Kokuga, the latest from SHMUP genius Hiroshi Iuchi, is finally making its way to the United States this summer. Exactly one year after we first covered the game, in one of my first articles for TechnoBuffalo no less, Nintendo has finally given the game a launch window this summer.
Hiroshi Iuchi is responsible for Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga, two of the biggest games in the SHMUP gaming world. His revolutionary approach to the typically action heavy genre requires more thinking and tactics as opposed to twitch skills and precision placement.
Kokuga focuses more on approach rather than linearly blasting through enemies. It’s a slower experience with an open map designed to allow enemies to be taken out in the best possible order.
Nintendo hasn’t set a price or exact release date yet, but keep an eye out for it in the next month or so.