Ikaruga to GameCube

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  1. RANDY FISHER

    RANDY FISHER Second Unit

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    Not sure if this has been posted yet.

    From IGN:

    Ikaruga to GameCube
    Infogrames to release a port of the DC shooter.

    August 15, 2002 - A spokesperson for Infogrames Japan told IGNcube today that the company has picked up the rights to publish Ikaruga for Nintendo's next-generation console. The company plans to release the GCN update worldwide in early January 2003 under its Atari Games brand.
    Ikaruga, developed by Treasure, is a traditional shooter that was originally released on Sega's Naomi arcade board, and has since come to Sega's Dreamcast console. The title, with old school top-down play mechanics and relentless twitch action, not to mention some captivating visuals to boot, scored rave reviews in the arcades.

    Infogrames noted that while the Dreamcast version will stay totally true to the arcade original, the GCN update would sport several improvements, including a new training mode among other things.

    We contacted Infogrames' US department for further confirmation, but the branch told us it had no knowledge of the title.

    For more information, readers are advised to check out IGN Dreamcast's big update on the DC version of the game right here.
     
  2. Iain Lambert

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    Its worth bearing in mind that ports of Treasure games by other companies don't have a star-studded past. Still, seeing this with an Atari logo on will be nice, and will allow me to get it at a sensible price after chickening out of paying upwards of £50 to import the proper version.
     
  3. Calvin Watts III

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    Well, at least I know that there will be an alternative to importing the DC version...
     

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