90s Space Shooter “Gleylancer” Coming to Consoles on 15 October
On Wednesday, publisher Ratalaika Games announced that the horizontal scrolling, 2D shooter Gleylancer will be available on 15 October for PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefront. (Sorry, PC master race die-hards)
Originally released in 1992 for the SEGA Mega Drive as a Japan-only exclusive, Gleylancer was also re-released via Nintendo’s now defunct Wii Virtual Console in 2008. This latest port will feature several enhancements, including accessibility features and language translations for the game’s cutscenes.
Here’s the official breakdown of Gleylancer from Ratalaika Games:
The story follows Lucia, a 16-year-old star fighter pilot in the Earth Federation. A war breaks out between humans and an unknown alien race in the year 2025. Lucia’s father, Ken, a high-ranking admiral in the Federation Navy, is captured after his ship is warped out of the combat zone with 4 alien modules which have the ability of teleportation. Lucia, heart-broken after hearing her father’s disappearance, decides to hijack the prototype fighter CSH-01-XA “GleyLancer” with the help of her friend Teim and go after her father.
• Improved modes available with accessibility features and modern controls
• Classic and deep space shoot ‘em up gameplay
• Epic space opera with anime cutscenes
• Option to customise the ship’s attacking power
• Iconic retro console graphics and sound
• Legacy 16-bit title from the 1990s!*
*Now that’s not really a “feature,” is it Ratalaika? –BW
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