Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha Out Now In North America

Six of Psikyo’s manic shoot ’em ups soar onto the Switch today in one bullet-riddled collection.


Fans of bullet hell shooters are in for a treat today as publisher NIS America has announced that Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha is now available in North America for the Nintendo Switch.

Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha features six of the company’s popular arcade shoot ’em ups 1995’s alternate World War II vertical scroller Strikers 1945 to 2001’s Zero Gunner 2. You can find the full list of titles featured in the collection along with descriptions courtesy of NISA below:

  • STRIKERS 1945 – The mysterious C.A.N.Y. organization seeks to conquer the world with powerful superweapons, and only the Strikers team can take them down and restore peace!
  • STRIKERS 1945 II – The Strikers team is called into action once again when a new threat appears in the form of the F.G.R. faction and their massive mecha technology!
  • STRIKERS 1945 III – Experience the third chapter of the legendary STRIKERS series in its first-ever re-release. A swarm of alien microbots known as “nanites” have infiltrated Earth’s military bases, and the heroic Strikers must utilize powerful new vehicles and weapons to repel the invaders!
  • SOL DIVIDE – The evil emperor Ifter seeks to become a demon and take over the world. It is up to three powerful heroes to rise up and stop his nefarious campaign!
  • Dragon Blaze – Four dragon rider knights, each with their own goals, are on a quest to slay the Demon King. Will their quests end in triumph…or ruin?
  • ZERO GUNNER 2 – To free the world from the evil conglomerate Igem and their destructive ONI machine, the blazing guns of the Zero Gunner squadron are called in to take them down!


If you’re an armchair flyboy (or flygirl) living outside North America, don’t fret. Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha will be soaring over to Europe on January 24 and Oceania on January 31.

Check out the launch trailer below:

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