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Cotton Reboot delayed again, pushed back to summer 2020

Japanese developer Beep has announced that its old-school shmup Cotton! Reboot has slipped from its spring 2020 release window, and is now expected to launch in the summer.Cotton Reboot was originally announced back in May, and is a modern-...

 
 
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Konami's cutesy shmup TwinBee returns on Nintendo Switch

This week's retro release from Hamster lets players fly the adorable skies of 1985, with a port of Konami's cuddly shoot-'em-up TwinBee, now available to download on Nintendo Switch.Back in 1985, the shmup scene was really starting to come ...

 
 
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XenoRaptor bringing twin-stick action to consoles this month

Interstellar twin-stick shooter XenoRaptor, already available on PC via Steam, will be headed to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this month. An energetic trailer was released by publisher Digerati to announce the console ports.Developed b...

 
 
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Aquatic '90s shmup In the Hunt returns on PS4 and Switch

Retro games publisher Hamster has something a little different and a little special for this week's release, as Irem's attractive shmup In the Hunt has returned for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.Originally released in arcades in 1993, (and appear...

 
 
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Lovely shoot 'em up Jamestown arrives next month on Switch

I remember the first time I sat down to play Jamestown (also known by its full name Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony) back in 2011: it was bliss. Not only is the premise incredible (an alt-history Mars that mirrors colonial co...

 
 
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R-Type Dimensions EX blasts off on iOS devices

If there's one arcade classic that seems to turn up again and again, no matter the time or technology, it's Irem's iconic 1987 shmup R-Type. Having been ported, re-released, remastered, and reinvented numerous times since its initial releas...

 
 
 
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Twin-stick shooter Monkey Barrels coming to Switch next week

Indie developer Good-Feel has released the first trailer for its twin-stick shooter Monkey Barrels, ahead of its upcoming release on Nintendo Switch next week.Monkey Barrels is the story of two simian pals who set out on a quest to rescue t...

 
 
 
 
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R-Type Final2 has re-opened its crowdfunding campaign

Despite having already far surpassed its initial goals, developer Granzella has re-opened its Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming R-Type Final2, following on from the successful showing of a playable build at this year's Tokyo Game Show.T...

 
 
 
 
 
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Deathsmiles I & II will be blasting onto 'multiple platforms'

Good news for shmup fans, as City Connection has announced that anime arcade blaster Deathsmiles and its sequel, Deathsmiles II, are currently being prepped for ports on a selection of currently unknown platforms.The announcement came this ...

 
 
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Exit the Gungeon is a 'dungeon climber' spin-off game

Enter the Gungeon didn't inflict enough pain on this world, apparently. Game developer Dodge Roll wants us to survive another bullet-hell gauntlet. Its next venture, Exit the Gungeon, is a spin-off with the same manic vibe but a slightly di...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Raiden V: Director's Cut available now on Nintendo Switch

UFO Interactive has released, nay, unleashed the awesome power of Raiden V: Director's Cut onto Nintendo Switch. The high-intensity, updated edition of the shmup sequel can be picked up in physical or digital form right now.Raiden V: Direct...

 
 
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198X takes you back to '80s arcades

I'm gonna break away from my normal shtick of weird shit and animals for something a little more grounded, but no less esoteric. Growing up playing video games in public, in arcades, now counts as esoteric, right? 198X looks to tickle that ...

 
 
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Ikaruga may be getting physical editions for PS4 and Switch

Ikaruga is one of the all-time classics of the shmup genre, but there hasn't been a physical edition for any modern console. Despite now being on PC, PS4, and Switch, the only way to own a disc is to go back to the Dreamcast or GameCube, w...

 
 
 




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