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Posted 25 February 2023

Ganryu 2 (Nintendo Switch) - £4.50 @ Nintendo eShop

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Ganryu 2 is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by VISCO on NEOGEO back in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan which is strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, whose adventures are unfolded in a series of books (mainly "The Stone and the Sword").

Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything started between Musashi and Kojiro.


After his victory against Kojiro, Musashi decided to meditate and try his hand at art, in the north of Japan, in the province of Hokkaido. During one of his meditations, a spirit contacted him : "Miyamoto Musashi, our fight is not over, I am waiting for you to finish our fight once and for all! All of Japan will pay for your insult! I'm waiting for you Miyamoto Musashi!”

There is no doubt for Musashi that the voice was the Sasaki Kojirō’s one. His body was defeated, but his spirit remains, and his intentions are still destructive. Miyamoto Musashi then understood that he would have to travel across Japan from north to south and go to the island of Ganryû-jima, where he firstly defeated Sasaki Kojirō, to fight again and liberate the spirit of Kojiro forever.


- A hack'n'slash 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 17th century fantasist 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 take advantage of your enemies.

- Collect Hanafuda cards through levels.

- A beautiful pixel-art game inspired by classics!

Info added by pirate1

  • Released: April 23, 2022
  • Genre: Arcade, Platformer
  • Number of players: Offline: 1
  • Developer: StoryBird Studio
  • Publisher: JUST FOR GAMES
  • Download size: 693 MB
  • Metacritic: 61 tbd
  • OpenCritic: 66
  • PEGI Rating: 12
  • Play modes: TV, Tabletop, Handheld
  • Languages: Japanese, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian

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  1. RunDMP's avatar
    Are there still performance issues with the switch version of this or have they been patched now?
    whatupdog's avatar
    It got a patch in may
  2. Ferraz's avatar
    Thanks, just bought it
    whatupdog's avatar
    glad to help
  3. malachi's avatar
    Got the physical but might get it again lol
  4. Traumwandler's avatar
    This game looks great!
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