GIGA WRECKER Alt. postponed in Japan

Release date wrecker

GIGA WRECKER Alt. was originally supposed to launch for Switch in Japan on May 2nd, 2019. Rising Star Games has announced that that's no longer the case, and the game has been postponed to a generic '2019' release. Rising Star says the game was postponed due to 'various circumstances.' No word on whether this delay impacts the NA/EU versions at this time.

SteamWorld Quest, Lonely Mountains and GIGAWRECKER Alt. will all be a part of EGX Rezzed

Three big games to check out

Thunderful Publishing and Rising Star Games are going to EGX Rezzed, and we're bringing some excellent games with us!

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards.

Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!

Coming first to Nintendo Switch on April 25 - more platforms to follow!


GIGA WRECKER Alt. comes to consoles with brand-new content that adds 20 additional puzzle stages to its campaign, a new companion character to assist players with the game’s increasingly challenging puzzles, and an “Ironman” mode with 5 times the damage than the regular mode.​

Bring down towering walls and then use the rubble as a platform for navigating each level. Mechanical skill and creative problem solving will be tested in this mixture of exploration and physics.​

Coming to consoles in 2019!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Take a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape in Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash – all the way from the peak to the valley!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a Downhill Mountain Biking Game focusing on responsive and fun controls, an open level design and an untouched nature in a beautiful low poly style.

Coming to Steam and consoles in 2019!

GIGA WRECKER Alt. hitting Switch on May 2nd, 2019

I'm gonna WRECK it!

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. was announced for the Switch awhile back, but we didn't have information on the release date. An updated Japanese Switch eShop listing now shows us that the game is slated for May 2nd, 2019. With Rising Star handling publishing duties worldwide, we should see the game launch in NA/EU on the same day.

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!

Get a better look at GIGA WRECKER Alt.'s cover art

The reveal trailer for GIGA WRECKER Alt. included a look at the game's cover art, but it was a rather tiny version. Publisher Thunderful has since released a much better look at the cover art in all of its glory. I'm not much of a fan of the art style in motion, but I think it looks gorgeous in stills!

GIGA WRECKER Alt. will be digital-only in Japan

Well here's a bit of an odd story. We are used to Switch games getting retail releases in Japan, but not in NA/EU. Now we have the opposite situation going on with GIGA WRECKER Alt.. It has been confirmed that the title will indeed hit Switch in Japan, but the only option for purchase will be through the Switch eShop. Here in the states and in Europe, you'll have the option of digital or retail.

Game Freak grabs trademarks for Giga Wrecker and Giga Wrecker Alt. in Japan

Thanks to a certification listing, we found out yesterday that Game Freak's Giga Wrecker was coming to Switch as Giga Wrecker Alt.. Today Game Freak plays into that certification themselves with two new trademarks in Japan. The trademarks are for Giga Wrecker and Giga Wrecker Alt..

Game Freak's Giga Wrecker Alt. coming to Switch

Giga Wrecker is a 2D action adventure game where you play as Reika, a girl who has the ability to manipulate debris and explore a world invaded by an army of evil robots.

Experience and enjoy unique action, attractive characters and dramatic story.

Key Features

Mixture of exploration and physics – Smash down towering walls, use rubbles as platform and climb high cliffs… This game is an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.
Combination of puzzle and action – Crush enemies with a falling object, think and choose the right weapon for the right situation……you can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks, beating traps and enemies.
Special abilities – The player character has the power called ARCHE (ARms Creating and Handling Effect), the ability to construct various weapons using rubbles and scraps from broken objects. Each weapon has its own unique effect, so be sure to make full use of them to explore through the stages.

This information has come out from a ratings board certification, so we don't know release date or pricing at this time.