As a celebration, we’re having a sale at itch.io! Our previous shoot-em-up themed books are 50% off, and the rest of our books are 25% off! This will last all through the next week until Sunday May 2nd.
It’s been a long journey putting this together, as the first Guide to Shoot-Em-Ups volume came out four and a half years ago! What took so long? Well, we had articles on the site covering most of the companies being featured – Toaplan, Psikyo, and Raizing – but they were also written almost a decade ago and need some improvements. As a result, I spent quite a bit of time editing, expanding, and in some cases completely rewriting them, so the versions in this book are quite a bit different than the ones currently on the website. Originally we were only doing to cover a few Namco games, like Xevious, Dragon Spirit, and Phelios, but ended up adding a few other lesser known ones like Sky Kid, Dangerous Seed, and NebulusRay.
There’s more HG101 news to announce coming up very soon!