Strictly Limited Games announced Pocky & Rocky spiritual successor Snow Battle Princess Sayuki will receive a physical release for PS4 and Switch.
Pre-orders for Snow Battle Princess Sayuki limited and special limited editions begin October 1 at 6 p.m. EDT/October 2 at 12 a.m. CET via the Strictly Limited Games Store.
More details are available below via Strictly Limited Games:
The snow goddess Sayuki is in love with a mortal boy who has fallen under a grave illness. Therefore, you go on a journey to find a remedy for his condition and gain the trust of the villagers, who are wary of the goddesses. If only the forces of evil wouldn’t get in the way.
With your trusty bunny Toto at your side, use different types of snow magic, upgrade them and blast your way through the hordes of yokai and other monsters standing in your way!
Battle Princess Sayuki rewards an aggressive playstyle!
Snow Battle Princess Sayuki can also be played with a friend who takes the role of Sayuki’s sister Koyuki. Playing in 2-player couch co-op mode will turn the game into a competition. Who will have the highest score at the end?
Snow Battle Princess Sayuki originally was planned to be a part of the Pocky and Rocky/Kiki Kaikai series. The game changed its appearance due to TAITO being acquired by Square Enix in the fall of 2005.
Instead of scrapping the whole game, developer Starfish took their hard work and transformed the Pocky & Rocky exterior and narrative into Snow Battle Princess Sayuki. Combining the cuteness of Cute ’em Ups and the intense action of isometric fast-paced scrolling shooters, the game turned out to be a true fan-favorite within a small but passionate following and was released for the PS2 and Wii back in 2008.
The spiritual successor of Pocky and Rocky with the familiar gameplay and a combo meter twist!
Single and two-player modes
Fresh setting using elements from Japanese and Western myths
Hand-drawn meets pixel art for a unique style
Strictly Limited Editions:
Strictly Limited Games is happy to bring you this unique piece of history as part of our catalog: Giving Snow Battle Princess Sayuki the boxed legacy it deserves, with two unique limited editions, available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop.
The Limited Edition is limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,000 for PlayStation 4, at a price of 29.99€/29.99 USD, including a colorful game manual.
The Special Limited Edition is limited to 1,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 500 for PlayStation 4, for 49.99€/49.99 USD, including lots of additional collectibles:
Special Limited Edition Box
Game Card/Disc (NSW/PS4)
Colorful Game Manual
Enemy Sticker Sheet
Original CD Soundtrack
Toto Bunny Plushie
6 Mini Art Cards
Mochi Bunny Recipe
Lastly, check out the new trailer below: