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Video Game / Sengoku Ace

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A Miko and a Bare-Fisted Monk against... a Humongous Mecha!?
Sengoku Ace is a game series of Shoot 'Em Up made by Psikyo in The '90s and is one of their most well-known franchises, along with other shooter games like Gunbird and Strikers 1945. The series is set in a Japanese Spirit Steampunk world ruled by magic in which the chosen ones have to rescue the princess from the hands of the Big Bad who needs her to rule the world.

The series consists of 3 games, the first two made between 1993 and 1996, and a third title released in 2005 that was also one of the last games made by Psikyo (or specifically by X-nauts, a Korean company that bought Psikyo in 2002.) Out of the various characters in the series, the most remarkable of them would be the Shrine Maiden Koyori, known as the Series Mascot of not just Sengoku Ace, but Psikyo itself, even when she's not The Hero in any of the games in the series.

Although The Other Wiki have two modest articles about Ace and Blade, Hardcore Gaming 101 dedicates a complete review of the whole series here.

Games in the series

  • Sengoku Ace (1993): Known as Samurai Aces in US, it is the first game in the series and the only one that is a Vertical Scrolling Shooter. Released for Arcades by Banpresto and later for Play Station 2 as part of the Psikyo Shooting Collection with Sengoku Blade as a 2-in-1 game (and as a separate title in Europe under the Samurai Aces name) and the Nintendo Switch in 2018. It also got Steam port on May 20th, 2020.
  • Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II (1996): Known as Tengai in US (and the 2014 port for Mobile) or just as Sengoku Blade. The Sequel that becomes more famous than the original title, receiving a lot of ports for various consoles like Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2 (which also received a separate release in Europe as Tengai) and PC, as well for Mobile in recent years. It later received another PC port, this time on Steam on June 22nd, 2020.
  • Sengoku Cannon: Sengoku Ace Episode III (2005): Made by X-Nauts for Play Station Portable only as one of the few games they did after they bought Psikyo, and was (released for Japan only.) In 2018 it received a port for the Nintendo Switch, but once again only for Japan. It would eventually be released in the west on Steam on July 13th, 2020.

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Alternative Title(s): Tengai