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Ikaruga may be getting physical editions for PS4 and Switch

Ikaruga is one of the all-time classics of the shmup genre, but there hasn't been a physical edition for any modern console. Despite now being on PC, PS4, and Switch, the only way to own a disc is to go back to the Dreamcast or GameCube, w...

 
 
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A look at the early days of regional difficulty changes

In the primordial days before your mom was on the internet, we grew up in fear of the other. In the '80s and '90s, we frequently spoke of the mist-shrouded land across the ocean that controlled most of the games we played. Whether we discus...

 
 
 
 
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Treasure announces Ikaruga is winging its way to PS4

Treasure has announced that, following its recent Nintendo Switch port, its classic arcade shmup Ikaruga is on its way to PS4.Rumblings of a PS4 port first happened earlier this year, when a rating for the 2001 game showed up on Germany's r...

 
 
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Review: Ikaruga (Switch)

Ikaruga is one of the purest gaming experiences out there. It's a brutally difficult shoot-'em-up, the kind of short-but-sweet game that takes a clever mechanic, explores it to its full extent, and doesn't pack on any unwanted fat. You coul...

 
 
 
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It sure looks like Ikaruga is coming to Switch

Whenever I see Treasure still being talked about, my eyes light up. Most of their classics are still relevant and played today, but the more platforms we can play them on, the merrier. Based on this complete tease of a tweet, we might be ge...

 
 
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Ratings board points to Ikaruga on PlayStation 4

Ikaruga is one of those games that can't be ported enough. The vertical shoot-'em-up is a bona fide gem, the kind of shmup that even people who "don't really mess with shmups" can learn to love. A recent listing with Germany's ratings board...

 
 
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Ikaruga now available on Steam

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 mille...

 
 
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Treasure has plans for more ports to Steam and a new game

Ikaruga coming to Steam by way of Steam Greenlight was an unusual sight to behold but if that's weirdly what it takes to get Treasure games on the platform, I'm all for it. In an interview with Famitsu, Treasure president Masato Maegawa sai...

 
 
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Ikaruga targets PC release via Steam Greenlight

Ikaruga descended upon Steam Greenlight today, joining the myriad of prospective releases awaiting approval in Valve's Soviet bread line. The legendary shoot-'em-up initially launched in Japanese arcades back in 2001, but has since mad...

 
 
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Celebrate 20 years of Gunstar Heroes with OC ReMix

Treasure knows how to make some f*ckin' games. That's an undisputed fact. And one of the best Treasure games is of course Gunstar Heroes on SEGA Genesis. Did you know it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Monday? How time flies...

 
 
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Ikaruga creator's Kokuga is out this week on 3DS

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 estimate for Eur...

 
 
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Ikaruga director's Nintendo 3DS shmup is jetting West

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 preparing to m...

 
 
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Ikaruga, Sin & Punishment dev working on a 3DS exclusive

Shoot 'em ups are basically the sharks of the videogame industry. Relics from a bygone era, they've remained steadfast since the dawn of time. And really, would you have it any other way? Exemplars of the mantra "if it ain't broke don't fix...

 
 
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Live show: Stretch Panic on Mash Tactics

It's going to be a 'WTF Wednesday' of ridiculous proportions today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is flinging himself face-first into Treasure's oddball PlayStation 2 title Stretch Panic. I could go into a full description of the game, but all ...

 
 
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Live show: Guardian Heroes on Mash Tactics

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a classic clip to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired live shows in our archives.] Today, Mash ...

 
 
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Review: Radiant Silvergun (XBLA)

Some four years after Treasure's Masato Maegawa hinted at a re-release of one of the finest shoot-'em-ups ever to grace the world, Radiant Silvergun is finally available on Xbox Live Arcade for a fraction of what the Saturn game used to go ...

 
 
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Finally: Radiant Silvergun on XBLA September 14

Finally. Radiant Silvergun for the Sega Saturn was my jam, and now Treasure's beautiful shmup will be my new jam on the Xbox 360. Yes, the XBLA version of this fine game is coming our way on September 14. Treasure's webpage s...

 
 




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