Last year some surprising news came along that the Japanese and arcade exclusive title Gunslinger Stratos by Square Enix was going to make its first appearance in the United States at the 2013 Game Developers Conference. It was brought over to the West not by any manufacturer or distributor, but by Silicon Studios as a great way to show off their middleware called Yebis. This middleware can be used for producing a number of graphical effects in game software across a number of hardware platforms.
The choice to use GS as a showcase seemed to have paid off as it has just been announced that the upcoming Gunslinger Stratos 2, which uses Silicon Studios Yebis 2 middleware, is going to make an appearance at the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC 2014), which happens next month on March 17th-21st in San Fransisco, CA USA.
Gunslinger Stratos 2 will be released this Thursday on Feb. 20th in Japan. Aside from this announcement, there hasn’t been any other indications that the game, will be getting more love out West. Here’s the latest trailer for it, which shows a little bit of the game in action although most of it is CG stuff in regards to the new characters.