Thunder Cross II
Image: Konami

It has been revealed that this week's Arcade Archives release is Konami's 1991 shmup Thunder Cross II, the sequel to the popular 1988 original (which is also available on Switch).

While the Gradius series tends to get all of the attention, both Thunder Cross outings are worth a look if you're a fan of the genre, and there's actually some degree of crossover between them and Gradius – the weapon select system is similar, and 'Option' pods are crucial to success.

Thunder Cross II will set you back $7.99 in North America and £6.29 in the UK. Will you be picking this one up?