Japanese arcade shoot ’em up Vasara Collection coming to Switch August 15th

Developer QUByte Interactive has announced that their shoot’em-up series Vasara and Vasara 2 are coming to the Switch and other platforms this month in a collection package. The developer has the Switch release pinned down for August 15th.

You can find an overview and trailer of Vasara Collection below.

For the very first time, highly acclaimed Japanese arcade shoot ’em ups—Vasara(2000) and Vasara 2 (2001)—are made available to the whole world via this package: Vasara Collection.

Science-fiction meets history in these arcade classics which take place in an alternate timeline Feudal Japan where technologically advanced weaponry and equipment are a reality, and heroes use flying motorcycles with amazing firepower and fierce melee weapons to destroy their enemies.
The late ruler of Japan, Hideyoshi Hashiba, has just died and Ieyasu Tokugawa is planning on taking over. The protagonists must battle their way through a series of warlords sent by Tokugawa in order to keep him from succeeding.

Fight against warships, battle tanks, giant robots, evil soldiers and rogue samurai to prevent 1600s Japan from being taken over by tyrannical forces.
The highly skill-based gameplay keeps you at the edge of your seat at all times. Try and stay alive on this frantic game where everyone, and everything, is out to kill you!

Key Features

Tate Mode / Vertical Mode support.
Nine playable characters inspired by real Japanese historical figures.
Sci-Fi meets Feudal Japan in this retelling of historical battles.
Fight robots and samurai using traditional shooting and powerful melee attacks.
Heavily skill-based gameplay for experts.
Easy Mode for starters.
Branching paths and multiple endings according to your characters and in-game actions.


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