Mebius & Starfish-SD have teamed up with Strictly Limited Games for an exclusive release of Snow Battle Princess Sayuki, a snowy run-and-gun that is the spiritual successor to Pocky & Rocky.
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!
Rewarding an aggressive playstyle, Snow Battle Princess Sayuki can be played in single or co-op mode. In the latter, a friend takes the role of Koyuki, Sayuki’s siister, potentially enhancing the game with a blend of co-operation and competition.
Originally planned as part of the Pocky & Rocky series, Snow Battle Princess Sayuki had its appearance changed when TAITO was acquired by Square Enix in 2005. Rather than scrap the game, the graphics and narrative were revised into Snow Battle Princess Sayuki, released on the Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii in 2008.
The game features:
- 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
Giving Snow Battle Princess Sayuki a boxed special edition, Strictly Limited Games is offering two unique limited editions exclusively from its online shop: the Limited Edition and the Special Limited Edition.
Limited Edition Snow Battle Princess Sayuki
This is limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and just 1,000 for PlayStation 4. You’ll pay €29.99/$29.99 for a physical release that includes a colorful game manual.
Special Limited Edition Snow Battle Princess Sayuki
WIth just 1,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 500 for PlayStation 4, this €49.99/$49.99 option includes several additional collectibles:
- Special Limited Edition Box
- Game Card/Disc (NSW/PS4)
- Colorful Game Manual
- Enemy Sticker Sheet
- Original CD Soundtrack
- Toto Bunny Plushie
- Reversible Poster
- 6 Mini Art Cards
- Mochi Bunny Recipe
Set to appear on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4, Snow Battle Princess Sayuki will be available for pre-order from Sunday, October 2nd at 12 AM (CET) – that’s 11pm in the UK. Pre-orders can be placed for the Limited Edition and Special Limited Edition only at www.strictlylimitedgames.com/.
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