The recently announced console re-release of Mitchell Corporation-developed arcade side-scrolling action platformer Canon Dancer, also known as Osman, will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in early 2023 worldwide, publisher ININ Games announced.
Strictly Limited Games will also sell physical limited editions of Cannon Dancer for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch. The standard Limited Edition includes a copy of the game and manual, while the Collector’s Edition includes the following:
Pre-orders will begin on September 17 at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET / September 18 at 12 a.m. CEST.
Here is an overview of the game, via ININ Games:
After being released during the 90s fighting-game hype Cannon Dancer, also known as Osman in the United States, slowly began to fade out of arcades due to the small number of units. Over the years, the title became a video game legend, with fans around the globe interested in getting their hands on it. Almost 30 years later, ININ Games has teamed up with two key members of the original development team to finally bring the game to modern home consoles: the game designer Kouichi Yotsui (also known as “Isuke” and famous for his work on Strider) and the artist Takashi Kogure (better known as “Utata Kiyoshi”).
Cannon Dancer is an action jump-and-run game set in a dystopian late 21st century, in which the world is under the control of a single federal government. One day, a new threat known as “Abdullah the Slaver”—an evil sorceress who wants to take control of the world—appears, causing widespread terror and panic. This fear incites the abandonment of all economic activity and corruption in the government, which now undermines the foundations of society itself. Judicial Affairs Director, Jack Layzon, fears the worst and summons a lone assassin.
The player controls a Cannon Dancer called Kirin; a top-class agent in a mercenary unit known as “Teki,” and a highly skilled martial arts fighter. As he travels, he has to face not only Abdullah the Slaver and the government forces but also the other members of the Teki, who want him dead for personal reasons.
Watch a set of trailers below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.