Released all of the way back in 2001, Ikaruga from developer Treasure and publisher SEGA in years since was regarded as one of the all-time greats for its shoot ’em up genre, and it seems that the studio is working its way to bringing the classic on-the-go.
Developer Treasure shared a picture on its official Twitter accounts of what seems to be Ikaruga running around the Nintendo Switch, together with the game exhibited in both the classic horizontal format to your machine and in a vertical orientation that’s true to the format and design of the first game when it first launched in arcades and on succeeding platforms later.
Alongside a photo of the game running in the machine, Treasure stated that while the game (so far) appears to run well in the system’s default setup, the studio said that the vertical orientation seems to still require work to implement correctly.
While this isn’t a significant confirmation yet of the game releasing on the machine any time soon it’s nonetheless reassuring to see Treasure working on adapting Ikaruga for your Switch, and hopefully we’ll get verification of its launch for the machine sometime in the not too distant future.
Ikaruga initially released in arcades in December 2001, and has been released afterwards on Dreamcast, GameCube, and Xbox 360 from the years because, using its most recent release being on PC in 2014.
— 株式会社トレジャー (@TreasureCoLtd) April 10, 2018