Classic 90’s sidescrolling action platformer Osman gets new ports in 2023

ININ Games have announced they will be publishing a new version of Osman, the unofficial spiritual successor to Strider for the consoles.

The original release of Osman only released for arcades in Japan and North America and ININ Games is bringing the game to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5 in early 2023.

To accompany this announcement, ININ Games have also put up an awesome new trailer for Osman:

Here’s a rundown for Osman:

Cannon Dancer is an Action Jump & Run set in a dystopian late 21st century, in which the world is under the control of a single federal government. One day, a new threat known as “Abdullah the Slaver” – an evil sorceress who wants to take control of the world – appears, causing widespread terror and panic. This fear incites the abandonment of all economic activity and corruption in the government, which now undermines the foundations of society itself. Judicial Affairs Director, Jack Layzon, fears the worst and summons a lone assassin.

The player controls a Cannon Dancer called Kirin; a top-class agent in a mercenary unit known as “Teki”, and a highly skilled martial arts fighter. As he travels, he has to face not only Abdullah the Slaver and the government forces but also the other members of the Teki, who want him dead for personal reasons.


  • Ported on modern consoles for the first time in history

  • Classic retro games mechanics, praised for their speed and agility

  • A total of six stages set in different, exotic locations

  • Three different types of power-ups

  • Tons of bosses and enemies

  • Variety of wondrous retro scenarios and graphics with bright and even psychedelic colors, related to the final bosses of each stage

  • Rewind feature

  • Save and Load feature

Special Edition

A special edition is being offered through Strictly Limited Games. It includes: Cannon Dancer Game + Game Manual, High-quality Collector’s Edition Box, Artbook (B5), Soundtrack in Jewel Case, Tenugui (Japanese-style towel), Arcade Coin, Acrylic Diorama, Reversible Poster (A2), Arcade Instruction Flyer (A5), Calendar & Photo Frame (metal) with 2023 Calendar, Postcards, Marquee Sticker



Tyler was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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