Bristol based indie developer aPrioriDigital is bringing their bullet-hell twin-stick shooter Aperion Cyberstorm to PC, Wii U (yes, they still make games for it) and Nintendo Switch on February 8th 2018. An Xbox One version is planned for later this year.
The shooter includes three game modes, Campaign, Onslaught and Versus all of which can be played with up to five players. Onslaught features 16 maps full of brutal challenges that will test even the hardened gamers. Both Onslaught and Versus kick off with 16 maps out the game, but there’s also an additional 16 that can be unlocked through player progression.
Jonathan Price, co-founder and designer said “Prototyping for Aperion Cyberstorm began development in October 2013 as a cooperative space shooter made with the XNA framework and in mid-2014 we decided to move the game from XNA to Unity. This then gave us the ability to bring the game to Nintendo Wii U. During the lifetime of the project, we have revised the release date more times than we would like. The reason for doing so is that we understand that the game may not make back its development costs, which is a reality that a lot of studios face, but we wanted to make a game we could be proud of and that can be played years from now by a variety of people of different abilities.”
Jack David, co-founder and artist added “At aPriori we find joy in making games games and we are delighted to finally be able to bring Aperion Cyberstorm to market this year. The development process has really been a case of life imitating art – as a studio we’ve enjoyed the ride and we hope gamers will enjoy their virtual ride when they get their hands on the code in February!”