Publishers PixelHeart and Just For Games, and developer Storybird Studio have announced Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro, a sequel to the 1999-released side-scrolling action platformer developed by Visco Corporation. It will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on April 22.
Here is an overview of the game, via PixelHeart:
Ganryu 2 is a 2D platformer at its best! It is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by Visco Corporation 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).
Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything happened 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 Sasaki Kojiro’s. His body was defeated, but his spirit remains, and his intentions were destructive. Miyamoto Musashi then understood that he would have to travel across Japan from north to south and go to the island of Ganryu-jima, where he firstly defeated Sasaki Kojiro, to fight again and liberate the spirit of Kojiro forever.
- A hack-and-slash inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, The Stone and the Sword, released in 1930s by Eiji Yoshikawa, and which is one of the most famous stories and real samurai in Japan!
- Explore a 17th century fantasist Japan through the four 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 take advantage of your enemies.
- Collect Hanafuda cards through levels.
- A beautiful pixel-art game inspired by classics such as Shinobi 3 and Shadow Dancer.
Watch the announcement trailer below.