TOKYO, JAPAN – June 16, 2023 – BATSUGUN EXA LABEL is available now for arcades on exA-Arcadia.
Created by the founding members of CAVE, BATSUGUN EXA LABEL is the definitive version of the bullet hell shooter genre pioneer. Developed by exA-Arcadia in cooperation with original TOAPLAN staff members, Junya Inoue aka Joker Jun returns as the Illustrator and Scenario Director. Keishi Yonao directed the new arranged soundtrack and newly added character voices.
Choose from 6 different Skull Hornet squadron pilots in their mission to retake the kingdom from a mad dictator. Depending upon which character you select, experience the narrative from different perspectives or team up with a 2nd player to discover more lore. Every character interaction and story sequence is now fully voiced by renowned 90’s anime voice actors giving every action on screen even more of an impact.
As standard with EXA LABEL releases, this title features perfect renditions of the Original and Special arcade modes with numerous bug fixes uncovered during development and by super players alike. A newly created Special’ (Dash) mode condenses the lengthy original SP mode into a challenging 1 loop affair. The long awaited EXA LABEL mode completely changes the gameplay to focus on scoring and bomb usage. Uncover all of the secrets to get the high score. EXA LABEL EXTREME mode is also available to veterans who love the challenge our releases bring to the table.
Experience the best version of BATSUGUN with the game industry leading 1 frame input lag response, 2 times faster than the original arcade version!
6 PLAYABLE SHIPS
Now you can choose from all 6 characters from either player side – no more swapping player sides to select a certain ship
1 FRAME INPUT LAG RESPONSE – twice as fast as the arcade version and the fastest benchmark in the game industry
5 PLAY MODES
ORIGINAL MODE – 100% accurate port + more quality of life features fixing bugs from the original release such as the underpowered Type C ship
SPECIAL MODE – 100% accurate port + more quality of life features fixing bugs from the original release
SPECIAL’ (Dash) MODE – a 1 loop only arranged version of SPECIAL MODE
EXA LABEL MODE – a brand new modern version of the game focused on scoring and bomb usage
EXA LABEL EXTREME MODE – the ultimate challenge for players
In either screen orientation (vertical or horizontal), newly designed gadgets can be toggled and repositioned as desired
ORIGINAL – the arcade original soundtrack now in HD stereo
SATURN – the arranged soundtrack from the console port
EXA – the new arranged soundtrack composed by Keishi Yonao
Every character and story sequence is fully voiced by renowned ’90’s anime voice actors!
JEENO – YUJI UEDA
BELTIANA – AKIKO HIRAMATSU
ICEMAN – TAKEHITO KOYASU
SCHNEIDER – MUGIHITO
ALTEENO – OMI MINAMI
OLISIS – HIKARU MIDORIKAWA
BATSUGUN EXA LABEL limited edition is shipping now and comes packaged with 6 banners representing each Skull Hornet pilot, 4 A1 posters, a signed and illustrated box by designer Joker Jun, a photo of Joker Jun, exA-Arcadia joystick ball and buttons set by Sanwa, VEWLIX print set, A3 instructions and instruction strip.
BATSUGUN EXA LABEL regular edition is shipping now and comes packaged with an A1 poster, A3 instructions, instruction strip as well as a VEWLIX cabinet instruction set.
Languages: English, Japanese
JVS’ Compatible: Yes
Input Lag: 1 Frame
Monitor: Vertical (Recommended), Horizontal
HD Aspect Ratio: 16:9
SD Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Developer: exA-Arcadia TEAM EXA-AM1
Key Visual: Junya Inoue
Sound: Yoshitatsu Sakai (Original), Shingo Hirate (Saturn), Keishi Yonao (Arranged)
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