Arcade Archives Gradius II Dated

Hamster will be publishing the 1988 Konami shoot ’em up Gradius II on the Switch eShop this week (November 12th) priced at ¥838/$7.99.

Gradius II is a horizontally scrolling shoot ’em up that first released in the arcades in 1988 and has seen Famicom and PC Engine ports. Players will control the super dimension fighter ‘Vic Viper’ in order to protect the planet Gradius from Gofer’s special forces. Regarded by many as the best title in the Gradius series which has seen it win multiple awards! The Arcade Archives release includes three Japanese versions, and the two oversea versions with Vulcan Venture.

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Gradius II marks the 122nd game in the Arcade Archives series released on Nintendo Switch. Check out the full list of titles currently available, which includes 108 ACA NEOGEO games, over on our Switch page. The full list of upcoming Arcade Archives titles confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch can be found on page 2 of our Schedule page.