Ikaruga Now Available in Japanese Google Play Store

Good news for those who like to get destroyed on the go: Ikaruga is now available on Android. Unfortunately, it’s only listed on the Japanese Google Play Store, but it hopefully signals the possibility of an American port. Before you try to download the game anyway, be warned that it’s not compatible with phones outside its own country. There may be some sort of bypass à la foreign PSN/XBL accounts, but we’re clueless on the method and aren’t recommending anything that puts at phone at risk solely for Ikaruga — as good as it may be.

This marks the fifth incarnation of Ikaruga, debuting in Japanese arcades in 2001 before heading to Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox 360 and now Android. Hopefully one day Treasure will stop cashing in ports and make a proper sequel to Ikaruga. Or Radiant Silvergun. Or Silhouette Mirage…