Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Taito

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours – Taito Bundle

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours – Taito Packourtaitopack

“… offers a new, welcomed layer of offensive capabilities as well as several newly arranged stages to an already packed package.”

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DLC, PlayStation 4 Reviews

Taito-themed DLC now available for Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours

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Degica has announced that their Taito-themed DLC for Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours has gone live on Steam and PSN. Additionally, the Sega-themed packs are scheduled to launch on April 7. The Taito pack includes craft, remixed music, and levels from three different titles: Metal Black, Night Striker, and RayForce. The Sega pack will also feature craft, remixed music, and levels from three different games: Fantasy Star, Galaxy Force II, and Space Harrier. Note that downloadable ships are only playable in downloadable levels. The Taito drops are priced at $4.99 each or $11.99 for a bundle of all three.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours getting Sega-themed DLC

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Degica has announced a new trio of downloadable content add-ons for Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours. In addition to the three previously announced Taito-themed packs, the studio has revealed that three more will be added for various Sega shooters. The Sega set will include ships, levels, and remixed music based on Fantasy Zone, Galaxy Force II, and Space Harrier. The Taito packs, based on Metal Black, Night Striker, and RayForce, is scheduled to go live on March 17. The packs will be available individually for $4.99 or as three-pack bundles for $11.99. Videos for the Taito packs have been made available as well, and posted below.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours getting Taitor shooter tie-in DLC

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Degica has detailed their DLC plans for Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours. On January 14, the PC version will receive the Darius Odyssey art book, previously exclusive to PS4, for $14.99 and as part of a combo with the base game for $59.99. Also set to be available on the same day for all versions are three themed packs based on Taito titles: Night Striker, Metal Black, and RayForce. Each pack will come with a new ship and remixed music from the associated title as well as unique levels. Note that the DLC ships are only usable in downloadable levels, though the base game ships are transferable to the new stages, and that the new levels are playable in CS mode with 16:9 aspect ratio.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

RayStorm available on App Store, RayForce discounted

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Square Enix and Taito have followed up the iOS port of their top-down shooter RayForce (known to North American Sega Saturn owners as Galactic Attack) with its sequel, RayStorm. Released in 1997 on the original PlayStation, RayStorm was the second in the Ray series and the first to feature 3D graphics. The iOS version, available for iPhone and iPod touch, includes an Arcade Mode as well as an iPhone Mode, which is a bit of a tweaked version with remixed music, updated graphics, and altered enemy attack patterns.

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Apple Handheld

(iOS – iPod touch Review) RayForce

(iOS Review) RayForce

“RayForce might be able to hold its own against Cave’s best, but not its iOS port.”

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iOS Reviews

RayForce now available on App Store

Taito and Square Enix have released the top-down shooter RayForce on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch. Originally released as Galactic Attack on the Sega Saturn back in 1995, RayForce is the first in the Ray series, with RayStorm released in 1996 and RayCrisis in 1998. The iOS version is going for $11.99 and features a number of handheld tweaks, including sliding gestures for controls and options to play in the original arcade aspect ratio as well as to enable automatic firing for button-free play. Game Center is also supported.

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Apple Handheld

(Xbox 360 Review) RayStorm HD

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“… still has some kick left to it, but it definitely shows its age.”

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Reviews, Xbox 360 Reviews