Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Infogrames Interactive,
Inc., today announced they will be releasing the much-anticipated hit
Japanese game Ikaruga for the Nintendo GameCube next generation
console system. With an MSRP of $39.99, Ikaruga is expected to land in
America in April 2003.
"The buzz around IkarugaTM precedes it and we are
thrilled to be importing this Japanese arcade hit to America for
Nintendo GameCube," said Nancy MacIntyre, Vice President of
Marketing for Infogrames' Beverly studio. "Stunning graphics and
intense gameplay make for a powerful sensory experience and fans of
Ikaruga will agree that this is the best space battle ever."
Ikaruga was originally developed for Sega DreamCast by Treasure - a
highly respected developer of console action games - and has become
one of the most beloved of all shooter titles. Those already familiar
with Ikaruga will appreciate vital game upgrades such as enhanced
graphics, a new demo mode that clues players in to the
"perfect" round and private passwords that lets high scorers
post their accomplishments on the official Ikaruga Web site and
establish bragging rights within the worldwide Ikaruga community!
Ikaruga is a comprehensive, scrolling space shooter (with options for
either a vertical or horizontal display) set in 2D, against a rich 3D
backdrop. The game is an ideal combination of rich Japanese
storytelling and high-powered, fighter pilot heroics. Players take the
role of our hero, Shinra, the lone survivor of a freedom federation
that was massacred by the evil, power-hungry conqueror Tenro Horai.
Now Shinra, in his newly-built ship, the Ikaruga, must fight for an
aging, exiled people who are depending upon him for their survival.
Join the sole warrior as he battles the evil Horai in the hopes of