By Nick Benefield / February 4th, 2019
Another intriguing indie title is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Space War Arena was announced earlier today by independent developer Playchemy and is a strategy action game that revolves around real-time space combat. The developer has stated that this game is meant to pay homage to Spacewar, a game which first debuted back in the early 1960s. Even more interesting, Ed Annunziata, creator of the original Ecco the Dolphin title on Sega Genesis, took the reins in leading this game’s development. While discussing his thoughts on this new title, Annunziata had the following to say:
This has been one of my favorite games to make. We’ve been working hard on Space War Arena for a long time and as a small indie team it’s so rewarding to announce your product and be so close to launch. Whether it’s playing the solo campaign or shared screen 1v1 multiplayer, we think players will really enjoy the strategic decision making and have as much fun playing it as we do.
Space War Arena will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch eShop starting February 14, 2019. It will feature over 30 different units to experiment with, intense space battles, and the ability to play either alone or with others (local co-op included). No price point has been provided at this time, but please stay tuned as more information is made available. In the meantime, head over to Space War Arena‘s official website or Playchemy’s site to learn more.
SOURCE: Press Release
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