Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter
Released: April 7th, 2011
Game rating: CERO A
Developed by: Qute Corporation
Region: Japan (NTSC-J)
Xbox Live: Supported
Language: Japanese subtitles (w/ English menus)
Standard price: 6804 yen (including tax)*Affiliate links where applicable
Official site: http://eschatos.qute.jp/
Trailer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_STsnw2MP4
Trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG10TZYYNaM
Famitsu article: http://www.famitsu.com/news/201011/22036004.html
andriasang article: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/1 ... _detailed/
Translation of the Famitsu article:
1980 fantasy science-like shooting
A.D., year 21XX: A sudden disaster on the face of the moon dubbed "purple encroachment" happened. Alongside this, a huge crowd of UFOs came flying towards the earth. To confront the mysterious UFO fleet, the player (fighter (you)) takes up the challenge.
Stages include 26 areas, and in addition to an "original mode" and "advance mode" where powering up is possible, a "time attack" mode will be available.
Use the shot and shield!
The player uses two kinds of shots and shields that can be arbitrarily to advance in the stages.
There are two kinds of shots: A shot attacked in the straight line, and a wide shot to which the bullets widely extend.
If it hits the enemy's main body in conjunction with the shield gauge, large damage can be given, and the shield will be able to reflect the enemy bullets, lasers, etc.
Takeshi Osako of Qute "would like to make [Eschatos] region-free". http://goo.gl/CuWW8
Eschatos will include Judgment Silversword and Cardinal Sins; http://gmstar.com/xb360/eschatos.html
A limited soundtrack will be included with the game: http://sp-game.cocolog-nifty.com/38/201 ... -61fc.html
The tracklist of the soundtrack can be found here: http://eschatos.qute.jp/music.htmlFAQ
- Where can I buy it from?The following sites ship internationally.Play-Asia - ESCHATOS - STANDARD EDITION (Located in Hong Kong)Amiami - ESCHATOS - STANDARD EDITION
(Located in Japan)HMV - ESCHATOS - STANDARD EDITION
(Located in Japan)
- What other shmups are for 360?
Please see my Guide to owning a Japanese 360
- Is the game region locked? Do I need a Japanese Xbox 360? This game is region-free
- What comes with the game?
A bonus soundtrack will be included to all normal editions, as stated here
. The soundtrack tracklist can be found here
. A preview of the soundtrack can be viewed here
A separate, independent, full OST will be available in June for 2,625 yen and is available from Amiami
More details on Qute:The WonderWitch
is an official hobbyist development kit for Bandai's WonderSwan console. It was available only by mail order to Japanese residents. Judgement Silversword by M-KAI
won the WonderWitch GranPrix 2001
indie Wonderswan developers contest and Dicing Knight by AEjuMurasame of PlatineDispositif
won the WonderWitch GranPrix 2002
first place. All of these contests
were handled by Qute.