In happy news for action top-down shooter fans in North America, the intriguing Kokuga is now confirmed for this week's update, at least it's listed as such on the game's official website.

This title is from Ikaruga creator Hiroshi Iuchi, and will include local multiplayer alongside options to determine how long you'll play each time you boot it up. With interesting design decisions such as only being allowed to have one shot on screen at once, along with support and attack cards to collect and use in-game, this could be worth a look for fans of the genre.

We'll know how it stacks up soon enough. There's no updated Western launch trailer yet, so if you haven't seen it already the Japanese equivalent is below.