ESPecially exciting news.
The Switch is getting its first Cave shooter later this year, thanks to the release of ESP.Ra.De as part of M2’s Shot Trigger series.
The news – picked up by Nintendolife – will be welcomed by many as it also marks the first home release of ESP.Ra.De, which originally came out in 1998. It’s a vertical-scrolling shmup which has you playing as one of three protagonists with psychic powers tearing through a futuristic Tokyo. This new version will introduce a new mode, new visuals and new voiceovers.
Will it also mark the beginning of more Cave shooters coming to the Switch? I certainly hope so. The M2 Shot Triggers series has included classics such as Battle Garegga, Dangun Feveron, and Mahou Daisakusen, and last year introduced Ketsui Deathtiny to the fold – and that turned out quite well.