has already scored several console games (Söldner X-2. Rainbow Moon) and returns to his signature sound with the music featured in The Ghost Blade. Fusing J-Pop influences and typical 90s synths and with modern production values, Rafael provides an action-packed soundtrack with catchy leads and electronic beats.
10,000 years ago an Artificial Intelligence known as Shira was built to protect the residents of Mars.
As time passed the AI became corrupted and Shira started to attack the Mars colonies. With no way to defend itself against "Evil Shira" Mars calls for help. The Earth Defense Force fleet fights its way to Evil Shira and uses powerful lasers to destroy it. However, 'Evil Shira' secretly had a backup that flees into space and takes over an abandoned space station at the outskirts of the solar system.
When the EDF notices the escape they send their bravest fighter after Evil Shira. You are this pilot, and your mission is to destroy Evil Shira before it can complete its new attack force and threaten the existence of the entire universe
- Beautiful, detailed HD Graphics
- 5 Stages with HUGE Boss Enemies
- 3 Player battle ships with different gun types
- Instant Respawn
- Practice Mode
- Score Attack
- Re-balanced difficulty
- 3 difficulty modes: Easy, Normal and Hard
- 60 FPS
- Arcade Gameplay and Addictive Scoring System
- Auto-bomb enabled Easy mode for beginners
- Time released continues
- 2-player local co-op mode for addictive fun
- Incredible Soundtrack composed by Rafael Dyll (Söldner-X2 and Rainbow skies)
- Online leaderboards
- 37 Achievements