The titles that leave the Old Continent have been obliged to display the standard PEGI since 2003, which makes it possible to see a priori at a glance whether a game appeals to the target age or not. And beware of those who take this badge with too much ease.
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Because everything can now get a second youth by being (re) published on the Switch eShop, many editors are digging up the old glory of yore from their catalog just to see if the mayonnaise can take it up again.
The life (and death of a beetle)
Live Wire has thus regained the rights to several games by the legendary hairy shoot’em-up developer Cave, including a certain Mushihimesama., Danmaku of his state, who benefited from a publication on the eShop last month 17 years after his arrival in the arcades and for the first time on consoles in Europe.
The problem is that Live Wire arguably got the game to the relevant authorities a little too quickly, as the Bug Princess’ colorful hardcore adventures were quickly removed from the shelves of onl ine stores.
We had to wait a few long weeks, but Mushihimesama is now back in the European eShop, and is well accompanied by a PEGI 7 because of “moderate violence”. Suggested 16.99 dollars, it goes into a beginner mode for the occasion, which may allow some to discover the rich and sophisticated genre of danmaku, because it’s never too late. And for the others, a physical version could see the light of day as well:
The packaged version is still under review, but we’ll do our best.
–LiveWire Co., Ltd. (@LiveWire_pr) June 24, 2021
We’re still considering editing a boxed version and we’ll do our best.