Why are more and more games using only capital letters in their names? Shinorubi is one of them, and we don’t spell it that way just for the sake of it.
Last Boss 88 is developing a shoot ’em up (the studio’s first game, no less) that will be published by Red Art Games. It’s currently available in Early Access on Steam since January 20. Still, it is planned to be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch when it’s ready, and a physical release is planned.
According to the publisher’s overview, “Access to precious raw materials has been the cause of armed conflicts for thousands of years. And what could very well be their greatest material, a compound called “R-R,” can only be found on one planet. That planet is Shinorubi. “R-R” grants whoever can get his hands on it great power and exceptional longevity. That pure energy can be used for good as well as for bad. And for a thousand years, the BAÄA family has ruthlessly ruled over Shinorubi and kept “R-R” to itself. To maintain the status quo, King R.LOYD III has entrusted the kingdom’s protection to his only daughter, NEMESIS BAÄA.
She leads a team of five Generals who will protect the royal family’s interests by any means necessary. All hope isn’t lost, though. A legend says that the King’s supposedly inviolable sanctuary will open on the solstice on the 1000th anniversary of his family’s reign. And that a team of 8 rebellious former members of his army will try to use this unique opportunity to finally seize “R-R” and put an end to the madness. You are one of those rebels.
SHINORUBI—Last Boss 88’s first game—was inspired by the developers’ deep love of Japanese danmaku shooters. With eight different spaceships, as many play styles as well as various “Arrange Modes,” SHINORUBI offers maximum replayability. Extremely challenging as every worthy bullet hell shoot ’em up should be, SHINORUBI also welcomes players new to the genre with its multiple difficulty levels. On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, SHINORUBI’s resolution will go up to 4K while its framerate will go up to 120 frames per second (on compatible screens).”
Shinorubi will leave early access on PC in early 2023, and in the meantime, it will also be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.