Ikaruga Packaged Version Announced
Pikii will be releasing a packaged version of the classic shoot ’em up Ikaruga for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan this September.
The packaged version of Ikaruga releases as a limited edition for both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 24 for ¥4.950 and includes game, reversible sleeve, manual, box, and Metal Earth (images here, here, here, and here). The Treasure-developed game is an old-school style vertically-scrolling shooter, but with 3D-esque graphics. It originally released in the arcades in late 2001 and was ported to both Dreamcast and GameCube, and more recently Xbox 360, Windows, Switch, and PS4. Check out the game description and trailer below…
A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially-designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can switch between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as Shinra’s ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage – this polarity-switching mechanic is the game’s core feature and the foundation for its stage and enemy design. It’s now up to Shinra makes his final stand, as the Ikaruga might be the rebel federation’s last chance to defeat the oppressive Horai regime!