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Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

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Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Will Bring the Magic to PlayStation and Switch on June 24
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Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Will Bring the Magic to PlayStation and Switch on June 24

Prepare to help save a Japanese temple for nefarious demons, alone or with a friend!

It seems like the wait for Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, the latest game in Natsume's Pocky & Rocky series, has been a long one. First announced for a Spring release, the game did come out within that time period - in Japan. Everybody else will soon have a chance to play too, though. ININ Games will publish Pocky & Rocky Reshrined for PlayStation and Switch on June 24. The game looks like a challenging and gorgeous sequel, so this is good news indeed. Let the celebratory wand waving begin!

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is a top-down shooter with a Japanese mythological theme. The game features:

  • Classic 16-bit style graphic & sound for a nostalgic retro feeling
  • Five adventurous characters to choose from! Besides the beloved duo Pocky and Rocky, you can also play as: Ame no Uzume, Ikazuchi and Hotaru Gozen
  • Master the stages in the single-player Story Mode or battle your enemies together with a friend in 2-player co-op Free Mode
  • Collect coins to unlock the Easy Mode to reduce the difficulty and play more smoothly to the end
  • Challenge yourself and master various unique stages with lots of different enemies
  • Compare your scores with others and climb to the top of the Online Leaderboard

It's a very pretty game that honors the classic art style while adding lots of extra detail and graphical effects. We hear it's a challenging one, too, so unlocking Easy Mode will certainly be a good idea. Note that co-op mode must also be unlocked by beating the single-player Story Mode or collecting a lot of coins in said mode. Let's hope that the cooperative Free Mode is worth the effort!

Pocky and Rocky Reshrined Collector's Edition

While the digital PlayStation and Switch editions of Pocky & Rocky Reshrined will be launching on Friday, June 24, physical editions can still be preordered from Strictly Limited Games. The preorder prices are: $34.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.99 for the Collector's Edition, and $109.99 for the Collector's Edition and Plushie Bundle. See our previous story about the physical editions for more details. We'll be reviewing this one soon!



 
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