The Switch has rapidly become a premier destination for fans of the shmup genre, with titles like Graceful Explosion Machine, Danmaku Unlimited 3, Steredenn: Binary Stars, and many more to offer fans a diverse range of content. It’s never a bad thing to see more shmups coming to the storefront, then, and an upcoming game by the name of Squadron 51 looks like it’ll put an interesting spin on the tried and true gameplay.
Squadron 51 takes the visual style of 50’s era action movies—complete with grainy black and white visuals and cheesy effects—and applies it to the shmup genre, tasking you with defending the earth against an alien invasion. With six levels, four planes, an intriguing story, and two player co-op, this will certainly be one to keep an eye on for when it releases on the Switch eShop sometime later this year.
What do you think? What’s your favorite Switch shmup? How do you think this one will turn out? Share your thoughts in the comments below.