I can't wait to jump into the cutesy world of Pocky & Rocky Reshrined


Shrining Happy People

Publisher Natsume has released a new trailer for its 16-bit inspired sequel Pocky & Rocky Reshrined. The new teaser gives fans their first reasonably lengthy look at the cute-em-up's frantic top-down shooter gameplay in action.

Developed by The Tengo Project - the same outfit behind recent retro revisits Wild Guns: Reloaded and Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors - Reshrined is no mere remaster, but a fully fledged sequel to the 1992 SNES release KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Mantle - which is better known in the west as Pocky & Rocky. The new game will see the determined shrine maiden and her faithful tanuki buddy battle waves of enemies in a spanking new adventure - one that has been a long time coming, for sure!

Utilizing a brand new engine but retaining the charming 16-bit aesthetic of the original title, the cutesy sequel looks like a lightweight bit of fun for players looking to while away the weekend with a bit of old-school fun. I'm definitely going to be checking out the action when Pocky & Rocky Reshrined launches, this fall, on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

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