Cannon Dancer
Image: ININ Games

Update [Thu 30th Mar, 2023 14:30 BST]: As spotted by gosokkyu, Cannon Dancer (AKA Osman) has a new release date for its digital launch.

It will now be available on April 13th, 2023 on the Nintendo Switch eShop, in addition to PlayStation and Xbox storefronts. This is not the first time the release date has slipped since our initial post, with stores previously listing March 9th as the selected date.

Original Article [Mon 12th Dec, 2022 11:15 GMT]: The fact that Cannon Dancer (AKA Osman) is getting a domestic port for the first time ever is one of the best pieces of retro gaming news we've had this year – and we can finally reveal its price and release date, thanks to Nintendo.

The game's page on Nintendo's site has been updated (thanks, @gosokkyu) with a release date of January 19th 2023. We'd imagine the same date will apply to the PlayStation and Xbox releases. The game will cost $29.99 / €29,99 / £24.99.

Originally released in 1996, Cannon Dancer is the brainchild of Kouichi Yotsui, who also designed Strider during his time at Capcom. The game shares many similarities with that title but was not a success in arcades and wasn't ported to any domestic system at the time.

ININ Games has worked with Mitchell Cop to create this reissue, which is also getting a physical version.

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