Japan-only 2005 arcade exclusive is finally coming to Western shores. Spica Adventure announced to release in 2024. Physical edition pre-orders open on November 14, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles only.
In Spica Adventure, players will rely on Nico’s umbrella, a resemblance to another game, Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (coming to consoles in 2023). Using the umbrella will help Nico in tricky situations that’ll allow players to charge at enemies, float through the air, spring off walls, and reflect incoming bullets. However, players will race against the clock as a screen-filling robot will pursue Nico if you spend too much time on the level.
- Nostalgic 2D side-scrolling action with authentic TAITO arcade gameplay
- The triumphant return of the Parasol Stars umbrella: versatile weapon, shield, and movement tool
- Unique and charming retro pop art arcade aesthetics
- Online leaderboards for competing with other players worldwide
- Varied difficulty stages and mirrored levels for extended playtime and replayability
- Unique music composed by TAITO’s music team, “Zuntata”
- International debut and first-ever release on consoles
Spica Adventure announced for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Players can visit the game’s official product website for more information and pre-ordering.
Source: PR Hound