The Dynamic Duo aren’t coming alone
It’s been an undeniably very long time since I first introduced y’all information of Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, the delightful-looking anime shmup at the moment within the works at veteran developer Natsume. Properly, following a prolonged wait and an unwelcome delay, the ghost-bashing buddies are nearly set to make their return.
As a fast refresher, Pocky and Rocky Reshrined — regardless of the connotations of its title — is a fully-fledged sequel to 1992 SNES launch KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Mantle, localized within the west merely as Pocky & Rocky. The shrine maiden and her tanuki buddy will return in a model new bout of top-down run ‘n’ gun motion, taking up hordes of undead creatures in an effort to guard the city from the duo’s returning nemesis: The Black Mantle.
As you may see from the brand new trailer above, Pocky and Rocky won’t be alone on this specific quest, as they’re accompanied by three further new characters. Whereas full particulars (together with localized names) are nonetheless to be revealed, new protagonists Ame no Uzume, Gozen Hotaru, Ikazuchi can be readily available to lend our devoted heroes some help, every supporting their very own distinctive weapons, abilities, and skills.
I like the samurai gal!
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined may be taking its candy time to reach, however lordy it seems like a stable dose of traditional arcade motion. I can’t wait to test it out when it arrives, later this spring, on PS4 and Nintendo Swap. Within the meantime, try this pleasant, old-school splash artwork under.