Hardly a day goes by at Nintendo Life Towers when we don't daydream about Ikagura one day appearing on Nintendo Switch. Smooth 60fps in both docked and portable mode? Check. Optional TATE mode for both modes? Double check. We do like to daydream around here, but looks like we might not be the only ones debating such issues, because Treasure tweeted the following:
The tweet refers to the challenge of "The side (horizontal position) is perfect, but the vertical position is a little short." Seems like a challenge worthy of the maestros at Treasure, so we hope this tweet is indication that something real is indeed being considered in the near future.
Would you fellow NL readers of impeccable shmup taste be interested in having Ikaruga any time, anywhere? Phase shift your comments below please...
[source twitter.com, via nintendoeverything.com]
Oh please let this be so, and with a physical release to boot.
I thought Treasure was dead at this point, good to see some activity again.
Ikaruga would definetly be a great game for the Switch ^_^
Edit: would kill for a collection of their old games (with widescreen support for the older ones ofcourse or true graphical updates would be even better!) with stuff like Sin & Punishment, Axelay and Mischief Makers on it.
Radiant silvergun please
A treasure shmup collection on cart would be a...maz.....ing!
Totally forgot about that one! Never owned one of the consoles that it was released on, sadly. Always wanted to try this masterpiece that everyone talks about.
A Gamecube (2003) classic?
Isn't that rather the 3rd release after Arcade (2001) and Dreamcast (2002)?
Ikaruga holds a special place in my heart, despite the fact I don't actually like it that much--I prefer a more twitch-style of gameplay, whereas I felt like Ikaruga required more rote memorization of patterns. It was the announcement of the port to the GameCube that got me interested in shmups in high school, including purchasing a Sega Saturn and a huge number of old school shmups.
I think we will see this! Treasure just followed my Twitter! It's a sign.
Nintendo should get Treasure to work on a Star Fox (or Sin & Punishment 2), if they have any great developers left yet.
Loved Ikaruga, would probably pick it up again.
EDIT: Meant Sin & Punishment 3
I always wanted to try Ikaruga. The GameCube version is quite expensive nowadays.
One funny thing about Treasure, they have a really old fashioned website.
@NinjaSyao I was lucky enough to own it on the Saturn it's right up there with treasures body of work (minus stretch panic) agree with a comment earlier of a treasure collection, just a shame you couldn't get their licensed games on it like yu hu hakusho, bleach and hajime no ippo 😀
I’d prefer some of Treasure’s other games (Mischief Makers), but I’d be happy to see this as I’ve never had a chance to play it.
@citizenerased S&P2 is for the Wii.
@Mr_Horizon And Xbox 360 Arcade as well, possibly PS3 too.
My favourite and most played shoot em up by far.Still got the gamecube version which I'll never give up just because of the many hours, weeks, years I've spent on this game. Still got a gamecube hoooked up to the TV for the likes of this (along with Mario Kart Double Dash, GBA player, and a good deal of other games including some awesome 3rd party releases).No issues what so ever double dipping for this.
Loved this on GameCube
I have an emotional attachment to Ikaruga, despite the fact that I don't really enjoy playing it and sold my copy years ago. I love the aesthetic and the polarity concept. I'm just not good enough for it to be very much fun.
This weekend the Cube will have this on........ oh yes.
Loved it on Dreamcast, GameCube and will definitely love it on my Switch!
Would love to see treasure classics coming out on the switch. Please come back Treasure
Hellz yeah! Ikaruga is awesome, bring it on by all means.
Treasure lives? TREASURE LIVES!
A much, much overvalued 'bullet hell' title. A great game, don't get me wrong, but games in this vein are available on the Switch already, some of them even better than said game.
RADIANT SILVERGUN FOR THE LOVE OF GOD (god who's even kinda the last boss of the game...)
I think it still surpasses many modern SHMUPs. And even a quality shooter like Danmaku can only claim to be as good as. Ikaruga is a sublime shooter that well justifies its reputation. It kinda hypnotizes you with its sheer awesomeness when you play it.
This game kicked my ass time and time again. Loved it though!
I would personally love to see Treasure bring some of their other titles to the Switch. I really want to play Radiant Silvergun and especially Guardian Heroes as I've never had the chance to play either and I don't want to have to buy a 360 to do so legallly
Fangirl screams are happening right now.
Ikaruga is my favourite game ever
Nintendo should let Treasure remake Solar Striker.
Why yes good sir, we WOULD be interested in this being ported to the Switch...and we hope it’s a good show!
A game I've heard great things about but never have had the opportunity to play. Would be a definite grab for me if it ever came to the switch.
That would be awesome!! Great game!
@QwertyQwerty You "had to" pirate it? The game has been re-released on multiple platforms for a low price. Even if you can't get your hands on the Dreamcast or Gamecube physical copies, it's readily available for Xbox 360/Xbox One and Steam/PC - no rarity/stock issues, fair price. You didn't "have to" pirate, you chose to - just be honest about it. Personally, I don't even think piracy is necessarily a bad thing (I pirated a ton of games in my youth when I wouldn't have been able to pay for them anyway, became a highly devoted fan, and now that I make good money I pay it back big time).
Particularly with Treasure in a rather poor financial situation these days, hopefully if you appreciate Ikaruga or their work in general, you'll pay for a port that makes them some money. For this case in particular, it is very possible that kind of support is the difference between the company surviving or not.
Would love to play it on Switch 😊
Should be pretty obvious that I'd love this, lol. I already own Ikaruga twice (GC and Steam) but I'd still buy it again on Switch.
I have so many copies of Ikaruga, it's silly. Though having a portable version would be amazing. But still, I have too many ports of the damn game! lol!
I'm just glad Treasure still exists.
Sin & Punishment ports, please... Or a new one. Either way.
@Oat I thought nobody was going to mention Guardian Heroes...a remaster of that would be killer...
And Radiant Silvergun. With a update based on Saturn mode.
I already have it on Dreamcast and Gamecube, but i'd definitely buy it again on the Switch because it's so nice to play in Tate orientation with the Switch's screen turned on the side in tabletop mode.
Also, seeing how Zerodiv seems to be doing well with their series of Psikyo shmup releases on the Switch (note how the pace of releases picked up recently), a Switch release of Ikaruga could do wonders for Treasure from a financial perspective.
I wonder if this game will also come out for the Atari VCS (Atari Box).
Personally, I never cared for Treasure shoot-em-ups and I could never understand how they have always been such cult classics, and I am usually a big fan of the shoot-em-up genre.
I just never liked the way they play. Something about them, I just always find them to be off-putting and overly hard. The kind of games where it might stand out to the high-score "gaming is serious business" kinda person, but for someone who is far more casual about it like me, it can be very hard to enjoy.
I still got Ikargua for my Gamecube. I know they released it on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so it makes sense to do a Switch release as well. I just won't be buying it, having the game on Gamecube has always been enough for me, and I never cared for Radiant Silvergun either.
Yes! And Gunstar Heroes, Guardian Heroes, Radiant Silvergun etc. How about some new games from Treasure too?
I downloaded this on my 360.
I still have a brand new factory sealed GameCube version too.
@Yorumi To each their own I guess, but that was essentially what I was talking about. These games seem to appeal to people who look for or need the same type of things that you do in order to enjoy a game. This argument reminds me a lot about the various takes people have on online gaming. For example, some people can't enjoy it unless they are playing it competitively and wanting to beat other people. Other people are a lot more relaxed about it and just like to have fun without being concerned about the competitive aspects of online gaming.
I have pretty much always had a relaxed take to gaming, I am like that when I play games online and I have even always been like that when it came to arcade gaming. I grew up in the 90's back when the big arcades were still around, and I never really considered being competitive or aiming for a high score to be a draw to it in any way. To me the simple pickup and play aspect is what made it so interesting, arcade games just always had this distinctive feel to them that console games couldn't match, and if you wanted to beat one that was ridiculously challenging, all you needed to do was keep feeding it quarters, because they were never that long.
I just never understood this whole "gotta git gud, gotta win, pwn noobs, gotta git the high score" kind of mentality to be honest. Video Games should be enjoyable on their own merits, and a personal desire for prowess shouldn't dictate my ability to enjoy it, but then again that is just my take.
Yes, please! I’m all for the addition of more shmups on the Switch. Plus, a classic such as Ikaruga, and maybe more, will absolutely be amazing to have on the console. Yay!
To think I just replayed through the Gamecube version not even a month ago and streamed it on Twitch. I'm not in a hurry to replay it after that, but I would definitely pick that on the Switch eventually. Let them just take their time with it first though.
gimme gimme gimme
It would be nice to see ports, but some of us are wondering when Treasure will release a new game. Perhaps Nintendo could be persuaded to fund it.
Love Treasure. Sin & Punishment HD, Radiant Silvergun, and Ikaruga, please.
Dear god I'd die
I remember turning my t v on its side for this. Day one purchase for me.
@Yorumi Yeah I mean everyone is different, we all have our own things that we look for out of entertainment.
Aside from Wind Waker, this is my most wanted Gamecube port. I sold my copies of both of them back when I was trading away GC games, and I regret them more than other games I traded.
As I remember, I didn't do particularly well at either game, but they were so much fun!
Would also buy any other Treasure game just based on Ikaruga and their great reputation.
Would rather get a Sin & Punishment collection.
@samuelvictor For me it's Ikaruga, Gradius V( Tied with Ikaruga as far as I'm concerned), then Radiant Silver gun.
"Yes" to anything Treasure can re-release, but I must also request one of my N64/Dreamcast favorites-- Bangai-o!
Come on Sin & Punishment. Need that. A new one or even a port of the 2nd, as a handheld game would be killer
@Late XBOX 360 HD or on steam, it's five quid and the definitive version.
I wanna see the whole back catalogue ported over, a 'Treasure trove' physical release would be amazing and i'd happily pay for it.
@Gorfvic20 Yep it's one of my favourite N64 games, and the cover art is beautiful..
@YANDMAN I know it's on Steam but I don't really like playing on my PC. I'm much more of a console guy. I recently got an XBOX 360 but I'll just wait for the Switch version if it's coming.
The hype about this game has never died since its release. I never managed to find a reasonably priced copy. I'd like to give it a spin on Switch.
Bring PUBG to Switch Please
@Late 360 has Radiant Silvergun too, you need them both.
@Blister xbox 360 or steam in HD five quid.
@YANDMAN Thanks! I did actually download the Steam demo a couple of years back when I realised it was on PC (cheaply in HD), but I don't really game on PC (I've never invested in a decent controller - silly, I know). I was talking about not finding the GC copy at a decent price. 😁
Bangai-O Spirits is my favorite game of all time. And I love EVERYTHING I've played from Treasure. If these guys are even just porting a bunch of their library to Switch, I will completely lose my ****. Hands down my absolute favorite game developers.
@Blister It's about 25 quid on average, nothing heavy.
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