Set the Galaxy Ablaze in SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC, Now Out for Nintendo Switch™

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    Set the Galaxy Ablaze in SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC, Now Out for Nintendo Switch™

    – A Thunderous Tour de Force Awaits –

    IRVINE, Calif. – May 29th, 2020 – The legendary space shooter powerhouse takes to the skies once again. Armed with a payload of electric entertainment, Thunder Force AC joins the SEGA AGES fleet of enhanced classics for the Nintendo Switch starting today! 

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    From its breakneck gameplay to its intense soundtrack, Thunder Force AC is the perfect companion to your Switch library. Expect a breadth of SEGA AGES additions, including:

    • Arcade Mode, a faithful adaptation of the original arcade release featuring three other unlockable ships lifted from later Thunder Force titles (FIRE LEO-04 RYNEX, FIRE LEO-04 RYNEX with the Thunder Claw weapon, and FIRE LEO-3 STYX MP Mass Production Model).
    • A Kids Mode to help you on your mission by providing increased attack power, additional credits (9 instead of 6), and the ability to retain your weapons even after your ship has been destroyed, among other adjustments.
    • Two different sets of Leaderboards – “Expert” for those that play the game with its default settings enabled, and “Freestyle” for when the settings have been changed.
    • And the option to save and view Replays, including those from the leaderboards!

    Other improvements include stereo sound for most of the music and sound effects, HD Rumble, a CRT-like “Vintage” display, a “Cabinet” mode letting you relive that arcade ambience, and save states, so any pilot error becomes a distant memory.

    SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for €6.99. For more information, please visit the official website at

    About Thunder Force AC
    A remake of Thunder Force III, Thunder Force AC marks the first time the popular shooter series found a home in the arcade scene. The long battle between the Galaxy Federation and the ORN Empire has reached the breaking point. As a last-ditch effort in their losing war, the Federation has created the FIRE LEO-03 STYX, a highly mobile fighter wielding the same amount of firepower as a large battleship. As pilot of the STYX, it’s up to you to secure victory for the Federation and return peace to the galaxy!


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