News: Konami Announces Otomedius Excellent Now Available

Otomedius Excellent North American Box Art
Otomedius Excellent North American Box Art

Konami Digital Entertainment announced today that Otomedius Excellent is now available on the Xbox 360 and is rated T for teens. The sequel to 2008’s Otomedius Gorgeous, Otomedius Excellent is a 2D side-scrolling shoot-em-up with stunning visuals and thrilling multiplayer action.

Otomedius Excellent includes nine characters to choose from with the option of the original Japanese voice acting and eight all-new stages that are sure to please long time fans. To tackle these all new stages players can team up with up to three players locally or online via Xbox Live. Gamers will also be able to access an expanded gallery mode and future downloadable content. An exclusive special edition of the game is available which includes a 2-sided pillow case, sixty-four page art book, and a soundtrack disc which features music from the Otomedius and Gradius series. The normal edition will cost gamers thirty dollars and the Special Edition fifty dollars.

Otomedius Excellent takes place a few months after Gradius V and Otomedius Gorgeous and follows the story of the Gofer sisters as they investigate Dark Force and the Bacterian Army before they can invade Planet Earth again. Otomedius Excellent is considered a spin-off in the overall Gradius series, the next game in the main series to be released is Gradius Arc, if fans of the Gradius series want to pick up Gradius Arc they will need a Japanese PlayStation Network account.


  1. I’ve played the arcade version of this game; it’s a pretty good Gradius clone, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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