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Ikaruga now available on Steam


Go buy it!

One of the most acclaimed shmups ever is making its debut on PC today. Yes, Ikaruga, Treasure's renowned polarity-shifting shooter, is out now via Steam for $9.99.

Ikaruga initially released in Japanese arcades at the turn of the millennium, but has since gone on to see releases on Dreamcast, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox 360, and Android over the years. The latest version vaunts high-definition visuals, an exclusive horizontal mode, and the option for single controller co-operative multiplayer.

Having just taken it for a test run, I can safely say Ikaruga looks and plays just wonderfully on its new home -- even with a mouse and keyboard. Sure, it's a bit of an adjustment from a WaveBird or Naomi cabinet, but standard PC controls are surprisingly not terrible. Still, I think I'll stick with a DualShock.

Ikaruga [Steam]

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