Psyvariar Delta debut trailer, details and screenshots

Shoot 'em up due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on August 30 in Japan.

City Connection has released the debut trailer, details, and screenshots for Psyvariar Delta, its recently announced enhanced version of the Success Corporation vertical scrolling shoot ’em up Psyvariar Revision.

Get the details below.

■ Overview

Psyvariar is a shoot ’em up that was first released for arcades in 2000. Its thrilling and strategic “Buzz System” in which the player powers up each time an enemy fighter’s bullets graze their fighter was popular among users.

Psyvariar Delta

Psyvariar Delta is a high-resolution version of the debut title Psyvariar Medium Unit and its slightly modified upgrade Psyvariar Revision with newly added elements. While paying maximum respect to the original games’ feeling as shoot ’em ups, they have been reborn in the new form of Psyvarir Delta, which connects both titles with new elements.

Psyvariar Delta

■ New Gameplay Screen and Options

Psyvariar Delta implements a new user interface that displays gameplay information the screen, including gained EXP, boss status, player status, remaining invincibility time after leveling up, and more. It is easier to understand for beginners, and visualizes various information that makes strategy building more enjoyable for advanced players.

Psyvariar Delta

On the options screen, you can turn on or off settings such as those that intelligibly display player fighter and enemies’ hitbox, allowing you to freely customize the game to your play style.

Psyvariar Delta

■ New Modes with Online Rankings

Online rankings are supported for both “Score Attack Mode,” in which players compete for a high score using a fixed difficulty level, and “Replay Mode+,” in which players can challenge their personal best score (replay data) for each stage. A “Practice Mode,” in which players can practice by setting various specific situations, has also been implemented.

Psyvariar Delta

Psyvariar Delta

Psyvariar Delta

■ New Fighters and a Never Before Experienced Psyvariar

In Psyvariar Delta, it is possible to play the stages of Psyvariar Revision with the Psyvariar Medium Unit fighters, as well as the stages of Psyvariar Medium Unit with the Psyvariar Revision fighters, realizing a never before done dream crossover.

Also, in addition to two original fighters, a new fighter with a never before implemented original attack method will be added as downloadable content. It can be used in all modes. The new fighter downloadable content can be purchased from each platform’s online store on the same day Psyvariar Delta is released, and will also be included as a bonus code with the standard and limited editions of the game.

■ New Music and Arrangements

In addition to background music from Psyvariar Medium Unit and Psyvariar Revision, players can also listen to background music from Psyvariar Reassemble for iOS. There are also a large number of new songs from WASi303, who has done many songs for the Psyvariar series in the past. New arrangements from wonderful composers well-acquainted with shooting games will also be added in accordance with new downloadable content fighters.

■ Bonuses

Standard Edition Bonus

  • Product code to download a new fighter that can be used across all of the game’s modes

Limited Edition Bonuses

  • Special-make sleeve box
  • Product code to download a new fighter that can be used across all of the game’s modes
  • Product code to download the high-resolution sound source of the game’s official soundtrack
  • Psyvariar Delta logo sticker

Premium Sound Box Edition Bonuses

  • Special-make sleeve box
  • Product code to download a new fighter that can be used across all of the game’s modes
  • Multi-disc soundtrack CD containing the game’s background music, including new songs and songs added via downloadable content
  • Phonograph record (EP) containing a mix from WASi303
  • Product code to download the high-resolution sound source of the game’s official soundtrack
  • Product code to download the high-resolution sound source of the game’s songs added via downloadable content and the phonograph record songs
  • Psyvariar Delta logo sticker
  • Psyvariar Delta original clear file

Pre-orders are available now here.

■ BitSummit Vol. 6

Psyvariar Delta will be playable for the first time at BitSummit Vol. 6, which runs from May 12 to 13 at the Miyakomesse in Kyoto, Japan.

Psyvariar Delta is due out physically and digitally for PlayStation 4 and Switch on August 30 in Japan. It should be noted that the game’s official website has Hangul, Chinese, and English language page options in addition to Japanese. Both the Hangul and Chinese pages also list an August 30 release date, while the English page lists a “Summer 2018” release date, suggesting City Connection is planning to release the game in western territories.

Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

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