Yesterday, we reported on Eastasiasoft's 2022 "Spring Showcase", and we now have some extra details on one of the games that caught our eye. Z-Warp, co-developed with Panda Indie Studio, is a vertical shoot 'em up in the same vein as classics such as Ikaruga and Mushihimesama, and it looks like the most gorgeous GBA game with bold and colourful pixel art. More GBA-inspired visuals, please!
The game's launching on 6th April and, aside from its aesthetic, Z-Warp looks like it's going to bring some much-loved genre staples to the Switch. Here's what Eastasiasoft have to say about the game in their official blurb, followed by some screens of the game in action:
In the Year 21XX, a starship capable of space-time warping was constructed and launched, only to be lost to the unknown depths of space on its maiden voyage. When a distress signal is received, it falls to you, the most accomplished pilot in Z-Division, to find the experimental ship and retrieve its black box for investigation. This mission will take you into a hellish realm where you’ll have to survive waves of fiendish foes if you hope to return alive and victorious!
Z-Warp is an intense vertical shoot’em up presented in retro pixel art style, featuring frenetic arcade-inspired action where blasters, bombs and KILLER specials are your only allies.
- Experience old-school vertical shmup action with fresh modern mechanics!
- Survive waves of demonic foes using different shot types and bombs.
- Charge your KILLER special to instantly destroy anything close to your ship!I
- Increase your score multiplier through efficient and skillful play.
- Test your skills in Story mode or challenge Endless mode for unlimited replay value!
You can expect some frantic bullet hell when Z-Warp launches on 6th April on Switch, and all other consoles, as a digital-only release. Are you excited to play another shump on the go? Let us know in the comments!