Taito & M2 Bringing Shmup Collection ‘Ray’z Arcade Chronology’ To Switch

Due out in Japan next year

Rayz Arcade Collection
Image: Taito

Taito Corporation and the retro specialists at M2 have announced they’ll be bringing the Ray’z Arcade Chronology to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 next year in Japan. There’s no word on a western release at the moment.

The Switch already has an amazing selection of shmup games to select from, and this new collection will bolster it with a total of five games. It’s a mix of the original releases along with some remasters as well.

Here’s what you can expect in this Chronology (via Gematsu):

  • RayForce (1994)
  • RayStorm (1996)
  • RayStorm NEO-HD (2023) – A remaster of the arcade version of RayStorm. RayStorm HD launched in 2010 with additional elements and a 16:9 aspect ratio, but RayStorm NEO-HD includes the same content as the arcade version and retains a 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • RayCrisis (1998)
  • RayCrisis HD (2023) – A remaster of RayCrisis.

Developer M2 has previously worked on all sorts of retro collections throughout the Switch’s life and has even assisted in bringing some classic games across to Nintendo’s Online digital libraries.

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[source taito.co.jp, via gematsu.com]



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