Cave's bullet hell shmup Mushihimesama hitting PC next week


For some reason, Cave's celebrated shoot-'em-ups have been largely restricted to mobile phones, and to the Xbox 360, for the last decade or so, but they're finally beginning to wind their way to PC. Mushihimesama is leading the charge: a deceptively cute shoot-'em-up set in a bug-filled (the good kind) fantasy world, which you probably can't see due to all the bullets.

So. Many. Bullets. They don't call them bullet hells for nothing. Mushihimesama is hitting Steam on November 5—with new features including a training mode, local co-op, and a vertical screen orientation option that lets you turn your monitor on its side—and you can watch a new trailer below.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.