Nyu Media and Capcom's previously-announced plan to localize and publish a series of Japanese doujin games in western territories kicked off this week with the Steam release of Astro Port's shoot-'em-up Satazius. A free demo version is also available.

Satazius is a solid horizontally scrolling shooter in the vein of Konami's Gradius series, featuring an array of upgradable weaponry and a number of tough boss battles. However, opponents of restrictive digital rights management balked at the release on Steam's official forums when Satazius apparently launched with SecuROM DRM that limits users to five activations across different machines -- a surprising restriction for an indie release, particularly one in a niche genre.

Nyu Media confirmed that the SecuROM listing was a mistake, however, and Satazius' Steam information no longer lists any kind of DRM for the $5.99 title.

[via @werezompire]