Akka Arrh release date set for February
Posted on December 24, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop
Akka Arrh appears to have a final release date on Switch. According to an eShop listing, it’s due out on February 22, 2023.
Atari announced the arcade wave shooter earlier this month. We knew it was planned for early next year, but a specific date wasn’t shared at the time.
Akka Arrh is notable since it’s a modern take on a scrapped project from the 1980s. It comes from Jeff Minter, who has worked on nearly 100 games spanning almost every generation of console.
Read more about the game in the following overview:
A cascade of words, color, shapes and sound flows around your turret as you desperately fight off swarms of inbound attackers. If enemies penetrate your perimeter you need to zoom into close range combat and beat them back, adjusting to a completely different perspective in the blink of an eye. Welcome to Jeff Minter’s Akka Arrh.
This modern take from the fine developers at Llamasoft combines the intrigue of an incredibly rare Atari arcade prototype with a unique creative vision that delivers a wave shooter that is insanely addictive. Akka Arrh drips with Minter’s sense of humor, love of psychedelic color, and ability to create games that are a joy to play.
Pure arcade bliss! You’ll be thrown directly into the action where combos, high scores, and survival are your only goals.
Create massive chains of enemy explosions and rack up ammo for precision shots to keep a combo and your rings (or life force) protected. Lose them all, and it’s game over.
Start from the beginning of the 50 unique levels, or pick up where you left off to power through to the end.
Accessibility! Sensitive to flashing lights or just not a fan? Not to worry, as there is an option to disable the more intense visual effects so that the experience can be enjoyed by a wider audience.
Akka Arrh will cost $19.99 on the Switch eShop.