Rival Megagun Getting Physical on PS4 and Switch

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I’ve been the Rival Megagun fanboy at oprainfall from the beginning. Mostly cause I played it really early on (before it was even called Rival Megagun), found the premise compelling and got excited. After our site reviewed the game, that interest was undiminished, even though I have yet to play through my copy of the game. Which might be a problem starting today. See, I have the digital copy of this fantastic SHMUP with a hook, but now there’s some very pretty physical editions of the game coming to both PS4 and Switch.

RIval Megagun | PS4 Collection

If you are a fan of sweet physical editions, you’ll be in luck later this year. Sometime in June 2020, there are two editions of Rival Megagun coming to both consoles. There’s the standard Regular edition, which only features the main game, instruction manual, interior art, sleeve and a coin. But the really sexy Collector’s edition ups the ante with a hardcover artbook, soundtrack CD and more. As a fan of being able to touch my collection (don’t make it weird), the latter really speaks to me. But honestly either Regular or Collector’s edition sounds great. Just keep in mind, they’re printing three times as many Regular as Collector’s edition, so if you’re also a fan, you might wanna act quickly.

Rival Megagun | CD

To read more details about this pending release of Rival Megagun, just check out below. And keep in mind that no price points have been set yet.


Rival Megagun’s limited physical Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch Release release as a collaborative effort of Degica Games and First Press Games was first teased in Winter 2019. Now, the full details of the release are finally available!

The release is scheduled for June of 2020 and will be available in two Editions for each platform. Preorders open on 7PM CET/1PM EST 7th February of 2020 and can be ordered directly from First Press Games.

The game will receive two Editions for each Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch, one being a standard Regular Edition and the other one being a dedicated Collector’s Edition.

Rival Megagun | Switch Coverart

Each Edition comes with the following extras:

  • DLC-free Blu-ray/cartridge of the game
  • 60+ pages in-depth manual in full color
  • case sheet with interior art
  • sleeve packaging with specially varnished surface
  • a collector coin, with unique production number of each game

The Collector’s Edition offers a variety of additional extras:

  • tournament board game with full set of ingame-trading card replicas
  • hardcover-artbook
  • soundtrack on CD (Made in Japan)
  • clear files with print extras: A2 poster, alternate cover sheets & more

Rival Megagun | Switch Collection

The release will be available in the following quantities:

  • Switch – Regular Edition 3000 pcs, Collector Edition 1500 pcs
  • PS4 – Regular Edition 2000 pcs, Collector Edition 500 pcs

Developed by the talented team of Spacewave Software, the game had a very successful digital launch in 2018 and received an overwhelmingly positive reception from both the press and gaming community.

Versus-Shoot em’ Ups are a rare genre to begin with – but on top of that, the mechanics and game-play of Rival Megagun are one of the best among this genre. And while Arcade fans will absolutely love this game, it’s definitely not only for the die-hard fans – More casual players will enjoy the fun and competitive couch-multiplayer with their friends just as much as any genre-veteran would.

Game features:

  • Classic Shoot em’ Up-action with a competitive twist
  • Intense 2-player “couch-multiplayer” for local versus battles
  • Online mode for challenging your friends or find opponents via matchmaking
  • Single-player arcade mode with online leaderboards
  • Multiple playable heroes, each with unique weapons and boss transformation
  • Unlockable gear and weapons for customizing your ships

About the publishers:

Degica Games is the publishing branch of Degica. We are a Tokyo-based publisher specializing in localizing Japanese games for the global market. We are best known for the RPG Maker franchise and shooting games such as DoDonPachi Resurrection, DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours, Mushihimesama, and Crimzon Clover. We’re branching out into fighting games with Koihime Enbu, visual novels like Nurse Love Addiction, and adventure games such as the indie hit, OneShot.

First Press Games is a Germany-based publisher focusing on physical releases for old and new consoles.
We are helping indie game-studios and publishers with focus on digital releases to realize dedicated physical editions for their publications. Our goal is to preserve awesome digital-only titles and bring back the features that used to make physical videogames so magical.

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.