Ion Assault to hit XBLA for summer 2009

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.

Marty Greenwell

Marty has been gaming since the heady years of the ZX-81 and still owns most of the gaming systems purchased since those days, including the Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, SNES, Jaguar, Dreamcast and GameCube. Being a collection junkie (or more accurately, hoarder), he buys more games than he can possibly play, far too many of which are still sealed in their packaging. Marty favours RPGs and Driving games when it comes to genres, and is possibly a little bit too addicted to Disgaea. When not gaming he’s out frightening OAPs on his motorcycle, clad in black leather.

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