And it’s coming back bigger and better than ever
Shmup specialist Degica Games has announced that fantastic space shooter Crimzon Clover: World Explosion is getting set to let rip on PC this winter. The fully rearranged arcade hit blasts off on Steam in December. A demo is available right now, so you don’t even have to wait before checking out the pulse-pounding action.
Developed by Japanese outfit Yotsubane, Crimzon Clover hit the arcade scene in 2011 during one of the shmup genre’s many renaissance periods. The incredibly simple narrative sees the player as a top intergalactic pilot assigned to oversee the discovery and destruction of a super-weapon, currently being developed by a sinister space force known as “Gorgoneion”. What this boils down to is five stages of brain-frying, bullet-throwing mayhem, as the player takes on waves of enemies and huge, war machine boss types. There are four vessels to choose from, each featuring its own distinct balances between speed, weaponry, and power.
The World EXplosion arrangement — already available on Nintendo Switch —features multiple difficulty settings and a selection of new modes. As well as the original 2011 release in its entirety, players can also play the new Time Attack mode, the adaptive Boost Mode, an Unlimited Mode for bullet-hell aficionados, and a Training Mode — allowing players to hone their skills against particularly difficult stages and bosses. The new “Arrange Version” of Crimzon Clover alters that original game’s scoring system, offering pilots the option to exchange score items for ship upgrades, including speed upgrades, support pods, and other additional boosts. Crimzon Clover might be getting up there in years, but World EXplosion offers it a new lease of life for shmup fans of yesteryear and today.
Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion launches on PC this December. Check out a demo right now on Steam.