Ikaruga Creator Is Working On A New Shooter For PlayStation 4

By Sato . August 14, 2014 . 1:50am


Ikaruga creator Hiroshi Iuchi has been working at M2 for about a year now, following his time with G.Rev, Treasure, and years of freelance work. On his official blog, he announced that he’s currently working on a new shooter for PlayStation 4.


Iuchi mentions in his blog that as part of M2, he’s been helping out on various projects for the company, but that he got the go-ahead from M2 to talk a little bit about his new game, called Ubusana.


While he couldn’t share much as far as the game’s features and contents go, Iuchi revealed that it will be some sort of shooting game that will be a downloadable title for PlayStation 4; however, he doesn’t rule out the possibility of it being a multi-platform game.


According to Iuchi, it will be a while until the game is released, and the game’s systems are currently being polished, while working is ongoing on adjustments using the original prototype, that was known as the “50YW” plan.


Iuchi also mentioned that he normally wouldn’t make an announcement without much to show for it, but it was M2 president Naoki Horii who told him, “I’m sure that those who buy shooting games will patiently wait even if we make an earlier announcement.”


More details on Ubusana will be revealed in the near future.

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  • John Diamond

    s’long as it’s as good as ikaruga i’m fine

  • Mark Lengod

    Ikaruga’s replay value is ginormous. Expecting something similar.

  • If it has the same ‘switch-polarities-to-absorb’-concept then you bet I’ll be buying this game. Here’s an example:


    • Jadfish

      those two aren’t exactly great at that game. Is it 1 guy playing with both hands for the first time or something?

      • Read the YT description ;)

      • 60hz

        dot -eaters

    • 60hz

      doubt if it’ll have the same mechanics, these guys are extremely progressive, and they are constantly experimenting with new ideas… but hey i could be totally wrong..

  • Jadfish

    A competent bullet hell? On MY Playstation 4?

    Where do I insert the money in this thing?

  • samwise bateman

    Im extremely fond of Kokuga. Im into this.

  • indra jaya

    woah… I love ikaruga. and if you guys are fans of shmups games I recommend ASTEBREED too. anyway I cant wait for ubusana.

    • Spidermang

      I’d like some Ass to Breed if you know what I mean.

      • indra jaya

        !!!!…. what!!!…. damn you man! now I cant unsee it…. this will come out of my head every time I saw the ASTEBREED title screen… :(

  • Oh my, very good news

  • z_merquise

    Nice. I like Ikaruga so I look forward to see another shooter from the same creator.

    So he’s not in Treasure anymore. I remember that Treasure would like to develop a 2D action game. I hope to see something from them too soon.

    • Armane

      He hasn’t been at Treasure since 2006, although he did help in a freelance capacity for a while, so I guess you could say he didn’t really leave until RSG3 got cancelled.

      I think the most interesting part of this story is that M2 are making an original title.

  • Godmars

    Why has Ikaruga itself yet to show up on a Sony console?

  • Matty

    I wonder if Ikaruga sold well enough on Steam for him to consider a PC port of this new one.

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  • fool

    How bout putting Kokuga on the Canadian eShop???

  • David Curry

    Pretty sure Iuchi’s website is calling the new game “Ubusuna”

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