Ikaruga Is Coming To The PC – Now On Steam’s Greenlight

Ikaruga

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Okay, did we get this out of the way? Good. Despite being originally released in 2001, Ikaruga is still considered one of the best shoot em ups. And we are happy to report that this title will most probably coming to the PC as it’s available for vote on Steam’s Greenlight.

In case you’re not aware of, Ikaruga is a vertical shoot ’em up that features an unique polarity-switching gameplay. The PC version will be based on the X360 one that was released in 2008.

Here are the key features of Ikaruga:

  • The player ship, all enemies and bullets are black or white. Player’s polarity can be switched at will.
  • Your ship can absorb enemy bullets of the same polarity. Filled energy goes to fire powerful homing lasers! (Release Power)
  • Defeat 3 enemies in a row of the same polarity and get the chain bonus! Building up high scores feels like a puzzle game?
  • Spectacular 3D graphics. Fast and smooth game play.
  • 5 levels. Tactical level design and boss battles.
  • 3 difficulty levels: EASY, NORMAL, HARD. Change your tactics depending on the difficulty.
  • Vertical screen mode supported.
  • Xbox 360 controller supported.
  • Local 2Player Co-op. Double Play Mode allows you play two ships with one controller.

Naturally, listing the game’s features is not enough to give you an idea of what you can expect, therefore we’ve included and a gameplay video below.

Enjoy and vote for it if you’re fans of shoot em ups!

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