Blowfish Studios and developer Drakkar Dev have announced that Blackwind plans to launch on Switch and other platforms in Q4 2021.
The game is a sci-fi action platformer game that puts players in the shoes of James Hawkins, an “unlikely” hero and the only hope for the planet Medusa-42. The planet is under attack by an alien horde and – you guessed it – it’s up to you to head to the front lines to repel the alien threat, using your ship’s handy AI system, Blackwind.
As a human mining colony on planet Medusa-42 battles an invasion of fearsome aliens known as Raknos, an unlikely pair of heroes spring into action. James Hawkins, a teenager with no formal training, finds himself in a Battle Frame mecha costume. Determined to fend off the Raknos, save the colony, and find his father, James – and Blackwind, the Battle Frame’s sensitive AI – are thrown into a battle like anything Medusa-42 has seen before.
Gear up and charge into the melee, using melee strikes, ranged shots, and powerful special attacks to slice through alien insectoids. Upgrade Hawkins from a rookie to a seasoned warrior, upgrading Battle Frame skills through three branching paths. Transform the costume into a death machine by performing energy blade slashes before stepping away from danger and launching missiles at incoming enemies, or use special powers to finish off stragglers. Launch your trusty drone to access areas far too small to be reached by the massive Battle Frame.
You’ll progress through a number of locations, including desert, snow-capped mountains, forests, and more, and you can do it on your own or with a friend in local co-op. If you go for the cooperative path, one player controls the mecha, while the other attacks using their drone.
When it arrives later this year, it will be available on the eShop for $ 19.99. Interested? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.