Espgaluda II Physical Standard, Steelbook & Collector Editions Available For Limited-Time Pre-Order

LiveWire has announced that pre-orders for the physical Nintendo Switch versions of their shmup, Espgaluda II, are available via retailer Limited Run Games.

Fans can pre-order the following editions:

  • Standard Edition for $39.99 (Shipment Expected to Occur 4-5 Months After August 14, 2022)
  • Steelbook Edition for $59.99 (Shipment Expected to Occur 8-9 Months After August 14, 2022)
    • Physical Copy of Espgaluda II for Nintendo Switch
    • Espgaluda II SteelBook
    • Espgaluda II Slipcover
  • Collector’s Edition for $84.99 (Shipment Expected to Occur 8-9 Months After August 14, 2022)
    • Physical Copy of Espgaluda II for Nintendo Switch
    • Espgaluda II Collector’s Box
    • Espgaluda II Chiptune Arrangement Album
      • Features brand new arrangements made with a dynamic and powerful 8-bit sound to commemorate the release of the physical version of the game.
    • Espgaluda II SteelBook
    • 18 x 24 Poster

Additionally, an Arcade Peripheral is available for pre-order for $39.99, also bundled with the aforementioned physical editions via their store pages for discounted pricing.

Lastly, the pre-order windows for each product mentioned above will conclude on August 14, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST.

Images of these various physical editions are viewable via our gallery below:

Espgaluda II is a shmup initially released in arcades in 2005 and on Xbox 360 in 2010, which formerly stayed exclusive to Japan apart from an old mobile release. The Switch version adds new modes for beginners and experts, including, Normal Mode with higher image quality than the arcade version and Novice Mode for beginners. Further, players will find an Arcade Mode that reproduces the arcade version along with an Arranged Mode with readjusted system and sounds.

In addition, this version of the game features the Black Lable Mode that allows players to play as the exclusive character Seseri. For added accessibility, there is also a tutorial function and the option to customize the screen’s resolution. Players can look forward to multiple levels with fast-paced action as players weave through bullets. Each playable character has a special ability, such as a bullet-time skill used to rack up higher scores.

If you missed it, check out our review.


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