ININ is bringing two different collections for you to relive the excitement of epic battles of outer and cyber space!
RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection
Two of the most respected vertical shoot‘em ups TAITO has ever released are coming to the West for a special HD collection.
Play again the more advanced successors of RayForce – RayStorm and RayCrisis – and the most popular titles in the series! Both games featuring polygon-based 3D graphics instead of sprite-based ones, and their respective HD versions!
Set in a cyberspace environment, RayCrisis marked a style departure from the rest of the series. As prequel to RayForce, it details the events during the time in which the supercomputer called Con-Human gained sentience and rebelled against its human creator. While the Earth is demolished to be remade as Con-Human’s new corporeal form, a cyberspace hacker launches a desperate assault to jack into the supercomputer’s virtual core and cease its insanity. It is up to you and the Waveriders to keep the malicious AI from causing any more chaos – even if it could be too late, the least you can do is ensure that no more lives are lost in the real world by ending it in the digital realm.
Set in a parallel universe, in RayStorm the Earth and humanity have prospered enough to expand space colonies all the way into Orion. Unfortunately, the rebellious colony of Secilia overthrows the government of the Earth-based Star Federation and plans to obliterate the earth and all the people on it. To counter it, Earth sends out a covertly-developed fighter codenamed the R-Gray (that’s you buddy) in hopes of penetrating the Secilian atmosphere and obliterating Secilia’s base of operations, the Juda Central Core.
Each game features:
Ray’Z Arcade Chronology
TAITO’s original Ray’z Arcade Chronology will also come to the West with 5 Versions of 3 titles. Together with RayStorm, RayCrisis and their HD remasters, you get to play the original Arcade version of RayForce.
Released for arcade in 1994 by Taito Corporation, RayForce revolutionized the “two attack layer” system, where the player can shoot in two separate layers: the same level as the player and a lower level beneath the player – feature that will characterize the whole Ray series. RayForce is set in the distant future, when human governments construct a massive supercomputer, named “Con-Human”, in charge of governing the planet’s environmental systems. However, disaster strikes when a cloned human’s mind is linked with the system, resulting into the AI becoming sentient and insane. After prolonged war, Earth has utterly ceased to exist, transformed into a planet-sized mobile fortress that is in fact Con-Human’s body, with the remaining survivals having found shelter in space colonies. Con-Human intends to seek out and destroy the colonies, erasing all remaining traces of old life from the universe and leaving only the new life that it personally created. Humanity responds by developing powerful warships to battle the oppressive machine. As the last remnants of humanity prepare for a climactic showdown, the fate of their species and the twisted world they once called home hang in the balance.
Was looking for a physical version?
You can find the Ray’z Arcade Chronology + the prototype level R-Gear in a box full of collectibles and limited-edition items, available for pre orders at Strictlylimitedgames.com!
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