Actraiser Renaissance trailer released, available for purchase now

Square Enix has announced Actraiser Renaissance, a remastered version of their 2D classic. Better yet, the game is available now for purchase on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, iOS, Android, and PC. You can check out the trailer above as well as a few details and screenshots below:


The Super Nintendo Classic is Now Available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, PC and Mobile Devices

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 23, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that Actraiser Renaissance™, the remastered edition of the classic 2D action platformer and city-building simulation game, is now available to play on modern platforms, including the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PC (STEAM®) and mobile devices. Actraiser Renaissance delivers beautifully remastered HD graphics and various quality of life updates for both fans of the original and a new generation of gamers alike.

Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D action and platforming with city-building simulation. Help humanity prosper by playing as the Lord of Light and their loyal angel in a world beset by evil. Utilize your miraculous powers to summon lightning and trigger earthquakes to remove obstacles that impede the growth of your civilization. Explore the vast new realm, build, and protect your settlements with the angel’s mighty bow and arrow to ward off the evil monsters that prey on your people.

New updates and features include:

Beautifully remastered HD graphics including the characters, map, monsters and battle backgrounds and effects
Newly designed city-building simulation segments, including a new region and developmental stages for cities
Players can harness new magic, including the ability to cast fire, ice, and other magical elements, in 2D action stages
Players can dodge, attack and slash with upward and downward motions, for a more dynamic action experience
New real-time strategy “Settlement Siege” feature
Remastered original soundtrack with 15 new music tracks
Ability to toggle between the original soundtrack and newly remastered soundtrack from the original composer, Yuzo Koshiro
New auto-save and difficulty settings feature

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the original game’s release, players who purchase the game before November 1st, 2021* through the Nintendo eShop or the Nintendo store website and STEAM® will receive an early purchase bonus that includes a wallpaper and a mini soundtrack consisting of five in-game songs. In addition to the mini soundtrack, players who purchase via the PlayStation store before November 1st, 2021* will receive an original PS4 theme with background music.

Actraiser Renaissance is available now digitally for the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation 4 system, PC (STEAM®) and iOS and Android devices. The title is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, visit:

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