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Retro Shooter Kickstarter Features Classic Shmup Composers

Retro Shooter Kickstarter Features Classic Shmup Composers

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A new Kickstarter campaign currently seeking funding might tickle the fancy of fans of classic arcade shooters, and tickle the ears of arcade music fans.

Xydonia, a throwback shmup game in the vein of Gradius and R-Type that styles itself as a “love letter to Japanese arcade classics of the ’90s” will be bringing in some veterans of Japanese arcade composing. Creators Breaking Bytes have partnered with Scarlet Moon Productions to bring in composers Shinji Hosoe (Dragon Spirit, Under Defeat, Otomedius) and Keishi Yonao (Mad Stalker, Strania) to assist their house sound designer Luca Della Regina to create Xydonia‘s soundtrack if funded.


Video credit of Klax0r

The music will be powered by the Yamaha YM2151+Sega PCM sound chip, which was the go-to arcade sound chip of the ’80s and ’90s. A digital copy of the game can be backed for €10, while the soundtrack will be included for backers of the €30 tier or higher. The game aims to release in fall of 2017. You can read more about Xydonia on their Kickstarter page.

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