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Hamster has announced the next Arcade Archives game for Switch. Saint Dragon will be released via the eShop on February 6, the company announced today.

Here’s a brief overview of the game:

As we heard earlier today, XX Mission is the next Arcade Archives game for Switch. View some footage from a Famitsu live stream recording below.


XX Mission will launch on Switch this week as the latest Arcade Archives game, Hamster has announced. It will be available worldwide on January 23.

UPL originally created XX Mission, which launched in 1986. The shoot ’em up has players taking on varying degrees of aircraft fleets.

Pricing for Arcade Archives XX Mission is set at $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29.

Source: Hamster PR

Hamster has already sent out the early word regarding next week’s Arcade Archives game on Switch. Arcade Archives Detana!! TwinBee will launch worldwide on January 16, the company confirmed.

Detana!! TwinBee originally launched for arcades way back in 1991. The shoot ’em-up features seven stages, power-ups, and more.

Pricing for Arcade Archives Detana!! TwinBee is set at $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29.

Source: Hamster PR

One of Famitsu’s latest live streams was hosted earlier today featuring gameplay from two of Hamster’s recent Arcade Archives releases. Find the recording below for a look at Penguin-Kun wars and Exerion.

Hamster has sent out the early word on this week’s arcade game for Switch. As of January 9, all regions will gain access to the classic release Exerion.

Here’s a brief overview of Exerion:

Hamster is kicking off the start of 2020 with another Arcade Archives game. This week, Switch owners will be able to get their hands on the classic title Penguin Wars. It just launched in Japan and will be available worldwide tomorrow.

Penguin Wars, made by UPL, originally debuted in 1985. Players take on the role of an animal as they attempt to roll a set of balls across the table while their opponent does the same. The winner is chosen when all of the balls are on one player’s side.

Pricing for Arcade Archives Penguin Wars is set at $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29.

Source: Switch eShop

Beginning today, Arcade Archives VS. Balloon Fight can be found on the Switch eShop worldwide. Find some footage of the classic game below.

During another one of its regular live streams on Niconico today, Hamster announced another round of Arcade Archives games for Switch. Exerion, Saint Dragon, Penguin Wars, and XX Dragon are all planned for release. Specific dates weren’t shared.

Hamster also reconfirmed other previously-announced titles, including VS. Balloon Fight (coming next week) and Tecmo Bowl. The Arcade Archives series will continue going forward.

Hamster will publish Arcade Archives VS. Balloon Fight on Switch next week, an eShop listing reveals. All regions will be getting the classic game on December 27.

The arcade version of Balloon Fight is similar to its NES counterpart which has players moving across different stages and popping enemy balloons. There are differences though, such as the vertical-centric levels.

Arcade Archives VS. Balloon Fight will cost $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29 on the Switch eShop.

Source: Switch eShop