Being able to place the Switch in a vertical position is very handy considering how many shoot 'em up games continue to get released on the Nintendo eShop on a regular basis. According to a PR from Ratalaika Games, the next one due out sometime in September is FullBlast by UFO Crash Games. If the name sounds familiar, it's because it was published by EnjoyUp Games on the Wii U eShop back in 2015, and before then was available on Android and iOS.
FullBlast is a retro-style vertical shooter which promises to delight anyone who grew up playing the genre. Its visuals are inspired by games from the '80s and '90s, but take full advantage of current technology. Interestingly, the developer prefers not to class it as a bullet hell game, but rather a fast-paced title similar to more classic releases. Much like all good shmups, your job is to save humanity from an alien threat.
Here's a brief description of the game:
FullBlast features a story campaign of 12 random levels and, as usual in every game of this genre, mankind is at the verge of extinction due to an alien invasion and you're the last hope to save the world. With no other choice but to take the control of your powerful fighter and upgrade your weapons to kill thousands of alien ships and creatures, humanity’s retaliation against the alien invaders, starts now!
FullBlast will also include a two-player local co-op mode, power-ups and power-downs, four mini and four mega bosses, a heavy metal soundtrack and a mission system and leaderboards. There will be Pro Controller support as well.
Take a look at the trailer above and tell us if you're ready for the arrival of another shmup on the Switch next month.