PS4 Will Get a New Shooter From Creator of Critically Acclaimed Shoot 'em Up Ikaruga

Hiroshi Iuchi hasn't ruled out bringing the game to other platforms.

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Japanese game developer Hiroshi Iuchi, who created critically acclaimed shoot 'em ups like Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun, announced that he's currently working on a new shooting game at developer M2 for the PlayStation 4.

Iuchi, who revealed the news on his official blog (via Siliconera), didn't say much about the game other than its name, Ubusuna, and that it's being developed for the PS4 as a downloadable title. However, Iuchi didn't rule out the possibility that Ubusuna will release on other platforms as well. Iuchi said that he usually doesn't like to talk about a game this far in advance, but that M2 told him that fans of the genre would wait patiently even if they make an early announcement.

If you've never played one of Iuchi's games before, publisher Treasure recently released Ikaruga on PC via Steam for $10. You can find GameSpot's full review of the game here.

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Grenadehh

No. No. No. No. No. No.


It took 13 years to port Ikaruga to PC and i'm not sure when it came to XBL.


This is unacceptable. Multiplat/PC or GTFO.

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uncle5555

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!!!!!! Awesome news, (I don't even have a PS4...yet.) And Ikaruga was ported to many systems after the DC, there is no excuse to never have played it prior than the freakin' steam release. No Excuse.


In the meantime, I'll be giddy with excitement and practicing how to say Ubusuna in the meantime.

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ChiefFreeman

I will wait._._ patiently. : )

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daikkenaurora12

Cool but be need some JRPGs.

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ocula-nervosa

Awesome; never got to play the original on Gamecube but loved the game on the 360. This is off-topic but I'd love to see an R-Type revival here...

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uncle5555

<< LINK REMOVED >> Not going to happen, Irem's basically dead (JPN only games, and the creator released R-Type Final <--- (hint, hint) on PS2 ages ago. So I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.

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xOmniCloudx

You had me when you said Treasure and I wasn't leaving when shoot em up was mentioned alongside their name. I would love for Treasure and Platinum to team up. That game would more or less be guaranteed an instant classic.

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uncle5555

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hiroshi Iuchi doesn't work at Treasure anymore, FYI.

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GamerYnoX

Make Gunstar Heroes! Best shooter on the Genesis

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RabbiSchmuley

I just want Treasure to start making games again...any games. They always include a liberal dose of sly humor and amazing attention to detail.



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Pupchu

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The treasure of Captain Black Beard

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Megavideogamer

I can't wait for this game. I love Ikaruga and spent forever hunting a copy down for the Gamecube. Hopefully this will be released as a full retail game.

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bloodomen2

<< LINK REMOVED >> Wow good one MS a season from 2004 for free..

you know you can just DL the entire show from fansubs lol

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Pupchu

<< LINK REMOVED >> Is this a side-scrolling FPS shooter..?

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Pupchu

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I disagree. Knack allready have that title

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Grenadehh

@shinjuki0 @Pupchu Got to be joking.


SMB are amazing games but they're far from the best games of their time. You're talking about a time full of Shaq Fu, Mega Man, Battletoads, Metal Slug, Bionic Commando, Final Fantasy, Mana games, Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire, Castlevania, Metroid, Ninja Turtles, Xmen, Simpsons, Sonic, and so many other amazing games.

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FLEEBS

Although Ikaruga was insanely hard, I liked it a lot, and I'd like to see this game come to multiple platforms. Long live the schmup!!!

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DanielL5583

Colour me interested!

Can't wait to see what kind of madness he'll thrust us into.

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littlestreakier

This is the best news I've heard all day. Since it's a downloadable title I'm assuming this will be released in the US as well. I still play my Sega Saturn from time to time to this day and Radiant Silvergun is a reason why. Really looking forward to this game. Ikaruga is also great.

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >> Have you tried Terra Diver from 8ing/Raizing for the Saturn yet?

The japanese name of the game is Soukyugurentai...incredible shooter.

Fun fact,that game was published by Electronic Arts in Japan...crazy,eh?


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ChiefFreeman

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I bought Soukyugurentai a couple weeks ago on Ebay. STill waiting for it.

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littlestreakier

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I've heard of the game, haven't had a chance to play it yet. It's on my to-do list, will definitely make sure to check it out. Thanks for the info! :D

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More generic bro-shooters for the Sony bots, Lol!.

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ChiefFreeman

<< LINK REMOVED >> bro shooters are fps or stuff like Gears of War. Ignoramus.

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FLEEBS

@calamityo You have no idea what you're talking about here, dude. Or should I say bro?

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DanielL5583

<< LINK REMOVED >> Oh look, someone who can't tell the difference between a shooter and a shoot 'em up.

Get out.

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Grenadehh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Ikaruga and Jamestown type games are still classified as shooters. Definitely not bro shooters though.

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DanielL5583

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> To be frank, I refuse to refer to these kinds of games as shooters. I mean...I know they are, but generally 'shooters' connote to stuff like first-person shooters or third-person shooters, not shoot 'em ups.

It's kind of like calling a fighting game a beat 'em up - whilst you do beat up your opponents, beat 'em ups tend to be their own kind of thing.

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Are you a casual gamer? Those are Shoot em Up-Games, not shooters and especially not bro shooters.

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JynxTen

Wait! What? Treasure still exist?! The last game of theirs I played was Dynamite Headdy :D

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xeidog69

Next Gen Schmup! Why is this the most exciting thing I have read in a long time? Now lets get A next Gen Metal Slug!


The amount of effects they will be able to use now will allow for amazing bullet hell gameplay. Particle effects in particular.


Kind of scary to imagine what he will come up with not having the framerate limitations and all the new capabilities.

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Grenadehh

@xeidog69 A damn men. Better yet, let's get a new metal slug, and also port all the old ones.

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Monsterkillah

So whats the name of this game?

Ikagura? Ubusuna? Iuchi? Im confused

This is first time i see japan developer making fps so this is something new and i hope its good

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DanielL5583

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's a shoot 'em up, not an FPS.

Also, the game being developed is called Ubusuna.

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xeidog69

<< LINK REMOVED >> not an FPS man...A SCHMUP aka shoot em up or shooter. I like the Term "Bullet Hell " The best cause thats the entire point of these games. tons of bullet hell going on, learning the hit boxes and developing the twitch needed to kick serious butt... Oh man this is gonna be epic! Next Gen Schmup.

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sakaiXx

nice diversity of games on ps4.

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Prats93

I'm ready.

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lostn

Nice. Ika was so hard though.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

Cool. I loooooove shooters, give me more.

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