An immersive pseudo-3D shoot 'em up experience that pushes the limits of pixel art. Push your score higher with the innovative Berserk System: the closer they are, the more points you get!
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Release Date:
May 23, 2024

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About This Game



Devil Blade, a 1996 indie shmup released only in Japan,
has received a full remake almost a quarter century later by the original creator,
taking advantage of the latest technology.

Dive into an immersive pseudo-3D experience that pushes the limits of pixel art.
With a perfect fusion of background music and evolving stage design,
you can experience a feeling only possible in a SHMUP!

Devil Blade Reboot is presented in a seamless and cohesive package,
for the first time in English!

Simply "dodge, shoot, and destroy" without any extra baggage.
Devil Blade Reboot strictly follows a strict design concept that pursues
catharsis of shmups to the extreme.

But, as they say... no pain, no gain! If you want to enhance your score,
you will have to shoot down enemies in close proximity. The closer they are,
the higher the score multiplier. With the Berserk System,
dangerous play is the way to climb the ladder, as high risk brings high reward.


【2D pixel art graphics with an obsessive level of detail.】
Rendered in the original native 320x240 resolution of the classics,
but with visuals that defy the limits of pixel art! Experience immersive pseudo-3D,
making use of modern techniques such as multiple parallax scrolling and zoom effects.

【Berserk System】
The closer you let them get, the higher your score will climb!
Dramatically increase the score... and the difficulty, by destroying enemies in close range!

The difficulty level changes drastically depending on the way you play the game.
From beginners who just want to clear the game,
to advanced players chasing the highest score possible,
Devil Blade Reboot is designed to be enjoyed by anyone interested in the genre.

【Retro and Reboot Mode】
While the enhancements of Reboot are visually stunning,
some may want to look back in history to see the origins of Devil Blade. We have you covered.

Included is an Arrange mode of the original "Devil Blade" created in Dezaemon+ in 1996
with the Berserk system added but the original atmosphere preserved.
Experience this retro recreation of a classic shmup,
delivered here for the first time outside of Japan.


・Ultra-hardcore, 100% pure, mechanics-focused vertical scrolling shmup
・Two types of shots + bombs - back to basics
・Berserk System increases score when enemies are destroyed nearby
・Story mode to play through all 6 stages in order
・Stage select to choose any stage to replay
・Four levels of difficulty that can be changed at the player's discretion
・Retro Mode that recreates the original Dezaemon+ version is included
・Unlockables that reward repeat playthroughs
・STEAM achievements and global rankings
・Multilingual localization handled by passionate shmup fans
・Heavily customizable settings to tune the game to your liking
・Built using the dedicated shmup game engine Shooting Game Builder
・Intense soundtrack by hasu drives the gameplay

※Dezaemon Plus is a shmup creation tool,
originally released in Japan for PlayStation on May 24, 1996.


・The "Guidelines for Live Streaming" are intended as a consideration and a request,
 and are not intended to be legally binding.
・The F2 key can be used to set the CRT effect (test function).
・If the frame rate is not stable, please turn on V-SYNC.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows10 or later
    • Processor: Intel Celeron N3450
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows10 or later
    • Processor: Core-i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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