Japanese Shoot 'Em Up HORGIHUGH Coming to Steam this Month! [press release]

MAY 16, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LionWing Publishing is excited to announce that they will be localizing and publishing the Japanese retro shoot 'em up HORGIHUGH for Steam® this month on May 30th.

HORGIHUGH is a challenging horizontal side-scrolling shooter from Japanese developer PiXEL. Developed by a team of industry veterans, HORGIHUGH mixes old with new to deliver a beautiful retro shoot 'em up experience that features vibrant pixel graphics, intense boss battles, a dynamic power-up system, unlockable upgrades, an adorable roster of anthropomorphic characters, and the unique Buddy System that lets players control two characters at once.

HORGIHUGH Features

  • Classic shoot 'em up gameplay reminiscent of the golden era of 90s arcade shooters.

  • 6 challenging stages and 12 grueling boss battles.

  • Over a dozen weapons and items to unlock and equip to help you blast through the enemy.

  • Unique mechanics like last-minute dodges, unlockable upgrades, and the innovative Buddy System that lets players team up with an AI-controlled companion to dish out extra punishment and control some of their movement.

  • Two difficulty modes to match your skill level.

  • Charming and upbeat music from renown Konami composer Motoaki Furukawa (Gradius 2, Gradius II, Salamander, Metal Gear, Policenauts).

  • Character designs from illustrator KOU (Mega Man ZX, Shantae series) and pixel art from Neo Geo background artist Kengo Tanaka (Ironclad Brikinger) and Hidekunki Sasaki (Dotto no Ken · Giga).

For more information, please visit HORGIHUGH's official press kit: www.lionwingpublishing.com/horgihugh, or its Steam® store page here https://store.steampowered.com/app/1046980/HORGIHUGH/: . Its launch trailer can be seen here: https://youtu.be/gLDbBeUFOss.


About LionWing Publishing Ltd.

LionWing Publishing is an upstart localization company focused on bringing to the West media from Japan and beyond. They work primarily with independent design circles interested in expanding their audience by way of localization. Their first game was an anime-themed tabletop combat game, which they successfully crowdfunded in the summer of 2018, earning almost 200% of their asking goal. For more information, please visit the official website at www.lionwingpublishing.com

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