Publisher Taito and developer Natsume Atari have released the debut trailer and screenshots for KiKi KaiKai: Kuro Mantle no Nazo (title tentative), the newly announced latest entry in its shoot ’em up series KiKi KaiKai (Pocky & Rocky), as well as confirmed an official English title of Pocky & Rocky 2021 (tentative).
Here is an overview of the game, via the official website:
The latest entry in the original shrine maiden shoot ’em up series KiKI KaiKai (Pocky & Rocky)! A completely new title and sequel to the original console game KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Mantle (Pocky & Rocky) (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)! While maintaining the original’s 16-bit taste, everything from fun to graphics and sound have been powered-up! Sayo-chan (Pocky) and Manuke’s (Rocky) adventure begins once again!
While the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu lists KiKi KaiKai: Kuro Mantle no Nazo as coming to Switch, the official website, press release, announcement trailer make no mention of a platform. Here are the official product details:
- Japanese Title: KiKi KaiKai: Kuro Mantle no Nazo (tentative)
- English Title: Pocky & Rocky 2021 (tentative)
- Platforms: TBA
- Sales Format: TBA
- Genre: Action Shoot ‘Em Up
- Developer: Nastume Atari
- Release Date: TBA
- Price: TBA
- Players: One to Two
- Online Support Score Ranking
- CERO Rating: Pending
Pocky & Rocky 2021 will exhibit Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online, which runs from September 23 to 27. Visit the Natsume Atari exhibitor page here.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.