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TurboGrafx-16 game Cyber Citizen Shockman coming to Switch

Posted on May 11, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Cyber Citizen Shockman

Cyber Citizen Shockman, which originally debuted on the TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine, has now been announced for release on Switch. Additionally, this marks the first time it will be released in the west as it previously stayed in Japan.

Cyber Citizen Shockman is an action platformer, and the Switch version will come with various improvements such as reward and fast-forward features, a CRT filter, and more.

Here’s some additional information:

‘Cyber Citizen Shockman marks the beginning of the release of the entire Shockman’s titles that will be presented to retro game fans over the year for the first time which will be available for home consoles (except Shockman 2), which is the only one that was ever officially released’.

Cyber Citizen Shockman is the story of two Japanese school kids named Tasuke and Kyapiko, who are in fact androids built by a mad scientist known only as Doc, who built Tasuke and Kyapiko with the ability to morph into armoured superheroes known as Shockman. Their plight is to battle the evil forces of Dark Skull. Doc’s first attempt at a cybernetic organism who went rogue and established a gang of goons called the Skull Force. The Skull Force is trying to take over the city and have captured civilians in various locations. As Shockman, you must take back the city, one building at a time, rescue the hostages, and defeat Dark Skull and his gang.

The premise of what Cyber Citizen Shockman offers is a fairly straightforward, hack and slash experience as you fight through 18 stages, collecting rewards – healing, gold, etc. before you face the obligatory boss in the guise of a mecca or three headed dragon. As you progress, more powerful rewards and upgrades will be presented to you and a challenging experience with fluid movement and precise actions is well presented!

Key Features

  • Action platformer starring 2 characters (boy and girl), 18 exciting platforming stages with multiple routes to explore
  • A plethora of upgrades to unlock
  • Added image gallery from hand-made scans
  • Rewind/FF functions
  • Brand new English translation, plus old JP Original
  • Complete EN and JP user interface!
  • Save states
  • CRT Filter
  • Suu Urabe, famous mangaka, created the character design and the main illustrations of the game

Have a look at a trailer for the game below.

Cyber Citizen Shockman launches for Switch via the eShop on May 19, 2023. Pricing is set at $5.99.

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