Square Enix announced they’ll be partnering with Taito to develop an update for G-Darius HD, included in the Darius Cozmic Revelation compilation for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 to release in 2021.
The update will include a new beginner’s mode for G-Darius with an additional rebalancing to the game modes and arcade exclusive G-Darius Ver-2.
G Darius Ver.2 Changes (Arcade version)
- Switched ending (Beginner mode)
- Rapid-fire button
- Game speed adjustments
- Enemy endurance adjustments
- Player endurance adjustments – Mid-bosses added to some zones
- Skip function for demo screens added
- Boss timer and timer bonus added
- Calculations for score ranking changed
- Boss attack patterns changed and added
Darius is a series of horizontally scrolling shooting games, dating back to the original game’s arcade debut in 1986. The original arcade release was followed by numerous releases on consoles and in the arcade. Darius Cozmic Collection was a carefully picked selection of the earlier, 2D games in the series, released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
There are physical versions of the game available now in limited and collectors editions from Strictly Limited Games.
You can watch a new trailer featuring the developer, M2’s Naoki Horii and Yukiko Karashima, to tell us a little bit about the update below:
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