Hello, everyone! My name is Adam Milecki, Game Producer at DegiGames. I’m here to talk to you about Dariusburst Chronicles Savior, the latest entry in the long-running, classic arcade shooter series.
Darius began as an arcade game in the late 1980s and was notable for its large arcade cabinet with super-wide screen, gigantic monster battleships, and branching levels.
To create the widescreen effect, Darius creator Taito actually utilized three whole CRT monitors side by side. This was a clever technique that allowed for a widescreen display using readily available technology. Combined with its super widescreen cabinets, Zuntata’s unique soundtrack made for an audiovisual experience that helped ensure Darius would never be forgotten.
This week, we’re bringing the Darius arcade experience to PS4 and PS Vita with Dariusburst Chronicles Savior. Dariusburst Chronicles Savior brings a lot to the table. Between the brand new story mode with hundreds of stages covering Darius history and the 3000+ stages unlockable by global players in AC Chronicle mode, you’ve got a wealth of stages to blast your way through. Not only that, but they branch, allowing you to choose your own path and challenge level. This adds a ton of replay value!
You’ll need some serious firepower to destroy the enormous, robotic seamonster battleships (including new DBCS exclusive bosses). Good thing you’ll have nine playable ships to choose from, including classic Silver Hawk variants, a new DBCS exclusive ship, and gameplay-changing Burst modes. Choose the ship that works best for you, or challenge yourself to try something different. You may like what you find!
Dariusburst Chronicles Savior supports cross save, so share your progress between PS4 and PS Vita, along with Trophies and leaderboards. PS4 owners will enjoy console-exclusive features such as up to four-player local co-op and Darius Odyssey, a digital art book. (Note: Art book text is in Japanese.)
If you’ve ever seen a Darius arcade cabinet, you know they’re huge. We’re happy to bring you Dariusburst Chronicles Savior in a form that won’t force you to rearrange your home. Thanks for reading, everyone!