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Giga Wrecker Alt.

Game Freak director Masayuki Onoue recently shared a blog post on Giga Wrecker Alt. We learn more about the origins of the project as well as the tough task of melding an action game with a physics engine.

Here’s the full post from Onoue:

Game Freak’s Giga Wrecker Alt. will be released later this week, on May 2nd. To celebrate the occasion, publisher Rising Star Games has released a launch trailer for the game:

Giga Wrecker Alt., a new title from Pokemon developer Game Freak, lands on Switch next week. Take a look at 25 minutes of footage below.

Giga Wrecker Alt. was dated for May 2 on Switch a few weeks back. But yesterday, the Japanese eShop updated with a notice indicating that the game had been delayed to later on in 2019.

The good news is that the west in unaffected. Unlike in Japan, Giga Wrecker Alt. remains on track for May 2 overseas. Japan appears to be the only region impacted by the delay.


Giga Wrecker Alt. is seeing a delay. The eShop originally showed a worldwide release date of May 2, but a notice now states that the game has been pushed back. Rising Star Games and Game Freak haven’t gone into the specifics of the delay, though they’ve apologized for any inconvenience caused.

We’ll give you a heads up when we have a new release date for Giga Wrecker Alt. For now, it’s scheduled to launch later in 2019.

Source: Switch eShop

According to a listing on the Japanese eShop, Giga Wrecker Alt. is launching for Switch on May 2. Rising Star Games will be publishing the title worldwide. Game Freak, the team behind the core Pokemon series, is the developer behind the game.

Here’s an overview of Giga Wrecker Alt., along with a trailer:

Game Freak’s Giga Wrecker Alt. was announced for Switch not too long ago, and GameXplain has an extensive look with over 30 minutes of footage. Check it out below.

Giga Wrecker Alt., a new title from Pokemon developer Game Freak, was confirmed for Switch last week. Rising Star Games is getting involved and will even offer a physical version through Limited Run Games.

Giga Wrecker Alt. actually came out on Steam previously. However, for its console release, new content has been added.

Every now and then, Game Freak makes a title that isn’t Pokemon. Past examples include HarmoKnight, Pocket Card Jockey, and the upcoming Town. Back in 2017, Game Freak also created Giga Wrecker – which now seems to be heading to Switch.

Giga Wrecker Alt. has been rated for Nintendo’s console in Taiwan, with Rising Star Games handling publishing. The new “Alt” part of the title here could suggest that something new will be added to this release.