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Game Freak shares "The Origins of Physics-based Action Platformer Giga Wrecker Alt." blog

Building a wreck

To celebrate the launch of GIGA WRECKER Alt., Game Freak's Masayuki Onoue has penned a blog about the game's creation. Check out a blurb from the blog below, and then hit up the link for the full feature.

Giga Wrecker started life through what we at Game Freak call the “Gear Project” — an internal competition or intrapreneurship. The Gear Project was set up with the intention to seek out and create new IPs by inviting staff to submit original projects. Those projects that passed the screening process could start a new life as an official project for the company.

We are grateful that there is so much interest on the Gear Project even outside of the company, and actually, thanks to this interest, there are many new graduates that apply for a job at the company for this very reason. Because the Gear Project is such a challenging system, I think the bold idea of attempting to fuse a physics engine and an action game was perhaps the reason that Giga Wrecker stood out in the eyes of the judges.

Full blog here

GIGA WRECKER Alt. - more gameplay

In the near future, where Earth has been ravaged by robot invaders, the fate of the planet rests of the shoulders of a young girl who becomes more than human. Saved from death and cursed with cybernetic powers beyond comprehension, it's up to Reika Rekkeiji to save humanity from the evil Ajeet in this exciting new game from legendary developer Game Freak!

Game Freak’s GIGA WRECKER ALT. Smashes onto Switch this week

Game Freak's new gig is just around the corner

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 30th, 2019 – Rising Star Games, the home of Japanese Games within the Thunderful family, is excited to finally bring GIGA WRECKER ALT., the latest title from Game Freak’s “Gear Project”, to consoles from today.

PlayStation® 4 gamers can purchase GIGA WRECKER ALT. digitally from April 30th, followed by the Nintendo Switch™ version arriving on May 2nd and the Xbox One version on May 3rd.

Featuring all-new, console exclusive content (not available for the existing Steam release) from the world-renowned team at Game Freak, GIGA WRECKER ALT. includes 20 additional puzzle stages of creative and unique platforming gameplay plus a brand new Hard Mode that really ramps up the challenge for players ready to take it on. If you prefer taking the game on in a more casual style, there's also a new companion character to guide you through some of the more taxing puzzles.

Players must guide state-of-the-art cyborg Reika through destructible environments, navigate increasingly challenging puzzles & unearth the mysteries behind the sudden invasion that has left the world in ruins.

New Content for Consoles:

20 brand-new puzzle stages
New robot companion
New Hard Mode increases enemy damage fivefold
Overhaul of the original localization to bring forth the original's charm
Italian and Traditional Chinese languages added for a total of 11 in-game languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).

GIGA WRECKER Alt. - more footage





In the near future, where Earth has been ravaged by robot invaders, the fate of the planet rests of the shoulders of a young girl who becomes more than human. Saved from death and cursed with cybernetic powers beyond comprehension, it's up to Reika Rekkeiji to save humanity from the evil Ajeet in this exciting new game from legendary developer Game Freak!

Game Freak’s ‘GIGA WRECKER ALT.’ to Begin Breaking Its Way onto Consoles Next Week

Let's get WRECKED

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 24, 2019 – Rising Star Games, the home of Japanese Games within the Thunderful family, is excited to reveal Game Freak’s latest Gear Project title, GIGA WRECKER ALT., is arriving on consoles later this month. Players will be able to digitally purchase GIGA WRECKER ALT. on all major consoles starting with the PlayStation® 4 on April 30th, then followed by the Nintendo Switch™ arriving on May 2nd and Xbox One version on May 3rd.

World-renowned developer, Game Freak, created brand-new content for the console release of GIGA WRECKER ALT. that includes 20 additional puzzle stages to the games creative and unique platforming gameplay and an Ironman mode that increases the enemy’s strength. There’s also a companion character to guide players through some of the more difficult puzzles. This content is only going to be available on the console version of the game and will not be added to the Steam version.
GIGA WRECKER ALT. features destructible environments to navigate and increasingly challenging puzzles to solve as players progress to unearth the mysteries of a sudden invasion that left the world in ruins. As players explore, they’ll use the abilities of Reika – the game’s main protagonist – to destroy and reconstruct their surroundings for solving each puzzle and fighting back against the invaders in this fast-paced 2D action and physics-based platformer.
Features

Mixture of Exploration and Physics

Smash down towering walls and use rubble as platforms to climb high cliffs. GIGA WRECKER ALT. provides an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.

Combination of Puzzle and Action

Crush enemies with falling objects and be sure to closely evaluate the situation and select the right weapon for the next steps…You can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks, while also beating traps and enemies.

Special Abilities

The main character Reika has the power called ARM (Arms Reconstruction and Manipulation): the ability to construct various weapons using rubble and scraps from broken objects. Each weapon has its own unique effect, so make use of them to explore through the stages.

New Content for Consoles

Twenty brand-new puzzle stages added to the game’s Campaign mode

New non-playable secondary character that assists players with more difficult puzzles/challenges if they become stuck for a period of time

A new hardcore ‘Ironman’ mode that increases the damage to 5 times greater impact than normal mode.

Overhaul of the original localization to enhance the user experience

Italian and Traditional Chinese languages added for a total of 11 in-game languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).

Limited Run Games will be also be making announcements about the pre-order for the physical edition on both Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation® 4 soon. Follow them on twitter @limitedrungames or go directly to their website for more information https://limitedrungames.com/

GIGA WRECKER Alt. - another batch of screens

Check out more screens here

Giga Wrecker Alt. establishes a 2D world for navigating platforms and solving increasingly challenging puzzles as players progress to unearth the mysteries of a sudden invasion that left the world in ruins. As players explore, they’ll use the abilities of Reika – that game’s main protagonist – to destroy and reconstruct their surroundings for solving each puzzle and fighting back against the invaders.

GIGA WRECKER Alt. - Character profiles for Koutaro, Amane, and Reika

Let's get wrecked

Rising Star has released three character profiles for the upcoming GIGA WRECKER Alt.. Check out profiles for Koutaro, Amane, and Reika below.

Koutaro Kouzuki is a scientist and self-proclaimed “genius”. He studies micro-sized labor robots called “Nanomachines”. He finds the fatally-wounded Reika in GIGA WRECKER Alt. and saves her from death by altering her body into a cyborg.

Amane is the mysterious girl who rescued Reika from the Ajeet’s prison in GIGA WRECKER Alt! Even though Reika doesn’t know her, somehow Amane seems to know about Reika.

Meet Reika, the main protagonist of GIGA WRECKER Alt. Reika gets fatally wounded after trying to escape from the Ajeet army. She’s saved by a mysterious girl, undergoes surgery by Dr Kouzuki and becomes a powerful cyborg who can control Nanomachines.

Take a look at GIGA WRECKER Alt's Collector's Edition from Limited Run Games

Ready to wreck your wallet

We've already talked about the physical release for GIGA WRECKER Alt. from Limited Run Games, and now we can check out what the Collector's Edition includes. This version will net you a copy of the game, a SteelBook, the official soundtrack on CD, and a double-sided poster. Preorders open on the Limited Run Games' site tomorrow!

GIGA WRECKER Alt. seeing physical release through Limited Run Games, preorders open April 12th, 2019

Limited Run scoops up another


It's always nice to see an upcoming Switch release get a retail version to go along with it. Limited Run Games will be offering a retail release for the upcoming GIGA WRECKER Alt., and preorders open up April 12th, 2019. These are sure to to fast, so be ready to snag a copy!

GIGA WRECKER Alt. will not be delayed in NA/EU, still set for May 2nd, 2019 release

Get riggity wrecked

Earlier this week, we learned that GIGA WRECKER Alt. was delayed in Japan. Rising Star stated that the delay was due to "various circumstances," which are yet to be further explained. When news of the Japanese delay broke, many wondered if North America and Europe would suffer the same fate.

Thankfully that will not be the case. Rising Star has confirmed that the planned launch on May 2nd, 2019 is still on for both regions. Let's keep our fingers crossed that things stay that way.