TOKYO – May 19, 2022.
The Japan-based indie games publisher Phoenixx and indie games developer VV-LABO today announced with great pleasure and excitement that their head-to-head party action game “SUPER UFO FIGHTER”, is coming to PC (via Steam) and the Nintendo Switch (via the Nintendo Eshop) on July 14th, 2022.
Super UFO Fighter, the head-to-head party action game from Japanese developer VV-LABO and published by Phoenixx, lifts off on Thursday, July 14, 2022, on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC.
Compete in an intergalactic 1v1 showdown, where flying saucer pilots contend for the Galactic Shwoop Master Title. Smash open capsules to find items that can raise the enemy’s goal or lower your own. Grab the Target item and fling it into the opponent’s goal using the Shwoop Beam to score, or use the UFO’s smash attack to keep the enemy from scoring. Master each UFO’s unique beam and attack to become the undisputed champion of the universe.
Battle in six colorful arenas, including Bubbletopia Palace and Corner Caboodle, each with different layouts and stage-specific elements, making every match a one-of-a-kind challenge. Mix things up in the Super Ball mode, where each competitor tries to get the explosive ball to the other side of the screen before the timer runs out, and the unfortunate UFO gets blown up!
Compete in any game mode in either local or online multiplayer, with cross-platform support between Steam and Nintendo Switch. Learn the ropes in the single-player story mode, where Earth’s own Lulu finds herself exploring the galaxy, learning the ways of the Shwoop Beam, and battling against nefarious would-be challengers.
Initially set to land on Earth in January, developer VV-LABO returned to their home planet after feedback received during premieres at INDIE Live Expo Winter 2021 and The MIX Next. With this extra time, the team included gameplay balancing improvements, a new stage, and secret content.
“We got so much great feedback from our appearances in our November showcases that motivated us to make Super UFO Fighter even better,” said Taro Masuda, main programmer, and art director, VV-LABO.
“We’re sorry you had to wait longer than you expected, but we’re ready for you to enter our universe of colorful competition!”
Super UFO Fighter will release on Thursday, July 14, 2022 on Nintendo Switch and Steam for Windows PC and MacOS for USD $11.99, with a limited-time 20% launch discount until July 21. It will support English, Japanese on Nintendo Switch, and English, Japanese and Simplified Chinese language text on Steam.
For more information on Super UFO Fighter, please visit the official website, and follow the game on Twitter.
About VV Labo
Formed in 2018 by a group of five college students from Tokyo, VV-LABO’s debut title is the head-to-head party action game Super UFO Fighter.
Established in 2019 by industry veterans, Phoenixx aims to support innovative and creative developers from Japan and around the world. Its mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one creator, one game, and one community at a time.
To learn more, visit the Phoenixx official website, Phoenixx Facebook page, and follow @Phoenixx_inc on Twitter.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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