Announcing the release date of “Arcade Archives GRADIUS III”

HAMSTER Co. (Head Office: Tokyo-to, Setagaya ku ; CEO: Satoshi HAMADA; referred to below as “HAMSTER”) would like to announce that from today December 24th, 2020, GRADIUS III, by Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., will be added for Nintendo Switch ™and PlayStation®4 as new content, available digitally for Arcade Archives, the downloadable content series by HAMSTER.

HAMSTER announces the digital release of Arcade Archives GRADIUS III for Nintendo Switch ™and PlayStation®4 December 24th, 2020.

“Arcade Archives” started distribution at the Nintendo eShop on March 3, 2017. We have achieved 200 consecutive weeks of delivery on December 24, 2020. This work has “special specifications” as a special work. In addition to the conventional mode, we have implemented “CUSTOM MODE” that allows you to change various settings and start the game from your favorite stage.

About Arcade Archives GRADIUS III

“GRADIUS III” is a scrolling shooter game released by KONAMI in 1989.
The story of Planet Gradius has transformed from legend to myth. Take on the Bacterion Empire in epic space battles An EDIT MODE has been added to the game, allowing players to customize their equipment.
Enjoy playing the best game in the series!

Title: Arcade Archives GRADIUS III
Platform: Nintendo Switch™ / PlayStation®4
Price: $7.99
Players: 1-2
Release Date: December 24th, 2020
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Arcade Archives Series Produced by HAMSTER Co.
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About “Arcade Archives”

The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.