Cave Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up “Espgaluda II” Coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Publisher Live Wire recently announced that arcade shoot ‘em up Espgaluda II is scheduled to release for Switch on 9 September via the Nintendo eShop.

Developed by Cave, Espgaluda II was originally released in Japanese arcades in November 2005. It has since been ported multiple times, including to pre-smartphone mobile phones in 2006, and later to Xbox 360, iOS and Android in 2010.

Espgaluda II stars two young heroes who were the subject of alchemical experiments following an age of devastating war.

Here’s a quick breakdown of Espgaluda II via the game’s wiki page, followed by a gameplay video taken from a Cave enthusiast channel, Cave PCB:

The game takes place in a fictional land called Soma, three years after a massive war known as the Great Shinra War devastated the land and killed most of its plant life. Humanity is forced to pull their efforts together for the sake of survival and reforestation. Using new found technology, an alchemist named Hiodoshi spearheaded a project called Project Espgaluda, which gathered youths and used them as experimental test subjects for artificial armored wings. They were then called Galuda, named after the mythical bird of legend.

Ageha and Tateha were two of the subjects who escaped during the project. At the end of Espgaluda, they were reunited with their mother and lived peacefully after going into hiding. Espgaluda II begins when they are discovered.

Source: Niche Gamer

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