Strictly Limited Games will release three limited print special editions of Darius Cozmic Collection for PlayStation 4 and Switch in the west, the publisher announced. The collection was originally released exclusively for Switch on February 28 in Japan.
All three editions of Darius Cozmic Collection will be available for pre-order at the Strictly Limited Games Store starting November 24. Here are the details:
Darius is one of the pioneers of horizontal Shoot ’em up games and was developed by the legendary Taito Cooperation and first released for arcade machines in 1986. In Darius, the player slips into the role of a spaceship pilot, either alone or in two-player mode, who must shoot and fight his way through enemy hordes with the ship Silver Hawk. Numerous sequels and portings followed over the years and from the outstanding soundtrack to the unforgettable opponent design and the branching paths at the end of each section, the games set new standards again and again. The Darius Cozmic Collection represents the great 2D history of the cult Shoot ’em up series.
Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade (€39.99) – 1,900 units on PS4 / 2,500 units on Switch
Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade includes four different arcade titles in seven versions:
- Darius (old version)
- Darius (new version)
- Darius (extra version)
- Darius II (dual screen version)
- Sagaia (Ver. 1)
- Sagaia (Ver. 2)
- Darius Gaiden
The Arcade edition will come with a unique Darius enamel pin badge.
Darius Cozmic Collection Console (€54.99) – 1,900 units on PS4 / 2,500 units on Switch
Darius Cozmic Collection Console includes six different console titles in nine versions:
- Darius II (Mega Drive JP version)
- Sagaia (Genesis version)
- Sagaia (Master System EU version)
- Darius Twin (Super Famicom JP version)
- Darius Twin (Super NES US version)
- Darius Force (Super Famicom JP version)
- Super Nova (Super NES US version)
- Darius Alpha (PC Engine JP version)
- Darius Plus (PC Engine JP version)
The Console edition will come with a unique Sagaia enamel pin badge.
Darius Cozmic Collection International Collector’s Edition (€139.99) – 900 units on PS4 / 1,500 units on Switch
Darius Cozmic Collection International Collector’s Edition will contain the following:
- Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade
- Darius Cozmic Collection Console
- Arrange Album Omnibus I – Generation (1997)
- Arrange Album Omnibus II – Union (2019)
- Hardcover arcade book
- Six Strictly Limited Games-exclusive acrylic art cards
- Three Strictly Limited Games-exclusive enamel pin badges
- Four marquee stickers
- Darius Gaiden Instruction Card
- Two instruction stickers
- Strictly Limited Games-exclusive arcade PCB cardboard box
- Strictly Limited Games collector’s box with magnetic closure
Strictly Limited Games did not say whether it plans to release Darius Cozmic Collection digitally as well. We have reached out to the publisher for clarification and are awaiting a response.
View images of each edition at the gallery.
Update 10:20 a.m.: Strictly Limited Games has told Gematsu there are no plans for a digital release.
Update 2:50 p.m.: Strictly Limited Games has amended its previous statement to Gematsu, saying that while it has no intention of publishing a digital release, it can confirm that a digital version will be released in early 2020 by another publisher.