Classic Shoot’em Up ‘Eschatos’ Gets Western Release on Switch Next Week

Qute Corporation has announced the Switch version of Eschatos is coming west on January 13, 2022. Already available in Japan, the vertical shoot’em up game was inspired by classics of the genre made back in the ’80s but it was originally released on Xbox 360 in 2011 with a Steam version published by Degica in 2015.

Eschatos is a fast-paced game that features three modes (Original, Advanced, and Time Attack). While the first one is how the game was conceived at first, Advanced adds power-ups to the formula, and the latter puts players against the clock. As the title has no gaps between stages and no loading times, playing through it all is seamless in the three modes.

Besides shooting and evading, players have a shield system to keep in mind. The shield allows players to defend themselves and quickly counterattack. There are also multiple difficulty settings, so even newcomers can enjoy their time with the game. It’s possible to play it with the original background music, arranged sounds, or a remastered soundtrack which offers a higher quality version of the original tracks.

The Switch edition of Eschatos also includes Judgement Silversword and Cardinal Sins. These games were originally released by Qute on Bandai’s portable system, WonderSwan Color, a historic competitor to Nintendo Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance in Japan. They were later released on Steam as the Judgement Silversword Resurrection collection in 2015.

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

Random Japanese games are my jam. Handhelds, RPGs, VNs and PC banzai.