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Thexder Neo is a complete rework of the original PC game from 1985, released by Square Enix. In early 2009, it was reported that Square Enix sent an application to the ESRB to receive a rating for a game titled "Thexder Neo". Later that year, the game's existence was confirmed by Square Enix through an announcement at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show.
Source: The Game Website.
ASTROLOG: YEAR 089
During a routine survey, the interstellar weapons platform Laevina detects Nedium, an asteroid of unknown origin, and soon finds itself in the grip of the planetoid’s ultramagnetic field. Shipwrecked atop an impregnable fortress of rock, the starship turns to its last resort—the Hyper Dual Armor prototype Thexder.
Originally released on the PC in 1985, THEXDER™ is a side-scrolling shooter featuring sleek animation, strategic transforming-mech gameplay, and brilliant homing lasers. Now the excitement of the original returns with revamped graphics, a novice mode, 6-player online races, and all-new features in THEXDER™ NEO.