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Ikaruga

Platform(s): GameCube, PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Treasure
Release Date: April 9, 2008

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'Ikaruga' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT

Ikaruga is a quick-paced shooter with strong strategy elements featuring a slow-motion training mode and co-op play for two, combining of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and refined, ultra-challenging arcade heroics.

Independent developer Void Star Creations unveils two new downloadable content packs for their hit Xbox LIVE Arcade title Poker Smash. The new content includes two Action Mode Environments in the Environment Pack and an additional 15 Puzzles in the Puzzle Pack, giving “Poker Smash” players a total of 13 immersive environments and 70 mind bending puzzles.

“Poker Smash is currently available on Xbox Live while the Environment Pack and Puzzle Pack will debut Wed., April 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT), 100 Microsoft Points each.

Ikaruga is a fast-paced scrolling shooter with a twist – players must constantly switch their ship’s polarity to maximize their damage output and avoid incoming enemy fire of the opposite polarity, featuring a two-player co-op mode both locally and over Xbox LIVE. Newcomers can also easily bring their skill up to speed by using the game’s slow motion training mode.

Ikaruga is a perfect combination of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and challenging arcade heroics, all brought to life in a gorgeous HD environment.

Gamers itching to obtain a moment of “Ikaruga” glory will be wise to master the chaining system that detects when enemies of the same polarity are destroyed consecutively. Doing so will reward players with huge score bonuses, which will be key to topping “Ikaruga’s” leaderboards.

The ability to relive a particularly harrowing battle is also possible thanks to the game’s record and replay function, which is new to the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game.

Features :

  • Multiplayer support for two-player co-op offline or over Xbox LIVE allows you to clear the levels with a friend.
  • Record your best moves and replay them to awe your friends.
  • Five full classic and exciting levels are coupled with twelve new achievements to master.

 


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