THE GUN BULLET CHILDREN MUST DIE!
The human powers-that-be called for the purification of mankind and the eradication of vampires and ‘deviants bloodlines’ – those born of a mix of human and vampire. And so began massive purges of the deviants that were reminiscent of the “witch hunts” of centuries earlier. Leading the genocide was the exorcist corps the “Gun Bullet Children”.
As the overwhelmingly large human armies began to obliterate every vampire and deviant community across the world, the opposing deviant armies sought to gather allies and rally back. Lia Fyle is a half-human, half-vampire girl fighting on the side of the deviants as they embark upon a turnaround strategy, the “Siege on the Holy Land’. Their plan: to lay siege upon the humans’ “Holy Land” and to destroy the Holy Lady Anhel who was the source of the human military power. This is a battle in which defeat is an option for neither army.
Featuring an addictive dual-polarity gameplay system, this amazing vertical shmup is sure to please any shooter fan. The polarity and color of your character can be changed to absorb enemy bullets of the same polarity while charging the special weapon in the process and doing double damage to enemies of the opposite polarity. Every bullet absorbed charges your special weapon for total destruction. With awesome music, beautiful art, and challenging stages, this is the game that put the eXceed series on the map and has everything you would want from a shmup.
- Dual-polarity gameplay system
- 8 frenetic stages of bullet hell action
- Dynamic difficult balancing, depending on the player’s skill
- Chain bonus scoring system
- Cutscene-driven story-telling
Release Date: February 29th, 2012
Format: PC (Windows) download
Genre: Bullet Hell Shooter
About the Developer
In 2002, Teratsuki Koichi gathered a group of like-minded individuals and the independent development team FLAT was born. FLAT didn’t limit themselves to specific genres, but created games of various genres, including quiz games and adventure games.
In 2005, the ‘Touhou Project’ phenomena (created by Team Shanghai Alice) kicked off in Japan’s doujin scene and the shooting game (STG) genre exploded in popularity. The FLAT members that enjoyed shooting games decided to try their hand at the genre and the result was the side-scrolling shooter PHANTASM. Having little experience in STGs at that time, they struggled, learning about the genre as they went. Eventually, FLAT shifted their focus to vertical scrolling STGs and created two new titles: eXceed – Gun Bullet Children and its sequel, eXceed 2nd – Vampire.
In 2007, the FLAT team created a shooting-focused brand called ‘Tennen-sozai’. Taking inspiration from famous STG developers such as CAVE, Treasure, IREM, Alpha Systems and many others, they created a new installment to the eXceed series: eXceed 3rd – Jade Penetrate. Featuring a rich cast of mysterious characters, this game flew in the face of the traditional hardcore shooting games. It proved very popular among gamers and became the flagship title of the brand. Since then, Tennen-sozai created a remake of eXceed2nd – Vampire, eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX, as well as a complete overhaul of eXceed3rd – Jade Penetrate, called eXceed 3rd – Jade Penetrate Black Package.
For more details, visit Tennen-sozai homepage at: http://www.tennen-sozai.com