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The Japan-exclusive shooter Gleylancer is coming to modern consoles worldwide

The classic Mega Drive shooter, originally exclusive to Japan, is getting a global release later this week.

Gleylancer, the Japan-exclusive Mega Drive shooter, is getting released globally for modern consoles later this year courtesy of publisher Ratalaika Games. Previously only available in Japan, Gleylancer received an international release via the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console in 2008. Now, players all across the world will be able to experience this retro shooter.

Set to release on Oct. 15 in multiple territories around the globe, Gleylancer will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The rerelease includes a number of improvements for modern controls and accessibility. Otherwise, it’s the same classic game we all remember.

Gleylancer Gameplay

Here’s what you need to know about the Gleylancer rerelease

Gleylancer originally debuted in 1992 for the Mega Drive in Japan. It never received a version internationally on either the Mega Drive or Genesis, but it still managed to find a cult audience among importers and Mega Drive fanatics. The space shooter charmed those who played it with its manga-style cutscenes and fun gameplay. While this isn’t the first time Gleylancer has graced international shores, the fact that this release is spreading to multiple current consoles gives it the best chance to reach new players.

This new version of the game comes equipped with a few additions to help modernize the release a bit. Accessibility features and modern controls, specifically, help make the retro gameplay more comfortable. The game has a new translation as well, letting international players experience the story and cutscenes. Otherwise, the game feels just as it did in 1992.

Gleylancer is developed by Masaya Games and published by Ratalaika Games. It will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on Oct. 15.

Will you be picking up this rerelease of Greylancer? Let us know!

Via Nintendo Life.

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