Everyone knows the nameIkaruga. Whether you've heard it uttered from your annoying shmup obsessed fan (probably me), or you've played it yourself on the Dreamcast, GameCube, or XBLA, Ikaruga has made itself a household name.
Even though your Ikaruga discs and data may be silently resting in a cold slumber state, you may feel the need to heat them up again after hearing this news. The creator of Ikaruga, Hiroshi Iuchi, is set to release his newest game, Kokuga, in Japan on the 27th of this month: and it has four player coop.
Sadly, there are no western release plans so far. Sit tight as we attempt to reach out to the publisher and see if we can finnagle any info out of them, if purely for selfish reasons (I want it!).
As far as we knew, Kokuga would be coming westward to the 3DS "sometime this summer," but apparently that day is actually tomorrow! Yep, the North and South American release date is set for June 27th, 2013, with a June/July e...more
A successor to two of the greatest shoot-'em-ups ever made is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Western territories later this summer. Kokuga, the latest project from Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun director Hiroshi Iuchi, is...more
One of my favorite shoot 'em up series comes to iOS today. If you happen to have a Japanese account handy you can pick up Castle of Shikigami for 600 yen. Like most shmups on iOS it has auto-fire controls to facilitate t...more
I don't know why but the PlayStation 3 version of Söldner-X has always had a special place in my heart. Maybe it's because it's one of my most-played games on the PS3 back in an era when it didn't have as many game...more
If things work out as we expect them to, you'll soon see a trailer for Raiden V popping up on YouTube and our front page. The next in the line of shmups will come to the Xbox One next year in Japan, and most likely beyond.
There's a trailer running at Microsoft's Tokyo Game Show booth today. Stay tuned -- I'm sure we'll have it soon. more