By Leah McDonald / September 24th, 2020
Classic shoot’em up action returns when Strictly Limited Games and TAITO release Darius Cozmic Revelation, a new collection that includes G-DARIUS HD and DARIUSBURST Another Chronicle EX+. Both games include updated features to appeal to longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Developed by emulation specialists M2, G-DARIUS HD is a high-resolution port of G-DARIUS. The game can also be played in low resolution like the original arcade version. With its memorable soundtrack and boss battles, G-DARIUS was considered at its release one of the best examples of how to bring a 2D game series properly to 3D.
DARIUSBURST Another Chronicle EX+ is the latest iteration in the series, which began in 2009 on the PSP. Developed by Pyramid, the game includes all features from the arcade version of Another Chronicle EX, as well as several new elements yet to be revealed.
Darius Cozmic Revelation Limited Edition will release physically on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, along with a Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition includes:
- Darius Cozmic Revelation Game (PS4/NSW)
- Papercraft – DARIUSBURST Arcade Game Cabinet
- Hardcover Book: 128 page Official Book “DARIUS ODYSSEY -COZMIC VOYAGER” – fully localized in English, including special interviews and discussions with developers and game experts
- SLG-exclusive Flyer DariusBurst AC
- SLG-exclusive Flyer G-Darius
- SLG-exclusive BluRay (region-free) : “DARIUSBURST ANOTHER CHRONICLE Live in O-EAST -revolt-” including Bonus Track with Audi Sorlie and John Linneman
- OST : “DARIUS THE OMNIBUS III “（tentative name)
- SLG-exclusive CE Box with magnetic latch
- SLG-exclusive Retro PCB-Box
- SLG-exclusive 4-set acrylic art cards
- SLG-exclusive Acrylic Standee
- SLG-exclusive Darius Revelation Pin
The Collector’s Edition will retail for 139.99€ (approximately $165 USD). Only 2500 Nintendo Switch CEs and 1500 PS4 CEs will be released worldwide. The Limited Edition will retail for 59.99€ (approximately $70 USD). Only 3500 Nintendo Switch LEs and 2000 PS4 LEs will be released worldwide. Pre-orders begin Sept. 27, 2020, exclusively at Strictly Limited Games.
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