Update [Sat 18th Dec, 2021 06:55 GMT]: It's official, Deathsmiles I.II is coming to the Switch eShop here in the West on 30th December 2021. It'll be available for $39.99 USD or your regional equivalent. It'll require 3.5 GB of space and supports up to two players. Our review for the Japanese version of the game is going live later today, so be on the lookout for that.
Update [Thu 26th Aug, 2021 05:30 BST]: City Connection and Cave have released a new trailer (above) for this upcoming collection package. Apart from reconfirming the 16th December release date, it's also been revealed there'll be English language support.
Update [Sun 25th Apr, 2021 15:55 BST]: Publisher City Connection has announced Deathsmiles I & II will launch on the Switch and multiple other platforms on 16th December (thanks, Gematsu). Unfortunately, there's still no mention of a local release.
Original Story [Sat 26th Sep, 2020 11:00 BST]: If you're seeking more shoot 'em up action, Deathsmiles I & II is one to keep an eye out for when it launches in Japan next year.
During this year's online version of the Tokyo Game Show, publisher City Connection and bullet hell specialist Cave Interactive announced this supernatural gothic style collection containing Death Smiles, Deathsmiles Mega Black Label and Death Smiles II would be coming to multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch.
Here's what you'll get with each game in the collection (thanks, Gematsu):
- Version 1.1
- Deathsmiles Mega Black Label
- Version 1.1
- Deathsmiles II
- Deathsmiles IIX
- New Functions
The Deathsmiles series made its debut in Japanese arcades back in 2007, was ported across to the Xbox 360 in 2009, and followed with a mobile release a few years later.
Is this a shmup you've been waiting to play on your Nintendo Switch? Have you experienced any of the previous versions? Leave a comment down below.