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
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