Mushihimesama Launches on Nintendo Switch in the West

Mushihimesama, the sprite-based bullet-hell shoot em up by CAVE Interactive Co., Ltd and publisher Live Wire, that originally released in Japanese Arcades finds a new home on the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop.

Originally announced as part of the Nintendo Direct last week, and subsequently stealth launched onto the Nintendo eShop in Japan and North America, Mushihimesama brings the classic retro shoot-em-up action to the Nintendo Switch with refined visuals and gameplay.

This is the story of a princess who goes to meet the “Koujin” in order to save her family from a mysterious plague.

The world is decorated with meticulously drawn graphics, intense perfection, and a beautiful barrage of bullets. Take on five stages, including a lush forest, a blazing desert, and a solemn cave!

There are three different game modes and difficulty levels to choose from, including a Novice mode that even novice shooters can enjoy. There are three game modes and difficulty levels to choose from, including “Novice” mode, which is great for beginners, and “Ultra” mode, which will make even the most experienced shooters scream!

Get through the oncoming barrage and beat the high score!


  • Three modes, including one for beginners
  • You can choose the difficulty level from beginner to expert.
  • Set in a fantasy world of vast deserts, lush forests, and underground caves
  • Sound created by highly acclaimed sound creators both in Japan and overseas to add color to the game world.

Mushihimesama is available digitally via the Nintendo eShop in Japan and North America, and is also expected to be released (if not already) within Europe for the Nintendo Switch.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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