Thorium Wars Concept 3

Just before E3 this year Nintendo unveiled an impressive range of eShop trailers that announced some brand new games; one of these was Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter for the 3DS eShop, developed by 3PM Games and published by Big John Games.

As a sequel to the rather good DSiWare original, there's certainly cause for optimism with this new entry. It's all about air combat and lots of shooting, with three varieties of aircraft available, multiple difficulty levels and medals to win; a simple formula, but one that can certainly be a lot of fun when executed well.

North American gamers don't have long to wait to see whether it lives up to its predecessor, as Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter lands on the 3DS eShop on 28th August with a price of $7.99; unfortunately European release details aren't confirmed as yet.

You can see a trailer below and a host of screenshots in the game page gallery. Is this on your radar ahead of its arrival next week?