Limited Run Games to Distribute Physical Copies on Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4
London, UK – January 17, 2018 – Rising Star Games, part of the Thunderful family, and Game Freak Inc. are excited to bring the 2D action/adventure and metroidvania inspired game, GIGA WRECKER Alt., to the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One digital stores later this year. We’re also proud to announce Limited Run Games will distribute the PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™ physical versions. GIGA WRECKER Alt. comes to consoles with brand-new content that adds 20 additional puzzle stages to its campaign, a new companion character to assist players with the game’s increasingly challenging puzzles, and an “Ironman” mode with 5 times the damage than the regular mode.
“We are excited to be working together with Rising Star Games and Thunderful to bring GIGA WRECKER Alt. to console gamers around the world.” said Game Director, Masayuki Onoue.
GIGA WRECKER Alt. establishes a 2D world for navigating platforms and solving increasingly challenging puzzles as players progress to unearth the mysteries of a sudden invasion that left the world in ruins. As players explore, they’ll use the abilities of Reika – that game’s main protagonist – to destroy and reconstruct their surroundings for solving each puzzle and fighting back against the invaders.
GIGA WRECKER Alt. is a mixture of exploration and physics where players can bring down towering walls and then use the rubble as a platform for navigating each level. Reika has a power known as ARCHE (Arms Creating and Handling Effect) that allows her to construct various weapons from rubble and scrap. This ability helps her create and navigate platforms, beat traps, and destroy enemies. Of course, there’s also the ability to crush enemies with falling objects as well.
GIGA WRECKER was brought to life through Game Freak’s internal “Gear Project” where its developers are encouraged to come up with intriguing ideas for games outside the company’s normal. The game also features music by video game composer, Shinij Hosoe, known for Ridge Racer and Tekken, among many other titles.
New Content for Consoles
- Twenty brand-new puzzle stages added to the game’s Campaign mode
- New non-playable secondary character that assists players with more difficult puzzles/challenges if they become stuck for a period of time
- A new hardcore ‘Ironman’ mode that increases the damage to 5 times greater impact than normal mode.
- Overhaul of the original localization to enhance the user experience
- Italian and Traditional Chinese languages added for a total of 11 in-game languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).
ABOUT GAME FREAK
Game Freak, founded in April 1989, is a video game developer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and is famed for developing the Pokémon series. The “Gear Project” is an internal system whereby employees can form their own teams and submit game projects. Approved projects then proceed with development for release. So far, games such as “HarmoKnight”, “Pocket Card Jockey”, “TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT” and “GIGA WRECKER” have all been developed and released through the “Gear Project” system.
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ABOUT RISING STAR GAMES
Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 130 titles.
ABOUT THUNDERFUL GAMES
Thunderful AB was founded in December 2017 as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful studios in the Swedish gaming industry. The merger positions Thunderful as a veritable videogaming powerhouse on all platforms. The company can now act more forcefully and bring something very attractive to the market. The Thunderful family consists of four sister-companies wholly owned by Thunderful AB: Image & Form International AB, Zoink AB, Thunderful Publishing AB, and Rising Star Games Inc.
ABOUT LIMITED RUN GAMES
Limited Run Games is a Raleigh-based publisher founded in 2015 that focuses on preserving games in a physical format. Publishing over 200 games in its lifetime and winning awards for its bespoke Collector’s Editions, Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital-only games to physical form for casual fans and collectors alike. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings, or follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates: @limitedrungames.