Developers ININ and SUCCESS Corporation have teamed up to bring ‘Rainbow Cotton’ to modern platforms. This 3D “cute ’em up” has players take on the role of Cotton and Silk once again to recover the Legendary Willow from the wicked demon Tweed and legion of followers. Rainbow Cotton will launch on Xbox consoles in Spring 2024.
This remaster of the Dreamcast classic will feature the following enhancements:
- Dedicated Retro Mode: replicating the original experience as closely as possible.
- Enhanced controls: Revamped snap-back and lock-on features for a more engaging experience.
- Full localization, including the anime cutscenes!
- Graphic enhancements: particle effects, ambient occlusion, and more!
Have a gander at the trailer, gallery, and press release below for more details on Rainbow Cotton.
Ride the Rainbow Once More with Cotton and Silk!
Witchy 3D cute ‘em up is coming to consoles!
Berlin, Germany – September 14th, 2023 – Everyone’s favorite Willow-loving and broomstick-riding witch, Cotton, returns in 3D! ININ and Success have teamed up once again to bring you a global HD remaster of Rainbow Cotton, and will be digitally available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and PC Steam in Spring 2024. Originally released for SEGA Dreamcast in 2000, Rainbow Cotton is the 5th installment in the Cotton franchise. As a follow-up to Panorama Cotton, Rainbow Cotton is the first true 3D shooter entry in this widely celebrated cute ‘em up franchise.
Dive right into this 3D rail shooter as the young witch Cotton, accompanied by her trusty fairy friend named Silk. Lured by the promise of delicious Willow, help Cotton confront the wicked demon Tweed and his legion of followers who have stolen the Legendary Willow from the enchanting land of York Country. Hop on your broomstick and go to town in this wacky adventure!
Rainbow Cotton features exciting gameplay reminiscent of its predecessor, the classic game Panorama Cotton. The game takes you on an arcade-inspired journey through a fantastic world full of surprises and challenges. Every stage in Rainbow Cotton is guarded by a massive boss that will put your skills to the ultimate test. Collect power-ups, build up your flashy projectiles, and hurl them at colorful enemies. Use powerful magic attacks to clear the screen with fireballs and lightning. Only the most courageous (and stubborn!) witches will prevail!
The charming 3D graphics will leave you mesmerized as you travel through, for example, a cozy moonlit town draped in Christmas lights, a mysterious sunken forest, and a magical castle above the clouds.
Dedicated Retro Mode: replicating the original experience as closely as possible.
Enhanced controls: Revamped snap-back and lock-on features for a more engaging experience.
Full localization, including the anime cutscenes!
Graphic enhancements: particle effects, ambient occlusion, and more!
So, mark your calendars: Rainbow Cotton is all set to cast its spell on consoles in the spring of 2024!