G. Rev’s Strania Blasts Off In March With Sword Bearing Mecha

By Spencer . February 21, 2011 . 2:25am

imageStrania may be designed to feel like an 80’s style shooter, but the mecha you pilot has more weapon options than most arcade games from that period.


Your mecha can hold three weapons, one in each hand plus a reserve item. Weapons include homing missiles, lasers, bombs, a bullet that bounces, and a sword. Pressing the B button cycles through the different configurations. If you have a sword and a gun your mecha will slash then shoot. It’s possible to pick up two swords, which gives you a special attack.


G. Rev created six stages for Strania, but you need to beat the game on hard mode to take on the final mission. Strania will be available on March 30 on Xbox Live Arcade worldwide.

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  • Code

    rar, wow way sooner then expected! Can’t wait for it, I couldn’t help but pull a serious Einhander vibe from the game, and that can only be a good thing.

  • Bought so hard.

  • Oh hard earned money, I knew you well.

  • Worldwide?! Woo! (Crosses fingers it’s 800 MS Points or it will have to wait until it’s on sale… Boo!)

    • FX102A

      Link at beginning of article + trailer confirms 800 MSP Price Tag.

      2011 is gonna be my year of the schmups.

  • So many great shooters lined up for the first half of 2011, I don’t think I can keep up.

    Definitely making room for this though, can’t believe this is the first I’ve heard of it. The linked trailer looks amazing!

  • Right after Muchi Pork and Eschatos, year of the shmup confirmed

  • Kris

    Fighters and Shmups are back again! All we need is the rebirth of the physical arcade.

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