Game Tengoku CruisinMix Western Release Window Revealed

Need a new shoot ’em up that’s a little more on the silly side? Game Tengoku CruisinMix is coming soon, and it’s a crazy shoot ’em up that’s sure to be a blast. Today, Degica Games has announced the release window for the PlayStation 4 and PC remake of the 1997 original. In Japan, the title will hit November 30, while in the West the title is slated to release early 2018.

Additionally, Degico Games announced their first two bits of DLC. There’s no current release date or price for these new characters, only short bios:

Clarice DLC!

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 Banto DLC!

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 Sonada! (Suchie Pai, Riding Bean, Gunsmith Cats)

In case you’re just joining us involving Game Tengoku CruisinMix, here’s a short history on the series:

Game Tengoku is a vertically scrolling shmup with characters and levels based on Japanese arcade culture of the 1990s.  Game Tengoku was originally an arcade game about arcade games set in an arcade.  Following the hit title released in 1995, Game Tengoku 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.  Game Tengoku 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, Game Tengoku CrusinMix, features a port of the original with additional gameplay elements and new characters!

Game Tengoku CrusinMix will release early 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PC.