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Suda 51's Sci-Fi Shooter Flies to North America

| 25 Oct 2012 15:56

Two more titles from the Japanese Guild01 compilation are coming to 3DS in 2012.

As hinted several months ago, publisher Level-5 is expanding its efforts in North America, beginning with putting Liberation Maiden on the 3DS eShop... oh, right about now. As announced in the latest Nintendo Direct earlier today, Grasshopper Manufacture's downloadable shooter, released earlier this year in Japan as part of the Guild01 game compilation, is now available to download.

Priced at $7.99, Liberation Maiden "delivers the AAA quality in design, story, and gameplay that gamers typically expect of a high-priced boxed product but delivers it through the downloadable platform," according to Level-5 President and CEO Akihiro Hino. It was released in Europe on October 4.

Following an intro from developer Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda 51, the launch trailer introduces heroine Shoko Ozora, President of Japan. Set a century in the future, Liberation Maiden looks like it's part anime, part mech shooter, and it's described by Suda as "a full-scale 3D shooting game."

Additionally, two more games from Guild01 are coming to North America in the near future. Airport sim Aero Porter and adventure RPG Crimson Shroud will be released for the 3DS later this year.

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