Ikaruga Confirmed


Just in case anyone was worried, the popular old school shooter Ikaruga has been confirmed for a North American release on the Gamecube. The bad news is the current release date isn't schedualed until April of this year. Here is a bit of info from Gamespot:

Originally released in arcades and then on the Dreamcast in Japan, Ikaruga is a top-down shooter in which players can change the color of their ship to inflict additional damage on enemies of the opposite color or absorb enemy projectiles of the same color to charge up a missile gauge located on the side of the screen. The GameCube version features a number of new options not found in its Dreamcast counterpart, including a world ranking feature that ranks players on the official Ikaruga site using a password system.

I do love a good password system!


I love treasure shooters, and I always expect great things from them. I *finally* got to place the import DC version of this one a couple months ago...this game took all my high expectations, laughed a pitying little giggle, and unveling such an awesome display of quality shooter finesse that it left me quivering, wondering why I was soaked in my own drool.

Needless to say, I'll be picking this one up on release day. Bravo Infogrames!