“Cotton Fantasy” Coming to Switch, PS4 in May; New Trailer Released
ININ Games recently announced that Cotton Fantasy will be released for Nintendo Switch and PS4 on 20 May, and is now available for preorder.
Released this past December in Japan under the title Cotton Rock ‘n’ Roll, this Cotton Fantasy is intended to represent a full rebirth of the Cotton series. This certainly makes sense, as Fantasy the first new game in the series since 2003’s Magical Pachinko Cotton on PS2. Cotton Fantasy is developed by SUCCESS and features new playable characters, updated shoot ‘em up (cute ‘em up) mechanics, and unlockable content.
Here’s the official breakdown of Cotton Fantasy from ININ Games, followed by a new trailer:
Something sinister is in the making – the willows are vanishing from Fairyland and the Fairy Queen entrusts Silk with solving the case. Who could be behind this devious ploy?
For a promised lifetime all-you-can-eat supply of tasty willows, the little witch Nata de Cotton is willing to help her old friend out and embark on another adventure together.
Cotton Fantasy sets the stage for another fantastic adventure, 30 years after the Cotton series initially premiered, with lots of features to offer:
• HD graphics & brand-new shoot ’em up game mechanics
• 6 iconic, playable characters to choose from, each with different mechanics and attacks, even including guest characters like Umihara Kawase (from the equally named series) and Luffee from Doki Doki Poyacchio
• Easily accessible Shoot ‘em up gameplay, perfect for newcomers, but with enough depth for veterans
• 16 colourful and varied scrolling stages to unlock, with vertical, horizontal, and 3D movement
• Light-hearted story with fun and charming cutscenes voiced entirely in Japanese (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish subtitles included)
• Exhilarating soundtrack featuring iconic remastered tracks from past games
• Unlockable content and different characters offer high replayability
• Aim for the high score in your nation and globally with the featured ranking boards
Cotton Fantasy will be released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefront on 20 May for $39.99/€39.99.
In addition to the standard retail release, physical editions will be available from Strictly Limited Games with alternate cover art and an exclusive game manual not included in the retail edition. There are also plans for a “Collector’s Edition” that will include several bonus tchotchkes and collectibles, including a Cotton Nendoroid figure. You can preorder a physical version of Cotton Fantasy at the Strictly Limited Games store here.
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