The Darius series has always been a classic horizontal arcade-style shooter from Taito. It has scarcely made it past western borders, having released an iOS title. So the news that DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours will make its western debut on Steam, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 is welcoming. DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is an enhanced version of the original DARIUSBURST back on the PlayStation Portable in 2009. This version of the game will feature a lot of new content and features, exclusively for their respective systems. Here’s a run down of the listed features:

Game Features :
● Brand-new story mode with hundreds of stages covering DARIUS history
● 3000+ stages unlockable by global players in AC Chronicle mode
● 9 playable ships to choose from including classic Silver Hawk variants, a new CS-exclusive ship, and gameplay-changing Burst modes
● Branching stages where you choose your own path and challenge level
● Over 40 enormous, robotic sea-monster battleships (including new CS-exclusive bosses)
● Haunting and memorable Zuntata soundtrack from classic tracks to new compositions
● From huge arcade machine to your Steam, PS4, and Vita systems

PS4 version Features :
● Up to 4-player local simultaneous cooperative play
● Darius Odyssey, a digital art book (Note: book text is in Japanese.)
● Cross-Save support with the Vita version
● Your DualShock 4 controller will light up with your ship’s color (EXCLUSIVE)
● Trophies & leaderboard, shared with the PS Vita version

PS Vita version Features :
● 1-player only
● Cross-Save support with the PS4 version
● Trophies & leaderboard, shared with the PS4 Version

Steam version Features :
● Up to 4-player local simultaneous cooperative play
● Steam achievements, leaderboard, cloud save.
● Dual monitor support (EXCLUSIVE)

With titles like DARIUSBURST and Mushihimesama, Degica’s publishing work to the western market means that classic shooters like these will have a great resurgence. If you’re a classic shooter fan, you’re definitely in a treat.

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