New Gradius Breaks onto PlayStation

Gradius comes back to the small screen with an all new adventure in the Vic Viper.

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Shooter fans are about to get an injection of a few more Konami greats.

First there is the Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus scheduled for release later this month in Japan, and now there's Gradius Gaiden - a brand-new Gradius game for the PlayStation. It should be released at the end of August.

Here are a few screenshots of Gradius - and by any standard, the game looks good. The Vic Viper is back at it again, this time with a bunch of new variations. Players select from four distinctly different ships - each with different final weapons. As is the case in many Konami shooters, players select their routes - and the bosses they fight will depend on which route they choose.

No word on whether or not this game will show up on US soil, but it will be well received if it does.

Screenshots are from the current Famitsu Weekly.

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