Dariusburst is pretty much a lock for North America. Following a US filed trademark and rating by Germany’s USK, the ESRB saw it and rated it. The only thing left is for Square Enix to send an official press release.
Instead of mentioning the robotic fish and Zuntata, the ESRB does its best to make Dariusburst sound rather bland.
This is an arcade-style space shooter in which players control a small craft that shoots projectiles and lasers at enemy ships, missiles, turrets, and robots. From a side-scrolling perspective, players navigate through outer space while shooting at the numerous enemy units. Ships, objects, and enemies explode when hit, sometimes with realistic or slow-motion effects.
While Dariusburst is leaving Japan, it’s strange mix of lasers and cephalopods may not surface in stores. The ESRB states Taito Corporation is the publisher. Usually, Square Enix handles all retail games including Taito titles like Space Invaders Extreme. Digital releases such as Bust-A-Move Live and this week’s Raystorm HD are published under the Taito label.