Released all the way back in 2001, Ikaruga from programmer Treasure and publisher SEGA in recent years since has been considered as one of the all-time greats for its shoot ’em up genre, and it seems that the studio is currently working its way for bringing the classic on-the-go.
Developer Treasure shared an image on its official Twitter account of what appears like Ikaruga working around the Nintendo Switch, using the game exhibited in either the traditional horizontal format to your system and in a vertical orientation that’s accurate to the design and format of the first game as it first released in arcades and on subsequent platforms later.
Alongside a photo of the game running around the system, Treasure stated that although the game (so far) appears to run well in the machine’s default setup, the studio said that the perpendicular orientation seems to still require work to implement correctly.
While this isn’t a significant confirmation yet of the game releasing on the system anytime soon, it’s still reassuring to view Treasure working on adapting Ikaruga for the Switch, and we’ll get verification of its launch for the machine sometime in the near future.
Ikaruga first published in arcades in December 2001, also has been released subsequently on Dreamcast, GameCube, and Xbox 360 in the years since, using its latest release being on PC at 2014.
— 株式会社トレジャー (@TreasureCoLtd) April 10, 2018