Ninja Hack’N Slash “Ganryu 2” Coming to Consoles in April
Publisher Just For Games recently announced that the side-scrolling hack’n slash game Ganryu 2 is coming to PS4, Xbone and Nintendo Switch on 22 April.
Developed by Storybird Studio, Ganryu 2 is a true sequel to the NeoGeo original released in 1999. The game features classic, 2D ninja action coupled with a throwback pixel-art aesthetic, so the retro gaming enthusiast should feel right at home.
Here’s the official breakdown of Ganryu 2 from Just For Games:
Ganryu 2 is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by VISCO on NEOGEO back in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan which is strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, whose adventures are unfolded in a series of books (mainly “The Stone and the Sword”).
You play as Miyamoto Musashi travelling through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything started between Musashi and Kojiro.
After his victory against Kojiro, Musashi decided to meditate and try his hand at art, in the north of Japan, in the province of Hokkaido. During one of his meditations, a spirit contacted him : “Miyamoto Musashi, our fight is not over, I am waiting for you to finish our fight once and for all! All of Japan will pay for your insult! I’m waiting for you Miyamoto Musashi!”
There is no doubt for Musashi that the voice was the Sasaki Kojirō’s one. His body was defeated, but his spirit remains, and his intentions are still destructive. Miyamoto Musashi then understood that he would have to travel across Japan from north to south and go to the island of Ganryû-jima, where he firstly defeated Sasaki Kojirō, to fight again and liberate the spirit of Kojiro forever.
• A hack’n’slash game inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi “The Stone And The Sword” released in 1930’s by Eiji Yoshikawa and which is one of the most famous story and real samurai in Japan!
• Explore a fantasist 17th century Japan through seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
• Defeat Kojiro in The Floating Fortress and save Japan!
• Dash, double-jump, wall-jump and throw kunais to defeat various enemies!
• Use your special abilities, kamis, to best your enemies.
• Collect Hanafuda cards through levels.
• A beautiful pixel-art game inspired by classics such as Shinobi 3 and Shadow Dancer.
Ganryu 2 will be available digitally on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and as retail edition on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 on April 22, 2022, and preorders are available now via each platform’s digital storefront.
However, if you’re truly old-school, physical editions of Ganryu 2 will be available on the PixelHeart store. These physical versions will come in both a retail and limited edition, with the latter including unique keyart and a few extra collectibles. The limited editions will be limited to 1000 units for Nintendo Switch and 1000 units for PS4. You can preorder the physical editions of Ganryu 2 here.
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