Deathsmiles is CAVE's bullet-hell shoot-'em-up where you take the role of one of five Angels to defend the magical land of Gilverado from an invasion by Hell itself! Eradicate this devilish assault!
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Very Positive (14 reviews) - 92% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (172 reviews) - 98% of the 172 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 10, 2016

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November 24

Deathsmiles V1.1.3.2 update released

Patch Detail
  • Fix for frame rate drop after score upload

This patch fixes a problem some players were experiencing whereby after playing on Score Attack mode and uploading a score, the game would slow down throughout.

As always, if you still exeperience this problem after updating, please tell us here or by commenting here.

For owners of Mushihime, that has been updated too.

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November 17

Deathsmiles V1.1.3.0 Fix for Crash on Startup

Patch Detail
  • Fix for crash at startup

As promised in the DoDonPachi annoucement, Cave have been able to implement the fix for the crash at startup which had been affecting some of you.
The trigger was a little more complicated than number of friends on an account which is why it took time to fix: if you still experience problems, please get in touch.
The slow down experienced by some people after accessing leaderboards/scores is still being looked into: we'll keep you informed.

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“...a cause for celebration... will still put a smile on any shooter fan’s face.”
8.7/10 – GAMERamble

“Deathsmiles manages to hit the perfect difficulty level so that both newcomers and old hats at the genre will find the challenge level they desire.”
8.2/10 – GamersFTW

“Deathsmiles has an awesome combination of arcade-y controls and mechanics along with a easy-to-pick up hard-to-master scoring system... Overall, the title is a must-buy for shumps fans.”
10/10 – Subaltern Gaming

Deathsmiles RPG Maker assets

To celebrate the release of Deathsmiles, Degica is pleased to announce that official RPG Maker assets based on Deathsmiles are now available for purchase!

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About This Game

Deathsmiles is CAVE's bullet-hell shoot-'em-up where you take the role of one of five Angels to defend the magical land of Gilverado from an invasion by Hell itself! Team up with a friend, choose an angel, and eradicate this devilish assault across six different game modes!

Deathsmiles’s developer, CAVE Co., Ltd., is the powerhouse behind revered bullet-hell shooters such as Mushihimesama, DoDonPachi, Espgaluda, and many more!

  • Horizontally scrolling bullet-hell madness across six different game modes including Mega Black Label mode.
  • Spooky good fun! Battle ghosts, demons, man-eating plants, and even giant cattle in this gothic horror-themed adventure.
  • Five playable angels to choose from, each with her own faithful familiar.
  • Supports two-player local cooperative play. Banish the forces of Hell together!
  • Reap what you sow with the challenging and powerful Counter system.
  • Freely choose your path and difficulty with nonlinear progression between a variety of macabre stages.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000, Geforce 9500GT, Radeon HD 3650 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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