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Psychic 5 Eternal

Today, publisher City Connection and developer CRT Games revealed Psychic 5 Eternal for Switch. A release is planned for Spring 2023.

Psychic 5 originally released for arcades in 1987. The action game has players going on a mission to save their friends in a vast maze kept by the Demon King.

Akai Katana Shin

Original (8/18): City Connection, in partnership with Cave, has announced that Akai Katana Shin is appearing on Switch on December 15, 2022. English, Japanese, French, and Spanish language options are planned.

Those in Japan will be able to pick up the standard digital edition for 3,410 yen or standard physical edition for 4,400 yen. Also planned is a physical special edition will for 6,600 yen, featuring the Akai Katana Daisuke Matsumoto Arrange soundtrack CD and an instruction card-style acrylic panel.

Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute

Taito has announced Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute, an updated version of the classic arcade shoot ’em up originally released in 1995. Switch will be getting it later this month.

Layer Section is the home console version of the arcade game RayForce, which released on SEGA Saturn. Galactic Attack comes into play as that is the overseas version of Layer Section. 

New features are planned such as rewind, Slow Mode, online rankings, and more.

Here’s a bunch of additional information about Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute:

City Connection and Cave Interactive have released a new update for the Deathsmiles I & II collection that addresses multiple bugs. Here are the full patch notes:

Deathsmiles I & II gameplay

Deathsmiles I & II will be making its debut on Switch in the west soon, but we have some early gameplay. Today’s video contains 40 minutes of footage.

We have the following overview for Deathsmiles I & II:

deathsmiles I II release date

Deathsmiles I & II now has a release date in the west. The title just recently landed in Japan, as it was made available on December 16. As for North America and Europe, the Switch eShop shows a release date of December 30.

Here’s some information about Deathsmiles I & II from the eShop listing:

Deathsmiles I & II physical

Strictly Limited Games, in partnership with City Connection, has announced that Deathsmiles I & II is coming west on Switch and physical versions are in the works. These shoot ’em up titles will be offered in boxed format with a Limited Edition and Collector’s Edition.

The Limited Edition has a copy of the game and a manual comes with a manual for €49.99. 2,800 copies will be made on Switch in total.

City Connection has unveiled a new trailer for Abarenbo Tengu & Zombie Nation ahead of its arrival on Switch later this month. Check out the video and some more information on the title below.

Cotton 2 Saturn Tribute Cotton Boomerang Guardian Force

Cotton 2 Saturn Tribute, Cotton Boomerang Saturn Tribute, and Guardian Force Saturn Tribute are all about to release on Switch.

We technically knew about these titles previously. The full set will be included in Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute, which heads to Japan next week. On the same launch day – September 30 – these titles will also be available on the Switch eShop in the west.

Here’s an overview of the different games:

City Connection has announced that their arcade classics Deathsmiles I & II will support English language options when they release for Switch. This is in addition to the languages of Spanish, French, and Japanese which will also be supported.

Other newly revealed details include that there will be a global online leaderboard as well as a new training mode. This lets players set their own challenges (such as stages, characters, winning conditions, etc.) and it is highly customizable. Each of these modes will have their place on this online leaderboard as well.

Finally, there will also be some DLC with the mobile game Gothic wa Mahou Otome. This DLC will be available for 2,970 yen and no release date has been given at this time.


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