Since 2003, titles that come out on the Old Continent are obliged to display the PEGI standard, which a priori makes it possible to understand at a quick glance whether or not a game is intended for the slice of target age. And beware of those who take this badge with too much lightness.
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Because everything can now have a second youth by (re) releasing on the eShop of the Switch, many editors unearth from their catalog the old glories of yesteryear, just to see if the mayonnaise can take again.
A bug’s life (and death)
The Live Wire company has thus recovered the rights to several games from the legendary hairy shoot’em up developer Cave, among which is a certain Mushihimesama., danmaku of his state, which benefited last month from a release on the eShop 17 years after its arrival in arcades, and for the first time on consoles in Europe.
The problem is, Live Wire arguably took the game to the appropriate authorities a bit too quickly, as the colorful, hardcore adventures of the Bug Princess were quickly removed from the online store shelves. The PEGI “3” probably did not fit this shooter, also flanked by an “E 10+” mention in the United States.
We had to wait a few long weeks, but Mushihimesama is now back on the European eShop, and well accompanied by a PEGI 7 because of “moderate violence”. Proposed 16.99 euros, it embarks for the occasion a Novice mode which will perhaps allow some to discover the rich and demanding genre of danmaku, because it is never too late. And for the others, a physical version could also see the light of day:
The packaged version is still under consideration, but we will do our best.
– 株式会社 Live Wire (@LiveWire_pr) June 24, 2021
We’re still considering editing a boxed version, and we’ll do our best.