Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. today releases its classic shoot ‘em-up, Gradius V for PlayStation 3, via the PSN and priced at £7.99.

Previously released for PS2, the digital reissue of Gradius V marks the series’ first appearance for PS3. The classic shoot ‘em up recalls the all-action old school of video gaming and is an unashamed blaster with all the trimmings expected of a modern-day title. Gradius V’s horizontally-scrolling stages retain the same mix of shooting and weapon collection that is the backbone of the long-running series, yet upgrades every aspect of the game – adding some of the most incredible backdrops and varied adversaries to ever grace the Gradius universe.