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Arcade Classic Shmup Under Defeat Flying To PC & Consoles Late 2024

Publisher/developer combo City Connection and G.rev will be releasing a port of their classic 2005 2D shmup title Under Defeat later this year. The upcoming shoot-em-up title, which revolves around you piloting helicopters shooting down alternate reality war machines with machine guns and rocket grenades, will be out for PC, Xbox, PlayStation 5,...

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New Contra: Operation Galuga Trailer Showcases The Playable Cast

2D run-and-gun title Contra is making a comeback, though whether people want it like this or not is a separate matter entirely. What matters is that WayForward, the devs behind one of the better Contra games out there -Contra 4 for Nintendo DS back in the Aughts- is developing the upcoming title. And just like classic title Contra: Hard Corp, yo...

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Classic Shmup Radiant Silvergun Is Coming To PC This August

Publisher and developer Live Wire and developer Treasure have announced that the classic shoot ’em up game Radiant Silvergun is slated to launch for PC on August 2023. Originally launched in arcades in Japan on 28 May 1998, followed by a release on the Sega Saturn on 23 July 1998. Afterwards, it was released in the West for the first time on t...

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Swordship Is Dodgefest Done Right, But It’s Over Too Quick

Platform(s): PC (version reviewed), Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation Genre: 2D dodge 'em up Have you ever played a 2D shoot-em-up like R-Type, but you avoided everything that came in your way instead of blasting the problem directly? No? Well, you'll get a huge-yet-short serving of that with developer Digital Kingdom and publisher Thunderful ...

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Streets Of Rage Composer Yuzo Koshiro Will Work On New Megadrive Game

It's the year 2022, but somehow or other people still want to make games for a classic 16-bit console that's hard to find these days. The latest? Yuzo Koshiro. The composer, who is known for making awesome music for Revenge of Shinobi and the Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle series back in the 90s for the 16-bit era of gaming, is making a new Megadr...

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The Knight Witch Cheat Codes, Walkthroughs, & Boss Guide

The Knight Witch is out right now for PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch. If you love 2D shmups and search action game hybrids, you'll find a lot to love about this new title from developer Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team. What you won't like is the game's difficulty; it's pretty tough and requires your diligence in memorizing bullet hell ...

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The Knight Witch & Its Bullet Hell Will Not Go Easy On You

Platform(s): PC (version played), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch Genre: Metroidvania bullet hell shmup If you think the whimsical art style and cheery folksy intro music of Team 17 and Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team's latest 2D search action shmup hybrid game The Knight Witch equals an easy game, think again.   Wic...

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Swordship Gets New Developer Commentary Video

The upcoming 2D dodge-em-up game Swordship is reminiscent of a 2D shmup, but you don't fire bullets. Rather, you dodge things and obstacles coming at you and from all sides as you're speeding in your titular Swordship on the sea. Developer Digital Kingdom and publisher Thunderful has unleashed a developer commentary video talking about the game'...

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R-Type Final 3 Evolved Slated For PlayStation 5

Not content with being completely final with its 2D shmup entry, the R-Type series is getting a revamped version of R-Type Final 2 for next gen consoles. Made by Granzella, R-Type Final 3 Evolved (which is not a sequel mind you) will be out for PlayStation 5 in March 2023 (via a Famitsu leak covered by Ryokutya2089). This new version of R-Type F...

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Drainus Guide & Video Walkthrough

Team Ladybug, the folks behind the lovely 2021 search action title Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, just surprise-launched a nifty 2D shmup called Drainus. It's a short but very action-packed shmup with a nifty counter and bullet reflecting mechanic. If you love 2D pixel art, explosions, and going left to right shooting things to ...

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The Folks Behind The Awesome Lodoss War Game Last Year Has Launched A New 2D Shmup

Last year's Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth won critics over with its lovely 2D art style and search action Metroidvania style gameplay. It was a tad short, but it was still highly entertaining, at least in my perspective. So it's great to know that its developer, Team Ladybug, has announced a new promising game. It's a 2D shmu...

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Cotton Fantasy Is A New Cutesy Shmup Slated For May

Retro gaming fans: you're getting a new Cotton game. 2D shmup title Cotton Fantasy (or Cotton Rock 'n' Roll in Japan) will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 20th May according to publisher ININ Games. The upcoming English version will feature new playable characters with different mechanics and attacks, 16 colourful stages, and onl...

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Sol Cresta Will Be Out This February

PlatinumGames has finally announced the new release date of its 2D retro shmup title Sol Cresta. Director Hideki Kamiya and his crew announced that Sol Cresta will be out on 22nd February, which is less than a month away. The team also showed off the main concept art of the game, featuring the three coloured ships and their respective pilots (fr...

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Here Is 14 Minutes Of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid 2D Shmuping Her Way Through Bullet Hell

Publisher Bushiroad and developer Kaminari Games just showcased about 14 minutes of new Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath gameplay. The story mode gameplay showcased voice actresses Risa Tsumugi, Wakana Kingyo, and Yuzuki Watase bantering while demoing the game. The game itself seems like your standard 2000s arcade sho...

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Here’s Your First Look At The Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid 2D Shmup

Publisher Bushiroad and developer Kaminari Games have just unleashed some Tohru vengeance among the anime and gaming community. The first gameplay trailer of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath is out, and it features some 2D shmup gameplay and some clothes-tearing on the main character's part. Players will get their cho...

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Sol Cresta Delayed To 2022

PlatinumGames developer Hideki Kamiya announced recently that the company's 2D shmup tribute title Sol Cresta will not be out at the end of 2021. The game now has a "when it's out" release date, most likely in 2022. However, the team has shown off a number of new features for the game. During the official livestream, the team demoed the game's s...

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PlatinumGames’ Sol Cresta Showcases New Gameplay Systems & 2021 Release Window

We finally have more information on PlatinumGames' latest game Sol Cresta, which is a 2D shmup. PlatinumGames chief game designer and Twitter block button aficionado Hideki Kamiya talks about the next sequel to Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta, as well as have the game's director Takanori Sato detail the game's unique mechanics: Dock-And-Split Syst...

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Get Your Twin-Stick Shooter Arcade Jollies With Curved Space

Need to sate your shmup jollies in a new indie twin-stick shooter title? You might want to give Curved Space a shot. Made by Maximum Games, Curved Space is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC right now. The Nintendo Switch version will be out on 13 July. What sets this game apart from other indie shmup titles? Well, this one: ...

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Subverse, The Erotic Mass Effect Sci-Fi Game We Secretly Want, Is Coming Out Next Month

Subverse, an upcoming Kickstarter sci-fi RPG featuring interspecies and interracial space erotica, finally has a release date. The game will be out on 26th March, 2021. The game will be out on PC via Steam's Early Access program, with pricing and platform distribution news to follow suit. For those who aren't sure how the gameplay will be like, ...

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Blazing Chrome Is The Contra Homage We Need In This Era

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Genre: 2D Run-And-Gun Shooter Welp, with Konami not giving much f***s about its IPs and repackaging games in retro bundles, it's really up to other developers to show its predecessors how it's done. And that's what the new 2D run-and-gun title Blazing Chrome is about: gunning down hordes of bad guys and...

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