DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is a shoot 'em up that really wowed genre fans back in 2016, especially the phenomenal Steam version. Five years later, Taito and publishers United Games and ININ have just unleashed an upgraded version of the game: DARIUSBURST: Another Chronicle EX . This version adds new content and fully supports 4-player local co-op in all modes.
DARIUSBURST: Another Chronicle EX is a side-scrolling shoot 'em and the latest game in Taito's long-running Darius series. The actual arcade game this one is based on utilizes a dual-monitor setup. PlayStation and Switch don't support dual monitors, so Another Chronicle EX presents the large gameplay field in a letterboxed format. The game is totally playable like this, but I sure hope a Steam version of Another Chronicle EX with dual monitor support gets released someday.
This new version of the game features four modes:
- Original Mode: Play the original Dariusburst arcade game with branching paths and 12 levels in total.
- Original EX Mode: Structured the same as Original Mode, this adds 12 harder stages to the mix.
- Chronicle Mode: A huge mode filled with remixed stages that are accessible and replayable from a galactic map.
- Event Mode: A collection of levels that were available in arcades for a limited time, including 8 exclusive new stages featuring music by Zuntata’s Shohei Tsuchiya.
Players can select from 9 ships, each with slightly different abilities. The Murakumo Silver Hawk Burst is new to Another Chronicle EX .
DARIUSBURST: Another Chronicle EX supports 4-player local co-op in all modes. It sells for $39.99 on PlayStation and Switch. Grab it and hone your Darius skills while you wait for the Taito Egret II Mini to launch in 2022!