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Taito’s “Fighting Hawk” Joins the Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch and PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D vertical shoot ‘em up Fighting Hawk is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, this Arcade Archives release is the first home console port of Fighting Hawk outside of Japan. Fighting Hawk is a 2D, vertically scrolling

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“Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey” to Receive a Physical Release on PS4, PS5

ININ Games recently announced that Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey will be receiving a physical release on PS5, PS4, and PlayStation VR thanks to Strictly Limited Games. Originally released digitally in 2021, Puzzle Bobble 3D is part of the 35th anniversary celebration of Taito’s action/puzzle Bubble Bobble series (and the Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move spin-off series, of course), and it is the

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Retro Puzzler “QIX” Now Available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that retro puzzler QIX is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally developed by Taito America and released in arcades in 1981, QIX was ported to several platforms in the 80s and 90s, perhaps most famously for the Nintendo Game Boy. This Arcade Archives release is

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Taito’s “Liquid Kids” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade platformer Liquid Kids is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1990, Liquid Kids was later ported to the Amiga, TurboGrafx-16, SEGA Saturn, and the original Nintendo Wii. Needless to say, copies of the game on these

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Brick Bashing Never Changes… “Arkanoid – Eternal Battle” Coming in 2022

Bricks to right of them,Bricks to left of them,Bricks in front of themVolley’d and thunder’d;Storm’d at with shot and ball,Boldly they rode and well,Into the jaws of Death,Into the mouth of hellRode the Vaus. On Monday, game publisher Microids announced that a new Arkanoid game is in the works, and is currently scheduled for a 2022 release. Developed by French

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“Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey” Now Available on PlayStation Platforms

On Tuesday, Taito released Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey on PS5, PS4, and PlayStation VR. The game is a cross-buy title, so every PS4 purchase will come with the PS5 version at no extra cost. Plus, you don’t need a PSVR headset to play, either. Originally released in May for Oculus Quest, Puzzle Bobble 3D is part of the 35th

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Taito’s “Typhoon Gal” Now on PS4, Switch via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Typhoon Gal, the 2D action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1985, Typhoon Gal has never received an official home release until now. In Typhoon Gal, players control a young martial artist named Yuki, who

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Review: “G Darius HD” (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

Taito’s original Darius game landed in arcades in 1987, making the series one of the oldest space shoot ’em up series out there. The game’s contemporaries include the likes of R-Type and Gradius, both of which seem to have more name recognition than Darius ever did. Is that because Gradius and R-Type received solid ports to 8-bit consoles of the

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“Space Invaders Invincible Collection” Now Available on Nintendo Switch

To celebrate 40 years of the monumental Space Invaders franchise, Taito has partnered with ININ Games to release Space Invaders Invincible Collection, a compilation that features 11 sci-fi shooters from the Space Invaders series (or, in some cases, loosely tied to the series). Here’s the list of games included with Space Invaders Invincible Collection: Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – original

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Taito’s Martial Arts Action Game “Kurikenton” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Kurikenton, the side-scrolling, martial arts action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, Kurikenton (or sometimes “Kuri Kinton”) eventually saw a home release as part of the Taito Legends 2 compilation for PS2 and Xbox.

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Battle Robot Space Fish in “G-Darius HD”, Coming Soon for Switch, PS4

Taito and ININ Games have partnered up to release G-Darius HD, a remastered port of 1997’s arcade title… G-Darius. Developed by M2, G-Darius HD will be available physically and digitally for Nintendo Switch and PS4 later in 2021 (that’s for both North American and European territories). While the Darius shoot ‘em up series dates back to the mid-80s (or as

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Taito’s “Sea Fighter Poseidon” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Sea Fighter Poseidon, the classic underwater action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Taito in 1984, Sea Fighter Poseidon has only previously been available to play at home via a Japan-only release on PS2. In Sea Fighter Poseidon, players

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Retro Swashbuckling Adventure “Pirate Pete” Now on Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Hamster has announced that lesser-known 80s arcade platformer Pirate Pete is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released by Taito in 1982, Pirate Pete is described as a “thrilling, white knuckle adventure” that will take the titular Pete through caves, ship decks, and the ocean itself to save a lovely

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“Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey” Coming in May

Game publisher Taito has announced that Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey will launch for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 on 20 May. Here’s what Taito president Tetsu Yamada had to say in the press release: “Virtual reality allows us to deliver a new approach to bubble-popping, allowing long-time fans and new players to experience Puzzle Bobble like never before and

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Taito’s “The Ninja Warriors: Once Again” coming to PS4, Switch this week; limited physical edition coming in August

The Ninja Warriors: Once Again is set to launch on PSN and the Nintendo Switch eShop on 25 July, though when it arrives, it will be under the new title The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors. A limited physical release will follow on 30 August from ININ Games. The Ninja Saviors is an updated remake of Tengo Project’s The Ninja

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