DoDonPachi Saidaioujou is Region Free

It's the news that bullet-hell shooter fans have been waiting for; Cave announced via Twitter that DoDonPachi Saidaioujou will be region free. The game will be out on May 30th, those that were holding out on ordering until this announcement can now get their orders in. Those that speculated and took a chance at ordering early, or those that have a Japanese Xbox 360, and who were lucky enough to order the now sold out Super Limited Edition or Limited Edition, the region free-ness is almost like an additional bonus. Since it's region free this probably means that the game won't see an actual localized release in North America, which may mean that Cave couldn't close it's deal with whatever publisher they were previously talking to about bring it overseas. That's too bad, but at least everyone can actually play it when it's released on May 30th.

Region free!!!

Cave has also posted a video showing off the Xbox 360 mode for DoDonPachi Saidaioujou with the new Xbox 360 character, the pink-haired Saya. This four-and-a-half minute trailer shows Saya talking to the character Suzaku for nearly the entire stage. With all that dialog it's really too bad that this won't be localized.

- Shawn - 5/10/13