Cotton Fantasy Heads West After Successful Release In Japan

21 January, 2022 - 11:03 am by
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ININ Games have announced that the latest game in the popular shoot ’em up series, Cotton Fantasy, will be heading to the west this year and will be available on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. This is the newest game in a series that is celebrating thirty years and will also have a physical release on both consoles.

Released in Japan under the moniker, Cotton Rock ‘n’ Roll, Cotton Fantasy is a brand new entry into the series that merges frenetic shooting with 16 stages in a left-to-right bullet hell that will be both accessible to newcomers and tough for veterans of the genre. From the look of the trailer, it certainly looks charming!

The PR lays out the game’s features nicely:

HD graphics & brand-new shoot ’em up game mechanics  

6 iconic, playable characters to choose from, each with different mechanics and attacks, even including guest characters like Umihara Kawase (from the equally named series) and Luffee from Doki Doki Poyacchio

Easily accessible Shoot ‘em up gameplay, perfect for newcomers, but with enough depth for veterans 

16 colourful and varied scrolling stages to unlock, with vertical, horizontal, and 3D movement 

Light-hearted story with fun and charming cutscenes voiced entirely in Japanese (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish subtitles included)  

Exhilarating soundtrack featuring iconic remastered tracks from past games 

Unlockable content and different characters offer high replayability  

Aim for the high score in your nation and globally with the featured ranking boards

There will be a retail release, but ININ are once again partnering with Strictly Limited Games, to offer the game with an alternative cover artwork and a colourful manual that’s not included in the standard retail edition. This will be available at the same cost so it is tempting to go with Strictly Limited to get that sweet manual.

Also available is a highly limited Collector’s Edition with exclusive, magical collectibles, including the official Cotton Nendoroid figure.

We do love a shoot ’em up and this does look fun so you know we’ll be keeping an eye on the release date for Cotton Fantasy but it will launch on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch at some point in the next two months.