A new rating from the ESRB may point to signs that Square Enix is reviving the Thexder series on PlayStation platforms. For those uninformed, Thexder was an action-arcade game developed by Game Arts originally released in 1985. It involved a fighter robot able to transform into a jet. Square developed a NES version of the game.
The new ESRB listing rates Thexder NEO for the PlayStation 3 and PSP an ‘E’ for ‘Everyone’. The description reads: “This is a side-scrolling action game in which players control a transforming robot through a series of maze-like levels. Players must destroy enemy robots along the way by shooting them with laser beams. Most enemies react to damage by disappearing in a colorful burst; boss battles depict more protracted combat with louder and more realistic explosions.”
We’re guessing this is a PlayStation Network title considering it’s on both the PlayStation 3 and PSP. It could not be a PSone Classic as the game never released on the platform.
Thexder NEO [ESRB]