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Platform(s): GameCube, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Treasure
Release Date: Feb. 18, 2014

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'Ikaruga' (ALL) Steam Edition Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2014 @ 8:34 p.m. PST

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.

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.

Ikaruga Steam Edition is under final debugging. Won't be long before you can play it.


  • 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.
  • Ikaruga Steam Edition specs
    • Various Screen Mode Support (Screen shot added)
      • Up to Full HD (1920x1080 or 1920X1200)
      • Adjust size of Menu and HUD as you like
      • Window mode
      • Vertical Mode
      • By rotating only the game screen, you can also play the game horizontally (like side scroll shooter)
    • Full Controller Support
    • Keyboard and Mouse Supprt
    • Double Play Mode
      • You can play 2-Players game with one controller
    • Replay Mode
      • Replay data save available same as Xbox Live Arcade edition
      • You can download replay from Leaderboard
    • Steam Feature
      • Steam Achievements
      • Steam Leaderboards (Global / Friends)
      • Steam Cloud

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