Miss Kobayashi

Update: Wed 8th Jun, 2022 14:30: A firm release date has finally been provided for Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath, with Aksys Games announcing that it will be due for launch on August 25th, 2022.

As an added bonus, the first run of the physical edition will also include an exclusive card from the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid trading card game.

Image: Asks Games

Here's a reminder of the game's premise from Aksys Games:

"After receiving a cryptic email, Miss Kobayashi and her maids go to Takiya’s house to investigate. There they are mysteriously (and overdramatically, let’s face it) sucked into the PC. Help them clear stages by banding together and using their wits to defeat the computer. Using the 3-fold attack system of Long Range, Melee and the unique and deadly Choro-gon Breath (they’re dragons, get it?), you’ll obliterate the enemy! Combine the power of three with the Tag System by using Tohru, Kanna, and Elma to tackle each stage with Kobayashi’s support. There’s no enemy they can’t defeat! In certain conditions, activate the dragons' Raging Spark to deal even deadlier damage! As you progress, collect 30 unique Memorial Pieces of the friends’ precious daily life in beautiful illustrations created especially for the game!"

Original Article: Tue 5th Apr, 2022 13:15 BST:

We recently reviewed the Japanese version of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath and thought it was okay, awarding the game a 6/10 and highlighting the smart mechanics, but criticising the short campaign and unimpressive visuals.

Now, you'll be able to make your own mind up about the game when it launches on Switch in North America this summer. No specific date has been announced at this time, but we'll likely see an update on this shortly.

Will you be adding this to your shmup collection when it launches on August 25th? Let us know in the usual place.