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These games were announced for multiplatform release today at TGS. This is the first of several planned multiplatform CAVE releases!

City Connection will be publishing (and presumably developing the ports)

https://twitter.com/claricedisc/status/1173119058285252609

Here's hoping we finally get a really accurate port of DSII!

EDIT: PS4 & Switch named as the platforms.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2021, 06:32:48 AM by EOJ »
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Re: Deathsmiles + Deathsmiles II [Multiplatform, 2020]
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 07:33:30 AM »
Here's hoping we finally get a really accurate port of DSII!
That would indeed be great as it's a fine game but I'd be much happier if M2 were doing it.

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Re: Deathsmiles + Deathsmiles II [Multiplatform, 2020]
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 12:44:42 AM »
There was a stream about these ports today. The following modes will be included:

Deathsmiles:
-Arcade
-Ver 1.1
-"Normal"

Deathsmiles Mega Black Label:
-Arcade
-Ver 1.1
-"Normal"

Deathsmiles II:
-Arcade
-IIX
-Arrange

Additionally, they state new functionality will be in these versions. The fact they are including the CAVE-made arrange modes might mean CAVE are more involved in this than we think.

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https://twitter.com/ttt75752/status/1309712697882152962
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, 2020]
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 12:49:49 AM »
PS4 named as the platform, to no one's surprise.
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4 & Switch, 2021]
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 12:56:27 AM »
Switch named as the second platform! Also, all three games will be released as one package in 2021. Official website:

https://city-connection.co.jp/deathsmiles/

"Licensed to, Developed and Published by 2021 CITY CONNECTION CO., LTD."
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4 & Switch, 2021]
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 04:48:05 PM »
Promo movie:

https://youtu.be/7P9vW3HkFx4

Also announced for Xbox One! Looks like a straight port of the X360 versions, but maybe they'll be kind and refine the slowdown for DSII Arcade.
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 2021]
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 11:24:08 PM »
Nice. I haven't played Deathsmiles for years. Hopefully MBL will have better slowdown. It's been a while but  wasn't it something like Arcade had accurate stage slowdown but  missing some on the bosses and 360 was the opposite? Or have I lost my mind.

Deathsmiles 2 could do with a new lick of paint. The gameplay deserved better.
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 2021]
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 11:33:07 PM »
360 MBL is pretty accurate overall, so it's the one I play now. Arcade mode has more slowdown in the stages, but less on the bosses and (especially) the Ice Palace.

I like the look of DSII, I just want a port with the same slowdown as the Arcade Ver. Since it was coded on a Windows PC, basically, it should be the easiest port ever to make 100% accurate, if we could just find a company that cared enough to do it. I remember CAVE said they did the X360 port of the Arcade DSII in about 3-4 days. Just slapped together at the last minute, super buggy and no care taken to tweak the slowdown accuracy. A real shame.
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 2021]
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2021, 06:31:19 AM »
Release date was announced today: December 16, 2021

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Great , nice Xmas present to myself  :)

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There was a live stream demo of the Switch version yesterday, showing a few stages in practice mode (including the Canyon stage). The slowdown accuracy was not as good as the X360 port. It looked choppy and sections ran too fast. They have a long time to keep tweaking it, and they did mention it still needed work, so hopefully they can make it better. They did not show DSII at all in the stream, but said they would show it in a future stream.
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 12/16/2021]
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2021, 03:14:47 AM »
The website was updated today:

https://city-connection.co.jp/deathsmiles/

The DLC is the 5 characters from Gothic wa Mahou Otome. You can play as them in Deathsmiles, Deathsmiles 1.1, DSMBL, and DSMBL 1.1. But not Deathsmiles II. They even added voice overs and new cut scenes for them in-game. I'm pretty surprised. But having 5 new characters to play as should hopefully be a lot of fun and make the games feel new again!

There is also an LE with shop-exclusive goodies. All of them come in a special LE box with the DLC code, and an arranged soundtrack CD. If you buy the regular edition, you'll have to buy the DLC separately.

The LE is called the "Gothic wa Mahou Otome LOVE MAX EDITION".  :laugh:

Also, new promo video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR8YhaEdgyA
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 12/16/2021]
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2021, 06:37:27 AM »
5 new characters, that's nuts! I just hope the slowdown is good. I was on the fence s has tipped me over.
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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 12/16/2021]
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2021, 05:59:41 AM »
Some pics of the Gothic gals in the port:

https://twitter.com/charlie0816/status/1443392615475339265


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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 12/16/2021]
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2021, 07:45:45 PM »
Famitsu has a new article about the DLC character Ranun in the Deathsmiles port:

https://www.famitsu.com/news/202110/22237120.html

They say she has a fixed-option laser, like Windia and Follett. Her lock shot has a short-range (half the screen), but high fire power.



Funnily enough, if you look at the post above this one you will see the earlier character select screen spelled her name as "Ranan". This has been amended to "Ranun" in the latest build, as shown below.

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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 12/16/2021]
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2021, 07:54:38 PM »
I just noticed Famitsu had an article last week on the DLC story collaboration:

https://www.famitsu.com/news/202110/15235906.html

They show a new picture of the mode select screen with the DLC characters. It looks like you can flip back and forth between the original characters and the DLC characters with the Y button (Switch) or Square button (PS4).

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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 12/16/2021]
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2021, 03:10:06 PM »
Ordered  from strictly limited run games . Their version has the dlc extra characters actually on the disc itself , which i much prefer  :)

Gotta wait till march though  :-\

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Re: Deathsmiles, DSMBL + Deathsmiles II [PS4, Xbox One & Switch, 12/16/2021]
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2021, 02:48:51 PM »
SPE tried out the Switch port and gives it a thumbs up. He says he was able to use his scoring pattern (with Sakura, in MBL) without a problem.

https://twitter.com/SPE2500/status/1463871544103374853

It's good to see he is testing this out prior to release!
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