Spheroids hitting the Wii U eShop on January 5, 3DS to follow
Posted on November 20, 2016 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News, Wii U eShop
Spheroids, a new 2D side-scroller from Eclipse Games, is making its way to the Wii U eShop soon. A release date of January 5 is now set. Down the road, we can also expect a 3DS version.
View a trailer for Speroids below. An overview is included past the break.
Spheroids starts with Lucas, an introverted and a bit jumpy Canadian boy, goes to Otto’s garage. Otto is a crazy paranoic genius scientist that’s been years studying a possible conspiration to hide the existence of alternative universes to the cubic world they live in. When Otto appears he comes screaming that he was right, that the invasion is real. It’s happening all over the world. The player will take control of Lucas to try to stop that invasion and save humanity of these dangerous aliens: the Spheroids.
Throughout the 32 levels in the game Lucas will have to run through different environments full of platforms to negotiate, hazards to avoid, and different enemies to destroy with the help of the ‘modified-drilling-hook’ Otto lends him, as well as other unusual widgets he’ll provide throughout the adventure such as a grappling hook and some gravity-inverting boots.
Spheroids is a 2D sidescroller that mixes mechanics from classic platformers such as Super Mario Bros or Umihara Kawase with ‘combat’ sections inspired in Pang! (or Buster Brothers), within a comical science-fiction setting inspired by films and series such as Futurama, Rick & Morty, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future or Spaceballs.
Source: Eclipse Games PR