Veteran gamers will likely remember the name "Darius," but they certainly haven't played a new installment in quite some time. The last one, Darius-G for the original PlayStation, released over a decade ago.

But according to the Examiner.com , Taito will be bringing an all new entry in the franchise to the PSP: it's Darius Burst , and it should give new-age gamers a glimpse into the past; a past that was laden with 2D side-scrolling shooters. Burst will feature over 11 levels and separate paths for the player, which means that in order to fully experience the game, you'll have to play and conquer each of the 4 final stages. These are the types of games we commonly see pop up on handhelds lately, and they're also coming to downloadable services on consoles as well. It's a little surprising that so many have fared so well in a world of flashy graphics and next-gen technology; perhaps it isn't just old-school gamers who want a taste of the industry's golden age. No word on whether or not Darius Burst will be released outside of Japan, but we'll just be optimistic for the time being and assume it will.

There are plenty of reasons for you to own a PSP, and even more to own a PSP Go, and it's all about the software in our eyes. Gadgets are cool, but the PlayStation brand has always been – and always will be – about the games.

Related Game(s): Darius Burst

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TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Even if it never gets a NA release, if this is a PSP update of a really arcade classic, there should be a minimal requirement to understand Japanese. Should be import friendly for our PSPs (which are of course, region free).

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

waaaaayyy off topic: but since this site won't allow me to post in the forums for some reason. I just wanted to talk about the sweet deal I got today. I'm super stoked. I found an add on craigslist from a guy selling his ps3 for 200 bucks. (I was going to buy a slim but I figured i'd save the extra hundo) so i emailed him and told him i'd be coming with cash. i drove there and this is what i found he had for sale: an 80 gig gunmetal gray mgs4 bundle in the box with an hdmi cable bd remote 5 games 7 blu rays and an extra dualshock 3. he sold it all to me for 200 dollars. it is like brand new, and works perfectly. now heres the kicker: he sold all this to me because he needed 200 bucks to go pay off his preorder on his ps3 slim. now i like the slim and all but i wouldnt have given all that up for a slim. anyways i just wanted to know if my fellow gamers agree that i got as smokin azz of a deal as i think i got? (sorry i'm just super stoked and the only people that give a damn are gamers, of which my GF is not lol) had to tell someone lol

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

That was a nice deal. ;o

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

Nice deal, but why can't you post in the forums? You know it is two different accounts for front page and forum right?

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Makes no sense. You would have bought the 80G for $200. And he could've used the rest of that stuff on the slim.

Fishy.

Or he was very stupid.

CrazyIrishBoy
CrazyIrishBoy
11 years ago

Sounds stolen. The slim thing was just his cover. hah

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

yeah i logged in but is says i cant post for 1 of several reasons and then it lists them. ive been a member forever but havent used them in a long time and now it just wont let me. so i dunno!

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

apparently stupid is my guess. he just wanted the slim bad. he kept some games and blu rays but i got all the good ones and an extra controller and hdmi cable and bd remote. was i supposed to tell him " oh no more stuff, i dont want all that for 200 buck" come on man! i just kept noddin my head

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

maybe he lied and needed the money for crack, either way u got a sweet deal so good for you.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

You can never have enough crack! Just ask (fill in the blank).

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I don't recall any Darius, I remember Gradius though.

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Awesome will be getting this, I still have G-Darius for the PS1 and I'm feeling nostagic so I'll pop it in in a couple of days.

That's the one thing that urks me about the PS Store not enough shumups. There about 5 of them that i will get at the end of October but I need more of them. A step in the right direction. And world I do remember Gradius, Gradius V was all sorts of awesome.

Off topic…Batman rocks, got home at 12:30am and I'm just now taking a break. LOL


Last edited by sunspider13 on 8/25/2009 4:35:42 PM

djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

I totally played the hell out of this game. Love the fact that you can pick which stages to go through. I will definately pick up a new Darius if it comes on PSP.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

never heard of it, but i think they should release this for psn. They will probally get more money.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

I heard of it but I wanna try Gradius even more


Last edited by Naga on 8/25/2009 5:19:26 PM

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Konami is making Gradius VI, no telling when it'll come out. I don't know if it's being done inhouse like most of the other games or if they are going to get Treasure to do the work and just produce it. Treasure did a great job with V.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Last time I played a Darius game was on SNES. I definitely wouldn't mind getting another schmup for the PSP.

Button Masher
Button Masher
11 years ago

I grew up on shumups (Sidearms anyone?). For you fans out there you've got to play Einhander on the PS2. FANTASTIC!!!

The one I've never gotten my hands on that I wish was available to PS3/PSP is Radiant Silvergun.

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Would be nice if came to PSN loved that game.