Ikaruga remake heading back to consoles

Publisher Nicalis just announced today that they’re bringing back the polarity-switching arcade shooter Ikaruga to Switch on May 29th.

All five of Ikaruga’s stages are present in the Switch version, as well as local co-op mode. You’ll also two distinct modes of play in the form of classic Arcade and Prototype – the latter limiting your bullets depending on colours absorbed and three challenging difficulty levels to test your skills.

Ikaruga’s also holding a card up its sleeve which ive been waiting for implementation since launch. The vertical-scrolling action can be played with the Switch’s portable screen in its usual horizontal position, or, for added authenticity, vertically with detached Joy-Cons.

Ikaruga will release on the Switch eShop on May 29th and will cost £14.99