Hamster Corporation’s ongoing Arcade Archives series confirmed its next re-release: Sky Kid Deluxe.
Originally developed and released by Namco back in 1986 for Japanese arcades, it’s a sequel to the 1985 Sky Kid, and introduces a higher difficulty, new enemies, and new missions.
The game never got a worldwide release until 2008 through the Namco Museum Virtual Arcade for the Xbox 360, but it didn’t include the second player’s character, Blue Max. It’s new port is now available for Switch (via the eShop) and PlayStation 4 (via the PlayStation Store).
Here’s a rundown on the game:
BARON and MAX take to the skies, fighting to protect BIRDLAND!
“SKY KID DX” is a shooter released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment) in 1986.
Players control BARON and MAX to fight enemies with bombs and machine guns, fly in loops to dodge enemy attacks, and make their way to the base.
Use bombs to defeat massive fortresses and battleships from above! Supports two-player simultaneous co-op.
In addition, there will be new stages and new characters not found in the previous SKY KID.
The previous release in their Arcade Archives re-releases was Phelios – read more about that here in our previous report.