Square Enix’s New Downloadable Game Portal Offers First Look at Thexder Neo PS3 Remake


Alongside the launch of the PSPgo last fall, Square Enix quietly released a PSP remake of the old PC shooter Thexder as a PSN-exclusive digital download called Thexder Neo. Unfortunately, I never got around to reviewing it, but it’s a fun retro shooter and you should definitely check it out if you’re looking for something good to play on your PSP.

Right before the New Year, Square Enix also confirmed plans to bring a PS3 version of the game to the PSN Store in 2010 via its Facebook page, and that PS3 version of the game can now be seen for the first time over at Square Enix’s newly-launched downloadable games portal site.

As you can see in the pictured screenshot, the PS3 version of Thexder Neo is a full HD remake sporting greater detail and flashier effects. Per the info provided on the game’s portal page, the PS3 version will also feature a new easy mode, an online battle mode for up to six players, end-of-stage boss battles, and a port of the original Thexder as it appeared on the PC-8801 mk II SR in 1985.

Pricing and release date plans are still listed as TBD at this time. Check the portal site for more game info and screenshots.

Thexder Neo PS3 [Square Enix Downloadable Games]

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