Wednesday, March 27, 2019

ESP Ra.De M2 ShotTriggers release announced for later this year.

ESP Ra.De has been announced as part of the M2 Shot triggers collection. This is the 5th game in the shmup series behind Battle Garegga, Dangun Feveron, Mahou Daisakusen (Sorcer Striker), and Ketsui Deathtiny. All 4 previous games were released on PS4 in Japan with Battle Garegga and Dangun Feveron being released later on for the Xbox One in the USA. The game was originally created by the Legendary shmup Developers Cave LTD and published by Atlus for the Arcade in 1998. This is the first port for home consoles. Platforms and an exact release date have yet to be revealed however we can conclude at least a PlayStation 4 port is planned.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Contra inspired Run N Gun shooter Blazing Chrome heading to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in March

Developer Joymasher will be releasing their Contra Homage Blazing Chrome to the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in the near future. Microsoft also announced it will be part of Game Pass.  March 2019 is the estimated release timeframe. An Arcade version is planned for the EXA Arcade Platform at unspecified date.

Psyvariar Delta on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 coming to the USA via Dispatch games eventually.....

Developer City Connection announced Psyvariar Delta last year at around the same time Publisher Dispatch games also announced a domestic release that would follow later in the Summer. Dispatch opened Pre-Orders yet the game continues to remain in limbo. For those, not familiar these games were originally developed for the Taito G-Net and then ported to the PlayStation 2. This collection will include Psyvariar Medium Unit and Revision. Some features such as online scoreboard and co-op gameplay should be included. If you cannot wait for the USA release the Japanese versions are Region-Free and have been on Sale since last year. A Steam port was released earlier in the year. The Arcade release is planned for the EXA Arcade Platform at an unspecified date.

RS34 is bringing Radirgy Swag to the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Developer R34 who now owns the rights to Mile-Stone's properties is bringing a version of the Naomi Arcade shmup to the Nintendo Switch as  Radirgy Swag. The game has previously seen releases on the Dreamcast and later on the Gamecube (Generic), PlayStation 2 (Precious), and collections for the Wii (Radirgy Noa, Milestone Collection), and Xbox 360 (Noa Massive, Sakura Flamingo Archives). The team is made up of former members of Mile-Stone. It is not known at this time whether this is a PORT or a Sequel. More info will follow.


Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics revealed. Set for April 18th on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The Konami Anniversary Collection will consist of eight of the company’s arcade games from the 1980s. This collection of games will be released digitally on April 18th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and Cost $19.99 A PC release via Steam will follow later in the year.

 It will include the following titles:

Haunted Castle
A-Jax (aka Typhoon)
Gradius Gradius 2
Life Force
Thunder Cross

Psikyo Collection Vol.3's physical Nintendo Switch version confirmed for May 30th release

Psikyo Collection Vol.3's physical Switch version confirmed for May 30th release. Developed by ZeroDiv it includes 4 games Strikers 1945 III, Gunbarich, Zero Gunner 2-, and Sengoku Cannon with multi-language support. There will be a Standard and a limited edition. This is exclusive to Asia and will be published by Arc System Works like the previous two collections.

Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch , Playstation 4 , Xbox One , and PC later this year.

Dotemu /Guard Crush / Lizard Cube in association with Sega are producing a Sequel to the classic beat em up series Streets Of Rage. Streets Of Rage 4 will be released on the Nintendo Switch , Playstation 4 , Xbox One ,  and PC later this year. A trailer dropped today.

Caladrius Blaze is heading to Nintendo Switch

Thanks to a Taiwanese ratings board listing Caladrius Blaze will be released to the Nintendo Switch later this year. UFO Interactive will be publishing.  Originally developed for Xbox 360 / Arcade with the Blaze port as a Playstation 3 / PlayStation 4 and a PC release.  The game is Developed by shmup studio Moss who is made up of former members of Seibu Kaihatsu.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hamster and SNK Arcade Archives Neo Geo Baseball Stars 2 will be available on Nintendo Switch , Playstation 4 , and Xbox One March 21st

Hamster and SNK will be bringing Baseball Stars 2 to Nintendo Switch , Playstation 4 , and Xbox One March 21st as part of the Arcade Archives series. The Game is a port of the Neo Geo Classic which was originally released in 1992. It will be on the Eshop for $7.99

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Raiden V Director's cut heading to Nintendo Switch later this year

According to a Taiwanese ratings board Raiden V Director's cut will be released to the Nintendo Switch later this year. UFO Interactive will be publishing. They previously published the ports in The West. Originally developed for Xbox One with the Director's cut port as a PlayStation 4  and a PC release. No other details have been provided. The game is a sequel to the long-running shmup series and is Developed by Moss and licensed from Seibu Kaihatsu. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Darius Cozmic Collection Released for Nintendo Switch today February 28th

Taito released Darius Cozsmic Collection today on the Nintendo Switch. This is a collection of various Darius Arcade games which are traditional horizontal shmups that were ported by M2. There are two versions. A Standard and Limited edition which includes extra bonus console titles and soundtracks. Currently, the game has only been released in physical form in Japan and is not on the Eshop. A Domestic release has not been announced. Below is a list of included games for the standard and the bonus titles included with the Special Edition.

Titles available in the standard collection :

Darius (Arcade)
Darius II (Arcade)
Sagaia (Arcade)
Darius II Overseas Version
Darius Gaiden (Arcade)

Bonus titles included with the Special Edition:

Darius Twin (Super Famicom)
Darius Force (Super Famicom)
Sagaia (Sega Master System)
Darius II (Mega Drive)
Darius Alpha (PC Engine)

Special Edition :


Ultimate 11 ACA Neo Geo will be released February 28th on Nintendo Switch

Hamster Corporation announced their next Arcade Archives Neo Geo release for February 28th.”Ultimate 11 SNK Football championship is a soccer game released by SNK in 1996. Choose your favorite of 80 different teams, more than ever before, and conquer the two Championship modes! Choose from 4 styles of team balance to customize your team according to your own playing style! It will be for sale on the Eshop for $7.99

Arc system works has announced that Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Collection will be released on Nintendo Switch May 17th

Arc system works will be releasing Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Collection May 17th for the Nintendo switch. This is a collection of two popular fighting games that includes the original Guilty Gear which was released on PS1 exclusively making this the first time the game has been released on another console and a port of the Sega Naomi Arcade Version of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core  Plus R.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Flying Tiger Entertainment The Company Behind Johnny Turbo's Arcade Data East ports for Nintendo Switch.

Flying Tiger Development has been releasing Data East Arcade ports since the Nintendo Switch came out under the name Johnny Turbo's Arcade. For those not familiar with Johnny Turbo he was the unofficial mascot for the Turbo Grafx 16 system by NEC. He is named after John Brandstetter, aka Johnny Turbo who was the original brand manager of the TurboGrafx16 and Turbo Duo in the early 90's. Since then he has gone on to become CEO and Founder of Flying Tiger Entertainment which has worked with Disney , Hudson  , Verizon and other Celluar carriers to develop software engine development platforms as well as port older video game titles from Hudsonsoft.

Their latest venture mashes up the Old School with the New School as several Arcade perfect Data East Ports have already been released They are a great value for $7.99 as can be played on the go or the big screen thanks to the hybrid nature of the Nintendo Switch Platform. For those looking to take a nostalgic trip back to the Arcade or just want to try out a game they may have missed out on they are fun titles and highly recommended. I am including a list of previously released titles as there is little to no information gathered on all of the releases so fo far.

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Johnny Turbo's Arcade Data East Titles for the Switch

Bad Dudes

Break Thru

Caveman Ninja

Express Raider

Fighters History

Gate Of Doom

Heavy Burger

Heavy Barrel

Joe And Mac Returns

Night Slashers

Nitro Ball

Shoot Out

Sly Spy

SDR Super Real Darwin

Super Burger Time

Two Crude Dudes

Wizard Fire

Data East's SRD Super Real Darwin coming to Nintendo Switch February 28th.

Flying Tiger Entertainment will release SRD Super Real Darwin for the Nintendo Switch on February 28th. This is part of the Johnny Turbo Arcade series of Ports that includes games originally developed and published by Data East for the Arcade

The inhabitants of the planet Lakya unwittingly unleash the planet's life force known as Evol. As the released Evol drifts from planet Lakya, it is received by the inhabitants of the nearby planet Cokyo; the people of Cokyo initiate the Shlohe project, a plan to use their captured Evol to develop advanced biologic ships and weapons to invade planet Lakya. The inhabitants of Lakya retaliate the Cokyo invasion by using their own evolving fighter ships.  It will be released on the Eshop for $7.99.

Mebius Co. LTD will release Rolling Gunner on Nintendo Switch February 28th in Japan

Mebius Co. LTD announced a release date for Rolling Gunner on Nintendo Switch. The game will be released February 28th in Japan on the Eshop. A Domestic release will appear in the United States and Europe later this year.

Vasara Collection HD announced for Nintendo Switch, PC , PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One.

 Qubyte Studio has announced Vasara Collection HD. This will feature arcade versions of Vasara 1 & 2 with extra modes. The original Arcade versions were developed by Visco. The game will be released later this year for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One. There will be a limited Physical release by Strictly Limited. A Digital PC version is also in the works.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SNK Releases Samurai Shodown Evo 2019 Trailer

SNK released a new trailer for Samurai Shodown. It is due for release on Nintendo Switch ,  Playstation 4,  PC ,  and  Xbox One  later this year. The game will be playable at EVO 2019 in August.

Saturday, February 23, 2019


Japhei Game Blog is being RESET. With the abundance of ACA and Arcade releases. Will take this time to RESET the website. Look forward to sharing Arcade related news with you here.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Developer G.Rev brings Kokuga to Nintendo 3DS E-Shop June 27th 2013 in North America and July 11th in Europe

Press Release

Reputed boutique game studio G.rev (Developers of Ikaruga , Border Down and Under Defeat) offers an old-school strategic shooter in Kokuga for the Nintendo 3DS. Players man a compact mobile tank that can be fitted with an arsenal of weapons and features. Work your way through as many as twelve different stages, each capped with a boss fight, then take on one of the three main directives. The flexible stage selection system allows gamers to tailor their gameplay time, and co-op play is also available through Local and Download Play. The game will be released on the Nintendo 3DS E-Shop June 27th 2013 in  (USA, Mexico , and Brazil) ,  and July 11th in  (Europe , And Australia)


* One and done. In Kokuga, gamers are challenged to focus on honing their marksmanship skills as the player is limited to one shot on the screen while using their main weapon. With gun towers fixing their sights on the player’s craft and platoons of enemy tanks and drones closing in, each round can determine if Kokuga will complete its mission or if it will be engulfed in enemy fire.

* Attack and support cards. Each stage, the player has access to a fixed set of 20 attack and support cards. Distributed at random, use the cards strategically to maximize your score, blast through tough enemy platoons, or assist another player in your squad.

* Personalize your play time and degree of difficulty. Whether you want a quick run or a long challenge, players can easily tailor their game time in Kokuga. For some fast action, clear a stage next to one of the finals and proceed directly to one of the main bosses. Or if you want to dig in for a lengthy session, work your way through several stages before facing off with a boss. Choose from 4 different difficulty levels as well.

* Multiplayer Modes. Kokuga supports Local and Download Play, so assemble a squad of up to four players for some co-op gaming. Develop new strategies with a bigger squad and help out your teammates by coordinating card use.

Kokuga revolves around the Third Platoon of country A’s army. Manning the country’s latest machine of war, the platoon participates in training and simulations as it awaits its orders to head in to active duty.

Approximately one year ago...
War broke out between our great nation of "A" and the neighboring country, "I".

As with too many conflicts in the history of humanity,
ethnic rivalry escalated to physical skirmishes.

The gears of hatred continued to grind,
and man would repeat the mistakes of its past –
as if the gods had instructed them to do so…

In times of peace, men preach the sacredness of life.
In times of war, the same men demand that others surrender their lives…

In the end, the sole conclusion is that humans are incomprehensible creatures…

Official Game Site

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