Fans of parody shmups like Parodius, take note: the impossible has happened, and Konami has announced a new shmup for North America. Otomedius Excellent, an Xbox 360 exclusive due this winter, is the first localized iteration of Konami's weird shooter franchise featuring anime girls in the form of classic Konami ships. Like a girld dressed up as Gradius's Vic Viper. There's even a Belmont for some reason.

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