DariusBurst Gets Extra Fishy with Another Chronicle EX+

Sashimi Strikes Back


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Today is good news for fans of classic SHMUPs, and bad news for those that hate hard games. DariusBurst Another Chronicle is getting a brand new revision in Another Chronicle EX+. This is coming 10 years after the original version of the game, and it boasts great 3D graphics. Another Chronicle EX+ is slated to release on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. And courtesy of Taito, ININ and Pyramid, it’s gonna be releasing digitally and physically this June 11th in both North America and Europe.

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Besides the features Darius is known for, this edition of the game will have some extras. Those include new missions as well as a replay mode. You can read more for even more details of the upcoming SHMUP:

Prepare to burst with power

The Burst Beam brings a new, strategic dynamic into the game and changes the battles dramatically. The screen-filling laser shoots powerful blasts or can be locked into a certain position and be used as a shield against enemy fire. Asteroids and enemy fire are replenishing the shield, which gives the player the opportunity to hide behind it for quite some time. A big advantage in boss battles!

Deep sea Sci-Fi setting

One of the series’ most iconic features is the unique oceanic-themed design of enemy bosses. Inspired by a mix of Sci-Fi and deep-sea creatures, embodied as large mechanical battleships, they can be admired in all the graphical glory of DariusBurst: Another Chronicle EX+!

The screen is ultra-broad, modelled after the dual-display of the arcade version creating a fantastic sight into the marine-themed setting. The magnificent sea-life panorama is enhanced by an equally great soundtrack. TAITO’s in-house sound team Zuntata amplifies the adrenaline-filled atmosphere with powerful beats and emotional tunes.


  • Local co-op for up to 4 players
  • 4 game modes and all new and exclusive scenarios
  • High replayability with branching stages
  • Modern HD graphics and a great atmospheric soundtrack
  • Face off against more than 40 gigantic battleships
  • Make strategic use of the versatile Burst Beam to destroy the evil Belsar Forces
  • For the first time, take flight in the Silver-Hawk Murakumo in all modes


It’s certainly great news for fans of the classic series. Stay tuned to HPP for more SHMUP news, and be sure to watch the trailer below. The tunes and sights are well worth it!

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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