The Game Paradise: CruisinMix launches early 2018 in the west

Clarice and Homura Bantou DLC confirmed for the west.

The Game Paradise: CruisinMix

The Game Paradise: CruisinMix will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC in the west in early 2018, Degica Games announced.

In Japan, The Game Paradise: CruisinMix is due out physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, and for PC via Steam on November 30.

Degica Games also confirmed that both the Clarice and Homura Bantou downloadable content announced for Japan will be released in the west. Here’s an overview of each:

Claric DLC – Price and Release Date TBD

A 15 year-old girl from City Connection. This former Jaleco Game heroine travels the world in her beloved ClariceCar to find the man of her dreams. Her ClariceCar has a wide firing range and mid-level power, making it great for beginners. Hoping to beat off Momoko, her own bomber, the “Ultra Explosive ClariceBomber”, features a pin-up image of herself.

Homura Bantou DLC – Price and Release Date TBD

Remember Bases Loaded? If so, have we got the DLC for you. Introducing Homura Banto, the first ever mascot that resulted from a bug in a classic NES baseball game. Can you decipher the name and guess the bug? Nah, I bet you have to look it up, n00b. The character design was done by Kenichi Sonoda (Suchie Pai, Riding Bean, Gunsmith Cats)!

And here’s an overview of the game:

The Game Paradise: CruisinMix is a vertically scrolling shmup with characters and levels based on Japanese arcade culture of the 1990s. The Game Paradise was originally an arcade game about arcade games set in an arcade. Following the hit title released in 1995, The Game Paradise hit the Sega Saturn in 1997. It featured classic Jaleco characters mixed in with all-new original characters voiced by a number of popular voice actors and art by famous manga artist Tatsuya Souma. The Game Paradise managed to be a character-centric game without succumbing to any of the cut corners that usually come with such a title. It pays homage not only to classic Japanese arcade culture, but anime as well. The upcoming Steam and PlayStation 4 release, The Game Paradise: CruisinMix, features a port of the original with additional gameplay elements and new characters!

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery, including work-in-progess images of the game’s localization.

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