The “drip, drip, drip” of arcade announcements for the upcoming EXA board continues! The last main announcement for the platform was of an odd multiplayer marathon game by the name of Nippon Marathon Turbo Hyper Running; today’s announcement was hinted at back in July when Dengen Entertainment was announced as an Exa-Arcadia partner.
Devil Engine is a side scrolling shoot ’em up by Protocult Games that is sure to please fans of early ’90s era gaming, with plenty of parallaxed sprites and high-intensity action to keep players on their toes. The game is also coming to the PC, PS4 and the Switch, although Exa-Arcadia tweeted out a reminder in Japanese that the arcade version will have some unique elements to it to make it “different than the home version.” Here’s the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) trailer:

It sure is nice – and a little strange – to see arcades being represented at the end of a trailer on the multiplatform circuit. Thanks to Exa-Arcadia, we’re sure to see this popping up far more often.
The official website for the game states that there are six stages, eight game modes and three shot types to enjoy, while users can use their score to unlock additional content. It isn’t specified if that will also apply to the arcade version, but unlockables aren’t unheard of for arcade titles either.
The rocking soundtrack has also been composed by Hyakutarou Tsukumo, best known for his work on Thunder Force V, while also having composed the music for many other shoot ’em up titles.
What do you hope for next?
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