Salamander Coming to Switch

Hamster will be publishing the classic shoot ’em up Arcade Archives Salamander on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (February 28, 2020) priced at ¥838. The game was originally released by Konami in 1986 and includes the North American and Japanese versions of “LIFE FORCE”. Promo video, Famitsu livestream also featuring P.O.W.: Prisoners of War, and screenshots added below…

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Salamander And More Announced For Switch

Hamster have announced the latest batch of Arcade Archives titles for Nintendo Switch including the pictured shoot ’em up Salamander from Konami. Other titles include the Konami shooter Flak Attack, the Jaleco shooter Formation Z, and the Nintendo game VS. Mahjong. The Tecmo games Ganbare Ginkun and Gemini Wing are both also likely coming (see this post for details).

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Konami Anniversary Collection Announced

Konami have announced 3 x 50th Anniversary Collections for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam with the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection (18 April priced at ¥3,240/$19.99), Castlevania Anniversary Collection (early Summer), and Contra Anniversary Collection (early Summer). A bonus eBook will also be included with each collection featuring new information, interviews, and sketches. Many thanks to Naruki for the heads-up! Included games added below…

The Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection games include HAUNTED CASTLE, TYPHOON (A-JAX), NEMESIS (Gradius), VULCAN VENTURE (Gradius II), LIFE FORCE (Salamander), THUNDER CROSS, Scramble, and TwinBee.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection includes Castlevania (NES), Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES), Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Game Boy), Super Castlevania IV (SNES), and four more.

The Contra Anniversary Collection includes Contra (Arcade), Super Contra (Arcade), Super C (NES), Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES), and four more.

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