Taking A Nearer Look: Vritra Hexa

Persevering with in our previews of upcoming arcade titles because of the event of the Exa-Arcadia multi-game platform, let’s shift focus to one of many many shoot ’em ups that will likely be gracing the system. Beforehand we’ve talked in regards to the run’n gun Blazing Chrome and fighter Bayani, so at present I needed to cowl a sport by the identify of Vritra Hexa.

When Exa-Arcadia was first introduced, it had a powerful line-up of shoot ’em up titles together with Aka & Blue Kind-R, Tremendous Hydorah AC and Infinos Exa. There’s no query that the platform will likely be a dream for STG followers, a style that also does exceptionally effectively in Japan, though it has actually struggled out West. Further STGs have been introduced for Exa since, considered one of which caught my eye because it jogged my memory of Namco’s ol’ Dragon Spirit.

Vritra has an odd sounding identify, developed by Neotro Inc. and launched on cellular platforms first, and later to PC on Steam. The sport story itself is predicated upon some tales from an historical faith out of northern India often known as Vedic, the place you’re a hero dragon that should battle towards the hordes of creatures spawned by an evil dragon referred to as Vritra:

The seal that was positioned by the gods has lastly been damaged.Out of the damaged seal emerged the Evil Dragon Vritra, feared because the manifestation of the nice evil that engulfs heaven and earth.

Vritra’s return spawned evil creatures and forged a cloud of despair over the world, bringing it to the brink of complete decay. Sensing the aura of his arch-enemy Vritra, the Hero God Indra clutched the treasure Vajra and headed to Earth.

The numerous wars of the gods which were fought since historical occasions is in regards to the start once more

Whereas the Steam model is named “full,” that moniker actually ought to apply to the Exa model, which is able to embrace 2-player assist, an organized soundtrack and full HD graphics. Right here’s the preliminary preview from the January 2019 livestream at JAEPO 2019:

However for one thing extra up-to-date and intensive, right here’s virtually two hours of the Exa model being streamed at Mikado Arcade in Japan a couple of weeks in the past:

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