Devil Engine Announced For Arcades Via Exa-Arcadia

arcadehero September 19, 2018 7
Devil Engine Announced For Arcades Via Exa-Arcadia

The “drip, drip, drip” of arcade announcements for the upcoming EXA board continues! The last main announcement for the platform was of an odd multiplayer marathon game by the name of Nippon Marathon Turbo Hyper Running; today’s announcement was hinted at back in July when Dengen Entertainment was announced as an Exa-Arcadia partner.

Devil Engine is a side scrolling shoot ’em up by Protocult Games that is sure to please fans of early ’90s era gaming, with plenty of parallaxed sprites and high-intensity action to keep players on their toes. The game is also coming to the PC, PS4 and the Switch, although Exa-Arcadia tweeted out a reminder in Japanese that the arcade version will have some unique elements to it to make it “different than the home version.” Here’s the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) trailer:

It sure is nice – and a little strange – to see arcades being represented at the end of a trailer on the multiplatform circuit. Thanks to Exa-Arcadia, we’re sure to see this popping up far more often.

The official website for the game states that there are six stages, eight game modes and three shot types to enjoy, while users can use their score to unlock additional content. It isn’t specified if that will also apply to the arcade version, but unlockables aren’t unheard of for arcade titles either.

The rocking soundtrack has also been composed by Hyakutarou Tsukumo, best known for his work on Thunder Force V, while also having composed the music for many other shoot ’em up titles.

What do you hope for next?


7 Comments »

  1. Voltz September 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Looks cool!

    The first pic made me think of Thunderforce IV, but then you list that the composer of V is on board. I think I know who’s audience this one is aiming for.

  2. Da Flex September 20, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    For the next game simply mix “Nippon Marathon” and this scroller to create something like “Viewpoint” (Neo-Geo, Sammy).

  3. Brian Houck September 21, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Anybody know what the target date for US operators to get this platform will be?

    • arcadehero September 24, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Unknown on this precise game, but the Exa platform itself is set to debut at IAAPA 2018.

  4. asdf September 23, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Wow, this looks fantastic!

  5. Da Flex September 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Exa-Arcadia could become the next Neo-Geo. An arcade/console platform with “instant play” modules is a cool thing – even today.

  6. JBRPG September 30, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I talked to ShouTime about it and so far, he did not confirm there would be any announcements in regards to IAAPA 2018 for Exa Arcadia. It is nonetheless a rumor.

    I am excited for Exa Arcadia’s launch library.

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