Update: M2 has revealed that Toaplan Arcade Garage: Hishou Same! Same! Same! will launch in Japan on April 28th, 2022 (thanks, Gematsu).

The collection will come in both digital and physical forms, with the latter shipping with a download code for Sennou Game Teki Paki. Players will also have access to DLC which includes the console ports of each game in the series, with the action platformer Wardner coming as a bonus. The digital verison, on the other hand, will contain the coin-op versions of Hishou Zame! and Same! Same! Same!, plus Sennou Game Teki Paki.

There's no word on a western release as yet, but we wouldn't get your hopes up. Previous M2 ShotTriggers games have remained exclusive to Japan.

The games included are:

  • Hishou Zame!
    • Hishou Zame! (arcade version)
    • Sky Shark (arcade version)
    • Flying Shark (arcade version)
    • Sky Shark (Nintendo Entertainment System version)
  • Same! Same! Same!
    • Same! Same! Same! (arcade version)
    • Same! Same! Same! 2P Version (arcade version)
    • Fire Shark (arcade version)
    • Same! Same! Same! (Mega Drive version)
    • Fire Shark (Genesis version)
  • Wardner
    • Wardner (overseas version)
    • Pyros (North American version)
    • Wardner no Mori (Famicom Disk System version)

Original Story [Wed 27th Oct, 2021 16:15 BST]: Like shmups? Then listen up – port specialist M2 has just announced Hishou Same! Same! Same! for Switch and PS4 as part of its ongoing M2 ShotTriggers / Toaplan Arcade Garage series.

Like the just-released Toaplan Arcade Garage: Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli, Hishou Same! Same! Same! will include ports of the 1987 arcade title Hishou Zame! (Sky Shark in North America and Flying Shark in Europe). It will also include the 1989 sequel Same! Same! Same! (Fire Shark), which was famously ported to the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis.

Both games will include additional elements, such as 'M2 Gadgets' and a Super Easy mode. Hishou Same! Same! Same! launches in Japan in spring 2022.

[source mtwo.co.jp, via gematsu.com]