The director of Ikaruga, Hiroshi Iuchi, has a new game coming soon to the 3DS, the similarly named Kokuga. And like Ikaruga before it, Kokuga looks to provide gamers with plenty of tricky shooting situations and a new gameplay mechanic to help them fight back.
In Kokuga, that mechanic takes the form of a deck of powerup cards that players can tap at any time. Four cards are “dealt” to the player when they begin the game and new cards are added as they tap the cards in their current hand.
Kokuga is in development at G.Rev and will be released in Japan on September 27. An American release has yet to be announced.