Metal Black
Image: Taito

City Connection has revealed that it has canned the PS4 and Switch versions of Metal Black S-Tribute, apparently because it has only just become aware that an Arcade Archives version of Taito's 1991 shmup already exists.

The Xbox One and PC versions are still coming, though, and will launch on February 2nd. They will be priced at $7.99 / 800 yen – the same cost as the Arcade Archives version of the game, which is handled by publisher Hamster.

Metal Black met with a somewhat lukewarm reception in arcades before becoming something of a cult classic; prior to this re-release, it was available on the Sega Saturn and in the Taito Legends 2 collection. It was also recently included on the Taito Egret II Mini micro-console.