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The Long-Awaited Nostalgic Cute ‘Em Up, Rainbow Cotton is Coming Soon!

Emulation, Remaster, Remake: Which cute ‘em up bullet hell belongs to which?

Berlin, 19th March 2024 - Calling all Cotton-fanatics and gaming terminology sticklers! ININ brings you a short guide to retro gaming terminology in anticipation of the upcoming release of the HD Remake of Rainbow Cotton, available digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, and PC Steam on May 9th 2024!

Read on to discover the differences between an emulation, remaster, and remake through the years of the OG ‘cute ‘em up’ bullet hell, the Cotton series.

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The reimagining of epic proportions through the power of remakes. Rainbow Cotton is the epitome of this process, breathing new life into the original 2000 Dreamcast release of Rainbow Cotton with stunning visuals, innovative gameplay mechanics, an added local 2-player mode, and even more magic. It's a journey into the retro past, but reinvented for the present.

This new release of Rainbow Cotton comes packed with many new witchy twists and upgrades. Delivering an even more immersive and visually stunning experience, taking you on an arcade-inspired journey through a whimsical world!

Read on to see some of the new features that the 2024 release of Rainbow Cotton includes.

  • Bring on the Nostalgia: The Retro Mode allows you to experience the charm of the original Dreamcast version– as authentic as it can possibly be!

  • Enhanced Gaming Experience: Revamped snap-back, lock-on targeting, controller rumble & speaker support, and more for a more luxurious gaming experience.

  • Cotton’s New Look: Immerse yourself in the magic of the upgraded, stunning visuals!

  • Dedicated Little Sibling Mode: Play as Cotton and Silk together with your Player 2 in this newly added local co-op mode!

  • Team Sub or Team Dub?!: The fully animated cutscenes return in their original Japanese dubbing with translated English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German subtitles for your viewing pleasure!

Get on this magical ride and have a look at our fresh, new and offbeat video for Rainbow Cotton!

As opposed to the remake, a remaster describes a - mostly visual - overhaul of a game. In other words: same gameplay, new look.
Cotton Reboot is the HD deluxe remaster of the cult classic, Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams. This HD remaster received a modern makeover with enhanced visuals, refined sound, and seamless gameplay. It's a celebration of nostalgia with a contemporary twist.


Finally, let’s take a look at the 2021 release of Panorama Cotton. In this emulation, we faithfully recreated the original 1994 Sega Mega Drive experience for audiences to enjoy today. We essentially trick your console into believing itself to be an arcade machine to run the original SMD version—no gameplay changes, and no enhancements. Emulating a game is a testament to preserving gaming heritage while embracing the advancements of today's technology.

Previous games include:
Cotton Fantasy
Cotton 100%


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