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Game Freak’s Giga Wrecker is coming to consoles in 2019

Giga Wrecker Alt planned for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Giga Wrecker for Windows PC.
Giga Wrecker for Windows PC.
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Giga Wrecker, the 2D platformer from Pokémon developer Game Freak that launched in Early Access on Steam back in 2016, is coming to consoles as Giga Wrecker Alt.

Game Freak announced Thursday that versions for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One will launch later this year. Rising Star Games is developing the port, which will add 20 more puzzle stages, a harder Ironman mode and a new companion character. Physical versions for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch will also be available.

Giga Wrecker is a Metroidvania where players solve puzzles to further the game’s sci-fi story, in which the world has been invaded by evil robots and left in ruins. The hero, a cyborg named Reike, can construct various weapons from the rubble to help her navigate the puzzles. Shinji Hosoe, the composer of soundtracks for Ridge Racer and Tekken, composed the music for Giga Wrecker.

The game was born of Game Freak’s internal “Gear Project” initiative, which encourages developers to form teams and submit proposals for games to make. The studio has developed and published three other games, including 2015’s Tembo the Badass Elephant, this way.

The next level of puzzles.

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