Natsume and NatsumeAtari today announced Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, showing it in all its beauty with a first trailer. The classic scrolling shooter born in 1993 on SNES returns after almost thirty years with a new sequel. As you can see from the trailer, the new title adopts the same style as the updated original classic but with more refined graphics. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is expected on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 later this year.
Pocky & Rocky was first released on SNES in 1993. Now longtime fans can revisit the series with a new sequel after nearly thirty years. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined gives the classic scrolling shooter a more refined look while keeping the original style intact. The game was presented through a first colourful trailer that you can watch below.
Pocky and his raccoon friend, Rocky, go through various levels avoiding bullets and enemy attacks in the trailer. Many enemies are based on traditional Japanese folklore, such as Yokai or Daruma dolls, as per tradition for the series. The title can be played in either single-player mode or cooperative mode with a friend.
The adventures of Pocky & Rocky begin again in this new game in the original shrine maiden shooting series! Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is a multi-directional scrolling shooter with classic 16-bit style graphics, sound, and fun!
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined follows the adventures of a young Shinto shrine maiden named Pocky and her companion, Rocky the raccoon, as they take on the Nopino Goblins!
Natsume reports that this is an unreleased sequel and not a remastered version, although the 16-bit setting and styling remained intact. Tengo Project, the series’s original development team, is currently working on Pocky & Rocky Reshrined. The game is expected on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.