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Psikyo Shooting Collection will bring a bevy of shmups to PS5

Publisher City Connection has announced that it will release a compendium of classic Psikyo arcade shmups on PS5, following the titles' previous releases on Steam and Nintendo Switch.The Psikyo Shooting Collection will include 12 titles fro...

 
 
 
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R-Type Final 2 will battle the Bydo Empire in spring 2021

Developer Granzella Inc. has finally revealed a release window for crowdfunded shmup R-Type Final 2. As noted in the latest edition of Weekly Famitsu, the interstellar action will blast off on PC and consoles in spring 2021.R-Type Final 2 -...

 
 
 
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Contest: Win Freedom Finger on Switch from Super Rare Games

[Update: It's now sold out! Ya gotta win it now, y'all!} In today's contest you can win a Switch copy of Freedom Finger from Super Rare Games! I fingered this game long ago in my now-dormant (but possibly ready to blow) weird games sho...

 
 
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Take to the skies with Arcade Archives classic Gemini Wing

This week, retro publisher Hamster added yet another old-school shmup to its expansive Arcade Archives range, as Tecmo's Gemini Wing is now available to download on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.Released in arcades in 1987, before seeing huge suc...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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City Connection seems to be teasing a Zombie Nation comeback

Retro game enthusiast City Connection has opened a mysterious website teasing the publisher's next project. While absolutely no information has been offered on the creepy webpage, eagle-eyed viewers have spotted that the background image ha...

 
 
 
 
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Psikyo shmup Dragon Blaze will take flight on PC July 30

City Connection is spoiling shmup fans with a marvelous array of genre classics, currently spilling out all over the Steam platform. Having released Samurai Aces III: Sengoku Cannon just yesterday, the publisher is already queuing up the gr...

 
 
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Konami's legendary Gradius returns on Nintendo Switch

One of the most pioneering shmups of all time is ready to jet off on Nintendo Switch this week, as Konami classic Gradius joins the bulging Arcade Archives range.Originally launched in arcades in 1985, before eventually being ported to nume...

 
 
 
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Samurai Aces III is July's Psikyo shmup re-release

City Connection continues on its quest to bring a selection of iconic Psikyo shmups to the Steam platform. The publisher has revealed that July 13 will see the arrival of the strange and ethereal Samurai Aces III: Sengoku Cannon.Originally ...

 
 
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Darius Cozmic Revelation is headed west this winter

Taito has released a brief update regarding the upcoming shmup compendium Darius Cozmic Revelation. Regarding western localisation, the legendary publisher has announced that the title will be winging its way west on PlayStation 4 and Ninte...

 
 
 
 
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Strikers 1945 III takes to the skies on PC later this month

City Connection continues in its efforts to pump out classic Psikyo shmups for the PC platform. Having only just released Strikers 1945 II on May 29, the publisher has announced that its 1999 sequel Strikers 1945 III, will be taking off on ...

 
 
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The excellent Gunbird 2 comes blazing onto PC June 10

City Connection's endeavour to bring a string of awesome arcade shmups to PC continues, as the publisher has announced that Psikyo's fantastic sequel Gunbird 2 will take flight on Steam June 10.Released in arcades in 1998, before being port...

 
 
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Sega Ages Thunder Force AC jets west on May 28

The next Sega Ages release headed to Nintendo Switch will be Techno Soft's Thunder Force AC. The sci-fi shootin' title will be available to download in the west from the Nintendo eShop on May 28.Thunder Force AC is a remake of sorts of 1990...

 
 
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Inventive shmup MagMax is this week's Arcade Archives release

For this week's Arcade Archives release, retro-publisher Hamster has reached into its big bag of '80s hits and pulled out Nichibutsu's sci-fi shmup MagMax, now available to download on Nintendo Switch. Released in Japanese arcades back in 1...

 
 
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Strikers 1945 II takes off on PC later this month

City Connection has begun its endeavor to bring Psikyo's collection of classic shmups to PC. Having already released Strikers 1945 at the end of April, it stands to reason that one of the next titles in line will be sequel Strikers 1945 II,...

 
 




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