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Shin'en Brings Bullets Back with Nano Assault for 3DS

Posted by James Newton

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Shin'en Multimedia has made a name for itself with pushing superb graphical performances from Nintendo hardware, from Nanostray to Jett Rocket, so the news that the developer is working on Nano Assault for 3DS should have you pricking up your ears.

The fact it's a shoot 'em up set inside a world that resembles electron microscope imagery might also grab your interest, as might the game's StreetPass mode to share unlocked content with other players.

There are no screenshots for Nano Assault yet but we'll bring you them as soon as they arrive. The game is currently down for a release in November 2011.

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES ‘NANO ASSAULTTM’ FOR NINTENDO 3DS™
Dynamic Shooter Set in a Cellular World Features Unique Aesthetic

EDISON, N.J., April 14, 2011 – Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today Nano Assault™ for the Nintendo 3DS™ system is in development for an expected release this fall. Developed by Shin’en, this fast-paced shooter leaps off the screen with stunning 3D graphics that resemble electron microscope imagery. It’s within this dangerous microscopic world that players will navigate a Nanite ship through a cellular system, maneuvering through alien cell clusters, fighting off infections, and analyzing and destroying the virus’ core to ultimately save humanity.

“Nano Assault’s inspired visual style looks fantastic and is perfectly suited for 3D,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco Entertainment. “The game is a fresh approach to the classic shooter, featuring a unique theme, solid depth of play and tight controls. I think this game is going to surprise a lot of people.”

In Nano AssaultTM, players blast their way through 32 twisted cell stages and dark worlds with rugged landscapes that adjust in difficulty based on the player’s skill level. Prepare to battle and defeat extreme nemeses including the Black Nucleus, Hyper Blobs and Spore Plants using powerful beams, energetic bombs and other unlockable assault weapons. To ensure successful missions, players can clone and respawn themselves to continue the journey anytime. Special features include Missions Mode, an unlockable arcade style cell stage where players must beat the clock by destroying the most enemies, and Hall of Fame, a bragging rights leaderboard where players can publish and compare high level scores with friends. Additionally, players will be able to use the StreetPass™ feature to trade unlocked content.

Nano AssaultTM for Nintendo 3DS is expected to release this fall.

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User Comments (19)

Samholy

#1

Samholy said:

im always open for shooters on my 3DS.
but with such a weird concept, will it be popular ?
who knows. I liked that Flow game and it goes into that way too.

SwerdMurd

#2

SwerdMurd said:

Day one. Daaay one.

One of my favorite things about Nintendo consoles is Shin'en support :)

V8_Ninja

#3

V8_Ninja said:

I'll never say "No" to explosions. Especially when they're in THREEEEEEE DEEEEEEE!!!

Shiryu

#4

Shiryu said:

Shin'en hasn't let me down yet, so I will be looking forward to this.

James

#5

James said:

Definitely has my interest. Of course, I'd really like to see Jett Rocket 3D, but we'll see...

OldBoy

#7

OldBoy said:

Aww man! A 3D Shooter set in a microscopic world? :O Sounds awesome! Nanostray 1+2 were great little shooters with very nice graphics so I have high hopes for this one. Hurry up with tha screen shots pls!! :)

CorbsAdmin

#10

Corbs said:

Now THIS is how I like to start the day. Cannot wait to get my hands on this game. Go Shin'en! :D

Vinsanity

#11

Vinsanity said:

Iridion II is one of the best schmups ever made. I remember Nanostray disappointing in relation to that, but I never played Nanostray 2; both were gorgeous DS titles though. If Shin'en is busting out another schmup, it'll likely be a classic. I'll have to remember to buy it when I pick up a 3DS...after a hardware redesign/price drop.

Yasume

#12

Yasume said:

I loved Nanostray 2 and I'm by no means a shmup fan. Shin'en always seem to deliver quality games so I will keep an eye on this.

And Jett Rocket 3D would be awesome. I would pre-order it in a heartbeat.

Imerion

#14

Imerion said:

Shin'en! I'm in! Sounds like some very interesting gameplay. Can't wait for those screens!

Pod

#19

Pod said:

I'm internening at a smallish German studio, and Nintendo just never got back to them on their application for a 3DS dev kit.

But Shin'en (another small German studio) has had one for a long time already?

Maybe it is simply because the studio I am at predominantly makes kids games based on licenses, and Nintendo wants to position the 3DS as a "hardcore platform for hardcore gamers?"

Still seems unreasonable.

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