It feels like we've been talking about a physical release of Ikaruga for ages now - it was just over a year ago that it was first announced by Nicalis - but a release date is now finally around the corner.

The new trailer above confirms a 24th September release date for the physical game in Japan, and Nicalis has taken to Twitter to say that it'll also arrive "soon" in the west. Thankfully, the western version also appears to be dropping this year.

If you haven't already played it, we'd certainly suggest that you either grab it from the eShop or get your hands on one of these physical copies. We awarded it a mighty 9/10 in our full review, and liked it so much that we gave it sought-after spot on our list of the best shmups on Nintendo Switch.

Have you been patiently waiting for Ikaruga's physical version? Let us know if you're planning on buying a copy with a comment.

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