More “Cotton” Games Confirmed for Western Release to Celebrate 30th Anniversary
To celebrate 30 years (!) of the Cotton franchise, ININ Games recently announced that Cotton 100%, Panorama Cotton, and Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute will be getting western releases soon. Specific platforms and a release date have not yet been confirmed. However, at least Nintendo Switch and PS4 are extremely likely, and the games will have to be released before January to hit that “30th Anniversary” window.
For those new to the franchise, Cotton is a 2D shoot ‘em up (sometimes referred to as a “cute ‘em up”) series from the 1990’s set in a colorful fantasy world. You play as a young, broom-mounted witch who flies through various stages blasting away at enemies and taking down large boss monsters.
In addition to the games being released digitally through online storefronts, ININ has partnered with Strictly Limited Games to produce physical releases, too, which will be available in both “Limited Edition” and “Collector’s Edition” packages.
Here’s the official breakdown of all three upcoming Cotton games:
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute comes with two awesome games of the Cotton universe – Cotton 2 and Cotton Boomerang. Plus, the retro shoot ‘em up Guardian Force offers a variety besides the magical adventures of the iconic “cute ‘em up” heroine, spicing up the tribute.
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute will be available at Strictly Limited Games as a Limited Edition and a Collector’s Edition.
Cotton 100% gives new Cotton players a great jump start into the franchise. The game was originally released in 1994 on the Super Famicom and later in 2003 on the PlayStation 1. Coming in with a bright, colorful palette it’s ideal for beginners, since it’s easier than the original Cotton.
Cotton 100% will be available for digital store download coming from ININ Games and as a Limited and Collector’s Edition at Strictly Limited Games.
Panorama Cotton, originally published in 1994, introduces a fresh, new gameplay design into the Cotton franchise. The “pseudo 3D” shoot ‘em up was considered a technical prodigy when it was released on the Mega Drive.
After the queen emerges from the castle in a hurry to save the world from falling into chaos, Cotton and Silk are setting off on their new adventure.
Panorama Cotton will be available for digital download from the online store coming from ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games as Limited and Collector’s Edition.
This news follows the release of Cotton Reboot! earlier this year (which we reviewed here), and it’s the first time that these games will be available in the West, so there’s certainly plenty for Cotton fans to be excited about these days.
We will keep you updated as more news of these Cotton titles is available.
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