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Nicalis bringing classic vertical shooter Ikaruga to Switch later this month


Jason Clement

Nicalis and Treasure have teamed up to bring Ikaruga, one of the most beloved vertical shooters of the last 20 years, to Nintendo Switch later this month.

 

Starring a pilot named Shinra who battles against enemy forces in his ship (the titular "Ikaruga"), the main hook in the game has you switching between two energy polarities in order to absorb bullets.

 

Not only does this help the Ikaruga avoid damage, but it also increases your special meter which, when maxed out, gives you the option to unleash a special homing laser attack that's 10x more damaging than your normal attack.

 

The Switch version of Ikaruga will have both singleplayer and two-player (local) co-op modes, global leaderboards, and can be played in the standard horizontal mode or flipped vertically for arcade-style "TATE" action.

 

Ikaruga will debut on the Nintendo Switch eShop on May 29 for $14.99.

 

Source: Press Release

 

Are you excited that Ikaruga is heading to Switch this month?

Edited by Jason Clement

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