BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND – Feb. 20, 2019 – “Assault Android Cactus+“, the action-packed arcade-style twin-stick shooter by Witch Beam, debuts on the Nintendo Switch March 8.
Assault Android Cactus+ is an enhanced edition of the acclaimed twin-stick shooter, bringing everything Cactus is known for to the Switch including the vibrant roster of playable characters with unique loadouts, transforming stages, and smooth 60 frames-per-second mayhem.
This edition adds new character costumes, aim assist options and Campaign+, a completely reimagined version of the 25-stage campaign.
Campaign+ caters to experienced players by rebuilding each stage with new enemy waves and dynamic elements, utilizing the game’s full arsenal of enemies for new encounters and amped-up boss fights.
Veterans and newcomers alike will be able to go deeper than ever before and have even more online leaderboards to conquer.
Thanks to the Switch, Cactus+ is not only playable on the go, but single Joy-Con support makes it a snap to play co-op anywhere. With aim assist, players focus on dodging, shooting and managing weapons, retaining the heart of the experience even without twin joysticks.
Aim assist also works with dual Joy-Con and Pro Controllers making it ideal for players learning the ropes or anyone wanting to give their thumb a rest. It’s the perfect equalizer for gathering friends for up to 4-player couch co-op.
Boss Rush and Infinity Drive give determined players even more action, while Daily Drive gives them one shot at setting a worldwide high score in a newly generated level. Developer Commentary, Jukebox, and Sound Test modes are joined by a new Movie Gallery for revisiting cinematics.
Unlock new costumes for all nine Androids and earn credits to enable EX options like first person mode, AI players and the newly re-balanced MEGA Weapons that are more destructive than ever.
“We’re proud of what we achieved with Assault Android Cactus Plus,” says Tim Dawson, director, Witch Beam.
“Campaign+ is our love letter to hardcore genre fans and aim assist is making our game even more accessible. More people are going to be able to get more out of it.”
Assault Android Cactus+ will release on Nintendo Switch on March 8 for $19.99 and can be pre-purchased now with a 25% discount for $14.99. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese languages.
For more information about Assault Android Cactus, please visit the official website or follow the game on Twitter and Facebook.
About Witch Beam
Witch Beam is a Brisbane-based Australian indie development studio comprised of industry veterans whose resumes cite BAFTA and GDC awards for work on titles including L.A. Noire, Alien Isolation, Need for Speed, and Hand of Fate.
Witch Beam consists of former Midway, Electronic Arts, and Sega developers. Together, they’ve won the Best International Game award at BitSummit 2015 and Best Action Game at Intel Level Up 2013 for Assault Android Cactus.
Witch Beam strives to develop substantial experiences on core gaming platforms with polished gameplay that focuses on mastering select elements.
To learn more about Witch Beam, please visit their official website.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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