Horizontal shmup "Wing of the Asteria" heading to Switch

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PiXEL has announced Wing of the Asteria, a Greek mythology-themed horizontal scrolling shmup for Switch. The title is due out in Japan sometime in 2021.

Wing of the Asteria features character design and concept art by Shuzilow.HA (Twin Bee series, Gaiapolis, etc.) and music by Kawagen of the Bandai Namco Studios Sound Team (Phelios, Burning Force, etc.). Players will be able to enjoy unique characters, creatures, scenery, and more through an engaging story that has you soaring through the skies with Pegasus. Check out some character art and info for Wing of the Asteria below.


Bow wielder and Goddess of the Moon. She is the protagonist of this story. In order to restore the life of her beloved Orion, she sets off on an adventure with her horse Pegasus.


The protagonist Artemis’ beloved. A scheme by Artemis’ older brother Apollo, who disliked their companionship, led to Orion’s death. That was the trigger for a huge disaster in the land of the gods and world of the humans.

Griffon (Mid-Boss)

A beast with powerful claws that spits fire from its mouth and blocks Artemis’ path forward. Originally, its main role was to pull Apollo’s chariot, but at the order of Apollo himself, it awaits on the coast with the sirens, the enchantresses of the sea.

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch


Well, this will never show up on a Playstation. ;)

Excellent, finally a NEW shmup from some known developers again.
The genre was doing well recently, but it can't only survive on retro rereleases and games from rookie indies.


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