Bullet hell shooter Shinorubi sets console and physical releases for Q4 2023

Shinorubi, a frenetic bullet hell indie, will officially arrive on consoles with physical editions later this year.
Shinorubi Physical Release
Image: Last Boss 88

Shinorubi, a bullet hell game inspired by Japanese classics from developer Last Boss 88 and publisher Red Art Games, will be ported to consoles in Q4 of 2023, alongside physical editions. Pre-orders for the new versions will become available this Thursday on June 8th, 2023, though an exact release date for the ports has not been confirmed.

Shinorubi is available now on PC via Steam. The new platforms will include the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. The physical releases will add both a Deluxe Edition and a Pink Edition.

There will be 300 copies of the Deluxe Edition for each platform, featuring a unique box sleeve, poster, and acrylic stand. The content was teased in a new tweet today with a preview image from Red Art Games:

Shinorubi Deluxe Edition
Image: Last Boss 88

However, the highlight of the physical release is surely the Pink Edition, which includes a steelbook, double-sided poster, and a CD of the game’s soundtrack. There was a preview image for this edition too, which will be available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch:

Shinorubi Pink Edition
Image: Last Boss 88

The console release should definitely help strike up interest in Shinorubi, which has been largely overlooked since it launched on PC last year. Its reviews have also remained somewhat mixed, largely due to its difficulty and unwavering determination to remain cluttered and bombastic at all times.

One thing you cannot fault the game for is how much it swings for the fences, however divisive the results are. Some will find its content redundant. But there are some fun nods to its influences, and Shinorubi’s soundtrack alone is worthwhile.

To get a better idea for yourself, Red Art Games released a gameplay overview trailer on their YouTube channel when it was first announced for consoles:

You can read more about Shinorubi, Last Boss 88, and other upcoming console ports by checking out the rest of our news section.

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino is a novelist and lifelong gamer, born and raised in Southern California. He's been a content writer for over 10 years, and studied film at SMC for 4 years. When he isn't playing shooters, RPGs, or indies, he's reading SFF novels and trying the latest tabletop games.

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