Psychic Force 2012
|Psychic Force 2012|
What is Psychic Force?
Psychic Force 2012 (サイキックフォース2012) is the second game in Taito's unique shmup/fighting game series; Psychic Force. Released in arcades in 1998 (though only scarcely outside of Japan) and on the Dreamcast in 1999 in greater capacity; as a result the game did not enjoy an arcade boom due to being more easily available on the home console market outside of Japan which resulted in it being overlooked internationally in its day. Among the series, 2012 is considered the best of the bunch. It got a Nesica Live release in 2012 (get it?) and enjoys a loyal community presence in Japan to this day.
Taking place two years after the events of Psychic Force, the sequel finds the world caught in the crossfire between two factions who vie for control over the Earth. Upon returning after his fateful past battle against his old friend Burn Griffiths, Keith Evans resurrects NOA as Neo NOA and once again resumes his conquest of establishing a utopia for united Psychiccers. Richard Wong, who had broken away from NOA, establishes his own group of Psychiccers known as The Army and seeks to eliminate Neo NOA in an attempt to conquer the world. As the two groups fight for control over the fate of the Earth, independent Psychiccers who find themselves being drawn into the conflict seek to hunt down members of Neo NOA and The Army in an attempt to find the truth and help locate their missing family and friends.