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Update: The game is available as we speak in Europe.

Original story: In a surprise move, Hamster Corp. has revealed that the cult Neo Geo shooter Blazing Star will be hitting the North American Switch eShop today.

The game is widely regarded as one of the console's finest blasters, and in its original physical format commands a massive price on the secondary market. Thankfully it has been re-released on different digital storefronts in recent years, including Android's Google Play Store and the iOS App Store.

If you have a Japanese eShop account you can actually download the game right now, as it's already available in that region.

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