HAMSTER Co. is happy to announce that F/A, by Bandai Namco will be released for Switch today, available digitally for Arcade Archives series by HAMSTER. “F/A” is shmup released by Namco in 1992.

In F/A, choose one of 16 fighter units and conquer all 8 stages. Unit attacks are broadly divided into 6 types, so choose the one that suits your taste. You get just one life to blow through as many enemies as possible, so good luck!

The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

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2M ago


FYI the game has NOT been released outside of Japan and this is not the first time this has happened. I wonder if they just forget to actually release them or something but it is a pain to download them from different eshops.

Is there any way for you to reach out to Hamster and ask them what is going on?

So far these games have not been released worldwide:

Japan only:
Arcade Archives Face Off
Arcade Archives Fighter&Attacker (or F/A)
Arcade Archives FINEST HOUR
Arcade Archives MARVEL LAND

Not released in Europe:
Arcade Archives CONTRA
Arcade Archives METROCROSS
Arcade Archives Scramble