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In the Nintendo scene, Treasure is known for its work on the Sin & Punishment series. The studio also created the cult-classic shoot ’em up Ikaruga, and it now seems the developer is looking into a possible Switch version.

Treasure said on Twitter today that Switch can be played vertically, so the company has been receiving requests to port Ikaruga. Treasure bought a 108 yen stand at Daiso and tried placing the system vertically, but noted that it should’ve been 3mm broader. Horizontally it’s perfect, but vertically it’s a bit lacking.

In a nutshell, the tweet is about Treasure contemplating how playing Ikaruga vertically would work on Switch. However, it sounds like they feel like the screen is not quite broad enough when placed vertically. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

Thanks to Moonpie for the tip.


Sin & Punishment: Star Successor finally launched on the North American Wii U eShop this past Thursday. For a look at it in action, check out the video below.

Sin & Punishment is out now on the North American Wii U Virtual Console. Watch the official trailer for the game below.

Update: Another listing just popped up on Nintendo’s website. Looks like we’re getting Sin & Punishment: Star Success tomorrow as well. Pricing is set at $19.99.

And here’s the overview:

Take aim, and blast your way through a postapocalyptic world packed with nonstop arcade-shooter action in Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, the sequel to a Japanese Nintendo 64 cult classic. As Isa or Kachi, you’ll go on the run and on the defensive, shooting everything in sight as you’re bombarded with foes determined to hunt you down.

This intense, adrenaline-soaked thrill ride never lets up from start to finish. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor delivers one-of-a-kind shooter gameplay created by true masters of the genre. Lock and load.

Sin & Punishment is launching on the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, Nintendo’s website confirms. You’ll be able to purchase the classic N64 game for $11.99.

Here’s an overview from Nintendo’s listing:

The legendary studio Treasure delivers a high-energy thrill ride gamers recognize as one of the finest Nintendo 64 titles. On a future Earth starved for resources, a new species engineered for consumption has mutated into monsters. Run, gun, and slash your energy sword through level after level of nonstop destruction to end their reign of terror.

Not to be outdone by the action, however, the story line lends the game its soul and draws you even further into the mix. Uncover the intriguing mystery of teenagers Saki and Airan as they go head-to-head with rival groups claiming to protect the Earth. A variety of options and a number of different skill levels are all you’ll have to prepare yourself for the full-blown challenge of Turbo Hard mode. Take a deep breath, gather your energy, and feast your senses on this unforgettable high-speed roller coaster of Sin and Punishment.

Sin & Punishment, along with its sequel Star Successor, were rated by the ESRB yesterday. It’s unclear when the latter title will be available in North America.


Capcom has started to share information about Gaist Crusher God, a sequel to the 3DS game released in Japan last year. Here’s what we know about the story thus far:

– Recca and the other Gaist Crushers will need to stop God Gaists from wiping out the human race to “fix” the world
– Begins in year 2047
– Rare metal “Gaimetal” was found 50,000m in the depths of the land
– The Gaimetal is a metal with the purest form of energy
– It was considered to be the discovery of a whole new resource of energy
– Everyone around the world has been digging mines to search for Gaimetal
– In 2046, protagonist Recca joins the GCG (Gaist Crusher Garrison) and has participated in various events and saved the world from danger (or so it was believed)
– After things started looking normal again in the world, the ultimate Gaist “God Gaist” appeared out of nowhere
– God Gaist believes humans created this chaos
– In order to stop the God Gaist and put an end to his twisted ideals, Recca and his fellow Gaist Crushers will be standing up to a new challenge
– God Gaist is said to have the power to “unify” the world
– The new God Gaist is called Hino Kaguchi
– It is said that there’s a total of four God Gaists out there, who have the power to see through the “hearts” of humans


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