3D Space Harrier Coming On December 26, Simulates Moving Arcade Cabinets

By Spencer . December 19, 2012 . 2:32pm

space3d-08Sega’s 3D remake of Space Harrier has a staggering number of options. You can tweak the difficulty (4 different levels), the amount of points you need to earn for an extra life, toggle time trial mode, and turn on an option to move the arcade cabinet around using the 3DS’ gyroscope.



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3D Space Harrier also has options for rapid fire, reverse Y-axis controls, and a sound equalizer.


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Oh, and there are plenty of Cyclops mammoths to shoot, now in stereoscopic 3D too. 3D Space Harrier will be available on December 26 for 600 yen ($8).


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  • ronin4life

    That’s… pretty awesome actually.

  • ragingmerifes

    How cute. Siliconera’s student trainee is already publishing news.

  • Zeether

    Great, now where’s the US release date Sega?

  • Awesome. I want more games like Sin & Punishment. Yes, I know S&P was inspired by Space Harrier.

    • Julien_N

      Sin & Punishment is indeed awesome!
      I regret S&P2’s scoring system and the frustrating boss milking it induces, as well as its too high length but it is still one of the best arcade-style action games out there.

      I can’t think of many games that play like S&P, unfortunately. Maybe Iwanaga but it is not exactly the same thing. Still worth checking out I guess.

      • Yea, there is nothing like it. The flying segments in Kid Icarus are basically Space Harrier levels which in turn are like S&P so thats the closest we’ve gotten since S&P2.

        I would love Sin & Punishment 3D. It would work in so many ways.

        • Julien_N

          How could I forget Kid Icarus Uprising! That’s squarely the game that pushed me towards purchasing a 3DS.
          Indeed, the flying sequences are like Space Harrier, however, I thought they lacked the extra punch that Sin&Punishment does have. By turning in circles you dodged most of the attacks effortlessly and there were very few lasers or attacks (such as lasers) that temporary stacked in your movement range while forcing you to pay attention to your moves. There are still fun segments, just not as great as Sin&Punishment.

          Treasure is apparently working on a 3DS project, but I doubt it will be a Sin&Punishment 3 as the series had always been on home consoles but I wouldn’t be against it, of course!

  • I got to have this!

  • dieKatze88

    Call me back with a port of Planet Harriers.

    • How else are they gonna gauge interest in the series? SEGA fans should support the games worth getting too. I do hope it is the next arcade port.

  • Gary Wintle

    This is awesome. I was expecting a straight port with 3D effect tacked on but the features they have added make this a must buy on the 3DS.
    Welcome to the fantasy zone!

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