DeS: Why 2018 will be the year of For Honor
dark        

Taito's legendary Darius games are coming to Nintendo Switch

0

Nine classic shmups on one tiny cartridge

Taito's intergalactic space shooter Darius, first launched in 1986, set a benchmark for the shmup genre with its amazing, fast-paced action. Next year, fans will have a chance to relieve the arcade classic and its many sequels with a new compendium, coming to Nintendo Switch.

The Darius Cozmic Collection (another "s" as a "z"!) will launch in Japan in two editions. The standard release will be priced at ¥5,200 (or around $47 USD) and will contain Darius, Darius II, Saigaia and the awesome Darius Gaiden.

The Special Edition includes the above games, but also adds a selection of home ports. These include SNES titles Darius Twin and Force, the Sega Genesis version of Darius II, the Master System port of Saigaia and, arguably the centrepiece of the entire collection, the ultra-rare Darius Alpha for the PC Engine, which still commands big bucks today.

Speaking of big bucks, said Special Edition, which also includes a booklet and soundtrack CD, is priced at a cool ¥16,800, or roughly $150 USD. That's a chunk of change for a collection of retro releases, but shmup enthusiasts are a hardcore breed, and will likely have no problem dropping the dollar for this piece of arcade gaming history.

Darius Cozmic Collection launches in Japan on Nintendo Switch February 28, 2019.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseWeekend Editor   gamer profile

Chris (Orochileona) has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to figh... more + disclosures


 


 popular around the network
 


Also on destructoid: Darius Cozmic Collection   (0)   From our database:

  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Classics #japan #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch #rerelease #retro #Shmups #Switch #Taito

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •