Four More Classic Shmups Confirmed For Switch, Including Konami’s Cult Hit, Xexex

Hamster – the Japanese business at the rear of the exceptional Arcade Archives sequence – has announced at the Tokyo Activity Exhibit that it is bringing 4 classic shmups to Swap, together with Konami’s Xexex.

Introduced in 1991, Xexex is held in incredibly superior regard by fans of the style, and regrettably never received a domestic port at the time of release (it would at some point resurface on the Japan-only Salamander Portable for PSP in 2007). It borrows factors of Konami’s own Gradius collection, as properly as Irem’s R-Kind.

The other verified titles are GunNail (1992), Thunder Dragon 2 (1993) and Black Coronary heart (1991). You can view footage of them all under.

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