Triggerheart EXELICA for Switch – western physical editions detailed

Available in standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s editions.

Red Art Games [27 articles]”>Red Art Games has detailed the western physical editions of Triggerheart EXELICA for Switch [14,841 articles]”>Switch, which will be available in both North America and Europe.

In North America, the game will be distributed by Video Games Plus in standard and special editions. in Europe, it will be distributed by Red Art Games in standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s editions.

Here are the details on the special editions:

■ North America

Special Edition (500 PEGI-rated copies, Video Games Plus online store-exclusive) -$54.99 CAD

  • A copy of the game
  • An exclusive Triggerheart EXELICA coin
  • A double-sided poster

■ Europe

Deluxe Edition (500 PEGI-rated copies, – €39.99

  • A copy of the game featuring reversible cover art
  • An exclusive sleeve inspired by one of Triggerheart EXELICA‘s 128-bit Japanese versions
  • An exclusive Triggerheart EXELICA coin
  • A double-sided poster

Collector’s Edition (500 PEGI-rated copies) – €69.99

  • A copy of the game featuring reversible cover art inspired by one of Triggerheart EXELICA‘s
  • 128-bit Japanese versions
  • The Triggerheart EXELICA Original Soundtrack CD
  • An acrylic stand
  • A large double-sided poster
  • The Deluxe Edition’s double-sided poster as a bonus

The Switch version of TriggerHeart EXELICA [5 articles]”>TriggerHeart EXELICA is coming west in 2024. It first launched on December 14, 2023 in Japan.

Here is an overview of the game, via Red Art Games:


TriggerHeart EXELICA is a vertical scrolling bullet-hell shooting game that first appeared in Japanese arcades in 2006. It was the penultimate officially licensed SEGA [2,575 articles]”>SEGA Dreamcast game to come out and was later ported to other consoles such as the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. Eighteen years after its arrival in Japanese arcades, TriggerHeart EXELICA is finally getting an official physical release in the West!

The story: Far away… In a system so distant that the light from its stars will never reach Earth… A war was drawing to a close. Exelica and Crueltear—humanoid weapons system called Triggerhearts developed by C.H.I.L.D.A., an interplanetary defense organization—were sent to join the fight against the autonomous combat unit known as the Ver’mith.

In the midst of the battle, just as they had taken the upper hand over the Ver’mith, Exelica and Crueltear were accidentally sent to Earth using an emergency teleportation gate activated by the Ver’mith. Finding themselves on an unknown planet and without the strength to return home, the injured Triggerhearts were despondent as they did not even have the means to learn the outcome of the battle.

They had just about recovered from their wounds and had finally begun to consider Earth as a haven… when it happened. A nightmarish vision filled the sky. The remains of the Ver’mith forces had arrived. The gate had re-opened… Although the Ver’mith forces had departed at the same time as Exelica and Crueltear, the gate’s instability had caused a lag in their arrival.

The Ver’mith had chosen Earth as their new base of operations. The invasion had begun. Exelica and Crueltear knew they had no choice but to fight to protect their new home.

Key Features

  • Story, Arcade, Arrange, and Training modes.
  • Three playable characters (Exelica, Cruelty, and Faintear).
  • Play while listening to either Original or Arrange versions of the soundtrack.
  • Internet Rankings.
  • Tate mode.
  • Japanese dub.
  • Languages supported: English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

Watch a new trailer below.

Physical Edition Trailer

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