Vasara Collection launches August 13 for PC, August 14 for Xbox One, and August 15 for Switch

PlayStation 4 and PS Vita release dates yet to be confirmed.

Vasara Collection

Vasara Collection will launch for PC via Steam on August 13, Xbox One via the Microsoft Store on August 14, and Switch via the Nintendo eShop on August 15, developer QUByte Interactive told Gematsu.

QUByte Interactive said that it cannot currently confirm the release date for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions.

While all pre-orders for the limited run physical edition distributed by Strictly Limited Games have sold out, a PlayStation 4 physical edition is due out in Japan via publisher Chorus Worldwide on November 24, which can be imported from retailers such as Play-Asia for $54.99. (Gematsu will receive a small percentage of money from purchases made through Play-Asia links. You can also save five percent using our “GEMATSU” coupon code.)

Here is an overview of the collection, via QUByte Interactive:

About

For the very first time, highly acclaimed Japanese arcade shoot ’em ups—Vasara (2000) and Vasara 2 (2001)—are made available to the whole world via this package: Vasara Collection.

Science-fiction meets history in these arcade classics which take place in an alternate timeline Feudal Japan where technologically advanced weaponry and equipment are a reality, and heroes use flying motorcycles with amazing firepower and fierce melee weapons to destroy their enemies.

The late ruler of Japan, Hideyoshi Hashiba, has just died and Ieyasu Tokugawa is planning on taking over. The protagonists must battle their way through a series of warlords sent by Tokugawa in order to keep him from succeeding.

Fight against warships, battle tanks, giant robots, evil soldiers and rogue samurai to prevent 1600s Japan from being taken over by tyrannical forces.

The highly skill-based gameplay keeps you at the edge of your seat at all times. Try and stay alive on this frantic game where everyone, and everything, is out to kill you!

Key Features

  • PlayStation TV / Vita TV support (includes two-player co-op).
  • Tate Mode / Vertical Mode support.
  • Nine playable characters inspired by real Japanese historical figures.
  • Sci-Fi meets Feudal Japan in this retelling of historical battles.
  • Fight robots and samurai using traditional shooting and powerful melee attacks.
  • Heavily skill-based gameplay for experts.
  • Easy Mode for starters.
  • Branching paths and multiple endings according to your characters and in-game actions.

Watch a new trailer for the Switch version below.

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