Some news surrounding the Exa-Arcadia platform hit the web this morning, so let’s get you up to speed on everything that came along.
Psyvariar Delta AC Trailer & Upcoming Test
Let’s start with news about one of the games, the vertically scrolling shoot ’em up, Psyvariar Delta AC. Before getting into that, Psyvariar: Medium Unit is an STG that started out in arcades back in 2000 for Taito’s G-Net platform; A revision with various changes and improvements came along that same year. It was developed by Success, who also created a sequel for the Sega NAOMI and ports for consoles like the PlayStation 2. The most recent release is Psyvariar Delta, which is available for the PC/PS4 and Switch, which maintains elements like the “Buzz system,” original ships and such, while bringing new modes and content to the table.
For the new arcade version, the Exa websites states: “PSYVARIAR DELTA AC brings back the classic coin crunching original to the modern age with full HD graphics, new techno soundtrack and further income optimizations for operators.” For what those optimizations probably are, this tweet from WGC mentions the 4k compatibility, ability to choose your soundtrack, a “vertical mode gadget” (probably means specific support for running this in TATE mode, i.e., vertical monitor. Games can run in vertical or horizontal mode on Exa), and support for 4:3 monitors. I would also assume that the ships available as DLC on the console versions will be packed in here, which would be a plus, and WASi303 produced the soundtrack for this, as they did for Aka & Blue Type-R.
If you are in Tokyo and know where to find World Game Circus, then you’ll be able to see any differences first hand as the game begins testing at that location on the 24th and goes through the 30th. Here