Sega of America announced yesterday that a new title is being added to the SEGA AGES collection of retro remasters available on the Nintendo Switch. The latest addition is an arcade classic from legendary designer Yu Suzuki (After Burner, Shenmue), G-LOC Air Battle.
G-LOC: Air Battle puts you behind the controls of an experimental high tech fighter jet, the A8M5, and throws you into combat against a variety of enemies. However, you’re on the clock. Take too long to complete your mission, and it’s game over.
Much like After Burner, G-LOC: Air Battle originally came in both regular stand-up and deluxe sit-down arcade cabinets. With the new remaster, players can now recreate that luxurious experience with a moving cabinet display.
New features include online rankings to see how you stack up against the rest of the world, a new “AGES mode,” which throws more enemy aircraft into the furball, and multiple difficulty options to let you tailor the experience to your particular flight style.
This is not the first time G-LOC: Air Battle has come to home consoles. A home version of the game was released on the Sega Master System, a second version later released for the handheld Sega Game Gear, and a third available for the Sega Mega Drive (the Sega Genesis in the US).
As with previous remasters in the SEGA AGES collection, G-LOC: Air Battle has been handled by developer M2, who previously treated remasters of Sega titles with Sega 3D Classics on the Nintendo 3DS.
Initially released for the Switch in Japan in late March, G-LOC: Air Battle is now available for Switch owners in the Americas and Europe. It can be purchased directly from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. You can visit the SEGA AGES website for more information on this and other games in the series.