dark        
 
 

#Shmups


 
 photo

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...

 
 
 
 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 
 photo

R-Type Final 2 Kickstarter sees completion in under 48 hours

Last week, we reported that indie developer Granzella was opening a Kickstarter campaign in hopes to raise funds for a sequel to Irem's 2003 shmup R-Type Final. It appears to have been a resounding success, with the crowdfunding campaign sm...

 
 
 
 photo

R-Type Final2 Kickstarter campaign will launch next week

Developer Granzella has announced that it will launch the crowdfunding campaign for shmup sequel R-Type Final2 on June 3 at 09:00 PT / 11:00 ET. The campaign is expected to run for just a scant week, in hopes of raising the cash for a new t...

 
 
 photo

Raiden V: Director's Cut launches on Nintendo Switch July 25

And the jet-fighting, space-shooting news just keeps coming. UFO Interactive has announced a release date for the Nintendo Switch port of Raiden V: Director's Cut, which will be winging its way to the hybrid console July 25.Already availabl...

 
 
 
 photo

Psyvariar Delta takes off on PS4 and Nintendo Switch in July

More shmup news? More shmup news. As if genre fans weren't already inundated with exciting tips on the return of new and old franchises, Publisher Dispatch Games has announced that Psyvariar Delta will be headed west on PS4 and Switch come ...

 
 
 photo

'90s shmup ESP Ra.De. hits PS4 and Switch later this year

It's been a crazy week for news if you're a fan of classic arcade shmups. The cutesy Cotton is getting re-made, The Strikers series is getting a new entry, and now M2 has announced that Cave shooter ESP Ra. De. will be coming to PS4 and Nin...

 
 
 photo

Strikers 2020 will see the return of the classic shmup series

Japanese developer City Connection has announced that they have plans to release an all-new entry in the classic military-based shmup series Strikers. Tentatively titled Strikers 2020, the new title is planned for release on multiple platfo...

 
 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

Various Daylife"Working Nine to Fivver"

 

Neo Cab"Hop in, Mac, where ya headed?"

 

Stela"Can't you hear me yell-a?"

 

Inmost"Apple Arcade Wave 2"

 

Call of Duty: Mobile"Pwn on phone"

 

John Wick Hex"Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat"

 

Indivisible"If the kids are united..."

 

Concrete Genie"A sweet tag"

 

Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum: Tombs of Terror"Depleting the world's supply of colons one expansion at a time"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

Neronium

So Analogue announced a new handheld system that can basically play the entire Gameboy to Gameboy Advance line as well as things such as Game Gear and Neo Geo Best part, itll also have a dock to allow for on TV Current Status:

 
PhilKenSebben
 
Dr Mel

If I could stop time I swear to baby christ that Id only use it to keep from being interrupted while eating Thats all I

 
Dere

When you realize The Outer Worlds is a little more than a week away

 
GoofierBrute

Hey guys, I hate to post this, but I think Im going to need some finicial More info in the (Morning bump)

 
MeeGhoulz

I really miss Blood Rayne! ArcSys should partner with Platinum for a Reboot!

 
dephoenix

#WeslikesbunnygirlsWednesday

 
Pixie The Fairy

Picked up SWitcher Definitely not that great for home play, its miles better visually elsewhere, but it looks nice in portable mode and Ill get so much more out of it as a portable Cant exactly bring my laptop to work as

 
LaTerry

I know that I am incredibly basic for loving this, but I love

 
mullon

I am impressed with how little discussion I can find about River City: Knights of Justice on the

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
NEXT