Konami’s “Orius” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch Via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade shoot ‘em up Orius is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series.

Originally released in arcades by Konami in 1991, Orius (aka Xexex in Japan) was later ported to PSP in 2007 as part of the Salamander Portable collection. That makes this new Arcade Archives release the only legitimate way to play the game at home on a proper screen.

Orius is a 2D shoot ‘em up (or “shooter”, as we called them in the early 90s) that combines mechanics of Gradius and R-Type, adding “tentacle mechanics” to the mix. Players pilot the Flintlock, a “cutting-edge fighter”, to rescue Princess Irene La Tias and solve the mystery of Planet E.

Like other Arcade Archives titles, players can post their high scores to the online leaderboards and change various game settings to match their own personal skill levels and taste.

Arcade Archives Orius is available today for $7.99 via PSN and the Nintendo Switch eShop.

You can check out some screenshots below, or visit the official Hamster website here for additional info.

Original Xexex arcade flyer

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