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RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection

TAITO's outstanding Top-Down retro Shoot em up Collection

Two of the most respected vertical shootem ups TAITO has ever released are coming to the West for a special HD collection.

Play again the sequel and prequel of RayForceRayStorm and RayCrisis – both featuring polygon-based 3D graphics instead of sprite-based ones, and their respective HD versions, to relive the excitement of epic battles of outer and cyber space!

Set in a cyberspace environment, RayCrisis marked a style departure from the rest of the series. 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:

 

  • – Breath-taking graphics and vistas in 3D polygons, supported by a striking art style 
  • – The very best music shooting games have to offer, composed by Taito’s legendary sound team ZUNTATA 
  • – Outstanding gameplay focusing on the lock-on laser and challenging bosses   

RayCrisis

  • – Features more varied stages that will allow you to jump through cityscapes, stormy skies, desert fields, giant water tunnels and more. 
  • – Includes an Encroachment System
  • – Differently from the classic level-after-level shmup, the stages are set up so that three out of five are randomly chosen at start, although in the next playthrough the player can manually select the previously cleared map sequence. But don’t worry, regardless of what stage you pick, the difficulty always increases; each stage is tailored to include more enemies depending on whether it goes first, second, or third. 

RayStorm

  • – 2 playable ships, each with different combat capabilities
  • – Includes a chargeable smart bomb/special attack and a high-powered full lock-on attack 


 

Want to rediscover the full trilogy?

TAITO’s original Japanese Ray’z Arcade Chronology will also come to the West with 5 Versions of 3 titles in a box full of collectibles and limited-edition items, allowing you to relive the excitement of epic battles from outer space to cyber space. . This collection further adds the classic game that started it all, RayForce, and will be available for download only, at Strictlylimitedgames.com!

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Age Ratings:

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Press Kit: RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection

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Facsheet

 

Developer

TAITO

Publisher

ININ Games

Platforms

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

 

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