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Ganryu 2 released tomorrow

Arcade sequel launches tomorrow, complete with PixelHeart's physical editions.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

We are pleased to announce the release of Ganryu 2 in partnership with the development studio Storybird Studio and Just for Games.

A true sequel to the arcade game Ganryu released over 20 years ago, Ganryu 2 features fast-paced action in beautiful pixel-art environments at the heart of its gameplay.

Ganryu 2 will be available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One on April 22, 2022.

Fans of physical versions will also be able to find the game in boxed form on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4, also available on April 22, 2022.

Collectors will also have the opportunity to get their hands on a limited edition on these same consoles, with a different cover, a certificate of authenticity, a numbered sticker as well as a mysterious bonus to be revealed soon.

Pre-orders are open for the physical versions, as well as on the digital stores of the different publishers.

A limited edition with a unique keyart and some goodies will be available only on PixelHeart store (1000 units for Nintendo Switch, 1000 units for PlayStation 4).

Discover the trailer:
Trailer - Ganryu 2

About the game:

Ganryu 2 is the sequel of the game Ganryu made by VISCO on NEOGEO in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi whose adventures are told in a series of books (mainly "The Stone and the Sword").
Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel from the North to the South of a fantasy Japan of the 17th century, until you reach the island of Ganryu-jima, where it all began between Musashi and Kojiro.

After his victory against Kojiro, Musashi decided to retire and devote himself to meditation, and even to try his hand at art, in the province of Hokkaido, in northern Japan. During one of his meditation sessions, a spirit contacted him: "Miyamoto Musashi, our fight is not over, we must finish once and for all! All of Japan will pay for your insult! I am waiting for you, Miyamoto Musashi!"
There is no doubt in Musashi's mind that this voice was that of Sasaki Kojirō. His body has been defeated, but his spirit remains, and his intentions remain destructive. Miyamoto Musashi realized that he would have to cross Japan from north to south and go to the island of Ganryû-jima, where he had already defeated Sasaki Kojirō, to fight him again and free his spirit forever.

Key features:
  • A hack'n'slash game inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi “The Stone And The Sword” released in 1930’s by Eiji Yoshikawa and which is one of the most famous story and real samurai in Japan!
  • Explore a fantasist 17th century Japan through 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 best your enemies.
  • Collect Hanafuda cards through levels.
  • A beautiful pixel-art game inspired by classics such as Shinobi 3 and Shadow Dancer.

Limited physical editions (exclusive to PixelHeart):

Nintendo Switch Ganryu 2 Limited Edition

PS4 Ganryu 2 Limited Edition

Other physical editions:

Nintendo Switch Standard Edition Ganryu 2

Standard Edition PS4 Ganryu 2

Find all the information about the game on our official website:

Ganryu 2 will be available digitally on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and physically on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 on April 22, 2022.
  • Release: 22 avril 2022
  • Support: Switch, PS4, Xbox ONE, STEAM
  • Genre: Action, Platformer 2D
  • Developer: Storybird Studio
  • Publisher: PixelHeart / Just For Games

ASSETS: Ganryu 2



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PixelHeart is a video game publishing and distribution company part of the Free Agent group.

To date, their platform has published and distributed more than fifty video games on all consoles.

Specializing in the distribution of independent video games, PixelHeart has been involved in "Next Gen" production on Nintendo Switch and Steam since 2019, with a fondness for productions with retro influences. It brings back to light vintage games developed and adapted for consoles such as the Dreamcast, the Neo Geo or the iconic Megadrive. The offer will soon be extended to PS4, Xbox One and future generations of consoles.

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