SE PRESENTS Press release

G-Darius HD to Receive ‘Ver.2’ Update!

Taito is proud to announce a major update for G-Darius HD, included in the Darius Cozmic Revelation compilation for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation®4, coming in late 2021! The update will be comprised of a new beginner’s mode for G-Darius and the addition of the rebalanced, arcade exclusive G-Darius Ver.2.
To accompany this announcement, we have a short message from the developers, M2’s Naoki Horii and Yukiko Karashima, to tell us a little bit about the update.

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G-Darius Ver.2 brought the following changes to the game when it was first released and the update will mean 4 versions of G-Darius will be available: the standard G-Darius and G-Darius HD, along with standard and HD versions of Ver.2.

G Darius Ver.2 Changes (Arcade version)
- Beginner mode
- 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  
Please stay tuned for further news about this update.
About Darius:
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.
About “TAITO Corporation”
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, manufacturing coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.
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Product Information

Title: Darius Cozmic Revelation
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Genre: Shooting
Publisher: Taito Corporation, Strictly Limited Games
Release Date: Available to order now
Price: €59.99 (limited edition), €139.99 (collector’s edition)
Players: DariusBurst ACEX+ 1~4 (local), G-Darius 1~2 (local)
Rating: ESRB: E10, PEGI: 7, USK: 12
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