By Crystal Colwell / May 29th, 2018
Nicalis have announced that Ikaruga released on the Nintendo Switch today worldwide in a digital format. This vertical shooter has both single and two player local co-op and global leaderboards for high scores.
IKARUGA TAKES TO THE SKIES TODAY ON NINTENDO SWITCH
Legendary Vertical Shooter Makes Its Triumphant Return to Nintendo Hardware
SANTA ANA, California, May 29, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. has announced the official release of Ikaruga, available digitally worldwide on Nintendo SwitchTM starting today. This legendary and critically acclaimed vertical shooter from renowned Japanese game developer Treasure offers something special for both nostalgic fans and modern players.
The gameplay in Ikaruga is centered around the ship’s polarity-switching mechanic, which lets players toggle between two energy polarities (black or white) at any time with the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as the ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage. As the amount of absorbed bullets increases, so does the player’s homing laser attack which can deal huge damage to enemy ships.
Ikaruga on Nintendo Switch features both single-player and two-player (local) cooperative modes, as well as global leaderboards that can be accessed online for tracking high scores. The game can be enjoyed in the traditional horizontal mode on Nintendo Switch, or flipped vertically for arcade-style “TATE” mode action.
Ikaruga for Nintendo Switch is rated “E10+” by the ESRB and is available now at the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 MSRP.
About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is currently celebrating its 10th year as a leading developer and publisher of highly polished, retro-inspired video games.
About Treasure Co., Ltd
Treasure Co., Ltd is an esteemed Japanese developer founded by industry veteran Masato Maegawa over 25 years ago. The privately held company is best known for its classic-style action games and innovative gameplay systems, including the arcade shooters Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun.
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