Indie developer Mommy's Best Games has revealed that Weapon of Choice DX will be blasting onto the Nintendo Switch eShop on 2nd September.
This upcoming rerelease looks set to improve upon the original Xbox Live Indie Game of the same name (minus the DX part, of course), with new difficulty rebalancing, a new widescreen layout, and higher resolution visuals. The game is a side-scrolling run 'n' gun title that features a selection of unique playable characters, all of whom come with their own special weapons.
Nathan Fouts, lead designer on Weapon of Choice DX, says, "I love playing run and gun games, and Weapon of Choice DX is like a Contra game on acid! It’s all the alien-blasting you can handle, but with some innovative twists to the genre such as the ‘Death-Brushing’ ability, for retro-gamers like me who want a boost."
Here's a list of key features:
- Choice is your Weapon! Play through non-linear levels and make dynamic in-level branch decisions!
- Each playable character has their own special weapon two fire modes!
- Rescue unique playable characters and add to total number of playable lives!
- Experience Death Brushing! Unlike traditional one-hit kill games, you have a chance to get out of a tight spot.
- Reap revenge for your downed Operatives with the Vengeance Missile!
- Scale walls and attack from anywhere with the automated Spiderpack!
- Replay to experience different storylines with completely distinct endings!
- Rock out to original music with a heavy metal guitar soundtrack!
Weapon of Choice DX launches on Switch on 2nd September, as mentioned above. Pre-orders will go live on the eShop significantly earlier, however, on 21st July.
Will you be choosing to play this one later this year?
Looks sick. Love these kind of titles. playing Gun Lord at the minute on Switch and it is a beauty. will pick up 4 sure
Yah! Drugs are soooo cool! Let’s use some to promote our game!
This looks rough if you ask me.
This is the most Xbox arcade looking game I've seen in years lol.
A giant centipede covered in turtle shells with what appear to be rows of weaponized udders....they get points for creativity.
Those are certainly graphics.
Actually, it's got a "kid doodling crazy ideas in their notebook" vibe, like they took just that then animated it. I dig it.
I mean, you gotta work within your budget I guess, but I am just not a fan of the rigged 2D aesthetic.
Looks atrocious, hopefully it’s fun (and on other platforms.)
@BloodNinja You'd probably have to take acid for this to look good!
@GrailUK Hahahahah!! Excellent, well played.
Looks pretty meh
I wish I knew every language in the world, just so I could write the word ‘NO’ in every dialect
Looks nice, but certainly nowhere near the goodness of Contra 3 and Hardcorps. Those games are pixel art heaven to me:)
I’m glad I’m not the only one who finds the graphics ugly. It’s not even so much as being ugly as much as it seems very easy to lose your character in the amalgamation of colors and “busy” environments.
I’m not a fan of the designs here. Kinda looks like a hi-res Sega Genesis Jurassic Park.
The video makes it look like a twin-stick shooter. That's fine for overhead, but when jumping is involved, that complicates things. I've played enough of the Bleed games to realize I'll never quite get used to jumping using a shoulder button.
Wow, that looks REALLY Adobe Flashy... but not in a good, Newgrounds kinda way...
I'd rather play Contra. Looks boring and sparse in comparison.
The real newsworthy part of the announcement is: This weird, bug-focused and garish colored amateur-game looks a lot more like Contra than Rogue Corps with its godawful Panda and early-360 era 3D. Soo.... yeah, good job.
Disappointed by the lack of dancing Christopher Walken.
It's like Contra on acid!
Or Metal Slug without the charm and fantastic visuals!
I like the DIY, hand drawn artstyle, and it looks like it has some neat ideas. Not too sure about the actual gameplay though. Could be good? Could be terrible. Interesting concept though.
It Looks awful.
Nice! That fame was nuts. This studio has some wild ideas.
This looks absolutely terrible, it could be fun to play, but aesthetics are a big NO.
@DrDaisy bleed is one of the few that uses those types of controls very well. Excellent games.
@Dirty0814 Bleed also lets you assign jumping to a face button which is appreciated but it's also awkward to aim using the same hand digit (not sure if the thumb counts as a finger) as jumping. The Bleed series are good games, just not great for me personally. I think I'll have to pass on this game.
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