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Spaceships, survival, and shoot-em-ups galore! Ikaruga arrives on Switch today

Today, Nicalis announced the release of the critically acclaimed shooter Ikaruga on the Nintendo Switch today. The vertical shoot-em-up game will come with two-player cooperative modes as well as online leaderboards.

The gameplay in Ikaruga is centered around the ship’s polarity-switching mechanic, which lets players toggle between two energy polarities (black or white) at any time with the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as the ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage. As the amount of absorbed bullets increases, so does the player’s homing laser attack which can deal huge damage to enemy ships.

Ikaruga on Nintendo Switch features both single-player and two-player (local) cooperative modes, as well as global leaderboards that can be accessed online for tracking high scores. The game can be enjoyed in the traditional horizontal mode on Nintendo Switch, or flipped vertically for arcade-style “TATE” mode action.

Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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