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escapeVektor: Chapter 1 is heading towards a worldwide launch later this month, as developer Nnooo has announced it's due on 29th September.

The retro-themed shooter/puzzler will cost just 500 Nintendo Points when it lands on WiiWare in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand at the end of the month. We played it back in February and rather liked what we saw, so read our escapeVektor: Chapter 1 First Impressions for an idea of what to expect, and check out the trailer too.

Sydney, September 1, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Nnooo announces release date and price for escapeVektor™: Chapter 1.

Australian based games developer Nnooo has announced the release date and price for its upcoming WiiWare™ game escapeVektor: Chapter 1.

The game will be released in The Americas, Europe, Australia and NZ on September 29th and will cost 500 Nintendo Points.

escapeVektor: Chapter 1 is a retro styled arcade game in which the player controls Vektor, an entity trapped inside the player’s CPU. The player has to help Vektor escape and in doing so, avoid enemies sent out by the CPU to track Vektor down. Each enemy type has different hunting patterns and intelligence, and as the player completes the various levels in the game, escape becomes more difficult. New abilities unlock to help the player outwit and destroy the CPU’s army.

“We’ve made a game which we believe will appeal to casual through to more dedicated gamers”, said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo. “The gameplay is straightforward enough for everyone to pick up but the the game itself becomes increasingly complex, particularly if the player wants to complete all levels without using Detonate, one of Vektor’s abilities. We’ve also included 40 badges for players to collect.”

As the player continues through the game, old code and memories are unlocked which reveal more about Vektor’s past. This chapter will be the first in a series of escapeVektor games which will follow the adventures of Vektor.

“There are 30 levels to play and a medal system which will challenge the most hardcore gamer”, said Watt. “We’ve also gone for that retro arcade feel and backed it up with some great music. In addition, bonus levels open up if you own our other WiiWare game, Pop. We’ll be releasing more details about the game over the coming weeks.”

escapeVektor: Chapter 1 marks a return to WiiWare for Nnooo after the highly successful Pop™, one of only 6 launch titles for WiiWare in the Americas.

For more details on escapeVektor: Chapter 1 visit www.escapeVektor.com.

escapeVektor: Chapter 1 is scheduled for release on WiiWare in The Americas, Europe, Australia and NZ on September 29th for 500 Nintendo Points.