A couple of weeks back we reported on the possibility of 3DS 'shmup' Kokuga making its way to the West after it was found to have been rated by Germany’s USK board.

Kokuga is the latest game from Hiroshi Iuchi, the creator of the intense Dreamcast (and later, GameCube) top-down polarity shooter Ikaruga. It's been out in Japan now for a good few months and was published by 'shmup' specialist G.Rev.

Further evidence has now emerged that the game has been classified in Australia, with the applicant again being G.Rev, meaning it's looking all but certain it will at least be making an appearance in PAL regions.

Those expecting Kokuga to be the same style of gameplay as Ikaruga may be left a little disappointed as it isn't quite as bullet-heavy as the Dreamcast classic. There is a unique four-player mode though, which will no doubt be a blast!

As of right now it's not clear whether Kokuga will be an eShop title or a fully-fledged retail release but we'll be sure to keep you posted.

Is Kokuga a game you'd like to add to your library? Have a look at the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments section.

[via classification.gov.au, twitter.com]