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Pocky & Rocky back on a brand-new adventure!

Retail Edition pre-order start – with Limited Editions to follow 

Stuttgart, March 7th, 2022. ININ Games together with Natsume, under license by TAITO are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the beloved video game series’ brand-new title. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined for Nintendo Switch and PS4 is coming to Europe and North America and is already available for pre-order! Furthermore, collectors can look forward to a Limited and Collector’s Edition coming through the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store – more to be revealed soon.

The iconic duo are back!

The colorful Shoot ‘Em Up series returns!

In the legendary adventures of Pocky and Rocky – also known to some by the original Japanese name Kiki Kaikai – the player controls the young shrine maiden Pocky and her raccoon companion, Rocky, on their adventures. The shooting game series, with roots going back to the original Taito-released ‘80s arcade game, has delighted many generations of gamers. Now, the brand-new Pocky & Rocky Reshrined developed under license from TAITO Corporation, finally brings the iconic duo back! 

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While Natsume brings the brand-new Pocky & Rocky adventure to North America, ININ Games follows, now starting pre-orders of the boxed edition for Nintendo Switch and PS4 at retailers in Europe! 

Giant monster attacks Pocky & Rocky

About the game

The adventures of the heroine and her companion continue in this third instalment of the original shrine maiden shooting series! Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is a multi-directional scrolling shooter with outstanding retro style graphics and sound. 

The game features:

  • Classic 16-bit style graphic & sound
  • 5 playable characters
  • Story mode for one player action
  • Free mode for 2 player co-op
  • Unlockable Easy Mode
  • Various unique stages to master
  • Online Leaderboard

Visit https://www.iningames.com/games/pocky-rocky-reshrined/ for more information!

Limited & Collector’s Editions

Eager collectors will get the chance to secure a limited edition for Nintendo Switch or PS4 from the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store, as soon as pre-order starts! Stay tuned for more information. 

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About ININ Games

ININ Games focuses on the digital and physical publishing of high-quality, feel-good retro and arcade games. ININ Games brings retro games to life and creates the classics of the future.They are best known for “Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World”, “CrossCode”, “Cotton Reboot”, “Slaps and Beans” and as the publishing partner for the TAITO titles “Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back” and “The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors” in North America and Europe. Numerous other milestones of classic gaming culture are in the planning and will be announced in the coming months.

ININ Games is part of United Games Entertainment GmbH. For more information, visit www.iningames.com      

About Natsume Inc.
Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games. For more information about Natsume Inc. visit www.natsume.com

NatsumeAtari Inc.
NatsumeAtari is a veteran Japanese game development company established in 1987. NatsumeAtari is the original developer of the Pocky & Rocky series, and is responsible for the newest game too.

About TAITO Corporation
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, manufacturing coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.
More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at https://www.taito.co.jp/en.© TAITO CORPORATION 1986 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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