City Connection’s endeavour to bring a string of awesome arcade shmups to PC continues, as the publisher has announced that Psikyo’s fantastic sequel Gunbird 2 will take flight on Steam June 10.
Released in arcades in 1998, before being ported to the Dreamcast, PS2 and Nintendo Switch, Gunbird 2 offers up seven stages of typically-twitchy shmup action for one or two players. Choosing from a fun roster of seven unique characters, players blast their way through hordes of enemy ships and challenging bosses. Gunbird 2 is renown for its joyful cast, multiple endings, and debut of the “medal-chaining” point mechanic, a feature that would appear in multiple Psikyo releases.
Check out a video of the Switch version below, courtesy of YouTuber Handheld Players.