Shmup Collection ‘Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha’ Gets Switch Release Date

NIS America announced that the City Connection shmup action collection Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha will launch on Nintendo Switch in the west on January 21, 2020.

To celebrate the announcement, the team has put together a new trailer showing gameplay from Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha, which is launching before Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo. Each collection has a different line up of games for players to shoot their way through.

Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha will contain the following titles:

  • Strikers 1945
  • Strikers 1945 II
  • Strikers 1945 III
  • Sol Divide
  • Dragon Blaze
  • Zero Gunner 2

The games in the collection will be easily recognized by fans of the genre as some of the best shmup games available. The developer has also pointed out that game has been brought to the Switch with the highest quality in mind, making it a pixel-perfect port. Additionally, the collection has an option to play the game either horizontally or vertically for those arcade loyalists. There is also a local co-op mode for players to play with a friend.

Although these this collection has been released in Asia on Switch, the line up of titles available on the different versions have been altered so the release isn’t exactly the same.

You can watch the new trailer below:


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