Space Harrier 2

The game site for the Sega Ages Space Harrier is now live. The third-person rail shooter is "coming soon" to the Japanese Switch eShop and will set you back 925 yen.

This new version captures the spirit of the original 1985 arcade version while also adding in features from the 2012 3DS title such as widescreen support and the console-exclusive final boss. There's also a special wallpaper and CRT display (see below), channelling the retro glory of the arcade era.

Arcade CRT

The new mode "Komainu Barrier Attack" allows you to befriend powerful allies in battle - making the aerial dog fights in the game much easier for less skilled players. Komainu provides you with a special barrier, meaning you can make contact with enemies and obstacles without taking damage.


The last notable feature in this updated version of Space Harrier is the special "Joystick Mode" allowing you to hold your Joy-Con vertically and recreate the controls of the original arcade game.


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