Charlestown, IN –July 21, 2021.
The US-based indie games developer Mommy’s Best Games and Super Soul today announced with great delight and joy that their retro-like run-and-gun shooter “Weapon of Choice DX” is now available for pre-order to the Xbox One (via the Microsoft store) and Nintendo Switch (via the Nintendo Eshop).
Weapon of Choice DX is a traditional run and gun shooter but with many innovations. As per the genre, players run through elaborate levels shooting wild aliens, but now enhancements such as “Death-Brushing” and the Spider-Pack make for an original experience. Several of the gameplay changes cater to older gamers while still benefiting all players.
The DX version improves on the award-winning XBLIG hit with difficulty rebalancing, hidden collectibles, a new widescreen layout, and uprezzed 4K art.
“Let’s just say if you love run ‘n’ gun games like I do, you’re probably… of a certain age. Which means your reflexes are getting slower, and your eyesight is getting worse.” – remarks Nathan Fouts, lead designer.
“But I’ve worked hard to address these issues with Weapon of Choice DX. The biggest addition is ‘Death-Brushing’, which gives players a slow-motion ability just as they almost die. As a gamer, after a hard day, this makes it much easier to plop down, shoot some aliens and have a blast. And if you’re looking for an old-school challenge you can still kick up the difficulty and play without the help!”
“If you’re experienced, you’ve probably played a lot of run ‘n’ guns. Weapon of Choice DX stays true to the formula but makes lots of exciting tweaks. There is no regular ‘life’ system, but instead, each of your three lives is a unique character with their own ‘weapon of choice’. And you can gain new ‘lives’ by rescuing new characters hidden throughout the game! There’s seven totally unique characters to control. Plus when you die, you can rocket back into battle, literally, with the Vengeance Missile! Experienced gamers will love the innovations, and new players will have plenty to enjoy as well.”
Pre-Order Now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
On September 2nd, Weapon of Choice DX will be available in the Americas and Europe on Playstation 5 and Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The Xbox One version will support a worldwide release.
The Nintendo Switch pre-order is now available on the NA store, and the EU store.
The Xbox One version is available for pre-order now.
Chat ’Em Up
Join the Mommy’s Best Games Discord to get all the news on Weapon of Choice DX, upcoming MBG games and sales, and to discuss other run and gun games. Shmup players, retro enthusiasts and game developers are there now talking about the details of many classic shooters.
Key Features for Weapon of Choice DX in 4K
Choice is your Weapon! Play through hand-designed levels and make dynamic in-level branching decisions!
Each playable character has its own special weapon with two fire modes!
Rescue unique playable characters and add to your 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!
Remastered for 4K resolution, in wide-screen format, at 60 fps!
About Mommy’s Best Games
Mommy’s Best Games, Inc. is a boutique video game developer founded in 2007 by industry veteran Nathan Fouts. All of their games have mold-breaking, wild, new, instant gameplay. They have created hits such as Pig Eat Ball (Switch, XB1, PS4), Serious Sam Double D XXL (XBLA, Steam), Shoot 1UP (Steam, PS4/5, Xbox One, Switch), Game Type (Steam, Xbox 360), Explosionade (Steam, Xbox 360), Weapon of Choice (Steam, Xbox 360), Emoji Scream (itch.io, iOS, Android), Finger Derpy (iOS, Android), and Grapple Buggy (Xbox 360).
About Super Soul
Super Soul is an independent video game developer founded in 2010 Lexington KY and run by studio head John Meister. Developer of recent titles such as Kentucky Dash, and responsible for porting Pig Eat Ball and Shoot 1UP DX to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, Super Soul has established themselves as a leader in Unity game development.
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