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The “cute ’em up” (shoot ’em up) game is an updated, remastered version of the 1993 TurboGrafx-16 game, Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams. Compared to the 1991 arcade game, the game’s resolution downgraded, different color palette and CD audio quality. The home console game converted over to the Sharp X68000 home computer, which made much improvements and higher quality over the original arcade. The game ported again to the PlayStation console in the late ’90s in Japan and additional ports through the years. Now, the cute ’em up is receiving a new version that’s based off of the original X68000 version called Cotton Reboot and release date set for July 20th. The game will release digitally and physically for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in North America, Europe, and Australasia.

Lost and forgotten arcade games are looking to strive once more and now’s the perfect time due to the Nintendo Switch’s popularity. As for gameplay, the reboot will receive three modes:

  • X68000 original mode: faithfully emulates Sharp’s personal computer from the 1993 version
  • Arrange mode: features 16:9 screens, redesigned graphics and characters
  • Score attack mode: the player competes for scores online within a limited time (2 minute and 5 minute mode can be selected)

The physical edition handled by Strictly Limited Games, features a physical box with disc/cartridge and additional items such as pin, stickers, tea set and more. Pre-orders still open with limited supply.

Cotton REBOOT Collector's Edition

About Cotton Reboot

A young witch called Nata de Cotton is hot headed, immature, overreacts and rides on a broomstick, accompanied by a fairy named Silk. Cotton is crazy about candies called “Willows”. Those candies are so good that she won’t let anything get in her way to get them. Talk about sugar cravings!

Armed with explosive fire power, a cast of cunning enemies to confront and some enchanting and beautiful graphics sees this endearing title as one that enlightens the imagination. Cotton will embark on her journey through the game’s seven amazing colourful stages with the hope that she will be rewarded at the end. As you move through a graveyard with wormed eyeballs or through a forest with trees that are part human form, eyes and mouth, hails of bullets and triple lazer fire from Cotton’s latest weapon resource that can be swapped and changed throughout as an endless onslaught of enemies fill the screen with their own arsenal of power. Avoid and maneuvering becomes as important as straight shooting.

Cotton Reboot release date scheduled for July 20, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Additional information about the game available on the official website.

Cotton Reboot! - Official Trailer

Source: PR Hound

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