Developed by Sunny Tam, a Vancouver-based graduate of Canada's Simon Fraser University, Danmaku Unlimited 2 is a rare example of a developer based in the West proving they've got what it takes to challenge the giants of the genre. Featuring impressive 3D graphics rather than the 2D sprite art more commonly seen in games of this type, Danmaku Unlimited 2 is a fast-paced, challenging but accessible addition to the lineup of bullet hell shooters on the market. It's also particularly noteworthy for actually bothering to explain its scoring system to players before they start. Cave, take note.
The manic shooter fans among us will know that Danmaku Unlimited and its sequel have both been available on iOS for some time now. However, very soon the game will no longer be confined to palmtop devices, because it's coming to PC. And it looks like development is going pretty well, too -- there's already a demo available, featuring the first of the game's five stages.
The full version of Danmaku Unlimited 2 features two different game modes, five stages, a customizable ship, four levels of difficulty and music by the Japanese indie group Blankfield. It's a fully-featured package sure to tax the reflexes of even the most dedicated bullet hell fan.