There’s been little in the way of information as to what titles are going to make the summer of 2009 via Xbox LIVE Arcade, but that’s starting to change with the announcement of Ion Assault from German developer Coreplay.
Some may be disappointed to learn that Ion Assault is another twin-stick shooter, a genre that XBLA isn’t exactly short of at the moment, but Peter Ohlmann, Coreplay Technical Director, claims this game will be a little different. In Ion Assault, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens.
“Through the dynamic particle and fluid system the player faces a constant challenge.” says Mr. Ohlmann. “The immense variety of effects, and the scope of the variables, makes Ion Assault a true next-gen game. It would simply not have been technically possible to implement this game concept on older consoles.”
Priced at a reasonable 800 MSP, Ion Assault should be hitting XBLA very soon. You can find out more about the game on Coreplay’s website.