Release date: VINDICATED!

Those lovely chaps over at Grendel Games have just been in touch to let us know that their upcoming WiiWare title Diatomic has had a final spit and polish and is ready to head out into US Wii consoles everywhere from Monday, December 14th.

If you're not sure what Diatomic actually entails, a picture paints a thousand words, so observe this YouTube trailer post-haste.

The official press release goes as follows:

“Diatomic” release date confirmed for US!

“Diatomic”, Grendel Games' original take on retro arcade action games will be available through the WiiWare service in the US from the 14th of December in 2009. A European release will be announced soon.

About Diatomic

“Diatomic" is a hectic arcade action title that focuses on making choices between defensive or offensive play. The player controls a diatomic protagonist equipped with a deadly tail that can be used as a whip or curled around its body as a shield. Defend your petri dish and destroy the invading diatoms. Collect the mystic “spinergy” power ups and engage in the all-devastating spinball move to obliterate your enemies. Stack bonus after bonus, hold the multipliers and become top-dog at the leader boards.


Hectic retro arcade action previously unseen on Nintendo Wii.
Physical game play: use your whip tail to destroy multitudes of enemies!
Play either offensive or defensive and score accordingly.
Campaign mode features over 75 challenging levels.
Engage in Spinball mode to obliterate the enemies' intricate patterns
Play co-operatively.

For more information you can check out Grendel Games and “Diatomic” on the following addresses:

There you have it - all the Diatomic-related information you could need, save for our in-depth review that will be up shortly after the game's US launch. Grendel Games has hinted at special rewards for those readers able to set crack high scores, so you'd better get practising your tail whips and Spinballs in anticipation.