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Japanese box art
Director(s)Hiroshi Iuchi
Composer(s)Manabu Namiki
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS
  • JP: August 27, 2012
  • NA: June 27, 2013
  • EU: July 11, 2013
Genre(s)Shoot 'em up

Kokuga (コクガ) is a shoot 'em up game released by G.rev in 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS. It was directed by Hiroshi Iuchi, famous for his seminal shmups Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga.[2] Unlike many worldwide releases, the game wasn't released in Canada and the developer was only notified that they would not be able to, late in the preparation process.[3]


The game puts the player in command of a tank that must shoot enemies in succession.

Development and release[edit]

The game was released in North America, excluding Canada, in June 2013, and July 2013 in Europe.[4] The developer was surprised by the failure to release in Canada and did not know if, or when, it would release there.[4]


Aggregate score
Review scores
Nintendo Life8/10 stars[7]
Nintendo World Report8.5/10[8]

Kokuga received positive reviews from critics upon release. On Metacritic, the game holds a score of 77/100 based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "KOKUGA Official Site". kokuga.net. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  2. ^ "Ikaruga dev Hiroshi Iuchi bringing new shooter Kokuga to 3DS this month". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  3. ^ "Kokuga Not Available in Canada". News. Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  4. ^ a b McFerran, Damien (2013-07-01). "Kokuga Blasting Its Way To Europe On 11th July". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  5. ^ a b "Kokuga for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Schilling, Chris (2013-07-26). "Kokuga review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  7. ^ DelVillano, Ron (2013-07-04). "Review: Kokuga (3DS eShop)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  8. ^ Dawson, James (2013-07-01). "Kokuga Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  9. ^ Skrebels, Joe (2013-08-24). "3DS Review: Kokuga review". Official Nintendo Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-08-29.

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