Rockin' Android, a localization and publishing house specializing in Japanese indie games, is bringing its titles to Valve's Steam digital download service, starting with a collection of three shoot 'em ups.
The Gundemonium Collection
-- comprising Murasame-developed shmups Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne
, and Hitogata Happa
-- was previously available to American gamers on PSN
and as a PC CD-ROM.
But the collection will be available on Steam
starting September 27 for a price of $9.99. The individual titles in the collection will also be available for $3.99 each, and will include enhancements including Achievements, remixed soundtracks and online cooperative play.
The Los Angeles-based company also said it has plans to bring more titles from its collection of Japanese indie localizations
to Steam "at later dates."
"When it comes to PC-gaming, Steam is unmatched in its convenience and selection," said Adam Milecki, Rockin' Android's media relations editor. "We're excited to provide these games to an even wider audience, and we’re proud to be a part of Steam’s ever-broadening variety of games."
Localization house Carpe Fulghur brought Japanese indie RPG Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
to Steam last year
, eventually attracting over 100,000 downloads thanks to what the publisher referred to
as "steep discounts" that ate into its bottom line.